Free vs. Paid Antivirus: Avira vs. Bitdefender

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Jill Scharr

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Hi ooo0, are you referring to this line? "When we ran an Avira full scan, the OpenOffice test completion time increased to 10:25. Bitdefender again came out on top, with its full scan completing in 8:59 — 1 second faster than Avira’s quick scan."

Because this line compares Bitdefender's OpenOffice full scan (8:59) with Avira's OpenOffice quick scan (9:00), not Avira's full scan (8:40). So 8:59 is one second faster (not higher) than 9:00. Hope that helps to clarify!
 

Tom White

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The question of which design interface is better or not relies on the personal experience, preference and of course opinion.

Why is the number of false positives missing in the article? In the mentioned AV-Test, Bitdefender had 5 False Positives compared to Avira with Zero False Positives.
Avira scored with a detection rate of 100% against zero day malware in AV-Test of September 2014.

From my technical understanding, scan speed is related to the complexity and amount of files scanned in a certain time. Is the number of scanned files equal for both products? If e.g. Bitdefender scanned less files, this will result in a whole different picture about the performance and security.
 

Tom White

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Btw, Avira Browser Safety is the web protection for supported browsers. It protects the user privacy (blocks browser trackers) and ensures safe search results by blocking infected websites. Powered by the Avira Protection Cloud(!) if I remember correctly.
As an additional free tool, Avira offers Avira Rescue System to boot from CD and clean infected systems.
 

Erik2200

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really like to see free vs free to see what 1 is better from that point. since we ll know paid vs with most likly give more then free will..
 
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