Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus Information
RoSoftDownload Editor's Review :
Detect and eliminate viruses and is free of charge virus protection.
Nowadays, the threats are becoming more and more dangerous and widely spread, along with the Internet evolution. Windows operating system is the most threatened and attacked OS, due to its spread and usability. So, considering these conditions in which the threat is becoming more powerful every day, you really should consider protection against dangerous forms of malware - viruses, adware, spyware.
Avira AntiVir Personal is for personal use only. It is used to perform common viruses scan. The setback of this version is that it opens a window that suggesting to purchase the Avira Premium Edition. A very useful thing is that you can and you should update your antivirus database daily, in order to be protected against the new threats that appear so often.
The Interface menu is offering three main categories - Overview - Status, Events and reports; Local Protection - Scanner, Guard; Administration - Quarantine, Scheduler. You can customize some the antivirus settings. For example, besides the simple configuration, you also have an Expert Mode. If you are up to it, you can customize advanced settings for the Scanner and Guard options.
The predefined scan tasks are Local Drives, Removable Drives, Windows System Directory. Besides these, you can select the files or directories you want to scan. The Guard task is the one that provides active security for your computer and scans items that might be dangerous. You can add suspicios files to Quarantine, in order to check those files later, and meanwhile, not have your computer harmed.
As a final conclusion - Avira Personal is a very good and reliable antivirus solution. It does not exhaust your system resources, and it offers a good protection against the threats that could harm your computer. You will not be disappointed in the security and functionality provided by this free antivirus.
From Avira GmbH
If you don't have virus protection, your PC will be infected with malware in a matter of minutes. Avira AntiVir Personal offers basic protection against viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits, adware, and spyware that has been tried and tested over 125 million times worldwide. What's more, it is available free-of-charge!
Functions - AntiVir stops all kinds of viruses - AntiAd/Spyware protects against adware and spyware - AntiRootkit detects hidden rootkits - QuickRemoval removes viruses at the push of a button - NetbookSupport support for computers with low resolution - AHeADTechnology detects even unknown viruses by their profiles - AviraSupport there for you in person when questions arise - GenericRepair - automatic repair of your PC - ExpressInstallation - install Avira in just 5 clicks
The Installation Kit comes fully featured. If you require full antivirus and internet protection that includes enhanced adware and Spyware detection, Advanced set-up, Antispam and Antiphishing you can purchase Avira Premium Security Suite.
Changelog for this release:
Protection Cloud: Real-time malware classification and extremely fast system scanning
Browser Tracking Blocker: Stops companies from following and recording your web activities
Website Safety Advisor: Security ratings in your search results - know before you go!
Network Drive Scanning: More protection for you, better security for the whole network
Social Network Protection: Intelligent parental controls for Facebook and other social sites
At least 133 MHz; at least 196 MB RAM; 30 MB of HDD; 25 MB of free main memory; IE 5 or higher.