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Softpedia Editor's Review for Avira Internet Security [DISCOUNT: 20% OFF!]
Complete Antivirus Protection
Written by Elena Opris on April 20th, 2013
Whenever you use your computer, whether you write a document, watch a movie, listen to music, or surf the Internet and download a lot of files on a regular basis, you need protection against web threats. One of the best anti-virus software available on the market is Avira Internet Security.
This software is more advanced than Avira Free Antivirus and Avira Antivirus Premium, as it includes all the functions provided in these products, complemented by a firewall and a backup module.
Avira Internet Security comes with an user-friendly interface that can be easily interpreted even by beginners, as all its functions are intuitively presented.
The main window lets you visualize the overall status of your computer, and offers details about the PC protection (scanning, backup, update) and Internet protection (firewall, web and mail protection), as well as child protection.
Avira Internet Security enables you to perform a full or partial scan, depending on the type of data you want to analyze. Furthermore, you can also choose the create a backup of your most valuable files, to make sure they do not get corrupted or deleted by various malicious threats.
The Internet Protection section is the place where you can configure the level of firewall protection you prefer, by creating rules for blocking unauthorized applications that might try to launch one your system and connect to the Internet
In addition, Avira Internet Security can scan the URLs you access and create a report with all the detected threats. Incoming and outgoing e-mails are also scanned in real-time to prevent malicious code from being transferred via attachments.
Reports and events can be explored in the Administration window, where you can also see a report of quarantined threats, or schedule a scan.
To conclude, if you are looking for a new application to keep malware away from your computer, and regular antivirus solutions did not meet you requirements, you can evaluate Avira Internet Security for 30 days and decide if you want to purchase a license and use it for a longer period of time..
Avira Internet Security [DISCOUNT: 20% OFF!] description
Here are some key features of "Avira Internet Security [DISCOUNT: 20% OFF!]":
· Monitors nonstop for viruses, worms, Trojans and more
· Ultrafast scanning and immediate online identification of new malware
· Malware scanning for shared folders
· Traps hidden malware that conventional antivirus doesn’t find
· Halts undiscovered threats by tracking their behavior
· Inspects unfamiliar code for suspicious signs
· Blocks hackers’ attempts to take over your computer
· Safeguards your data in case of an accident, hardware failure or theft
· Proactively protects you against email scams
Advanced Web Protection:
· Intercepts malicious websites before they load
· Keeps infected emails at a safe distance from your inbox
· Forms a protective seal against intrusions (essential for wi-fi)
· Extends parental supervision to Facebook and other social media
· Advanced parental controls for blocking inappropriate websites and limiting the time your child spends online
Security for Android:
· Missing phone recovery, privacy protection, unwanted call/SMS blocking and more
· Min. 150 MB available disk space
· Min. 512 MB RAM (Windows XP)
· Min. 1024 MB RAM (Windows Vista, Windows 7)
· For all installations: Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
· Administrator rights are required for the installation
· 31 days trial license
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Browser Tracking Blocker:
· Stops over 600 companies from recording your web activities
· Real-time malware classification and extremely fast system scanning
Website Safety Advisor:
· Security ratings in your search results—know before you go!
· Proactive protection from the craftiest email scams
Security for Android:
· Lost phone recovery, privacy protection and call/SMS blocking
Social Network Protection:
· Intelligent parental controls for Facebook and other social sites
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function