We've regularly praised Avira's security suite in the past, and this latest version makes only minor changes to the formula. The biggest new feature is the ProActiv module, which identifies potential threats by monitoring application behaviour and pooling information with other Avira users.This isn't a new idea, though; A-List champion Norton Internet Security 2010 has a similar feature, and Avira's implementation doesn't yet work on 64-bit Windows.Avira 10's other headline features are a new Generic Repair feature that attempts to undo damage caused by malware, and a lick of virtual paint that brightens up the interface, although it's still boxy and unintuitive.Happily, it remains a winner thanks to its excellent detection abilities. This month, against 247 malware samples Avira achieved a 95% detection rate, equalling Norton Internet Security 2010.
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Issue: 342 | September 2015