Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4203 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.35.25717
  • Total Downloads:
    146,394,757
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,111
  • 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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1 stars

"An insidious program..."

May 07, 2015

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 1.1.35.25717

Pros

Some good privacy protection features.

Cons

If you decide to uninstall - incredibly difficult due to its insidious nature of permeating whole computer. You have to have specialised uninstall program to remove it.

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1 stars

"I used this for four years,but no more."

April 28, 2015  |  By mikoyangurevich15

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 1.1.35.25717

Pros

It has been rendered useless by NOT BEING ABLE TO UPDATE!

Cons

After a total of four reinstalls I still cannot get to update.I tested Avast,Panda and AVG and had no problems.There is no malware on my pc.I even reinstalled Windows & and had no luck.I was instructed to download a manual update program!What the hell?They obviously have encountered this "glich" before.While proven in the past to be extremely effective it has now been rendered useless,What a shame.

Summary

I wonder if the paid version does this.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Avira
Publisher web site http://www.avira.com
Release Date April 16, 2015
Date Added April 23, 2015
Version 1.1.35.25717
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.42MB
File Name avira.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 146,394,757
Downloads Last Week 11,111
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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