Avira Free Antivirus is Avira's entry into the freeware antivirus market. It protects your personal computer against known malware such as viruses, spyware and certain types of rootkits.
With the release of their newer versions, the Avira Free Antivirus product has become well known for its high speed and efficiency. The resource consumption and footprint of Avira Free Antivirus seems pretty low compared to former versions and there are no noticeable slowdowns.
This antivirus product comes with two different modes: Beginner and Expert. The Expert mode shows extra configuration options but like most other freeware antivirus products, it does lack when compared to the paid solutions.
One of the things that Avira Free Antivirus lacks is the inclusion of an email scanner, a firewall or a game mode; it also lacks web-based protection though in our opinion, Adblocker is great when combined with Avira.
Overall, Avira Free Antivirus is effective at protecting users against viruses and completely free for home users.Compability and license
Avira is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from antivirus without restrictions. Avira 188.8.131.52 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this antivirus protection software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. This download is distributed as avira_antivirus_en-us.exe and avira_en_free0___sfp.exe.
We have tested Avira Free Antivirus 184.108.40.206 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.