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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good. Does it what it say!"

    September 4, 2013  |   By santalazy0

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3885

    Pros

    Free. Fast and do its job quietly. Update regularly. Once installed it give you a peace of your mind. Been using for several years without much problems....

    Cons

    A few flaw but it doesn't affect me in any way....

    Summary

    Recommended.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Antivirus"

    September 3, 2013  |   By kwsyk

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3885

    Pros

    1. Doesn't slow down PC
    2. Real time protection
    3. Less false alert
    4. Option to repair/delete/move to quarantine the viruses
    5. Freeware and better than most paid AVs

    Cons

    I haven't find any. Using from 2008

    Summary

    Don't waste your money on Paid Antivirus. Go for Avira, it's freeware.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "antivirus,is free But it is crappy."

    August 27, 2013  |   By unsatisifiedone

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3885

    Pros

    It tell's you false line's,like 105mb for the download it was 205mb an it states that it is fast that was a lie.

    Cons

    it crashed my system,an changed all my stuff that it was suppose to be protecting.it load's for my machine took an hour an a half to load.took more mb than it stated in flyer.wouldn't want the paid if the free is this crappy.it would be more of a ripoff too.all I wanted was an antivirus to take care of my computer instead I got a antivirus,that CRASHED my system.wouldn't want it.

    Summary

    I'm very unsatisified,with this product.an it kept wanting me to get the paid version to have a faster pc.my pc is faster not using the service.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "wonderful."

    August 18, 2013  |   By fixeverything

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3885

    Pros

    fast and lightweight

    Cons

    none i can think of now

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does what it is created to do - protect computer"

    August 2, 2013  |   By rlphill2

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3884

    Pros

    Appears to protect my computer from malware - have not had to have any malware (viruses, etc) removed from my computer. I am generally careful about websites and unknown email. Have been warned occasionally about viruses by Avira. So combination of personal attention and Avira protection appears to be working.

    Cons

    When not using computer for a period of time (week or so) the accumulated updating by Avira can slow down my computer (and has done so). This usually happens when I am in a hurry (so what's the surprise). Need to design the update part of software to take a lower priority during that process.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Unable to activate Web Protection"

    July 29, 2013  |   By ajvasavada

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3884

    Pros

    Cannot evaluate because of "buggy" installation process.

    Cons

    Installed the free edition on XP 32bit and even after several uninstalls and reinstall WEB Protection is not activated. Blogs recommend running a registry cleaner and re-installing. Not willing to run a registry cleaner that asks to select "ALL" entries for deletion. Probably good at what it does but installation and activation of Web Protection is "horrible" I do not recommend this product for a novice PC user.

    Summary

    Probably good at what it does but activation of Web Protection in the free product is "horrible".

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  • 5.0 stars

    "My Favorite Antivirus with no system slowdown"

    July 26, 2013  |   By musicman4you

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3884

    Pros

    That it uses very little system resources.Protects your Host Files and good detection rate.You can Configure what it scans with On Demand Scanner and what it scans while you are on the internet.Now Free only updates every 6 hours so some complaining about pop-ups should be happy.Premium version updates every 2 hours.I have everything Configured the way I like and this older Dell Optiplex 620 Pentium 4 with 3.4 GHZ and 1 MB of Ram is screaming fast.Just for the heck of it after I completly uninstalled Avira with Add and Remove and CCLeaner Regestry cleaner and the Avira Registry Removal Tool that I recommend that removed 540 Registry Keys from my old Avira.Everybody says Avast will not slow your system down.Well I installed it just for the heck of it and it slowed my system way down.More than Avira Free or the payed Premium Version.I removed it and installed this vwersion and happy happy happy

    Cons

    Well if I had one it would be that it doesn't have and Email Scanner but if you get a Virus it will still find it.I didn't install Webguard but thats okay.Didn't want the Toolbar.Also I had to disable the Resident Protection in SpyBotSearch&Destroy were you immunize it but I guess thats okay also because Avira is Protecting your Host Files and I can still use SpyWareBlaster to protect like Spybot did and can still use Spybot as a Scanner along with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpware.

    Summary

    I like Avira and how light it is on the system.I have tried some Virus samples and it found them all.Im seriously thinking about buying the Premium Version again also light on the system with Webguard,Email Protection and more.If you get this Version I would recommend a clean install.I would go to Add and Remove Programs and Remove.Then run some type of Registry Cleaner like CCLeaner.I also went to my computer abd did a search for Avira and deleted all entries.Then I downloaded the Avira Registry Cleaner and ran it.Wow there were 540 Registry Entries it found from my old version of Avira.I deleted them all and installed the newer Version.Since I disabled the Resident Protection I knew SpybotSearch&Destroy would work so when it told me to remove it I didn't check the box.I also didn't remove MalwareBytes or SuperAntiSpyware and bypassed that.They are working fine.THANKS AVIRA PS

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  • 4.0 stars

    "excellent product"

    July 12, 2013  |   By michael6060

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3737

    Pros

    automatically keep itself updated

    Cons

    none that i know of

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It does most of the job!"

    July 11, 2013  |   By Icyblue57

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3737

    Pros

    It stops most everything that I have come across,except on a few occasion's it was disabled by a Virus that got past it.

    Cons

    I also use a Pedometer that I use to down load my daily steps to a very legitimate web site. It constantly stops the "WALKING SPREE DATA UPLOADER" from working and classifies it as a TROJAN and wants to send it to AVIRA! I was forced to stop using the paid version,and I am hoping the free version will do the job like it used to do. In addition to the AVIRA,I use MALWARE BYTES as my back up,but in reality,it does the job of both program's by it self very well.

    Summary

    I have always hated the Pop Up Ad's,but the general performance of the FREE VERSION usually more than compensated! In general,I find it to be a better program than most I have tried,and I have tried just about everything out there,paid and unpaid! YOU CAN'T BEAT THE COMBINATION OF AVIRA AND MALWARE BYTES ANTI MALWARE! AND EVEN MALWARE BYTES FINDS A LOT OF MALWARE THAT AVIRA DOES NOT,PAID,OR UNPAID VERSION'S! I AM STICKING WITH THE MALWARE BYTES,FREE,OR PAID IS EXCELLENT!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Annoyed with POP Ups"

    July 8, 2013  |   By AnuDKiller

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 13.0.0.3737

    Pros

    Good Detection
    Strong Malware protection
    Many useful option like when to check files Read/ Write/ Read+ Write

    Cons

    DAMN those POP UPS x-(
    heavy on system. Slowed down my system.
    Don't like the UI.

    Summary

    I would suggest avoid it and go for AVG or AVAST.

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