Anti-Virus Helix, the Lavasoft Developed, Avira-based Security Solution
Article by George Norman
On 18 Dec 2008
Lavasoft, company that is better known for their Ad-Aware product (free version also available), has recently put out a new security solution called Anti-Virus Helix. This is the Sweden-based company’s first full-fledged, standalone antivirus solution, and it is based on the Avira AntiVir engine. If things go Lavasoft’s way, this recent software application will be just as successful as Ad-Aware – which can boast about being downloaded well over 350 million times.

Lavasoft CEO, Jason King comments: “Lavasoft's primary focus and commitment is, and will continue to be, to protect the privacy of computer users with high-quality security solutions. Our customers have been asking for anti-virus protection from our company for years. We recently answered that call by integrating anti-virus into our flagship anti-spyware program, Ad-Aware. We now also offer an individual anti-virus tool for the niche market of savvy customers who insist on having stand-alone security tools versus security suites.”


Here is a list of features that you can expect to find within Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix:
- Protection against over 1.5 million nasty surprises you may encounter online, such as viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, and so on.
- Award-winning, proven technology that detects threats in real-time, without using too much of your system’s resources.
- Advanced heuristic analysis and detection.
- A built-in email scanner.

Unlike Ad-Aware, which features a free version, Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix will set you back between $23.95 and $40.95, depending on whether you would like a one or three year license. But if you want to put this security software solution to the test without spending a dime, you can take advantage of the free 30 trial.

The only thing wrong about this software application (besides the fact that it is not free) is the fact that it is pretty much identical to Avira AntiVir, the technology on which is based. So, if Avira came with the software’s engine, what exactly did Lavasoft contribute here? According to a Lavasoft VP, what the aforementioned company brought to the table is a “trusted brand in security software” (keep in mind that Lavasoft’s expertise is focused on anti-spyware, and it Ad-Aware product was the first to address this security problem).

If you would like to get Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix, a download location is available here.
If you would like to get Ad-Aware 2008 Free, a download location is available here.
If you would like to get Avira AntiVir Free, a download location is available here.

Tags: Lavasoft, Lavasoft Anti-Virus Felix, Ad-Aware, Avira AntiVir
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