Capable virus protection - and that's just the start
Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 provides strong antivirus protection, along with a host of other extras.
The core antivirus engine is a good one, which normally scores very well with the independent testing labs. The previous edition ranked 2nd out of 20 in the last AV-Comparatives File Detection tests, for instance, with a very creditable detection rate of 99.4%.
The program also provides capable browsing protection, though, detecting and blocking malicious websites before they can even load, and preventing drive-by downloads.
Accuracy and scanning speeds are enhanced this time thanks to integration with the Avira Protection Cloud, which sees unknown files classified in real time.
The ability to scan network drives adds a little extra thoroughness.
The Browser Tracking Blocker helps to maintain your privacy online by preventing more than 600 networks from recording your web activities.
The Website Safety Advisor adds icons to your search results (if they're carried out via the Avira toolbar), warning you of potentially dangerous sites before you click.
And the program's parental controls have been extended via Avira Social Network Protection, which helps protect your kids on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others.
Includes a 1-PC, 1-Year license.
Review by Mike Williams.