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Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

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USER REVIEWS

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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not protected when installed to phones
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Now you can have peace of mind with this highly effective and trusted antivirus

By Ella Reyes

On Thursday, September 25, 2014

If you’ve ever had viruses and trojans infect your laptop or desktop, then you know exactly how ‎difficult it can be to detect or even remove these malicious programs from your system. The ‎worst that can happen is for you to reformat your computer all over again. And this can prove to ‎be a very challenging option if your laptop comes with a preinstalled operating system and ‎auxiliary software.‎

That’s why I’ve looked far and wide for an antivirus software that will not only be highly effective ‎against virus, trojans and other malicious software but must also have advanced detection ‎capabilities. Now I’ve found Avira Antivirus a free to download and use antivirus software. This ‎application is currently installed on 3 of my laptops and it really is doing an effective job in ‎protecting my computer systems from potentially destructive programs. The free version ‎features a System Scanner, Real-Time Protection and Firewall features. There are also ‎administrative functions that include Quarantine, Scheduler, Reports and Events. Ever since I’ve ‎been using this software (several years already) and setting the protection settings at an optimal ‎level, I have not needed to reformat my laptops due to virus infection. That is considering the ‎fact that I’m always online. For me this proves that Avira really is effective in screening and ‎neutralizing virtual threats even before they materialize and do any harm.‎

In conclusion, Avira Antivirus is a powerful, advanced, and extremely effective antivirus ‎software you just have to install on your system.‎

Pros

  • Very powerful and effective scanning and detection protocols
  • Even in the free version, features advanced heuristic analysis and detection
  • Easy to use and gives you peace of mind with regards to your system’s integrity

Cons

  • Software’s interface is not as intuitive as expected
  • The system starts considerably slower when Real Time Protection is activated
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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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Does not come with its own firewall
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • 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,

  • i want to use avira free antivirus secure my system from threats and malwares , having no virus database on a system makes it vulnurable to threat

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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 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

What do you like most about this program?
  • Aira Antivirus protects my personal computer, office computer from viruses and it is recommended by alot of Information technology personnels

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Review

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 14.0.7.342 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