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Avira Free Antivirus

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Make sure that your PC is guarded from online threats

By Christine Diaz

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I believe that Avira Free Antivirus is one of the popular and widely used security programs to date. Even though the software is free, its features are comparable to other paid antivirus programs available in the market. What I like about it is that it gives protection in actual time to make sure that no malicious files or malware gets into my computer. Avira Free Antivirus also restricts irritating pop-ups or ads from appearing in my screen while I am browsing the internet. On the other hand, I can customize the program’s settings to meet my preference. I can check the specific files or scan my hard drives if I want a full system scan. Since it scans quickly, I will be able to know immediately if spyware or viruses were detected. I can then quarantine or delete these files. In case I encounter problems in using this program, I can take advantage of the Expert Market function to request for technical assistance. Overall, Avira Free Antivirus meets all the requirements I need in a security software.


  • Features SocialShield and game mode function
  • Provides Avira Free Android Security


  • Email security available on paid version only
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Keep Your Data and Computer Safe with This Effective and Free Software

By Ivy Paloma

On Monday, May 5, 2014

I have tried several security programs for my computers and I can say that Avira Free Antivirus is one of the trusted programs I ever used, and it is free! I recently just updated my existing program to the latest one. I like that it gives me peace of mind knowing that data in my laptop and PC are secure. I also make sure that it is updated with the latest file definitions of threats or whatever new viruses, Trojans, etc. are out on the web. I also get to review the reports after doing a system scan.

I let my nieces and nephews play around on my desktop that is why one of Avira Free Antivirus’ features that I find really handy is the SocialShield. It is like a parental control for keeping track of kids’ activities when using social sites. There’s also the Android Security, for those who have an Android device.

There are no changes in the design or interface when I compared it to the previous version I had. I also don’t mess a lot with the settings but just make sure that automatic updates are on and that it scans my computer regularly. There are advanced settings but the default configuration already works fine for me. Overall, Avira Free Antivirus does its job and performs as it should.


  • It consumes minimal computer resources
  • Scans quickly and detects the latest threats


  • Does not come with its own firewall
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By Kim Kiruma

On Monday, February 9, 2015

Every internet and computer knows the risks of having a machine that has no antivirus installed. Ever lost data when you least expected it to happen due to a malware attack. The costs incurred in data recovery are just uncalled for.

It being a freeware means there are no hidden charges to acquire it. The applications doubles up in protecting and detecting any malware , spyware , root kits and further threats that may pose a threat to the correct functionality of your machine. This means you will have the peace of mind in knowing all your saved work is safe from alteration and lose.

Once installed on a device, the application comes with a toolbar that ensures daily safe browsing, eliminating annoying pop-up windows and adware. Its file protection engine is constantly and automatically updated after every 6 hours, making it a very current utility. Creating a full base PC protection with the Scan system button and Real time protection.


  • Protects and detects malwares, deletes and blocks them
  • Simple and fast computer scan by a touch of a button
  • Protects against hackers’ attempts to track your Internet activity


  • Requires constant internet for it to download the updates.
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • to keep my PC safe from malware and program that may affect fuctioning of my PC so i m trying to download best antivirus ever that is avira thank you

  • I originally had avira free version installed on my windows XP computer for several Years but after a hard drive crash I could not restore it.

  • we like to use for education pupose to protect an old (someone think obsolete) PC computer with pentium 4, a few ram, and a small hard disk,

  • for scanning viruses in my computer. Because i don't have any antivirus so i need avira now. i have many important files that are saved there and some infected.

  • i have an internet cafe. Am intending to use this version of a sotware to install in these machines and am hopping it will help in protecting the unwanted

What similar programs have you used?
  • i never used an antivirus i would like to use avira for my pc because i don't know whay it's verry slow and it's containe alote of viruses. aya

  • to keep my PC safe from malware and program that may affect fuctioning of my PC so i m trying to download best ANTIVIRUS ever that is avira thank you

  • i have been using avast. avg, smadav and many othe antiviruses for the past four years to protect my laptop from damage. avira was my best alternative than the others

  • I have used avg antivirus, nortons internet securities, smadav antivirus and also avast to protect my personal computer from possible harm or system crash

What do you like most about this program?
  • this is a fantastic antivirus program without any hangups or complications. i like to introduce my friends and colleagues as well. overall the best antivirus

  • Aira Antivirus protects my personal computer, office computer from viruses and it is recommended by alot of Information technology personnels

  • Blocking of viruses and website with spy on it's the best i have ever use from 2009 to 2015 i enjoy this anti virus alot and i think other do

  • the security system is ok to attack viruses ,control and destroy them for fast and easy running pc.sorry just now has no money to bay the newest


Avira Free Antivirus is a useful virus protection software, which will protect your computer from spyware, rootkits, worms, phishing, hoaxes, malware, general vulnerabilities, and will also detect malicious files. The features of this freeware have been focused on website verification, tracker blocking and coverage for social networks.

This software includes a toolbar to ensure daily safe browsing, eliminating annoying pop-up windows and adware. This tool now includes a website reputation advisor, social network protection and CallingID technology. Avira Free Antivirus simplifies your work by checking if everything is correct whilst you’re surfing the internet. The most recent feature of the toolbar is the ‘Expert Market’ feature, which is exclusively accessible to request tech support easily.

The file protection engine is constantly and automatically updating itself every 6 hours, making it a very current utility. Besides, this freeware can be combined with a smartphone app which provides anti-theft and device tracking options. However, we don’t recommend it because it doesn’t have a security engine, which means that it won’t protect you against malware. In conclusion, Avira Free Antivirus is a must-have security suite which offers a great range of options, more than other, similar antivirus software such as BitDefender, Antivir or Kaspersky.

How to use this software

Avira Free Antivirus offers you several possibilities and options for keeping your computer protected. Once you run it for the first time, you will see that there are lots of options in the main interface. In the left-hand column called PC Protection, you will find the following features: Real-time Protection, Scan System (which will tell you when you performed the last scan) and Start Update (which will show you when the last update took place).

At the bottom of that column you will see an option to upgrade your security, and a list of tips to be better protected. Inside the ‘System Scanner’ option you will see several secondary possibilities such as scanning specific files or including additional settings. In that way you will know if your system has vulnerabilities, suspicious files, rootkits, worms, hoaxes, phishers, malware, spyware or any kind of virus. Avira Free Antivirus has an internet-updated, detailed virus database, to respond to the fact that hackers are constantly trying to improve and create new techniques to attack our computers. The right-hand column is specialized in Internet protection, so you will have options such as activating your firewall, web and mail protection, safe browsing or even game mode. In case you find it a bit complicated at the beginning, you will be given the possibility to contact a security expert to ask for some help.

Avira Free Antivirus Features

You can take a look at the features Avira Free Antivirus provides:

  • It rapidly detects and eliminates viruses, malware, spyware, rootkits, phishing and Trojans (among others) thanks to its Real-time protection
  • The antivirus blocks Adware and pop-up windows
  • Increases the security of your Internet browser
  • Includes a toolbar where you can find the most important options
  • Protects your privacy against hackers’ attempts ar tracking your Internet activity
  • Simple scanning process for full computer security
  • Constantly and automatically updated (internet-update each 6 hours)
  • Possibility of customizing it's configuration regarding the firewall, web and mail protection, safe browsing or the game mode

If you want to know more information about this download, you can check the developer’s website.

System requirements to download and install

If you want to download Avira Free Antivirus, we recommend you to check its system requirements first:

  • Operating System: Windows XP SP2 (64-bit), Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) or later
  • Processor: Pentium 1GHz or higher
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • HDD: 150 MB required