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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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Protect your files and software from malicious files using Avira Free Antivirus

By Princess Purity

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With the current issues of file insecurities through spyware, worms, rootkits, hoaxes, phishers and many other forms of general vulnerabilities of computer files and softwares, this free antivirus comes in handy to help in software protection and detection of malicious files.

With the various available features like the antivirus blocks adware and pop-up windows, the software can alert you when your computer is unsecure and you can also verify the website that you are using for these vulnerabilities. Though the pop-up windows can be annoying, the toolbar ensures daily safe browsing and it simplifies your work by checking if everything is correct while you are surfing the net.

To avoid obsoleteness, file protection engine is constantly and automatically updates itself after every six hours, making it a very current utility. The software also has a new feature, expert market, which requests technology support easily. Just in case one experiences some challenges while using the software, the best thing is that you can get the help of a security expert by visiting Avira Experts Market.

The main interface has features like real-time protection, scan system which will tell you when you performed the last scan and the start update feature will show you when the last update took place.

With Avira Free Antivirus, be assured that you have mail protection; web protection and you are generally safe from the many available threats that can destroy your files and software.


  • • The system scanner allows you to scan specific files
  • • The software simplifies your work by checking if everything is correct while you are surfing the net.
  • • It offers a great range of options
  • • It has an internet-updated, detailed virus database


  • • It cannot be used in the absence of internet connection
  • • It requires windows XP SP2 which is not free to acquire
  • • It can be a challenge to illiterate computer users
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Detect computer threat quickly using avira free antivirus and be safe

By Reka Gimbi

On Monday, September 1, 2014

Avira free antivirus is a software for protecting virus in the computer and it is free. It protects the computer against bad people like phishing, hoaxes and detects files which seem not trustworthy. When browsing and your computer has Avira antivirus, feel free because avira is protecting you from bad intruders. It keeps checking on your safety while surfing through its improved tool bar. It has a file protection engine which updates itself automatically. This feature makes it be used by more people.

This software when you turn it on the first time, many options appear and so it makes it easy to use and follow. There is an option to upgrade your security, start update option, scan system option and on clicking each option has more options inside it. On clicking the scanner system you can see whether there is any kind of virus or hoaxes in your computer

AVA has also an option to contact security support for any assistance.


  • Has protection kit to detect and deal with viruses, hoaxes and phishing
  • High security level to computer internet
  • Privacy through protection from hackers


  • Not protected when installed to phones
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • mnjfrgjrmgtnrmnfjgjr erfnMy computer is highly affected by viruses. as such, I want to download and install the virus for my computer safety

  • 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

  • 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

  • home security and protect my computer. I like this antivirus. It better programm for use on computers with wondows 2000 installed. Let me download it please

  • it is very reliable and convenient virus scanner that i'm using for many years detects all malwares and viruses and other unwanted programs without any restriction for users freely and it has daily updating free data base as well

What similar programs have you used?
  • 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

  • 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

What do you like most about this program?
  • 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

  • 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


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