AVIRA ANTIVIRUS PRO MAC review

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Version 3.3.0.490
Developer Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.
Website  https://www.avira.com

AVIRA

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG is a German multinational and family-owned company that provides IT-security (antivirus software, Internet Security, Privacy, Identity and Performance tools) for computers, smartphones, servers and networks – delivered as both software and cloud-based services.

Avira’s headquarters are located near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany. At this moment AVIRA claims to have 500 million installs of her AVIRA products. These amounts make AVIRA one of the top ranking IT-security companies in the world. So one might expect some pretty powerful stuff providing the essential security we all look for.

INSTALLATION

Installing AVIRA Antivirus Pro  is simple and easy. No tricks no system restart. There are just no decisions to make in order to install the full application.
AVIRA provides Operating system integration with a system tray icon in the menubar.

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Installation of Avira adds two menus to the Mac menu bar

: Avira and Help.
: The System Tray icon indicates whether protection is enabled or not.

INTERFACE & PREFERENCES

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AVIRA has the looks of a simple antivirus application, but in reality contains all relevant protection needed. Real-Time protection is available. The AVIRA interface warns the user when chosen settings lead to unsafe system protection level.

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To change the ‘Red’ unsafe state just choose ‘Enable all systems ‘ and the interface will change to Green Protected .

SCANNING

Clicking the New Scan button on the home page runs a quick scan by default, but allows the user to change to a full scan by clicking Change scan type:

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Just below the scan button we find a Scheduler button, allowing a scheduled scan to be configured.

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AVIRA scans are accurate,fast and AV-TEST reveals 100% malware detection and we tested around 7% CPU system load !

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  • During scan speed tests we found AVIRA ‘ NOT  scanning ‘ the provided dmg files. When all competitors unarchive the dmg files for in-depth scan, AVIRA just went on scanning others.
    Strange behavior for an Antivirus application, so we contacted AVIRA Technical center and asked if our findings were just and why AVIRA shows this dmg filescan behavior.
    AVIRA officially states that its true AVIRA skipping the .dmg in-depth scan, as they feel the on going Real-Time protection will respond if necessary when users open the .dmg files.
    To me this sounds like the wrong approach towards safety ! AVIRA officially states the in-depth scanning of dmg files will be implemented in a future version.

fast-scan-speed   Scanning performance and speed is good   READ ” BEST MAC ANTIVIRUS 2016

VERDICT

AVIRA Antivirus Pro for Mac provides excellent security and scores 100% detection. Scan speed is good and impact on system performance is little, use the well designed scheduler for timed scans.  AVIRA is a strong performer, and provides aspects of two worlds, simplicity and great security levels. It gets a five star recommendation.

5 STARs

[Total: 2    Average: 5/5]

 

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Antivirus protection

10/10

    Anti-Phishing protection

    10/10

      Anti spyware protection

      10/10

        CPU load on scan

        8/10

          Real Time protection

          10/10

            Scan speed

            8/10

              Quick scan

              10/10

                PRO'S

                • Antivirus protection
                • Anti-Phishing protection
                • Anti spyware protection
                • Real Time protection
                • Scheduling scan

                CON'S

                • No logging
                • System impact on scan
                • No DMG file scan
                 

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