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Avira Free Antivirus

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By Hande Njr

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Everyone that uses a computer knows well enough that they are supposed to protect their machines from threats. Many people have suffered from different problematic scenarios such as data loss, hardware being crippled or destroyed by computer viruses. These problems arise as a result of not protecting your computer from viruses or using the wrong antivirus. This is where Avira free antivirus comes in to play. It is a great product that protects the user against all threats and ensures data security and privacy as you use your computer on the internet to browse through web pages.it also ensures that your computer remains free of threats.

Its ability to detect viruses is ranked as the best in comparison to other rival antiviruses. It is free of charge as noted in its name, but you can always upgrade it to Avira antivirus pro which has more diverse features which you actually pay for. It has a toolbar which gives ratings of the security of websites you visit on your computer. This is like a heads up of what to expect in terms of vulnerability level when you visit certain websites.

It has a superb interface. The only downside is that it sign the user up for email notifications before giving the user a choice.


  • It has a superb interface.
  • Its ability to detect viruses is ranked as the best.


  • It signs the user up for email notifications before giving the user a choice.
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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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Light-Weight, But Scans with Power That Is Easily Configurable and Suitable For PCs with Low Requirements

By Maria Bernabe

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Avira Free Antivirus can protect your computer against first of all, viruses. It can also protect your PC against worms, spyware, rootkits, and Trojans while defending the safety of your computer in real time. It can scan programs while allowing you to create exclusion rules, but at the same time, assign priorities during the phase of system analysis phase. It also provides reports and events log.

Two new integrated services are among Avira’s new features. SocialShield, the first one, is a parental control function. It helps parents monitor online activities of children. Online activities include social networks especially Facebook and Twitter. It informs parents of potential safety threats. Avira Free Android Security, the second one, is a mobile app used to protect Android phones or tablets.

Avira antivirus offers a high level of configurability. It has many advanced options suited for advanced users. For less experienced users, the default configuration is more catered to.


  • Offers fast and high rate scans
  • Requires low specifications and system only


  • Has no available email protection
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • 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

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

  • 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

  • mnjfrgjrmgtnrmnfjgjr erfnMy computer is highly affected by viruses. as such, I want to download and install the virus for my computer safety

  • 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

What similar programs have you used?
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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