Avira AntiVir Personal is not just another free AV solution. This application may just be the best free application for monitoring interactions with your operating system, to ensure that if a malicious program is detected it will be stopped dead in its tracks! It’s certainly the most popular in its class, and with good reason.
Avira AntiVir Personal offers effective, on demand scans for viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers and other malicious programs. It’s simple interface provides easy access to a command structure, that makes it easy to repair, delete, block, rename and quarantine programs, or files.
I’ve been testing Avira in one release or another for years, and I continue to be impressed with its performance. I have come to rely on it as my primary anti-virus application on my test platforms.
If you’re a typical, or an average user, you should find that Avira AntiVir Personal will meet, and even exceed, all of your requirements.
As an indication of this programs popularity, Download.com reports almost 70 MILLION downloads, making it the leading antivirus software, offered for download on this site.
Protection from viruses, worms and Trojans
Protection against expensive dialers
Protection from hidden rootkits
Protection from phishing
Extensive malware Recognition
Monitors every action executed by the user or the operating system
Reacts promptly when a malicious program is detected.
Automatic updates of antivirus signatures, engine and software – I have to admit, I love this feature
Now in Version 18.104.22.1685
Easy to download, easy to install, easy to configure, easy to use, and very effective.
System requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win 7, UNIX
Download at: Download.com
Note: Free for home-users only.
If you need more convincing, watch the CNET video review of Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus ( 2:17 mins.)
If you find the nag screen annoying, take a look at “Disable Avira Notifier”, on this site.
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