Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus

4 stars

Editor's Rating


User Rating

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anti-virus scanner Avira Free Antivirus offers the effective protection against computer viruses for the individual and private use on a single PC-workstation. It detects and removes more than 50,000 viruses and an Internet-Update Wizard for easy updating. The built in resident Virus Guard serves to monitor file movements automatically, for example when downloading files from the internet. Heuristic scanning protects Protection against previously unknown macro viruses. Copyright Snapfiles.com

FYI: This program offers to install promotional or third party software. Installation of these components is optional but you should pay attention during setup to avoid installing unwanted software. Read our policy.

Product Details

Publisher Avira Gmbh (3) Price Free
Version 15.0.2008  history Last updated Aug 19, 2020
File Size 206. Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars36% 17
4 stars29% 14
3 stars14% 7
2 stars10% 5
1 star8% 4
Based on 47 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Current version no longer acceptable to me 2 stars by DerellLicht Feb 27, 2021 (Read all my 7 reviews)
Avira has been my go-to antivirus for many years now, but finally I've had to replace it. My problem is, that false-positive handling has gotten worse with every new version, and now it is simply unacceptable. It actually un-installed an important program from my machine, without even telling me!! I only found out when I scanned through its quarantine list. I require that antivirus programs notify me clearly if they think something is bad, and give me a clear, simply, reliable way to immediately say "NO!! That is valid, don't touch it!!"... Avira no longer does that, so I've had to move on. show Review details
As good as any paid antivirus... 4 stars by melen1717 Mar 11, 2016 (Read all my 12 reviews)
I've used a few antivirus. Bitdefender, Avast, Norton and Panda and now using Avira Free latest version I have been using Avira for the last year and haven't had any issues. Installation is quite fast, easy and simple. You can just install and forget it or you can configure at your own liking. Automatic updates, real-time protection, scheduled quick-scan, rescue CD download, uses your wins firewall and Android mobile protection if needed. It does have a few pop-up adds but you can easily remove it by uninstalling, from windows programs, the software that is labeled only AVIRA. The other will be AVIRA ANTIVIRUS and you should not touch it. After removal you are done with pop-ups. Take into consideration that all free or paid antivirus have pros and cons, they aren't perfect. In my opinion, Avira provides effective protection and it's FREE..... show Review details
Conditionally very good 4 stars by drfung Dec 04, 2013 (Read all my 18 reviews)
I say conditionally because there is some concern regarding Avira's collaboration with UniBlue and Ask. A web search will yield the concerns. However, if you do not install the Ask Toolbar feature, the product works well for a freebie. It's EULA is nowhere near as intrusive as some of the other free av out there, assuming of course, that you do not install the Ask feature. A nag screen reminder will state that you do not have full web protection, but realtime protection will be there. show Review details
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