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Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus offers basic protection for your computer against dangerous viruses, worms...

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
    Supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7
  • Android
LICENSE Free Personal

Avira Free Antivirus offers basic protection for your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, spy-ware, trojans and costly dialers.

Avira Antivirus Premium includes MailGuard (POP3 and SMTP) and WebGuard for safe surfing. More Info »

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Avira Free Antivirus (sometimes referred to as Avira, Antivir, Avira Antivirus) was added by Ola in Mar 2009 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on Avira Free Antivirus in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Avira Free Antivirus or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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If you consider the software which has the least impact on system performance to be the best then Avira is the best(free) application for OSX.

This is based off of a comparison of anti-virus softwares. The original publication conducted by AV-Comparatives is available as a PDF download here. It is a test of the impact of internet security software on system performance, unaffiliated with any software publisher, making it an unbiased comparison.

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According the the tests, there is 1 other application which is better than Avira; Eset, but they do not offer a free version of their software. They do offer a free 30-day trial and a yearly subscription service of $39.99 for one computer.


Ok, I'm inspired to post this review. :)

Avira is the best anti-virus right now if you're looking for a free solution. It has one of the best virus detection rates and the lowest impact on system performance (better than Windows Defender / MSE) you'll find at $0,00. Also, it only displays 1 pop-up recommending the paid version when you start the computer and that's it, not countless annoying ads like Avast has been displaying recently.

It's a trustworthy company, not those silly and disrespectful (mostly Chinese or partnering with them) companies that spread ads and install bundles like they're malware themselves (hello Baidu).

I recommend it to everyone!


Germany Engineer

Positive Review by Aerialsky about Avira Free Antivirus Jun 2011

I've been using this security program for a long time. And it has never let me down :D/ although I'm using a Free version

See independent tests of anti-virus by AV-Comparatives:

Avira is one of the best anti-virus! :D


With its high detection rates and well-reviewed heuristic engine, I use Avira AntiVir Personal for any of my higher-risk clients (the ones that browse and click with reckless abandon). It's surprisingly light on system resources, but then anything will seem light compared to Norton.