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 18.104.22.1682 (Apr 10, 2015)
running latest 22.214.171.1244
something new is that it now installs .net framework 4..
Reviewing 126.96.36.1992 (Mar 19, 2015)
This Beta, seems to install but for some reason it does not install the said Version, I tried even in safe mode, I like this A/V software, does this version require a Beta License or what?
Reviewing 188.8.131.524 (Feb 14, 2015)
link goes to a trial for pro suit
Reviewing 184.108.40.2068 (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 220.127.116.118 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 18.104.22.1682 (Jun 17, 2014)
Avira Free Antivirus 22.214.171.1242
The version offered there (new listing of 16 June 2014) is an older one, not 126.96.36.1992.
Since the author does not include a date stamp for the file, another method is via comparing file size.
The older version (188.8.131.522) file size is:
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