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CNET Editors' Rating 3.5 stars

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good free Antivirus"

    October 25, 2012  |   By jkiddson

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    Secure my PC for free

    Cons

    take a lot of memory

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Someone give me logic here.."

    October 24, 2012  |   By Some_John

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    Product ranking:
    #3 in Antivirus Software!!

    Cons

    CNET rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.. NOT a really good rating from my point of view..

    Summary

    Confusion? Yep!
    I've tried Avira Antivirus many years ago and could NOT remove it from windows xp registry after uninstall.. (made windows security center always say; Avira antivirus is already installed, this might lead to a conflict.) Avast or AVG has never failed me in that way..

    Updated on Nov 1, 2012

    Good for You musicman4you, I rated it 4 stars then.. Havent used Avira for Years - nice to know that it works well for You :)
    Just tell me one thing thou'..
    Why do "CNET editors" only rate it 3 and a half stars if it is a very good program? I might wonder but it did work well in other ways for me back then, but Ill hope You wont have to uninstall it , cause I did try back then to usethere tool also - but its probably better now.. =)

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Better free options out there"

    October 24, 2012  |   By DBone20

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    Free, average protection

    Cons

    Avira Free has become very similar to the adware that they promise to protect the user from. Toolbars, pop-up adds......No thanks.

    Summary

    Was once near the top, but now only hardcore fanboys will promote this software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Still is the best one for home users."

    October 23, 2012  |   By nikitamm

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    I am using Avira free + Toolwiz Care, it is quite safe and fast.

    Cons

    Nothing I can say.

    Summary

    Keep good working. I hope it can support Win8 soon.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best once again!"

    October 17, 2012  |   By born_in_hell

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    Avira never fails to stun me. This new version is super-effective against viruses. It freed my laptop of a number of viruses and adwares and all those other stuffs that were creeping in it. The best Anti-virus among AVG, Avast, and Avira, according to me.
    Also, the new version has an attractive GUI, too.

    Cons

    Just wish that there was firewall in this free version.

    Summary

    Highly recommend it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No longer recommendable (toolbar polluted)"

    October 15, 2012  |   By meierohnef

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    - Detection rate is somewhat good
    - Flexible usage (good options)
    - Fast installation

    Cons

    - Toolbar and ad polluted
    - Old school and unclear user interface
    - Lot of false positives
    - Quite high resource consumption when scanning (> 250 MB)
    - Web protection only when accepting ASK.COM toolbar
    - No 64 bit support for ProActiv
    - No email protection
    - Lots of useless "features"

    Summary

    Imho Avira managed to lose it's reputation and technological skills in the past 2 years. The product's (in former days good!) technology seems now to be far behind industry standards. Many features - including the user interface - are outdated and hard to use in newer OS. With all this advertising and toolbar crap it seems that they moved to the "dark side".

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Safe, works and free."

    October 14, 2012  |   By fauna99

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    Easy install and works well to keep your computer safe. Offers nice options for regular virus checks, surfing and malware.

    Cons

    Pop up for upgrades and special offers happen a lot- offset by price- free.

    Summary

    Effective and not overloaded with too many changes to your search engines or too overprotective.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Seems good so far."

    October 12, 2012  |   By profound8

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    Seems relatively stable with a clean GUI design and appears to work well, although I have not performed any benchmarking yet (and may not have time in the future).

    Cons

    The Cons I've noted so far relate to the frequent (in my opinion) and obtrusive advertisements for upgrading.

    Summary

    Seems good so far. If you don't mind frequent and obtrusive advertisements or are opting for the paid version give it a try.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Until I can do better it helps I guess"

    October 12, 2012  |   By MissDGCM

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    It's free.

    Cons

    Could have offered a little more coverage.

    Summary

    Does basic protection

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  • 5.0 stars

    "for home use its a good systeam"

    October 12, 2012  |   By brum50

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.2693

    Pros

    its fast and easy

    Cons

    dont no what to say but its good

    Summary

    its good

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