order to enjoy the Internet today, maintaining effective and up-to-date
antivirus software is essential. There are many different software packages
available, and they all have advantages and disadvantages. It can be hard to
choose, hard to know what claims to believe.
In August of 2003, BRMEMC.net
began to offer a repair/cleaning service for our customers to help them get
back online after being infected with malware (worms, viruses, Trojans,
spyware and adware). After cleaning hundreds of PC's BRMEMC.net
determined that one of the most common causes of viral infection was having
expired or out of date antivirus software, software that was not capable of
detecting the latest class of malware or software which had, itself, been
compromised by infection. In most of these cases the infection was degrading
connectivity or making it impossible for the customer to connect at all. We
used several antivirus clients on the work bench to correct these problems.
The tool that we used again and again, especially when some of the others
failed to clean certain viruses, was Avira Preimum.
In literally hundreds of uses on the bench, it did not fail to clean or
delete a detected virus, often when other programs had failed.
Another advantage we found in Avira Premium is its small
"footprint". Many anti-virus programs use so many system resources
that they slow down a PC considerably. Avira Premium does not affect system
performance noticeably. Avira Premium is also easy to use. The interface is
very user-friendly and the program is easy to configure. Unlike most other
anti-virus programs, Avira Premium also detects and cleans spyware, which is
a growing problem concerning all Internet users.
In July of 2004, BRMEMC.net
decided that we would offer a malware solution to our customers. Weighing the
advantages of the various software products available, we decided to choose
Avira Premium for effectiveness, dependability, ease of use and