Avira Free Security Suite      

Size:  4.3MB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2021-04-08

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OS:  Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32-bit/64-bit)

Downloads:   5409

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Reviewed on October 28, 2016

Avira is a popular and reputable name in the PC security industry, with independent testing labs rating the free antivirus at the same level as some of its commercial counterparts. Avira Free Security Suite 2017 takes the security to a whole new level, thanks to its various powerful tools. The software bundle is designed to remove malware of every kind, including ransomware that have cost companies billions of dollars globally. It also features enhanced privacy protection and improved system performance.

Using Avira Free Security Suite 2017

We downloaded the small online installer that gave us the option to install the products that we wanted. The things that we could install included antivirus, system speedup, browser safety, Phantom VPN, Scout browser, SafeSearch Plus and software updater. We could click and get more details about the tools before installing them. Although the installation process started automatically, beginning with the antivirus, we could stop any installation that we still wanted to skip.

The installer's window had three tabs on the upper side for installing tools for the computer, other devices and upgrading respectively.

The free antivirus protected us from viruses, Trojans, ransomware, adware, spyware and rootkits. Its cloud-enabled system provided real-time protection by analyzing unknown files in the cloud to give early warning.

We installed the browser safety extension on both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers to block malicious websites. It added icons to search engine results, which helped us to detect potential threats at a glance. When we clicked on a marked link anyway, the tool gave us more information about the risks that we faced.

Scout browser also did that and added some features like HTTPS Everywhere for encrypting communication between the browser and websites, Avira Browser Security for enhancing security and privacy, Safe Search for filtering search results and Privacy Badger, which used self-learning anti-tracking technology.

Phantom VPN masked our IP address, which enabled us to access blocked sites due to such reasons as geographical restrictions. It also encrypted our communications. The free version gives only 500 MB data allowance per month, but you can register and get 1 GB depending on your needs.

The System Speedup tool allowed us to perform basic memory, privacy and performance tweaks.


Avira Free Security Suite 2017 is a powerful set of tools that provide comprehensive protection. The free antivirus removes even the latest threats posed by ransomware. Apart from using the software to remove malware, you can use it to make quick generic repairs and system rescues. You will even benefit from such extras as the Game Mode.

Software Product Description

Avira Free Security Suite is a full suite of free software for protection, privacy, and performance - everything you need for your digital life.