Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4202 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.7.342
  • Total Downloads:
    146,309,264
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    144.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,268
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Avira Free Antivirus 2015 protects against viruses, malware, and phishing, and the new Dropbox partnership offers secure syncing for your data. In security tests, Avira's latest update continues to deliver top-tier protection.

Pros

Hassle-free installation: Avira Free Antivirus 2015 installs quickly and cleanly. Create an Avira account to get even more protection, or sign up with Dropbox to start backing up your files, even before you launch the security software.

Clear interface: The bulk of Avira's tools are clearly laid out, with no distracting ad placements.

Top-tier protection: With its new virus-detection engine, Avira continues its tradition of high detection performance. According to independent testers at AV-Test and AV-Comparatives, Avira has a catch rate of over 98 percent in designed test cases and low false warnings.

Convenient tools: You can schedule routine maintenance tasks ahead of time, and Avira will work while you're out. Additionally, Online Essentials (Avira's Web dashboard for the suite) enables you to secure multiple devices from one place.

Cons

No quick fix: In contrast to competing antivirus suites, Avira does not feature an easy, one-click scan. Quick scan is available, although you must designate a scan target.

Segregated Dropbox and Windows Firewall: Avira's Dropbox partnership brings secure cloud syncing, but there is no integration between the two applications. In addition, Avira's Internet Protection Firewall is simply the basic Windows Firewall, without much collaboration between products.

Bottom Line

If you're looking for an elementary but effective antivirus suite, Avira Free Antivirus 2015 is an excellent choice. The 2015 update brings a Dropbox partnership but no revolutionary new features. The lack of integration with other apps, though a little disappointing, doesn't detract from a largely hassle-free suite with top-notch protection.

 
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5 stars

"Excellent Free Antivirus"

March 29, 2015  |  By Mr. Bill3918

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

Fast and easy installation; easy to configure, including scheduled scans; much lighter on system resources than other AVs, both free and premium.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Switched to Avira after reading that it beat the "more popular" AV I was using with 100% detection and zero false positives, and couldn't be happier. I'm a gamer, so easy configuration, along with faster boots and better system performance are always a plus.

Updated on Mar 29, 2015

Just want to add that the editors should consider filtering reviews a little more diligently. False claims are easy enough to recognize, and are a mark against the host site as well as the software package in the eyes of their believers.
JMHO

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5 stars

"Programmer says is CLEARLY THE #1 av today"

March 28, 2015  |  By 10commandments

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

to many to list... The best one is multiswitched

Cons

license is free, but, for how long? I do mean, when someone says its free, it should be 4 ever right? especially since the email feature and web protect are not enabled. WE hate and do not use Microsofts Firewall. So, the installer gets mad at you telling you that your third party firewalls may conflict with it. So what. Turn them off on the install so they are not present. Has a red dot on the status page later. But then again, I dont expect avira to chase all the firewalls in the world to see which ones it conflicts with, and which ones it does nt. I would prefer they spend time fighting viruses and trojans anyway. I only wished they would shut down the nazi firewalls, that block IP addresses using bogus spam law nonsense as excuse. Guess we just have to shoot them.. The computer ran out of the 12 digit identifier way back in the early 90s. But do you think the fcc would order them shut down those nazi bastar ds....? really, NO CONS. IS the best....

Summary

Have used all kinds of virus detector including McaFee, AVG, Norton, and none of them, can compete with Avira, they are all junk. Very unorganized. Avira is very well in order and the one above that complained, is a a ss, that did not remove his firewall left it running in the install. Thats why, he came up with the story of the trojan, thing. IF you dont do it right, it will not run right, and thats a fact jack.... Become a programmer, then you will know about computers.

Updated on Mar 28, 2015

have used avira for many years. I always throw the other ones away... They just do not cut the simple mustard, but are like a child at sense who programmed them... The kind with no brains....

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1 stars

"Scans freeze, and it is nearly impossible to ininstall."

March 16, 2015  |  By Diego2120

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

None! It is a horrible product.

Cons

Still trying to figure out how to uninstall it. Windows uninstaller did not work.

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5 stars

"Currently, probably the best free antivirus."

March 13, 2015  |  By abcd12367

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

It has a good detection rate.
One configured the interface is simple.

Cons

Doesn't detect 100% of malware (thought it probably has the best detection rate of any free antivirus.)
Removal of malware could be improved (although other free tools can be used once it tells you it found something.)

Summary

Currently, probably the best free antivirus. I uses it with Herdprotect and Malwarebytes anti malware free.

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5 stars

"Free and priceless"

February 05, 2015  |  By amandeep.singh10003

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

love to have this software to protect my private data.

Cons

support all the major used operating systems.

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!"

January 22, 2015  |  By HoneyKira

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE FREE VERSION of the Avira Anti-Virus program! Avira uses TR/Agent. 35328.246 which will persistently show itself in Avira's pop-up box, asking the user to "remove" the threat, yet this Trojan/Agent is never removed! According to ehow.com: "The Trojan.Agent virus usually poses no threat to a computer's safe running. Instead, it typically installs on a computer with a less reputable antivirus and spyware blocking program. The program uses the threat of this hoax virus to pressure users into buying the full version of the antivirus software in question."

Summary

Stay clear of Avira if you don't want to be constantly hounded by that company to upgrade to its paid "full version." What a dishonest company!

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3 stars

"Slows down Windows start up"

January 18, 2015  |  By dexteriot

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

free, free, free

Cons

considerably slows down windows start up process, probably because it is scanning system files, but also to display its ads, once the ads are gone then the speed is back to normal

Summary

cant wait when there is a new antivirus which is faster

Updated on Feb 8, 2015

DO NOT INSTALL!!! Listen to others who say not to install it. I tried to uninstall it but to no avail. I spent an hour trying to remove it.. It says please wait and then error. Used Glary utilitis to remove it from the Program install/uninstall list and it magicallly starts i\tself up and shows up in thre system tray. Tried to end the process in order to physically delete files from Program files - wont let you stop a program on your computer!!! Says access denied. It is my computer and if I want to end a program I should be able to, you dont control my computer that I bought with my own money, not Avira money. You know when some cops go rogue and become criminals themselves? Avira became a virus itself.

Updated on Feb 8, 2015

So will have to go into safe mode and uninstall Avira. Im using Panda now, this is what an antivirus should be. Also uninstalled Zonealarm firewall and switched on windows native firewall. Im done with these CPU munching programs. I am so happy - my notebook is twice as fast!!!

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5 stars

"Has every useful function"

December 30, 2014  |  By SteptoeTwist

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance

Cons

None that I can see.

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4 stars

"Great AV thats easy to setup and maintain"

December 30, 2014

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

quick, fast, good configuration options, good detection rate, doesnt slow your system

Cons

nothing major

Summary

download & install!

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5 stars

"It doesn't get any better for free!"

December 24, 2014  |  By bunnyman

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

Has great detection & removal, it easy on resources, setup was easy.
Really just set it up and for get it, it protects you as good or better than any other Anti-Virus. Anyone that says it slows the system down must not have much of a system IMHO. OR, they're trying to run more than one Anti-Virus! That's a Big No-No!

Cons

None I have seen, been running it over a year with an XP System. Everyday browsing and no infection!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.0.7.342
Version 14.0.7.342 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Avira
Publisher web site http://www.avira.com
Release Date November 06, 2014
Date Added November 07, 2014
Version 14.0.7.342
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 144.6MB
File Name avira_free_antivirus_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 146,309,264
Downloads Last Week 11,268
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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