new version of Avira came out yesterday

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installed it on my new PC (win 8.1)

and it looks like they removed 90 percent of the features, for a moment  
I thought I got duped by a malware operation

has anyone else seen this?  
http://hexus.net/tech/items/software/65249-avira-launches-free-online-essentials-antivirus-security-finally-made-easy/

your thoughts? When I asked a year ago which is better, Avira antiVir or  
Avast, the majority picked/used avira, now I'm curious if you like the  
update, I may go back to avast

or

AVG? eek nooooooooo

Re: new version of Avira came out yesterday

On Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:21:42 -0500, usenetopian

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    I no longer trust Avira. Feels like a profiling scam.

    " Avira Online Essentials is a platform we developed to
address this challenge and make security as easy as possible to
implement and manage across all the devices a customer owns"

    There is no legitimate reason why an AV company would want to
harvest all your contacts on all your devices.  

    "Visit hxxp://www.avira.com.  100,000,000 users can't be
wrong."

    Yes they can, a helluva lot more than that trusted Google, and
look where it got them. If you want to know someone, check out their
partners. Avira's partners give me the creeps.

    []'s
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Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy  - Google 2012

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There is nothing wrong with Avira.
You can download Avira Free Antivirus here:
https://www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-free-antivirus

But if you only want to see spooks everywhere,
you will talk fud as you do now.

--  
Fred W. (NL)
The selfie:
another one of those dances I don't get.
Loesje

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    I'm crazy paranoid. I dreamt yesterday that Avira would make
cloud scanning mandatory in the free builds. Imagine having all your
data uploaded and scanned on the cloud ? Creepy, huh ? Thank dog it
was just a nightmare.
    You are right of course. Avira would never do anything so
spooky. I mean, who would foot the cost of the tremendous increase in
server load ? The power bills would be astronomical. Much cheaper to
hand out a daily virus db update.
    Unless of course they managed to get a government sponsor ...
shit, here comes the nightmare again. Sorry, my mind wanders.
    []'s
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Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy  - Google 2012

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