All-in-One Software: Avira

The Avira Premium Security Suite is a comprehensive program that utilizes various features to protect you from the common dangers of the web.  This software smoothly integrates a reliable firewall component that fends off Denial of Service Attacks, port scans performed by malicious hackers and unsolicited emails known for delivering infections. 

Notable Advantages

·         -simple installation and setup

·-         -complete with the tools needed to protect your computer: anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-adware,  anti-dialer, anti-spam, anti-rootkit and anti-phishing protection

·-         -easy one-click configuration system with individual settings for standard and expert levels

·-         -exceptional performance and detection ratings using the latest in scanning technology

·-         -frequent signature updates to ensure that the program is able to continuously protect you against malware and hackers

·-         -ability to scan every file directory and archive

·-         -ensures the protection of all active processes against intrusion and data interception

·-         -includes a special Game Mode for handling video game files

·-         -licenses up to three computers

·-         -includes new WebGuard module that allows you to safely web surf and download content from the internet 


WebGuard Features


•                     -checks files downloaded from the web for active viruses

           -the ability to recognize defective content before it is installed onto your computer 

•-                    -the ability to block, isolate or completely ignore compromised web sites

•-                     -ability to excluded legitimate files and sites from examination

•                       -compatible with almost any available web browser


Firewall Capability

One of the biggest features of the Avira Premium Security Suite is the powerful firewall.  This priceless inclusion works as a two-way component that controls all incoming and outgoing activity via wired or wireless connection.  The firewall keeps you protected from treacherous intruders and attacks strong enough to paralyze your computer.  Avira's firewall is very user-friendly and comes with adjustable slide controls for easy customization.

Product Limitations      

The installation package for the Avira Premium Security Suite comes ready to protect with all of the features mentioned above.  Unfortunately, their update service known as FUSE, comes disabled.  In order to activate this very common and helpful service, users are required purchase the appropriate commercial license from the Avira website:   

Upon purchasing the additional license for instant updates, a small percentage of those funds are donated to the Auerbach Foundation, a charity organization that actively supports several scientific, social and cultural projects.              


Though Avira's firewall provides much greater protection than the Window's built-in component, it doesn't perform that well at the task of automatically granting internet access to common applications.  This forces a user to spend a lot of time approving requests as even the program's updating module must be granted access on the first attempt.  You may also find that the update process tends to drag along.   

While these are minimal distractions, there still aren't many complaints floating about the Avira Premium Security Suite.  All in all, this product is a quality, cost effective security solution that matches up well with applications provided by leading name brand vendors such as McAfee and Symantec.  After installing this product you are ensured to have a cheaper, yet effective security system that works just as good at keeping out malicious threats

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