Avira Free Antivirus

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It really is the best with highest detection rates"

    February 28, 2012  |   By musicman4you


    Best detection rates out of all the Free ones.Lighter on your computer than any of the other Free ones.I have used this on my main computer for about 3 years.


    No cons for me


    I like Avira better than Avast or AVG.It has higher detection rates than both of them.Doesn't slow down your computer much at all like AVG and Avast on a Pentium 4 computer.I would highly recommend it.

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  • Reply by perpendingcnet on March 12, 2012

    I think there may be a small error in your review, where you mention Bitdefender results in the AV-Test instead of Avira. ( See the Performance section, the first paragraph after the cinebench results table, "On a Windows 7 computer during Q1, Bitdefender scored 4 out of 6 on Protection".
    I just thought you might like to correct it, to prevent confusion.

  • Reply by musicman4you on March 6, 2012

    @ Drifter1769 I agree with you 100 percent :-)

  • Reply by Drifter1769 on March 5, 2012

    It really is an excellent AV for a older system. I recommend it to friends and customers alike if they have older computers.

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