Updated 18 Jan 2017

Avira

Free Antivirus + Windows 10 Firewall

Snapshot: Avira Free Antivirus + Windows 10 Firewall has an anti-phishing feature. How well can it protect your computer?

Free Antivirus + Windows 10 Firewall
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$0

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Test results

Overall score
63
Protection
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
System impact
?/10

Good points

  • OK protection.
  • OK to use.
  • Moderate system impact.
  • Apple macOS version available.
  • Has anti-phishing protection.

But

  • No banking protection feature.
  • No backup feature.
  • No anti-spam protection.

How we test

Overall score:

  • Protection (65%)
  • Ease of use (25%)
  • System impact (10%)

Protection includes:

  • Anti-malware performance including on-demand scanning, malware detection, false positive malware detection, URL protection and real-world protection from known malicious websites.
  • Firewall performance including features and settings aw well as incoming and outgoing protection – incoming protection tests the firewall’s ability to detect and prevent external scans; outgoing protection tests the ability to detect and prevent unauthorised data being sent outward to the internet, including sensitive data such as credit card details.

Ease of use takes into account: installation, configuration and normal day-to-day use of the software as well as clarity/simplicity of the user interface. We also look at the user help such as guidance, help menu and options and updating the software.

System impact includes assessment of the software’s use of disk space and memory plus its effect on boot time and on common tasks such as program launch and use, file use, copying and conversion.

Key data

Key data

Price guide
$0

Program

Number of PCs on licence
1
Licence period (years)
1
Version tested
15.0.22.54

Features

Similar version for Mac OS
Yes
Windows 8 integration
Yes
Windows 10 supported
Yes
Anti-phishing
Anti-spam
No
Parental controls
×
Backup
×
Banking protection feature
×
E-mail scanner
×
POP3 protection incoming messages in Windows Live Mail
IMAP4 protection of incoming messages in Windows Live Mail
Settings password protected
Offline help
Download of a bootable CD / DVD
Download of a bootable USB key
Can create a bootable CD / DVD
Can create a bootable USB key
Minimum requirements - Processor
AMD: starting with Athlon 64, Sempron Paris core; OpteronCentaur Technology: starting with VIA C7 Intel: starting with Pentium 4 (desktop) or Pentium M (laptop) Transmeta: starting with Efficeon
Minimum requirements - RAM
1 GB
Minimum requirements - Hard disk
800 MB
Recommended requirements - Processor
No recommended requirements.
Recommended requirements - RAM
No recommended requirements.
Recommended requirements - Hard disk
No recommended requirements.
Software requirements - Browser
Internet Explorer 8 or later

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