Saturday, May 15, 2010

Avira-My First Original Antivirus Software

Believe it or not, Avira is the first ORIGINAL antivirus software that I have ever bought. In the past I have either installed the pirated antivirus software or grabbed the free version which is widely available. However I decided to get myself an original full-fledged Antivirus software because I am using the internet quite often every day. At least 3 hours of internet I guess. So I am actually exposing myself to tonnes of threats out there waiting to exploit the loopholes in my computer system, if any.

Avira Antivirus Security Suite 1
Me at the Avira Booth. :)

I believe you have known that this Avira is one of the 4 stuffs that I bought from the recent PC Fair. At first I wanted to buy Karspersky but then I found out that they are not the best in town and their brochures are very misleading. What a shame! After doing some research I straight away stormed to the Avira Booth and grab my very own Avira premium security suite. And since it was bought during the PC Fair, I got it for only RM63. Normally it will retail at RM99. :)

Avira Antivirus Security Suite
Special PC Fair price.

Why didn't stick to the pirated version of the software? Or why didn't I just use the free version of Antivirus? To answer the first question: it is because I am working right now, so I can afford to use the original antivirus software. :p Moreover some of these pirated antivirus are faulty and worse still they will not even protect your computers. The answer to the second question is because nothing is free. Yes, the free version of the antivirus software is very, very...should I say lousy. They are too limited. They didn't have the bells and whistles necessary to protect your computer from the sophisticated malicious attacks and intrusions that we face these days.

Avira Antivirus Security Suite
Yes, I know you have got me protected. :)

That's why I invested in this Avira Premium Security Suite especially tailored for maximum protection. :) Besides it is not very expensive compared to what we had to fork out years ago. So wanna know what I get with this security suite? Here are the features:

AntiVir stops all types of viruses
AntiAd/Spyware eliminates ad/spyware
AntiPhishing proactive protection against phising
AntiRootkit against hidden rootkit threats
AntiDrive-by prevents against downloading viruses when surfing
EmailScannerEnhanced email protection
WebGuard protection against malicious websites
RescueSystem create a bootable rescue CD
QuickRemoval eliminate viruses at the push of a button
NetbookSupport for laptops with low resolution
AHeADTechnology detects even unknown viruses by their profiles
AntiVirProActiv detects unknown viruses by their behavior patterns
(only for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 32-Bit systems)
GenericRepair automatic repair of your PC NEW!
ExpressInstallation install Avira in just 5 clicks NEW!
AviraSupport there for you in person when questions arise*
AntiBot prevents dangerous bot networks
BackupSystem configurable data backup solution
AntiSpam filters out unwanted emails
FireWall protection against hackers
GameMode uninterrupted game play
ParentalControl block websites unsuitable for children

Personally I feel safer with this ORIGINAL (a~hem) Avira guarding my computer. I know that everything in my computer is protected from any harm. Peace of mind for me. How about you? Is your computer being installed with original antivirus software? What antivirus security suite are you using?

~First Commenter~