Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus

4 stars

Editor's Rating


User Rating

5 5



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 194. Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars36% 17
4 stars30% 14
3 stars15% 7
2 stars8% 4
1 star8% 4
Based on 46 reviews

Latest user reviews:

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
Good free antivirus 4 stars by ianmacm Apr 18, 2013 (Read all my 174 reviews)
This is my first review of Avira AntiVir Personal since 2010, and it has changed considerably since then. The main strength of Avira AntiVir Personal is that it is light on system resources and unlikely to slow down the computer. It has some nag screens for the paid version, but the interface has improved since 2010. The program is still somewhat prone to producing false positives, flagging innocent processes as a threat. Avira has never become as well known as some of its rivals, but it is worth considering when a simple and lightweight antivirus program is required. show Review details
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