The popular and free antivirus tool Avira (formerly AntiVir Personal) is one of the most powerful freeware antivirus programs. It scans all local drives and processes as well as individual folders, files and archives, detecting viruses, Trojans, worms and dialers, backdoor programs and rootkits. In addition, AntiVir allows the checking of removable drives. The fast system check crawl only the most important areas of the operating system as opposed to the full check.
In addition, the scan engine protects against phishing attacks as well as GUI processes and has integrated ad- and spyware protection. The virus scanner also enables the inspection of boot sectors. The integrated AHeAD heuristics detects even new, unknown viruses and other malware. The accuracy, searches with the AHeAd to pests, can be adjusted in three steps. The highest level increases the detection rate but also the number of possible false positives. In addition, a scanner loads permanently into memory, which monitors your system in the background in real time.
The user-friendly control center as well as the central standard and expert configuration facilitate the monitoring, management, control and configuration of the program. So there is, for example, the possibility to check the computer using Task Scheduler automatically and periodically. Avira has a built-in update wizard, which provides the users with the latest virus signatures.
Infected files can be quickly and safely removed with a single mouse click or sent directly from the Quarantine Manager to Avira’s security experts.
Avira Free is a comprehensive and reliable virus scanner that protects most of the pests and threats from the Internet through its heuristic search processes.