Avira antivirus is not updating


20-Feb-2020 23:29

That's why we've dropped Defender from our list of free antivirus apps in this latest update of our free AV roundup. If you're not running advanced virus detection, zero-day virus protection, anti-malware, anti-ransomware and other security essentials, you're not doing it right and leave yourself open to infections and identity theft.

Users can download this database as a separate file and copy to the specified location on their computers.

Not that it's overtly bad – although it does tail behind just about every third-party antivirus solution – but because its widespread adoption has a big target painted on it for attackers.

Windows users who haven't installed something hardier are the perfect hosts for viruses; attack the weak links, attack through the chinks in the one piece of software armour these weak links have by default, and you're in.

There's a password manager, too, which is an undeniably good addition to your security portfolio.

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It scores well on AV-TEST's widespread malware benchmark and continues a clean sweep against 0-day attacks – presumably that expanded detection network is really helping.

Review and where to download: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Avast and AVG haven't yet fully merged, despite the former formally acquiring the latter in mid-2016.