A reliable player in the security market, Avira’s AntiVir Personal Free Edition lives up to the high standards set by the company. Launched in 2008, this free security tool scans and protects your computer against spyware and other malicious programs such as Trojans, hoaxes, worms and backdoor programs, thus offering it protection at no extra cost. Moreover the tool also helps keep a tab on the users or programs that are engaged in the malicious usage of the system’s resources or any other harmful executions. In fact it is the strong detection rats of this tool that has made it so popular in the security market.
Its range of power packed features includes Antidialer that protects against expensive dialers along with functionalities like the protection against concealed rootkits, protection against phishing, adware and spyware. It features a real time scanner, daily free updates, boot records scan and many more great features. You cab view the Scanner, Guard, Quarantine, and Scheduler features in the Local Protection and Administration navigation options. Netbook support for laptops with low resolution is provided. In addition to the Avira Antivirus packs a powerful punch with the scan customization facilities that allow you to scan internal and external drives, run preloaded scans for rootkits etc. The Configuration button located at the top of the central pane allows the users to customize the scans based on what they want.
One of the best parts about Avira AntiVIr Personal Free Edition is that it is quite light on system resources using just around around 10mb memory. In addition it features help facilities that are good for a free antivirus app, with mouse-over information on each feature. Unlike its competitors the new Avira Antivirus version does not require an uninstallation tool. While it is an excellent security backup, most of its features have been surpassed by its competitors.