Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus 13.0

This application will keep your computer safe from numerous types of malware
4.0  (5,395 votes)
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Keeping the computers safe from viruses should be a priority for every computer user. All kinds of nasty viruses and malware can infect your computer and compromise the sensitive information that you store on your hard disk. Happily, there are applications like Avira Free Antivirus that offer an efficient PC security solution and keep viruses away.

Avira Free Antivirus is one of the most popular anti-virus applications in the entire world. This dependable tool will keep you safe from viruses, adware, spyware, Trojans, rootkits, dialers and many other types of malware that may infect your computer. There are several things that I like about Avira Free Antivirus. Firstly, it offers a decent scanning speed, so you won’t have to wait around forever in order to find out if your computer is infected or not. Another plus is that it takes up fewer resources than most of the other anti-virus tools, thus allowing your other running applications to work smoothly. Furthermore, the program automatically scans your computer for incompatible software before actually installing itself, so it won’t cause any crashes.

With Avira Free Antivirus you will be able to schedule scans to be performed even when you’re away from the computer.

What I completely dislike about Avira Free Antivirus is the irritating window which constantly pops-up to let you know about other Avira products. This Avira Notifier will pop up in front of other windows, so it will quickly become a nuisance.

In conclusion, Avira Free Antivirus is a very handy protection tool, especially when you consider the fact that you don’t have to pay in order to use it. This program is effective and reliable so it will surely turn out to be a viable security solution.

Sean O'Reilly
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Review summary


  • It automatically scans for incompatible applications before installing itself on your computer.
  • It takes up very few CPU resources.
  • It is appropriate for beginners as well as for advanced users.
  • It allows you to determine the threats from which you want to be protected


  • The Avira Notifier that pops-up frequently will quickly become annoying
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