Avira Free Antivirus offers effective protection against computer viruses for the individual and private use on a single PC-workstation. It detects and removes viruses and includes an Internet-Update Wizard for easy updating. The built in resident Virus Guard serves to monitor file movements automatically, for example when downloading files from the Internet. Heuristic scanning protects Protection against previously unknown macro viruses.
Reviewing 188.8.131.528 (Dec 12, 2014)
I've used several different antivirus suites like Avast, Panda, Norton and all have their Pros and Cons. As we all know, there is no such thing as the 'Perfect Antivirus" and that includes Avira. I have been using Avira Free for the last 3 months and the new version 184.108.40.2068 is more than enough for my PC security needs. It has all the basics and just about the most useful features & options you will need. I don't mess around to much with the usual "set up & configuration" settings because I believe that the developers already wet through those procedures and have configured the software at it's best. Sure, you will have a once in a while ad pop-up but I can live with that. It's FREE and you must give something in exchange for the excellent protection you get. Enjoy......
Reviewing 220.127.116.112 (Jun 17, 2014)
Avira Free Antivirus 18.104.22.1682
The version offered there (new listing of 16 June 2014) is an older one, not 22.214.171.1242.
Since the author does not include a date stamp for the file, another method is via comparing file size.
The older version (126.96.36.1992) file size is:
Reviewing 188.8.131.524 (Apr 30, 2014)
A resource hog with an ancient UI.
Reviewing 184.108.40.2068 (Feb 19, 2014)
2/19/2014 after the download it shows version Product version 220.127.116.116 12/9/2013
why ??? wrong....... how about a direct link to the proper
FULL STANDALONE SETUP.EXE ? the new installer sucks for multiple deployment . 2 stars removed ...
Reviewing 18.104.22.1689 (Dec 5, 2013)
with all the update's how about a new GUI the XP look is old and better configuration to complicated for a non computer guru to use needs to be more user friendly ,still for free it's still good
Odd three updates in three consecutive business days in a row???
Higher memory requirements ? - AntiVir Free Antivirus - Avira Support Forum maybe there are some bugs being smashed by developers...
Still use it the free one. Still don't find any better than this