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Avira Free Security

By Avira Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Avira Free Security

  • Get everything you need for a secure and fast digital life, free antivirus included
  • Last updated on 03/24/21
  • There have been 11 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android, iOS, and Mac
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Editors' Review

eddietheecho Jan 21, 2014

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

Subscriptions: Avira automatically signs you up for e-mail notifications by default, so make sure to tweak your account options.

Bottom Line

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 15.0.2103.2081

The maximum size of the hash request has been adjusted.

General

Release March 24, 2021
Date Added March 24, 2021
Version 15.0.2103.2081

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 147,453,280
Downloads Last Week 258
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Developer's Description

Download multi-award-winning security, trusted by 500 million users worldwide and Fortune 500 companies. One of the most feature-rich security solutions on the market, complete with free antivirus, VPN, Password Manager, and tune-up tools. Also include a suite of privacy features to protect you from hackers, trackers, and scammers. Resource-light, Avira does not slow you down. A trusted partner: we don’t sell your data and never will.

What’s included: security, privacy, and performance.

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