A free anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware program
Avira Free Antivirus is a free anti-malware, anti-ransomware and anti-virus program for Windows devices. It is a light security program that is easy to install and does not require a great deal of CPU (Central Processing Unit) power. The program protects your computer from things such as spyware, worms, trojans and viruses.View full description
- The free VPN service alone is enough reason to sign up
- Its user interface keeps things very simple
- It is very lightweight and will not slow your computer down
- The paid version offers the best tools
- It is a the free version doesn’t block infected websites
Avira Free Antivirus is a free anti-malware, anti-ransomware and anti-virus program for Windows devices. It is a light security program that is easy to install and does not require a great deal of CPU (Central Processing Unit) power. The program protects your computer from things such as spyware, worms, trojans and viruses.
An efficient security program that does not hog your resources
The security software is comparatively light compared to other security programs, and it works very efficiently. It does this by employing what the company calls a “Protection Cloud.” Files are identified by the installed software, and the files are analyzed on the cloud. Since the cloud has more processing power and RAM than your computer, it is able to analyze and asses threats in a fraction of the time it would take if the software were to analyze the files locally. Scan your computer with the software, and set real-time protection with the browser safety functions. You are also able to use their VPN service for free. The company gives you 500mb of free VPN service, which means you are able to surf the net anonymously, and it may also allow you to visit websites that your country’s authorities and/or your Internet provider has blocked.
A simple and self-explanatory user interface
If you have used anti-virus software in the past, then the Avira user interface will appear very intuitive. If you are new to this type of technology, then it is okay because the interface offers you very basic choices. If you wish to run a scan, then click on the “Quick Scan” or “Deep Scan” to pick the type of scan you desire. Move down, and you may set new browser settings and protective protocols to help make your web surfing a little safer. On the user interface, you will see the options for installing the “Speed Up” tools, which removes files that may slow your computer down, and allows you to lower the number of active processes that are running and that are potentially slowing your computer down. The interface also has options for installing VPN tools and the Scout Browser. The software optimizes itself, which means there is very little tinkering required after installation.
Free protection and anonymity
Avira Free Antivirus gives you both protection from viruses and malware, and it protects your privacy too. Protection from viruses and malware comes from their browser protection tools and from the ability to scan your computer for malicious content. It protects your anonymity by helping to remove spyware, and by giving you a free amount of VPN service every month. The fact the software is fast and efficient is just an added benefit. The software will not work as well if it does not have Internet access, but one assumes you have Internet protection if you are looking for virus and malware protection. If you are happy with the service they provide, then they allow you to upgrade your account so that you may block infected sites and better secure your browser when you are dealing with sensitive information.