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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good and work quietly in the background."

    November 20, 2014  |   By santalazy0

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.7.342

    Pros

    Very good. One of the best free antivirus so far....

    Cons

    Still using old interface....

    Summary

    You need to have high IQ as a basic requirement. Don't just click next and next during the installation and then claim this product install malware like some idiot did....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good and Free"

    November 19, 2014  |   By bbokity

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.7.342

    Pros

    Good and Free

    Cons

    scan speed is slower than previous versions , perhaps related to the number of files

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Pretty good for free but at what price?"

    November 19, 2014  |   By Rainerlucks

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.7.342

    Pros

    One of the better ones i have tried. It is free but i can not wonder at what price else where? How much information may be extracted in providing free software always remains a BIG question. How does one interpret free these days?

    Cons

    Takes a long time to perform scans

    Summary

    Good for a Free software and what is even better is the drop box service that comes useful every now and then. Other extra features such as registry and cleaning up of various files and folders i am a little weary of. One would not want to end up deleting something that is still needed else where; Right?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "seems to me it's a malware installer!"

    November 16, 2014  |  

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.7.342

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    1. slowed down my puter to a snail's pace
    2. Never had so much browser malware to cope with - pretty much one a day

    Summary

    I never felt quite right with this program - I've used AVG and Avast before and have gone back to Avast ... My browser (Chrome) was under constant attack from malware and I was fed up with having to uninstall search cr*pola so have uninstalled Avira! Now, miraculously, I don't have those problems anymore ... Seriously don't recommend the free version

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Avira is malware, NOT a malware remover!!!"

    October 26, 2014  |   By jfcp

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.7.306

    Pros

    Free. (but you get what you pay for.)

    Cons

    1) Ineffective.
    2) Weird, inflexible, hard to interpret interface.
    3) Annoying pop-up ads.
    4) Extremely hard to uninstall - constant hassles from ads & "update & install" windows AFTER using the "advanced" level of Revo Uninstaller to get rid of it !!!!

    Summary

    This worthless malware non-remover taught me that cnet editor's reviews no longer mean anything.

    I'm obviously under malware attack, but all I get from AVIRA after multiple scans is ads telling me what it would do if I get the payed version!

    After running those several scans, with nothing of real importance detected or removed, nothing changes re computer behavior.

    Try to uninstall AVIRA? Forget it !!! After "uninstalling" Avira with the excellent Revo Uninstaller, pop-up ads, annoying "accept and install updates" windows frequently appear, impossible to find & eliminate.

    Thanks for nothing AVIRA & cnet editors!!!

    Updated on Dec 31, 2014

    I see I'm getting requests from AVIRA people for more information about the troubles and annoyances I experienced.

    Well, it's pretty cut-and-dried:I've installed plenty of malware programs in various computers. Some work, some don't. AVIRA DOES NOTHING. I installed the product when I was obviously having malware problems. It neither removed nor detected anything of consequence.

    Some are easy to uninstall, some are OBVIOUSLY made difficult to uninstall. AVIRA was MADE VERY difficult to uninstall.

    It does not show up in windows explorer, or in the programs list of Revo Uninstaller - hence you have to be Sherlock Holmes to find it to uninstall it.

    Even after "uninstalling" AVIRA with the ADVANCED level of Revo, some mysterious, hidden program kept putting ads on the screen. Then an "update and install" window appears - FOR A PROGRAM THAT WAS UNINSTALLED!

    C'MON, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE KIDDING? IF YOU MEANT TO MAKE IT UNINSTALLABLE, IT WOULD SHOW UP WHERE I or REVO CAN SEE IT.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "doesn't work"

    October 7, 2014  |   By tricknologyinc

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.6.570

    Pros

    None. You can't say it's free if it costs this much time and aggravation and gives you no options to remedy issues.

    Cons

    Just installed, and it's telling me the antivirus needs to be updated... but gives absolutely no option to do anything about it!

    Summary

    These people are obviously not even trying! Do NOT waste your time!

    Updated on Oct 7, 2014

    CNET completely discredits itself by recommending this crap.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "good antivirus program"

    October 6, 2014  |   By rafaeladamos

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.6.570

    Pros

    It protects well and does not recognize mistakes

    Cons

    Updates slow, sometimes unsuccessfully, perhaps to ensure that updates

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  • 2.0 stars

    "100% CPU Usage Bug"

    September 26, 2014  |  

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    - Light on resources (SEE EXCEPTION BELOW!)
    - Fast scanning
    - Simple UI
    - Average Detection Rates

    Cons

    - Windows 8.1 Bug! In product advertisements eat up 100% of CPU usage on every computer running Windows 8.1, indefinitely (until reboot). These are well built, modern systems as well (quad core, 8+ GB RAM...).
    -Avira is slow to resolve bugs (such as the above). It's been almost a month since Avira was made aware of the above bug and still no fix!

    Summary

    I manage around 3000 computers in my IT management company. I allow my customers to select their preferred antivirus and the companies that chose Avira have all been complaining about slow computers. The culprit is Avira's "In-product messaging" service! It's eating up literally 100% of available CPU Power on Windows 8.1 installations. I will be moving all my clients' computers away from Avira as this bug has existed for more than three weeks, despite Avira acknowledging the problem.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not like the paid .."

    September 25, 2014  |   By danakabradpitt

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    HIgh detection rate, very very thorough scans . The engine that scans is one of the most thorough ones out there.

    Cons

    Nothing like the paid version. The paid version has hips that actually work.
    system tray popups are very annoying, bulky and intrusive.
    Seems like all it offers is a scanner and if thats the case there are tons of stand alone utilities that do the same.

    Summary

    Get the paid one if you want avira.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "some pros, some cons"

    September 22, 2014  |   By Muisje?1e

    Version: Avira Free Antivirus 2013 14.0.3.350

    Pros

    has been doing a good job for as long as it exists, though all the name changes.

    Cons

    - slows pc down during scan. games start lagging etc.
    - says it has virus protection activated, but computer says I don't have any. It does say Avira is active against spyware and unwanted programs. ?!? Now this wouldn't be a problem, except: sometimes, for mysterious reasons, protective software is deactivated. Now I have to check every time if the warning is valid or not. :(
    I did reinstall the program, but with the same result. Anyone else has this problem?

    Summary

    Maybe the cons are starting to outweigh the pros. Thinking about switching.

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