Avira Free review

Avira Free Antivirus is a free antivirus, antispy and antirootkit software with cloud tchnology for from known, newest and the most complicated threats.

This antivirus provides malicious software baseline security, but it also can be leveraged with free applications and services from Avira, including internet-protection, parental control and Android protection addition, that allows to protect your computer, important information, mobile devices and your children from different kind of online-threats.

Avira free Base characteristics review

  • Avira virus database counts about 150 thousands viruses;
  • Avira Free Antivirus detects microviruses and is able to cure infected files;
  • automatic callback software protection (Costly Dialers);
  • trojan, worms and other malicious software protection;
  • simple navigation;
  • scheduled operation possibility.

Main performance capabilities

avira free review

Antivirus and antispy

Effective real-time and on-request protection from different kind of malicious programs: viruses, trojans, internet-worms, spywares and adwares. Constant automatic updates and heuristic technology AHeAD secure against known and new threats.

Cloud protection

Cloud protection technology Avira Protection Cloud is a real-time threat classfifcation and quick system scanning.

Rootkit protection

Avira antirootkit protects from difficult-to-detect threats — rootkits.

Windows Firewall manipulation

Avira Free Antivirus allows to edit network rules for applications, change network profiles and manipulate advanced Windows Firewall with Advanced Security options.

Parental control

With «Social networks» function on the basis of Avira Free SocialShield technology you can control your children activity in the Internet: check their social network accounts for comments, photos, etc., that can badly influence your child.

Android device protection

Except computer protection from different kinds of threats, Avira Free Antivirus software offers to install Avira Antivirus Security Android application that will protect your smartphone or tablet from steal and loss, also it will allow to block unwanted calls and SMS messages.


  • doesn’t consume much resources;
  • has the scheduled scanning suppport;
  • automatic update;
  • functions very fast.


  • e-mail or browser filter failure;
  • boring interface;
  • gives false alarms very often.

As you can see, this antivirus software is ergonomic enough, doesn’t demand special «care», and functions highly effective in the same time.