Avira Free Antivirus 2013

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Avira Free Antivirus



Millions of users trust Avira’s basic protection.



Basic protection doesn’t get any easier. It takes just two clicks to install
and configure your free antivirus.





"The scope of malware that Avira AntiVir Personal
can keep you safe from is alone enough to make it one of the best free
antivirus software programs..."

—Stacy Fisher, About.com








Not everything that security company Avira did in recent times has
received a positive reception by the company’s user base. Especially the
bundling of the software with the Ask Toolbar has been criticized by users, even though it is completely optional.


The
company has just released its 2013 lineup, including Avira Free
Antivirus as well as the commercial alternatives Antvirus Premium,
Internet Security and Internet Security Plus. You may have already
noticed that the year has been removed as part of the product name.


The
free version includes an offer to install Web Protection together with
the Avira SearchFree Toolbar and the Avira SearchFree Updater, to make
it the default search provider, and to make Avira SearchFree
(search.avira.com) the browser homepage and the new tab page of the
browser. If you do not want that, make sure to uncheck the option during
installation. Make sure you select custom installation for that option.




The
interface of Avira Free Antivirus looks like the one on the screenshot
below. The light gray items are available in the free version, while the
dark gray icons are reserved to the company’s commercial offerings.




avira searchfree


One
of the new features of the Avira 2013 lineup is the new social networks
feature under child protection. This is a parental controls software to
monitor children on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter
or Google+. To use the feature, you need to create an account with
Avira’s Social Network Protection, and then add your childs to the newly
registered account and connect the social networking accounts of the
childs to the application.



With the Social Networks feature, you can monitor your children‘s activities online.

The Social Networks technology checks their social network accounts for
comments, photos etc. that may influence your child‘s reputation in a
negative way or may indicate that your child is in danger.

The menu
on the left side opens a page in the product which contains links to the
SocialShield website. The links will open in the default browser of the
system.



Android Security is another new feature. It
is basically an app that you can install on Android devices to protect
those devices from loss and theft.


Existing Avira users can update to the new version from within the program, or download the latest version from the Avira website. The full release notes for all Avira 2013 products is available here as a pdf documen







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