Avira Free Antivirus User Reviews

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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's a really good to download"

    December 4, 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Simple and very good..."

    December 3, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 1.0 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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