Avira Free Antivirus
Developed in Germany, Avira Antivirus is one of the best free antivirus programs we’ve seen and offers effective protection against malware on Windows PCs, Apple Mac, iPhone and Android mobile devices.
The “free” version detects multiple types of malware (viruses, rootkits, computer worms, macros, trojan horses, etc.), and can identify and repair these quickly. Avira Antivirus is freely available for non-commercial use and effectively protects against threats to computers, laptops, smartphones and tablet devices. The interface is user-friendly and well laid-out, with no major learning curve. As such, you’ll be able to start using the program immediately after completing the installation.
The software provides antivirus protection using cloud technology, giving you instant protection from the latest threats, cloud scanning of unknown but suspicious files, and crucial updates as and when available. This can significantly increase your level of security, especially if your existing antivirus software package has seen better days. In fact, in recent antivirus tests, Avira achieved excellent ratings, making it a reliable and effective choice.
A commercial version is also available called Antivirus Pro and offers additional features and access to unlimited technical support. This can be obtained for a small yearly payment. Features of Avira Antivirus Pro include: secure online shopping and banking, telephone and e-mail support, no advertising, network protection, and a greater range of malware protection.