Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus

Efficient, powerful and free antivirus software

Avira Free Antivirus 2016 is a free, light-weight antivirus with a powerful scanning engine that's easily configurable and perfect for less powerful PCs. View full description


  • Fast scans
  • High rate of malware detection
  • Very configurable
  • Low resource consumption
  • Integrated with Social Shield


  • Design outdated
  • No email protection
  • Doesn't have its own firewall

Very good

Avira Free Antivirus 2016 is a free, light-weight antivirus with a powerful scanning engine that's easily configurable and perfect for less powerful PCs.

Comprehensive and effective antivirus

What does Avira Free Antivirus 2016 provide with respect to previous versions? An engine of improved detection and viruses removal, an AI that learns from its mistakes, real-time protection while you're shopping or checking your bank account online... Moreover, the 2016 version defends you from PUA - the programs that potentially can cause problems and are installed without your permission.

Avira Free Antivirus protects your PC against viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and rootkits while preserving your safety in real time.

The antivirus can scan programs, lets you create exclusion rules and assign priority during the system analysis phase, and provides you with reports and an events log.

Avira Free Antivirus offers some interesting features. One is SocialShield, a parental control service to help parents monitor their children's activities on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, informing parents of any potential safety risks. The other is Avira Free Android Security, an app which protects your Android phone or tablet.

The Firewall menu gives an overview on the current configuration of the Windows Firewall (meaning it doesn't have its own firewall) and allows you to change the settings if necessary.

Avira Free Antivirus 2016 includes a Game Mode, a function that's useful for optimizing resource consumption during a gaming session. There are certain features, like the email scanner and web protection, that are visible in the interface but unfortunately are only available in the paid version.

A usable interface with an outdated design

Avira 2016 detects malware faster because now this process takes place in the cloud. In addition, the software has improved its performance tools to ensure that you always get the most out of your PC.

The interface of Avira Free Antivirus remains unchanged from last year's design. Although its structure provides excellent usability, an updated design would definitely be welcome.

The antivirus offers a good degree of configurability with several advanced options for more advanced users. The default configuration, however, is perfect for those who are less experienced.

Great performance makes a true ally against malware

Avira Free Antivirus 2016 is a very fast scanning engine whose great quality leaves little to be desired. Its resource consumption is minimal and as a result, is the perfect companion for people with an older PC who still need a quality antivirus.

Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic is a reliable free antivirus solution, that constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs (such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc.).

It monitors every action executed by the user or by the operating system and being able to react promptly when a malicious program is detected. Actions include repair, delete, block, rename and quarantine programs or files.

Avira Free Antivirus


Avira Free Antivirus

— User reviews — about Avira Free Antivirus

  • "exelent "

    it is unbeatable i like it very much . it very fast and unbeateble . More.

    reviewed on May 22, 2015

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    by yijhenglin

    "Best Antivirus Ever"

    Best Antivirus Ever - My PC is much faster now. Most importantly, it's free. More.

    reviewed on May 19, 2015

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    reviewed on December 23, 2014

  • Shy tzedaka

    by Shy tzedaka

    "i Like avira."

    Avira is a very good Antivirus! i like it and they have good detection rate and Great Technical support. This program is... More.

    reviewed on December 15, 2014

  • "very fast antivirus"

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    reviewed on July 13, 2014

  • "Really Good."

    Avira free antivirus is very good from user point, Avira free antivirus helps to protect my system safe. More.

    reviewed on January 5, 2014