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From Matthew Rizos at http://remove-malware.com/

Avira AntiVir Free Version 8 Prevention Test Review

Posted by malwarekilla

December 11, 2008

Video of Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_eDef2r5is...ve-malware.com/

I tested Avira AntiVir 8 last night (the free version) and it blocked (quarantined) 5 out 5 pieces of malware. Perfection! 3 pieces of malware were detected via Avira's signature engine and 2 others were blocked via the Avira heuristics engine (very nice for a free app btw).

Here are facts:

5 Malicious URL's tested.

5 Malicious URL's were prevented from infecting the host computer

Internet Explorer was used.

PC was clean

Avira AntiVir Free version 8 was used

Signature DB was updated minutes before test

Heuristics were set to high

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A very small number of malware samples were used in this test, it really doesn't mean much.

Avira is very good, but from all reports the free version has very slow updating. With the pay version, you get access to the premium update servers.

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