Free anti-virus scanner hits the cloud

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Free anti-virus scanner hits the cloud

Postby Egaladeist » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:14 pm

Avira has added cloud technology to the latest version of its popular freebie anti-virus scanner.

Version 10 of Avira AntiVir, released on Tuesday, adds cloud-based detection to a free-of-charge security scanner that competes with similar products offered by (Czech-firm ALWIL's) Avast and AVG.


The incorporation of cloud-based technologies is an industry trend across paid-for and now freebie scanners designed to respond to the growing volume of malware variants (50,000 a day, according to industry estimates) produced by the bad guys.


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/24/avira_update/
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