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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good antivirus software."

    June 1, 2014  |   By Reshiram

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    Greate detection rate, very few fp(s) and lightweight.

    Cons

    Just needs UI improvement for sure.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "fantastic program!!!"

    May 6, 2014  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    -excellent scores on independent labs (all labs). actually scores higher than some paid products.
    -respectable company
    -full featured.

    Cons

    -used to require uninstallation of other products (ex. malwarebytes, webroot), but upon my last test of this product, it no longer did this. good to see this corrected.

    Summary

    detections, in labs, a tad higher than avg or avast. but is a little heavier on the system (at least on my system compared to those two).

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  • 3.0 stars

    "slow antivirus"

    April 30, 2014  |   By salesalex

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    slooooooow.

    Cons

    slow again

    Summary

    not bad - but too slow AV.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great for me with great detections + light on PC"

    April 29, 2014  |   By musicman4you

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    This works great for me and a new version just updated and hour ago.Im not having any of the problems others have posted.No popups or anything.There is one but I let my Firewall block it.It is not a resource hog like some of the other Top Free ones with features you really don't need.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Summary

    I have been using this for 5 years or more.Works great for me.It is alot easier on the system than the top ones with many things you don't even need.If you use Yahoo email all messages are scanned for viruses with Norton.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hijack my links? Not Funny"

    April 24, 2014  |   By MotleyM

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    Seems to do the job

    Cons

    I put a shortcut on my desktop, and Avira seems to think it's funny to use that link to take me to their advertisements, and not to my link. A virus scanner that hijacks my computer? No thanks.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I had a Horrible time with this version"

    April 20, 2014  |   By Shocktribe

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    Well, I read from av test websites, that this has a very high detection rate. Also, the new interface looks good. That's it.

    Cons

    Slow. Broken. Uncontrollable.

    Summary

    I have used avira in the past, and liked it. This however, gave me problems from the start. I couldn't run a full scan. When I was running a scan, it would lock up on me. Then, Luke Filewalker would start out of nowhere, and take over my computer, completely. I couldn't even shut it off with task manager. My normally fast computer was barely functioning at all. I also felt that it was taxing on my system, at least more so than avg or panda. I felt this was the worst free av I've used in a very long time. I'll stay away from avira products for a while.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Wouldn't install! I tried twice to install it."

    April 19, 2014  |   By galet09

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    None cause I couldn't install it.

    Cons

    I clicked on a tab in the error window and it said Avira doesn't support my operating system. I HAVE WINDOWS XP!!!! It states right in the info here that it's for Windows XP and Vista. What the heck?

    Summary

    I used to use Avira years ago, so I don't understand what the heck is going on.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Supposed to be free....rrrrrrigggght.!"

    April 16, 2014  |   By Cobber73

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    None...Just another joke.!

    Cons

    From the onset...constant hammering with popups.! Read this, scan that, do this, do that..! After a month another popup came up saying there was a problem... A bar on the page says "fix problem"..I clicked on it...! To fix the problem, you have to accept one of three PAID versions.! I immediately uninstalled this joker and went back to AVG..!

    Summary

    Just another of the "Free to download" programs...but you have to pay for it to use it.! If it's free, it's free.! If it's not....say so up front.!
    Stop the BS..!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Surprisingly good!"

    April 12, 2014  |   By santalazy0

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    Works quietly in the background. It has blocked many threats so far. Highly recommended....

    Cons

    Nothing so far....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "On first day, it is doing very good."

    April 10, 2014  |   By randolphgarrison1gmail

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    easy interface,

    Cons

    on first use information windows would have been helpful,
    somewhat slow response.

    Summary

    Could use a longer trial period, acknowledgement of selections. It has removed some known problems and did speed up operations a bit.

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