Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (Freeware)

The Avira Free Antivirus is a freeware software application that offers protection against malicious files such as Trojan, adware, viruses, spyware, and rootkits. Primary features of the Avira Free Antivirus program include AntiVir, AntiAd/Spyware, AntiRootkit, QuickRemoval, NetbookSupport, AheadTechnology, and Avira Support. It works by monitoring the actions made by the user or the computer’s operating system and carrying out a response for each detected problem.

While the AntiVir, AntiAd/Spyware and AntiRootkit features aim to protect the system from malicious programs, the QuickRemoval is used to remove the detected malwares from the computer system. AheadTechnology is used to identify malware according to their profiles and the NetbookSupport and AviraSupport are available to assist users about the program.

The Avira Free Antivirus application enables users to customize the security settings of the program. The program offers different options such as scanning as Administrator, configuring archives settings and schedule scanning. The Avira Antivirus program also offers a one-click Fix button that can be used every time the antivirus detects a problem.

The program also offers a WebGuard feature. This feature is only available if the Avira toolbar is uninstalled.  The WebGuard feature works by scanning for potential malware from a website before it loads on the computer. It also works by scanning download files from a web address and preventing downloads if a problem is detected.