Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4192 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.7.342
  • Total Downloads:
    146,157,498
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    144.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,929
  • 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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User Reviews
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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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5 stars

"Free and Easy!"

December 23, 2014  |  By JobinBrokaw

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

Free and Easy!

Cons

Needless to say it did no.

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5 stars

"It's a really good to download"

December 04, 2014  |  By coccyxve

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

And I hope it can benefit more users except my colleagues and me

Cons

None that I found

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4 stars

"Simple and very good..."

December 03, 2014  |  By melen001

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

Light on resources. Very easy to set up but you just use the default settings which cover just about everything. Scans are fast if you use the Quick Scan option.

Cons

Scans could be a little faster.

Summary

Good basic security for FREE

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1 stars

"Ohhh my god this is a mess"

November 30, 2014  |  By DakotaSpirit

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

None that I can think of

Cons

A real horrible mess

Summary

Don't not install this, unless your willing to be ready to take hours to fix your computer. DON'T DO IT.....

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1 stars

"If ever try to uninstall it, DOWN with your Computer!"

November 27, 2014  |  By SujathaPatel22

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 14.0.7.342

Pros

All those who have evaluated it positively, please wait till you try to uninstall it. Then you might come 6-7 stars down.

Cons

It will destroy your network drives, will lock your services and you cannot take them down, we called Avast and paid to have it uninstalled and they could not do it, the folder it installs onto could not be deleted either, it was read only. It took control away from us on our very own computers. Avira antivirus is a disaster waiting to happen.

Summary

dont do it-Dont Do It-DONT DO IT!

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5 stars

"Good and work quietly in the background."

November 20, 2014  |  By santalazy0

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 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 stars

"Good and Free"

November 19, 2014  |  By bbokity

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 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 stars

"Pretty good for free but at what price?"

November 19, 2014  |  By Rainerlucks

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 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 stars

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

November 16, 2014

 |  Version: Avira Free Antivirus 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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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 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 144.6MB
File Name avira_free_antivirus_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 146,157,498
Downloads Last Week 12,929
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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