Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4190 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.394
  • Total Downloads:
    146,099,089
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 29, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    144.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21,126
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Consistently at or near the top of independent efficacy testers, Avira's AntiVir remains one of the best freeware security solutions around. Its scans are flexible, allowing the user to fully scan both internal and external hard drives, run a preloaded scan--for rootkits, for example--or customize a scan. The latest version introduces antispyware protections, scanning tech that can crack open "locked" files, improved internal security to prevent AntiVir's files from being maliciously altered, and one-click threat removal--no more baby-sitting.

There are few interface changes in version 9, and older users are not likely notice anything different in the interface besides a refreshed banner logo. The main window offers a left side navigation with drop-down menus and a central pane for more detailed information. AntiVir opens to the Status menu, informing you of your last scan, your last definition file update, whether the real-time guard is active, and premium upgrade link. Events logs changes to the program and the Reports tab keeps a history of threats. Both are exportable.

The Local Protection and Administration navigation options reveal the Scanner, Guard, Quarantine, and Scheduler features. Combined with the Configuration button located at the top of the central pane, users can customize their scans as necessary. Quarantined file information is on display, with options to scan it again, restore, delete, and e-mail the file to Avira. The rebuilt heuristic engine retains the same choices from the previous version's, and can be turned on or off in part or in full and offers three intensity levels. The scheduler offers much that other free antivirus programs don't, and the help features are excellent, with mouse-over information on each feature.

Savvy users will notice the removal of the on-demand e-mail scan, and AntiVir is still challenging to fully uninstall. Despite these hang-ups and the nag screen that follows definition file updates, AntiVir offers such effective protection and a well-rounded set of features that as long as the updates keep coming, it'll be our first line of defense.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 176 votes

    • 5 star 80
    • 4 star 56
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 14
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    out of 4190 votes

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    • 4 star 1165
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    • 2 star 219
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3 stars

"Could be the best if it wasn't for false positives"

September 04, 2009  |  By xBobsx

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

Excellent detection of Viruses & Trojans.

Cons

No email scanner or rootkit detection & poor customer support.

Summary

Avast free version includes rootkit & email scanner.

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5 stars

"Offering Grade A Protection"

June 20, 2009  |  By manmur

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

Its Free, with automatic updates.
scans faster then AVG
Small memory size
no need to baby-set during scans
Fast updates

Cons

The pop-up for the paid version when ever Avira is updated. Nothing major

Summary

This version of Avira is a big improvement to the one I tried a few years ago.

Updated on Jun 20, 2009

Other then the pop-up for the pro I have no problems with it. I have used AVG or a while. I found that it scan faster then AVG on my system

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4 stars

"Facil de usar"

June 20, 2009  |  By Algarverat

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

Não é pesado e não esta sempre a avisar de accoes inuteis para um utilizador medio
Poucos bips e janelas pop up .

Cons

Por vezes pensamos se o antivirus esta a funcionar ou não .

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5 stars

"avira antivir"

June 20, 2009  |  By eddie_im3000

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

3 years now it keeps me free from viruses

Cons

Pop-up ad can be annoying

Summary

i like this one a lot.not only cause its free but is the best from the rest

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1 stars

"HORRIBLE SOFTWARE"

June 19, 2009  |  By ImRenee

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

Downloads fast

Cons

OMG Soon after I downloaded this antivirus, it began to make my computer slow and my computer would get stuck when I run the antivirus, I end up TWICE having to shut down my computer improperly to get it to work again...NO THANKS TO Avira Antivir...

Summary

This poor sofware will mess up your computer BOTTOM LINE!!

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5 stars

"You can Disable the Annoying Popup Ad in Avira"

June 19, 2009  |  By TGCJNMWZRDAG

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

Found virus that Avast Home Edition failed to detect.
Not take to many resources on OS like AVG or Norton

Cons

So far I don't found

Summary

To disable popup ad in Avira just go to this link: http://www.tipsfor.us/2009/03/18/avira-antivir-updates-to-version-9-make-it-more-usable/

To disable splash screen during computer startup go to this link: http://www.avira.com/en/support/kbdetails.php?id=211

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4 stars

"very good, equal to avg, maybe better"

June 19, 2009  |  By pentium4forever

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

free and works well, has some more configurable options than avg free does.

Cons

the annoying ad that pops up when performing a manual virus definition update.

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5 stars

"Great Anti-Virus"

June 18, 2009  |  By jturner2121

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

- Low memory
- High Detection Rate
- Easy to use
- Free

Cons

- pop up every now and then , not horrible though

Summary

from an Avast user whos trying Avira, i thought it works great, low memory usage and easy to use plus very good virus detection.

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5 stars

"Best free AV."

June 18, 2009  |  By Shinku-hime

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

Lightweight, intuitive interface.

Cons

Pop-up ad can be annoying.

Summary

I really love this software. It's free, fast, and has a better detection rate than the ones you pay for.

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1 stars

"Not impressed"

June 18, 2009  |  By anand.khandewale

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.394

Pros

Could not find any.

Cons

It reported a virus in the most trusted programmes that I use!! No other anti-virus (even licensed one) has done this. So I instantly removed the one and switched back to AVG.

Summary

Check before you trust!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0.0.394

Version 9 introduces a quick-removal button for eliminating viruses with a single click, enhanced anti-spyware and anti-adware engines, and support for low resolution netbook screens.

General
Publisher Avira
Publisher web site http://www.avira.com
Release Date April 29, 2009
Date Added April 29, 2009
Version 9.0.0.394
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 144.6MB
File Name avira_free_antivirus_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 146,099,089
Downloads Last Week 21,126
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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