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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Antivirus for everyone!"

    January 8, 2014  |   By Mir_Pouya

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.2.286

    Pros

    low system impact
    clear UI
    high detection rate
    low false positive
    notifications are gone
    available for Iranians
    automatic and fast autorun check (helpful when facing a suspicious USB flash disk)

    Cons

    NO GAME MODE
    WEB PROTECTION
    FIREWALL

    Summary

    this is a great AV. from a well known German company. It has always had great scores in detection and in new version it has very very low FP. avast and avg among some others don't let iranians use their free products but not avira, thanks avira!. believe me av should be a kind of install and forget software and avira really is. it should have low system impact and on my dell inspiron n5010 with 1st gen. core i3 m350 2.27 ghz, windows 7 64bit sp1 full updated takes up to 35 sec to boot. i should mention that i've disabled some unnecessary features of windows like tablet pc and i use some free tune up tools like ccleaner. i mean fast pc comes from a responsible user not a tech savvy. the UI is really easy to understand. look i'm not engilsh but i can't understand why someone would complain about UI. i can understand it so everyone should.
    but not too fast bro! don't install web protection. i've tested it a lot on many newly installed windows and eventually it causes IE to crash. maybe it works fine with ie8 but it WILL crash newer ones. a bit slowing down on internet speed is an expected effect of a web protection but NOT A BROWSER CRASH! those home page and search engine changes are another annoying side effects of this feature. just use adblock plus add on for privacy and web protection
    firewall option is a JOKE! it gives you nothing except an illusion of a third party firewall. it is just an unnecessary control over windows firewall. windows control panel will give you sufficient, advanced and more extended control over firewall.
    NO GAME MODE! SADLY! i really miss this feature in free version. as you know avast, comodo and some other av offer this in their free versions. for a game lover like me it's like a godsend.


    more features for a free av needs more system resources and they might cause crashes as they do in many free famous AVs. vista to 8.1 have powerful two-way firewalls, a mail client isn't a must-have software, not everyone has a child to worry about, not everyone is a gamer, so seriously many people don't really need extra features. you don't turn on your pc to work with your av so it doesn't need to have a fancy look and whistles instead it should have a serious and straightforward and yet clear UI to lead you exactly where you want to go.

    I recommend Avira Free Antivirus without web protection and firewall to any one who needs a working av without BS and crashes

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  • 4.0 stars

    "no problem antivirus and free."

    December 22, 2013  |   By fauna99

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.2.286

    Pros

    Easy to set up and works automatically to keep my computers free of most virus and other threats.

    Cons

    Not able to stop the rare self-inflicted virus caused by opening bad email. Also not able to eliminate the really bad ones.

    Summary

    Compared to antivirus programs I've tried, does an excellent job and seems to not have any effect on computer/internet speed. The free part is an added bonus.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to use!"

    December 7, 2013  |   By sharenmarto

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.1.719

    Pros

    Easy ot update!

    Cons

    Not found any.

    Summary

    Try it! It is for free :)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best antivirus for me with very high detection rates"

    December 6, 2013  |   By musicman4you

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.1.719

    Pros

    Has very high detection rates and uses less resources than the others.It is very rare if a virus gets past Avira.I leave protection on medium as recommended and not high so I want get false positives.It has a Low,Medium and High setting.I have used this for many years.In my opinion Avast and AVG have to many things running that are not needed and they do slow your system down very much.If you are on an older system you can really tell the difference.I have seen Avira do better than paid versions of Norton and others with test Viruses.I feel very protected with Avira.Not having and email scanner doesn't bother me.If you get a virus it will find it anyway and some email providers like Yahoo scan all emails for a virus anyway.

    Cons

    Not any I can think of

    Summary

    If you want a GREAT ANTIVIRUS without the slowdown this is it.If you want a GREAT ANTIVIRUS without a bunch of Bells and whistles you don't want that slow your system down with high detection rates then Avira is the one to get.If you have and older computer and need a GREAT ANTIVIRUS without as much system slowdown then Avira is the one you want.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "There is no way to get rid of avira"

    November 26, 2013  |   By LizetteDM

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.1.719

    Pros

    It may be a good antivirus but it has no way of being removed

    Cons

    No way to remove and replace with an other antivirus. I guess avira wants to keep it's market share at all costs.

    Summary

    I would not recmomend installing aviar unless you are sure you want it as your antivirus program. It tries to force you to do updates. There is no way to avoid avira from trying to force you to update avira. Avira screens cannot be removed in some cases.

    Do not install it unless you are sure you want avira

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best antivirus available on the market."

    November 23, 2013  |   By shayne255

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.1.719

    Pros

    This antivirus has been a personal favorite of mine since I had my old gateway computer that was 10 years old. This antivirus is very light on resources and has the best security a person can ask for. I have never had anything nasty in terms of a virus trojan or malware. Number one recommend for a person with a new computer with windows on it. This antivirus has never ever let me down.

    Cons

    No cons from me =].

    Summary

    I personally enjoy this product they have the best security available and is never high on resources very recommend for a netbook or a desktop that is old and cant run Avast or Avg. They do not ask for registration like Avast and do not force you to install any toolbar. This is the best product on the market highly recommend for everyone.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent."

    October 19, 2013  |   By WanderingWanderer

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.0.383

    Pros

    No viruses so far, used for almost 2 years now.
    And it's FREE.

    Cons

    None so far.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Avira has always been light and great"

    October 18, 2013  |   By cyclops65

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.0.383

    Pros

    DEAR CNET: Why so much HATE for Avira? For the past couple of YEARS now you've had your rating for it as "Very good". ***? FOr you, that rating basically means "it sucks." Are you kidding me? c'mon! Please remember that some users don't want an AV loaded to gills with tons of features and the memory useage that goes with it. Some useres want a light AV to go w/their free Comodo or ZA firewall. Add in Malwarebytes and you're good to go ...

    Cons

    Maybe for some users it could use more features. who knows?

    Summary

    Cnet needs to re-evaluate how it evaluates apps. It also needs to update its review of Avira.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good. Free."

    October 15, 2013  |   By santalazy0

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.0.383

    Pros

    Work quietly in the background. Notify you if it found any virus.

    Cons

    No major improvement over Avira 13. I wished the free version have more features such as Web protection and few others.

    Summary

    Recommended.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great with no system slow down like the others"

    October 11, 2013  |   By musicman4you

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.0.383

    Pros

    Great detection rates and doesn't slow down my system at all..Avast and AVG slows down my system a lot and has features that I do not need or want.

    Cons

    No cons for me.Have used it for many years

    Summary

    Great detection rates with less slow down than any Antivirus I have used.I don't want or need all of the extra features that comes with Avast or AVG.

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