Avira Free Security – Free download and software reviews

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Pros good interface in new version regularly updates Cons wont detect JS malicious scripts reporting is not great Summary its a free software, why so much negative comments, you don’t get pro features Pros There are no positives. Cons There are way, way too many popup ads begging me to […]

Pros

good interface in new version

regularly updates

Cons

wont detect JS malicious scripts

reporting is not great

Summary

its a free software, why so much negative comments, you don’t get pro features

Pros

There are no positives.

Cons

There are way, way too many popup ads begging me to upgrade.

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Pros

I cannot think of any pros for Avira.

Cons

For the Windows operating system use Windows Defender which is the built in anti-virus program. Avira is advertised to speed up the boot time of a computer. It did not work and spent a lot of time optimizing my computer and multiple restarts.

Summary

Using Avira Pro, be very careful of AUTO RENEWALS. The fist year I was billed $19.99, the second year $57.99 on an auto-renewal I did not approve. Now I am out of that amount and not using the program.

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Pros

Easy to use interface, intuitive.

Cons

I went to Avira’s website and installed the entire free security suite; (avira speedup, avira connect, avira antivirus, and Avira’s web browser.) This was installed on a laptop with a fresh install of windows 10, running a core i5 processor @ 2.50 Ghz, , 1TB hard drive, and 8GB of ram. Never had boot time issues until this software was installed. then my boot times exceeded 3 minutes! so just for fun I tried running avira speedup. surprise, the before and after numbers were identical, but afterwards there was a nice pop-up from avira telling me that if I upgrade to the pro version it will remove 90% more of the stuff slowing down my pc. Well I uninstalled everything, cleaned up the file fragments left behind and…….surprise the laptop boots up just fine!

Summary

Just the antivirus program as a stand-alone product MIGHT be okay, but I’m not giving them another chance. Not dealing with companies that intentionally bog down your system in hopes of getting you to buy their product to “clean” up the mess they created.

Pros

Super-effective, as it’s the free version of top-performing Avira Antivirus Pro, which typically aces detection and performance tests.

Cons

Takes a bit longer to install than some other free apps.

Pros

It detects threats faster than anyone

Cons

Starts scanning without my will or permission

Pros

presumably an anti-virus

Cons

it SLOWED DOWN MY SYSTEM

I could not figure out, and wasted a lot of time, why my system was suddenly so slow….. I though I might have downloaded malware or a virus or who knows, but it turns out, THE ANTIVIRUS WAS THE VIRUS

Summary

Avira is a piece of crap (personal experience), remove

Pros

said to have great and quick capabilities among the best free av options.

Cons

not for any older systems.

not for use with other programs (malware, other cleaners)

*daily pop ups to upgrade to pay version

slow on start up

Summary

i’m about to the point of paying for Kaspersky after the program updates of the previous FREE greats as in AVG and AVAST began using pop up ads bombarding your system… i hate pop ups… take the trash out and don’t bother downloading this one either… it blasts you with pop ups, and you have to option to turn that off for a day or two… i’m still using Spybot search and destroy and when you try to Immunize, you must turn off Avira’s control of the hosts files, or it cockblocks spybot’s job. my laptop is a bit older Asus quad core i5 (4gb ram), with fresh upgrade to win10, and it’s not perfect by any means, but i’ll still get slow memory hogging Avira update on startup, and win10 notification that antivirus is out of date (after not using for a few days- a week). end all be all, not impressed, and i’ll see how long i put up with AVG this time before breaking down and paying for a service. uninstalled. byeeeee

Pros

Well, according to av test sites, it has good detection rates.

Cons

It brought certain websites to a CRAWL, facebook being one of them.

Summary

It slows down browsing noticeably enough, that I just wanted it off of my very fast computer. It felt like I was running a pentium processor and nearly dial up speeds again, on certain sites.

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Pros

Avira detection rates very good

Cons

very annoying avira launcher which forcefully installs after update

Summary

i used to use avira but since avira launcher came i switched to avast.too bad 🙁

Updated on Nov 29, 2016

this is my personal opinion on usability only.otherwise its an excellent antivirus by far according to virus detection rates…

Updated on Nov 29, 2016

this is my personal opinion on usability only.otherwise its an excellent antivirus by far according to virus detection rates…


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