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

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


Avast!Avira

Company Profile:

The company has been around for 29 years.
The company boasts 400,000,000 installs.
650+ employees work at the company.

Company Profile:

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

Versions:

Avast Business Products 2017 - Save up to 20%
Avast for Mac 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Pro Antivirus 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Internet Security 2017 - Free Trial
Avast Premier 2017 - Free Trial

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:

Avast implements intelligent antivirus for detecting threats, viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. A cool feature of Avast is the Wi-Fi Inspector. Wi-Fi inspector checks your router configuration to prevent threats on that front. Avast leverages the CyberCapture feature. Cyber Capture provides real-time threat detection. Questionable files found on your PC are sent to the Avast Threat Labs to be analyzed by our experts. These files will be quarantined if they are determined to be hazardous by the Avast Threat Labs. The Avast Passwords feature allows you to remember just one Master Password. Avast Passwords will remember all the other passwords across all devices! Avast has its own browser if you want it. The SafeZone Browser is a custom browser designed to enhance security for web browsing, banking, and shopping. See other features at Avast.com.

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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:

Avast Endpoint Protection is useful for small office networks up around 200 computers. The entry level product does not protect a server FYI. Endpoint Protection is only for workstations. You can do Remote Management from the administration console. From the console you can deploy, manage, and update the managed clients running on the network. Some of the other features include scheduling scan jobs, running reports, and monitoring network activity. If you want features like email security, file server security, etc you will need the Endpoint Protection Plus version.

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:

Avast can identify SilentInstaller, Downloader-E, BrowserSecurity, FileTour, VBCrypt, ShellCode, Numeriq, and RunBoost 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:

You can contact Avast! via phone or online form if you have an issue.

Customer Support:

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