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Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

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Protect your PC at no cost with new Avira free Antivirus 2014!

By Sachin Titus

On Friday, June 6, 2014

Everyone needs to get their PC well shielded from malwares and phishing, but most people choose free software instead of paid security solutions. Knowing this fact, Avira security labs launched a bunch of anti-virus tools which offer reasonable protection at free/affordable pricings. They soon hit the market and taken down security giants such as AVG and Avast. Today we are going to take a deep look on their new Avira Antivirus free 2014.

User Interface is not so attractive, just the traditional one. It is somewhat complicated and finding some functions will be a tough task for noobs.

Avira provides a number of basic facilities such as real-time protection, two way firewall, network watcher etc for free. For getting access to more modules, you will have to pay. The happy news is that Avira provides updates for the software at every six hours. You can keep the system safe by conducting scans. The frustrating thing is that you have to keep the system alive for a very long time for conducting full scans. The software catches malwares, but not all of them. But at no price, this protection is enough.

This software has two additional pros: You will get Secure Backup and Avira Mobile security. Secure Backup provides free 5GB online storage with full access. The tool automatically backs up your favorite photos and videos and prevents you losing them. Avira Mobile is available for Android and Apple devices for providing them anti-virus and anti-theft protection. I have tried this software and I felt it is just a dummy and it is better to go for Kaspersky Mobile Security.

The main drawback of the software is that it uses huge amount of system resources for Scanning and therefore slows down the PC. It becomes annoying when you copy a file or if you are a gamer.

Verdict:

If you need a basic protection against malwares and phishing for free, Avira will be the best choice. Keep in mind; it is not so powerful to keep you out of all kind of malwares. You get Avira mobile and 5GB Secure Backup space also for free with this software. In my opinion, you go for Avira instead of Avast or AVG free software.

Pros

  • The best free antivirus software in market
  • Free 5GB online storage available
  • Real time shielding for enhanced protection
  • Avira Mobile is available with antivirus software

Cons

  • Performance issues on real-time shielding
  • Mobile Antivirus is just a dummy
  • Full scan takes long time
  • Cent percent protection is not assured
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Reliable internet security software for web browsing and online activities

By Isay Almenanza

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Avira Free Antivirus is by far the most impressive and reliable antivirus I’ve used. It has worked well for me all this time. Considering that I do not have to pay for its service, it has met my general requirements and this is enough for me to continue using this program. This antivirus software does not only protect my computer but it also gets rid of viruses at the same time. One of the new features that I like about this software is the Expert Market. It allows me to get technical assistance anytime without any difficulty. This protection software is also ideal because of its constant update. It is imperative that my PC is protected from worms, malware, hoaxes and other malicious files in real time. Avira Free Antivirus also eliminates irritating pop-up windows which give me a good internet browsing experience. I hate pop-up windows since they interfere with my online activities. I sometimes click on them unintentionally and get directed to unwanted sites. Overall, Avira Free Antivirus is easy to manage and only utilizes minimal resources. Its interface is organized and can be configured without a hitch. I just need to select the specific disk to scan and Avira offers immediate results.

Pros

  • Does not slow down your PC
  • Its software interface is well-organized

Cons

  • Email scanner not available on free version
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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

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  • Does not come with its own firewall
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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 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

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

  • 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,

  • 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?
  • 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

  • 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

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