Avira Premium Security Suite Review
Avira Premium Security Suite is a decent security solution compatible with both home and home-office IT threat management. However, due to the fact that it lacks some of the secondary functions that are usually part of this type of software, Avira is only considered as an auxiliary choice.
- Active Virus and Spyware Protection
- Firewall Protection
- Spam Filter
- Parental Controls
Spyware, Adware, Trojans, Viruses, Worms, Keyloggers, Identity Theft, Hijackers, Tracking Threats, Rogue Anti-Spyware, Unwanted Software, Phishing, Popups and Potentially Malicious Websites.
Avira Premium Security Suite Scope of Protection
Due to the fact that Avira Premium Security Suite is designed to be a multi-purpose security solution compatible with the protection mechanisms required to defend against most modern threats, this application is capable to fending off all types of malware and dedicated attacks. Antivirus and antispyware detection signatures are responsible for filtering viruses, spyware, adware and Trojans, while the built-in firewall is designed to filter any possible targeted attacks against the host computer.
Avira Premium Security Suite Features
Avira Premium Security Suite is a well featured internet security solution, but compared to other similar solutions on the market, it still lacks some of the auxiliary technologies that are usually characteristic to this type of software.
What is included in Avira Premium Security Suite
- Stops all types of viruses
- Eliminated Ad/Spyware
- Proactive protection against phishing
- Proactive protection against rootkits
- Prevents infection when downloading and surfing the web
- Quick Removal
- Netbook Support
- AHeAD Technology
- AntiVir ProActiv
- Parental Controls
- Generic Repair
- Express Installation
- Avira Support
For the list of features and protection mechanisms not included in Avira Premium Security Suite it is recommended to purchase a specialized PC cleaning and tune-up software product.
The interface shows all activity, as well as the date and times. You can filter this to show what you want it to.
For more advanced users, you can change the firewall in the systems control area
Avira Premium Security Suite Effectiveness
According to some of the world’s leading 3rd party software quality and antivirus efficiency certification providers, Avira Premium Security Suite has managed to obtain the following rankings:
Virus Bulletin – Avira, the main antivirus engine of Avira Premium Security Suite, has earned the VB100 award by demonstrating that it is capableof detecting all the Wild viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning while generating no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.
AV Comparatives – Avira, the main antivirus engine of Avira Premium Security Suite, according to the on-demand detection test dating from August 2010, has earned the Advanced+ AV Comparatives ranking
West Coast Labs – Avira Premium Security Suite has not yet been accredited to the West Coast Labs Checkmark Anti-Virus Desktop certification.
Avira has included protection for port scans, flooding, allowances for application and IP blocking, and trusted vendors with its firewall.
WebGuard is Avira's program to detect and prevent viruses and other malware program types while you are surfing the net by monitoring traffic across ports 80, 8080, and 3128. You can choose, though we suggest not to, to disable this feature, but web pages will load without protection if you do.
WebGuard also protects you against code that can be excecuted in an html page that uses I-frames, which is a page designed inside other pages and could contain harmful attack programs.
With Avira's smartextension scanning, it will choose what files to check, so if you are unsure, it can decide for you. For a novice user, this is good stuff.
Avira Premium Security Suite Ease of Installation
This security software is easy to setup,and it doesn't require too much effort for proper implementation of the product. While the actual deployment is easy to do, updating the detection database is necessary immediately after the initial setup, as well as a complete system scan in order to make sure that no infections are present in the system.
Avira Premium Security Suite Amount of System Resources
The amount of system resources required by this security suite in order to operate at maximum potential is fairly decent, 1024 MB of RAM memory being required to run Avira Premium Security Suite at maximum performance. Even this application requires a fair amount of resources when being deployed on Microsoft Windwos 7, installing and operating Avira Premium Security Suite on Microsoft Windows XP will turn out to be a good choice since the resource consumption on this operating system is light.
Avira Premium Security Suite Ease of Use
Avira Premium Security Suite is easy to install and setup. This security solution is considered as a little bit difficult to configure and manage, especially when looking for in-depth performance and accuracy of malicious software detection. Fortunately, the product is backed up by professionally edited product manuals. This software can be used by both experienced and less experienced PC users alike.
Avira Premium Security Suite Compatibility System Requirements
- Windows XP (32 or 64 Bit), SP2
- Windows Vista (32 Bit or 64 Bit), SP1
- Windows 7 (32 Bit or 64 Bit)
- Windows 2000, SP4 and Update Rollup 1
Avira Premium Security Suite minimum hardware requirements:
- Memory: Min. 256 MB RAM (Windows 2000, Windows XP)
- Memory: Min. 1024 MB RAM (Windows Vista, Windows 7)
- HDD: Min. 150 MB of free disk space required (additional temporary and quarantine space needed)
Avira Premium Security Suite can be purchased for $49.95 per year and the license offers protection for 1 household PC. Volume discounts apply when you purchase protection for more than one computer at a time.
Avira Premium Security Suite Help & Support
The product is backed up by professional help & support documentation, as well as specialized staff ready to offer remote assistance at any time of the day. Technical support, product manuals as well as official forums can be accessed at the following addresses:
- Product Support for Avira Premium Security Suite
- Product Manuals for Avira Premium Security Suite
- Community Forums for Avira Premium Security Suite
Even if it is not as fully featured as other products on the market, Avira Premium Security Suite is still a good product that runs on a fair amount of system resources and is capable of detecting most current threats.
Other related security products from the same family of Avira GmbH software solutions include Avira AntiVir Premium and Avira Small Business Suite.
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