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Closest AV to Avira?

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I've been a faithful Avira user for a few years now and it's never let me down, both in detection rate and performance. I was very much willing to put up with a once or twice per week popup in exchange for free security. However, lately the program has become unbearable, with multiple daily popups. If they think they're going to attract customers by become nagware, they are very incorrect. Which AV is the most like Avira with regard to impact on performance, detection rate, scheduling, etc?
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I might get flamed for this, but I use MS security essentials. I had been using Avast, but then the same problem you described happened to me. MS:SE just has a try icon, no pop ups, and has the scheduling and what not the others had.
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I use and like Avira... don't mind the nagware much but it does annoy me when it pops up during a game and when that happens it goes to the top right and out of reach so it makes it a hassle to close. I also use Comodo and they don't have nagware. It's a really good firewall.
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This will help http://www.techspot.com/guides/213-remove-avira-antivir-popup-ad/
Thank you! I shall do this when I get back to my dorm.
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I use Avast! and Microsoft Security Essentials on different machines.
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I use Avast!, the only pop-ups I get are when it updates, but never had it pop up during a game... and only says that it updated.. no ads or anything.
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