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A Comparison of AVG vs Avira by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of AVG vs Avira by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of March 29, 2017).


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Company Profile:

Has been around for 25 years.
Is owned by Avast Software.
Has 200,000,000+ installs.

Company Profile:

Founded in 1986.
Headquarters in Tettnang, Germany.
Has over 500+ employees.

Versions:

AVG Antivirus 2017 - Save up to 20%
AVG Internet Security 2017 - Save up to 20%
AVG Business Antivirus - Save up to 20%

Versions:

Avira Antivirus Pro - Save up to 30%
Avira Optimization Suite - Save up to 30%
Total Security Suite - Save up to 30%
Avira Business - Save up to 33%

Cool Features:

AVG safeguards you from accidentally opening infected files by placing them in quarantine. The antivirus intelligently collects data on new threats by harnessing the power of its giant user base and their PCs - but you can opt out of this feature if you want to. When AVG recognizes a problem quite often a Fix button will appear on your computer screen. If you give approval then AVG will attempt to correct the problem swiftly. AVG waits until your computer is not being used before it begins its scans to reduce hogging up resources. It is smart enough to ignore files that it has already approved. It has a game mode feature to ease your apprehension that a game will be interrupted by a scan. The Deep Scan feature is very unique. Deep Scan will run a new Boot-Time scan to discover potential threats before Windows starts.

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Cool Features:

Avira optimizes your firewall settings. While the native Windows firewall is powerful it can be complex. Avira optimizes firewall settings with one click. Avira does its best to prevent hijack attempts of your PC from leaking data out. This antivirus has protection against ransomware. Ransomware is a situation when your computer becomes unusable until you pay bad guys to unlock it.

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Business / Endpoint Info:

There are currently 3 choices for the AVG business solutions. The File Server Edition comes with file server security at the entry level which is nice because not all business antivirus solutions include file server protection in the entry level product. Another great feature is free business technical support is included. Remote management is built-in as well. The AVG Business Edition is the next level up. The mid-level product can leverage the cloud to assist in protecting against threats. Also this version includes things like a firewall and email scanning. If you want to nuke spam you will need the premium offering which is AVG Internet Security Business Edition.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Avira Antivirus for Small Business can handle 3 to 10,000 computers on your network. The all-in-one package protects PCs, servers, and email. Control license management, reporting, and deployment from the Avira Connect online dashboard. The PC and Server Security defends against phishing attempts, infected websites, fake shopping carts, and suspicious downloads. The Exchange Security feature handles spam, phishing, and email-oriented viruses. With Exchange Security you can schedule reports on quarantined emails, configure white and blacklisting rules, control administrative permission levels, and enforce filtering policies in straightforward fashion. In general this product does not require you to be an IT genius to run it. Avira designed this to be easy to set up and requires minimal expertise to operate. Virus definition updates are streamlined automatically and swiftly to your devices (mobile and PC). Corporate customers get gold-level phone and email support from the business service team.

Detection:

AVG can identify Poweliks, Expiro, Sality, ZeroAccess, Conficker, Zbot, Virut, Prepender, Neshta, Floxif to name a few.

Detection:

Avira can identify Decep, Auslogics, ATRAPS, Elex, Sefnit, Crypt.XPACK, Dropper, FusionCOre, and Crypt.ZPACK to name a few.

Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.

Customer Support:

Avira provides a forum, email support, phone support, and a contact web form.
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