Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic

Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4182 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.00.04.15
  • Total Downloads:
    145,999,656
  • Date Added:
    May 25, 2007
  • File Size:
    4.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,230
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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For a free antimalware and antivirus app that also runs in your system's background, AntiVir works surprisingly well.

AntiVir's scans are flexible, allowing the user to fully scan all hard drives, choose a preloaded scan--for rootkits, for example--or customize a scan. Combining the antimalware with the antivirus is a luxury in a free scanner. After testing on several machines no viruses turned up, although several malicious hidden files did rear their heads. The heuristic scan can be turned on or off completely or partially, with three different intensity levels.

The quarantine is extensively thorough, too. The spreadsheet layout displays all relevant information about the quarantined file, and gives you options to scan it again, restore, delete, and more. The scheduler is fully customizable. However, the updater slowly chugs along, but thankfully updated definitions files are available at Avira's Web site. The help features in AntiVir were excellent, as well, with a description box relaying mouse-over information on each feature.

Initial concerns about the real-time Guard protection hamstringing system performance proved groundless. Although we could shut off AntiVir and its Guard, there was no way to remove the icon from the system tray or stop the occasional ad placement by Avira. The Complete Scan is numbingly slow, but it will stop midscan and let you know when it's found a threat. That's good for killing nasties, but it also means that you have to baby-sit it.

AntiVir's volume of features might take a while to get used to, but as long as the definitions file updates keep coming, this app's a keeper.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 160 votes

    • 5 star 79
    • 4 star 45
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 14
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3 stars

"Not for Server Software"

September 25, 2007  |  By FixationPC

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

Cons

Tried to install it on Windows Server 2000. No good. looks like they're serious about their money.

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4 stars

"Gives good protection without frequent interruptions"

September 23, 2007  |  By amuttu

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

Pros

It's very discreet

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5 stars

"excellent"

September 23, 2007  |  By gibril12

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

Pros

Prolong expiry date

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4 stars

"most powerfull antivirus"

September 20, 2007  |  By singhmanmohan

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

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4 stars

"Often picks up what others don't"

September 20, 2007  |  By Insane Alice

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

Pros

The thing I like most about Avira is that it detects problems on my computer that another antivirus scanner missed...( I run AVG and Avira simultaniously)

The only improvement it needs is more configuration options such as daily scans and update checks

Cons

Sometimes update installation stalls.

Control center needs to be easier to manage.

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4 stars

"avira antivirue"

September 18, 2007  |  By 1234bzy

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

Pros

multifunctions!

Cons

high performance!

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2 stars

"Very well"

September 18, 2007  |  By konstantinrud

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

Pros

safe

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5 stars

"Avira>Avast>Avg"

September 18, 2007  |  By Lockjaw

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

Pros

the best u can get for free,it even has rootkit detection n the best detection rate among all anitvirus programs

Cons

N/A

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4 stars

"excellent"

September 17, 2007  |  By bastian_bae

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

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5 stars

"best and free"

September 17, 2007  |  By rezalionheart

 |  Version: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.04.15

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.00.04.15
Version 7.00.04.15 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Avira
Publisher web site http://www.avira.com
Release Date May 25, 2007
Date Added May 25, 2007
Version 7.00.04.15
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.37MB
File Name avira_en_av___ws.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 145,999,656
Downloads Last Week 14,230
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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