Free Avira AntiVir

Free avira antivirus

It is worth noticing that if your PC isn’t antivirus protected then it will be infected with malware in a matter of minutes. Avira AntiVir Personal offers its customers basic protection against malware (such as worms and viruses, Trojans, rootkits, adware, and spyware) that has been tried and tested over 100 million times worldwide. Moreover, it is available free-of-charge and of no cost. In case of an infection the program gives the possibility of removing viruses very easily and repairing the system automatically.

Avira programs types and their main functions

Program Function
AntiVir removes all kinds of viruses;
AntiAd/Spyware  protects against adware and spyware;

AntiRootkit

detects hidden rootkits;
QuickRemoval removes viruses at the push of a button;
NetbookSupport support for computers with low resolution;
AHeADTechnology detects even unknown viruses by their profiles;
AviraSupport there for you in person when questions arise.

Free avira antivirus

As many users consider, Avira is the dominant freeware application for detecting viruses and other malicious software that is missed in other antivirus applications. Like some of its peers, Avira exists in both freeware (Personal) and shareware (Premium) versions, and a lot of people find the freeware choice plenty to satisfy their need. 

Avira's AntiVir has been just a participant in the world of security from the beginning. In 2008 Avira’s status boomed due to its remarkably strong detection rates. It continue to be near the top of independent antivirus effectiveness tests, but while the 2009 version more or less kept pace with the competition, the 2010 edition lasts to be desired.

Both steady and up-to-date users alike will note the newly appear advertisement whenever a program update is downloading. It has been the unaddressed focal point of critical and user’s dislike during several years. Avira has lack of a silent-running entertainment-gaming mode that is also noticeable, since a great number of free and paid competitors now offer their mode.

Free avira antivirus

AntiVir opening to the Status menu informs you of your last scan, your last definition file update, whether the real-time guard is active. However, Avira removed the premium upgrade link in its 8 version. The Events screen logs changes according to the program and the Reports tab keeps a history of danger, i. e information from both sections can be exported.

The free version of Avira has also some weak features. A new generic-repair mode makes the choice out of how Avira’s warning about the threats discovered. Version 9 informed about them either in the middle of a scan or at the end. However, at this moment only the latter one is available. More over Windows 7 users have the capability to scan as an administrator directly from the interface. Avira's installation sequence has been repaired, and now it takes users only through five windows. Theoretically, it is a five-click installation, but new users will have to fill the registration form. Nevertheless, its installation file unpacking process appears faster, and let you no longer reboot after the installation.

It goes without saying that AntiVir Free 10 isn't stuffed with robust features. A wide selection of scan customization is offered that let users fully scan both internal and external hard drives, run a preloaded scan or customize a scan. On a real-world computer, the full scan took an average period of about 1 hour and 12 minutes. Avira includes antispyware protections, scanning tech to crack open "locked" files, improved internal security to prevent AntiVir's files from being maliciously changed. There one-click threat removal--baby-sitting was taken out in the last version.

The Local Protection and Administration navigation options fully show the Scanner, Guard, Quarantine, and Scheduler features. Users can customize scans as necessary combining with the Configuration button located at the top of the central panel. When Avira insulates a file, its information is on screen along with options to scan it again, returne, delete, and e-mail the file to Avira. Avira includes help features with mouse-over information which are good for a free antivirus app. The scheduler, once a major Avira’s selling article has now been caught up to by its competitors in spite of it was ahead of other free security suites for some years. Unlike many its competitors AntiVir 10 doesn't need in a special uninstallation tool. At last, Avira's free suite makes for an excellent backup suite.

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