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Avira's protection-cloud AI technology gives you not only a real-time malware scanner and virus detector, but also an early warning system, which analyzes unknown files in the cloud - anonymously - from millions of users, to protect you from threats as they emerge in real time.
Germany-based Avira knows privacy and security: Avira Free Antivirus shares the same core technology as Avira Antivirus Pro, named "2016 Product of the Year" by AV-Comparatives. Other independent antivirus comparison labs (like AV-TEST) consistently place it among the top antivirus software available - which means that your search for the best free antivirus software download is over.
Lightweight and powerful, Avira Free Antivirus is more than a virus scanner; it gives you real-time anti-malware protection plus access to advanced privacy/anonymity and optimization tools (e.g. Avira Phantom VPN, Avira System Speedup, and Avira Software Updater).
Delivers swift and smooth system scans at the push of a button. With the industry's leading detection rates, Avira Free Antivirus provides: Advanced Real-Time Protection shields you in real time against 10s of millions of current and emerging malware threats daily, blocking potentially unwanted applications (PUA), viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, adware, and rootkits.
AntiAdware/AntiSpyware blocks unwanted Adware programs and online snoops, such as ISPs and other networks that try to collect your data. Website Safety Advisor and Browser Tracking Blocker shows you safe search results, protects against harmful websites, blocks browser trackers for better internet privacy, and offers a price comparison tool for finding deals from trusted sites when you shop online (all included in the free web browser extension).