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Software Product Description

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus is a comprehensive, easy to use antivirus program, designed to offer reliable free of charge virus protection to home-users only.

Avira offers:

  • Extensive Malware Recognition of viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, worms, etc.
  • Automatic incremental updates of antivirus signatures, engine and entire software.
  • Permanent virus protection, with Virus Guard real time monitoring.
  • Install and configuration in just a couple of steps, setup to protect your PC in minutes.
  • Virus protection against known and unknown threats, using an advanced heuristic system.
  • Scheduler where you can set the scanner to make automatic virus scans or updates on your system.
  • Forum and phone support, Knowledge Base with virus descriptions available on web site.
  • Vista Support.
  • Rootkit Detection and Removal.
It constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs (such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc.), monitoring every action executed by the user or by the operating system and being able to react promptly when a malicious program is detected. Actions include repair, delete, block, rename and quarantine programs or files.

This application also features enhanced protection against unknown boot-sector viruses, issuing alerts for boot sectors suspicious formats. Through the permanent update of the detection engine, the protection is ensured constantly: the user can set the product to download any updates when available, thus keeping you clean and safe.

Note from FreewareFiles: The setup program includes a toolbar which does not have to be installed to use the software.


User Reviews

Reviewer: -ka    Review Date: 2013-12-07
Average Rating (638 Votes )
Pros:  Possibly still has a good detection rate (about 5 years ago it was the top pick of free AVs)

Cons:  Used to be a light AV and very good for older or low-spec computers, but has grown into a huge and very cpu-demanding AV. Slows the system down remarkably. A very annoying nag screen with ad for their paid products pops up on every update. This is not freeware, it's adware.

Other Thoughts:  I have used Avira for years but, uninstalled it earlier this year. It wasn't until it was gone that I realized how much it slowed my computer down. I now have Avast running on my XP, windows 7 netbook and my windows 8 laptop.
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