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.
Copyright © PC Pro, Dennis Publishing
Issue: 334 | December 2014
Access CRN's extensive online resources including; email bulletins, community discussions and unique online news.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED GOES EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can log on to the CRN website or start posting comments on articles.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain '@crn.com.au' to your white-listed senders.