Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4198 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.7.342
  • Total Downloads:
    146,265,493
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    144.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,485
  • 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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  • Current Version

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    out of 15 votes

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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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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

Updated on Feb 16, 2015

It seems that it's not a AVIRA or ZONEALARM issue. I have been using Avira Free for a long time I and I must say that this sounds very strange. You should make your comment on the Avira's forum page.

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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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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 146,265,493
Downloads Last Week 11,485
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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