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    Avira Anti-Virus - Comments please

    We're doing a network migration this summer (bye bye CC3!) and the company who will be doing this for us are recommending Avira anti-virus - Antivirus software solutions for home and for business. I've never heard of them, so would be grateful for people's thoughts on the company and product.

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    Had Avira a few years back, it was good! except every time it did an update you got an annoying pop up box asking to upgrade to pro or it would advertise something - not a problem just really annoying!!!!!

    You can in XP disable this by tweaking the options of the .exe that pop's up but you shouldn't have to - but it was a good program, even though it was for home use it did the job.

    Avast through and through now though...

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    Thanks. How successful was it at blocking viruses? What was the desktop load like? Also, what prompted you to move away from it?

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    It found most stuff to be honest (viruses and Malware), it didn't use a lot of resources. I just didn't like the UI and that nag screen was really annoying. I moved away from it because I say Avast's new system - it's far better and has a lot more to offer for free.

    I probably would use Avira if I wasn't using Avast, and would definitely use it over AVG anyday!!

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    I use Avira on my network. The commercial version though, works great, update are not too big, not heavy on resources and as mentioned better than AVG

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    Thanks, really helpful. Is the nag screen user-visible, or just on the server? To be honest, most people just click 'close' on any messages which appear anyway - even ones they should read - so a nag screen isn't the world's biggest problem!

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    To clarify, I'm looking at the commercial costed version, not the free one.

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