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Avira Free Antivirus

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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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A Proven High Performance and Top Quality Free Antivirus App

By Rose Sincro

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I highly recommend that you add Avira Free Antivirus 2014 in your top three choices of antivirus apps available today. No doubt about it, it is one of the best! If we talk about pedigree and experience, these is nothing that can compete with Avira. Its developers have been continuously improving one of the most proficient antivirus apps in the world for more than 25 years, and it’s obvious. Let us see why.

Avira’s scanning engine always wins multiple awards every year. This award winning antivirus app is used by more than 100 million business and home users to keep security threats and malware out. It has everything I need to keep my system healthy and clean. The world-famous antivirus app is even being used by third-party antivirus developers. It is efficient, fast, and has detection rates of above average. It is definitely reliable.

Avira is also resource-friendly. It doesn’t use your desktop’s resources to work properly. It quietly does its job in the background. Avira will also be appreciated by gamers for its smart resource management and unobtrusive warning system, which does cause gaming distractions.


  • Has a simple, but comprehensive dashboard
  • Scores high on performance and quality


  • Advance features not available in free version
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The most secure and convinient free antivirus available. Protects your computer for free.

By Jimmy Dennis

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Avira Free Antivirus 2014 is one of best performing free antivirus programs available. There are various reasons (other that the fact that it’s free) why one should consider going for Avira Free Antivirus 2014.

One of the best features that Avira Free Antivirus 2014 has is that it protects the computer from quite a large number of malware threats and also there are regular updates on the software to ensure protection over even the most current malware threats.

Avira Free Antivirus 2014 has a very simple and basic user interface that enables users to maneuver around and hence do not require one to be a computer geek, basic knowledge of computing is enough. Avira Free Antivirus 2014 offers almost everything that all the other antivirus software, which one might end up paying for heftily, for free. Avira Free Antivirus 2014 provides real time protection from malware and other virus related threats. In my opinion if your need a free antivirus that will give you the best performance, Avira Free Antivirus 2014 is the way to go.


  • Free regular updates available when you are connected to the internet
  • The software setup does not take huge disk space
  • Simple user interface, easy to use.
  • Provides real-time protection to your computer


  • It’s only for personal/home use
  • Requires internet to download updates.
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • 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.

  • 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

  • Security of personal computer. I need to make sure that i am not getting viruses from web sites. The Avira antivirus software is recommended

  • 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

  • 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,

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 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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