Free Antivirus: Avira Free Antivirus

Posted by on March-10-2009 under Free Software

Recently I had published an article on an a free antivirus: AVG Free Antivirus. You can check out that article here. A few of my readers mentioned in comments about another free antivirus that they are using: Avira Free Antivirus. That prompted me to research about it, and I am really impressed with all the features. The best part is: It is completely FREE!! (oh god, I really love this 4-letter word: FREE). Like this article? Click here to be notified via email when a similar article is published

As I had mentioned in my previous article, Antivirus is the most important security software on your computer. Latest viruses are even capable of stealing our sensitive data from our system, leading to serious crimes such as Identity Theft.

(This article is a part of my series of articles on FREE Software. Check out other articles in the series here)

Avira AntiVir Personal Free Antivirus is a comprehensive, easy to use antivirus program, designed to offer reliable virus protection to home-users. Avira Antivirus Personal protects you computer against viruses, malware, adware and spyware, unwanted programs and other dangers. And it offers all this completely free of charge. (Like this article? Click here to be notified via email when a similar article is published)

It is a completely free antivirus and antimalware application, and it runs in your system’s background. It works surprisingly well, and doesn’t hogs down system’s resources. Here is a list of some of the fantastic features offered by this free antivirus:

– Very high rates of virus and malware detection using innovative search technologies (search engines) and heuristic search processes
– High-performance multithreading function (simultaneous high-speed scanning of multiple files)
– Scanner (On-Demand Scan) with profile-controlled and configurable search for all known types of virus and malware
– Guard (On-Access Scan) for continuous monitoring of all file access attempts
– Integrated quarantine management to isolate and process suspicious files
– Rootkit protection for detecting hidden malware installed in your computer system (rootkits)
– Simple and quick updates to the program, virus definitions, and search engine through Single File Update and incremental VDF updates via a webserver on the Internet

Used this antivirus? Know something better? Mention in comments. You can download Avira Free Antivirus from here.

Apart from Anti-Virus software, your computer also needs to have a good firewall, an anti-malware, and an anti-spyware.





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