The latest update to Avira Antivirus adds Online Essentials, Avira's Web dashboard, a more approachable, more modern, and more encompassing way to manage security across your devices. While Avira Free Antivirus looks and runs the same as prior versions, the integration of Online Essentials redefines how you scan and protect your computers.
Basic UI: The old tweaks and settings are still there, but you probably messed with them just once a year, and then by accident. Now, Avira directs all management functions to the Online Essentials Web dashboard, greatly simplifying the primary user flow of running scans and managing devices.
Online Essentials: Avira Online Essentials is the new Web dashboard that makes managing Avira on your devices one consistent experience. Your novice friend might have trouble protecting their computer, but with Pilot, they might never have to.
Performance:Avira ranks relatively high on the detection scale, scoring above the industry average in detection of malware from the AV-Test reference sets.
Design: Avira Antivirus's design has started to reflect the Online Essentials dashboard, and the results look great. Design assets and direction, such as icons and avatars, are distinct, bright, fun, and -- most importantly -- consistent. The prominence of the new design will drastically reduce surprises and confusion when you switch between devices.
Subscriptions: Avira automatically signs you up for e-mail notifications by default, so make sure to tweak your account options.
There's a lot to love about what Avira has done to its flagship product. Online Essentials shows that the free and premium versions of Avira's Antivirus line are part of a greater vision of security management. That vision conceives device protection not as task but as a lifestyle, and encourages security management through leaps in improved usability. By combining Free Antivirus with the Online Essentials dashboard, Avira has transformed its app from a PC utility to a cross-platform security solution.
I. Security benefits: Protects your PC from threats. Avoid all online threats (ransomware, viruses, banking trojans, spyware, etc.) with our award-winning antivirus. Identify outdated apps and patch vulnerabilities. Repair or quarantine compromised files.
II. Privacy safeguards: Keeps what you do private. Encrypt your communications and anonymize your web browsing. Block phishing attempts, harmful websites, web trackers, and annoying ads Create and use dynamic, unhackable passwords for all your accounts. Securely erase sensitive data for good. Wipe online traces and data left by browsers. Prevent Windows apps from sharing your data.
III. Performance enhancements: Makes you faster. Free up space on your PC. Accelerate your system starts. Prolong your battery's life. Update drivers to improve your hardware's performance.
Full virus scan;
Quarantine and file repair;
Software and Driver updater;
Virtual Private Network (VPN) - 500 MB of data/month;
Duplicate file cleaner;
Advanced customization options.