When talking about antivirus applications, Avira Free Antivirus is considered as one of the most popular programs out there. In fact, you might even like it more, when you find out that it is totally free. Of course, there are certain Pros&Cons about this app and we are here to tell you all about them.
Due to the fact that Avira Antivirus Pro makes a difference between a legitimate website and an Internet threat, it is a good choice for preventing your Mac from malware without causing any lag to it.
If you choose to install Avira Free Security Suite, the app will provide a few additional security features without any payment for them. Thus, this is the program we chose to install on our Mac.
After running the application, Avira managed to detect and block about 98% of all threats onto the system. Besides, when trying to open a dangerous website, Avira displayed a warning message immediately.
This is due to Avira’s capability to recognize whether the website you land on hides malware or contains any corrupted links behind. When the program encounters a malware file, it blocks the threat at once and moves it to the quarantine folder before the virus can attack your Mac.
Another positive feature of Avira Free Antivirus is its gamer mode. If you are playing a game or watching a video, the program automatically detects it and suspends all your scheduled scans, so there won’t be any lag to your current activity. As soon as you finish watching videos or playing games, Avira will resume the suspended scans immediately.
Apart from all the above-mentioned, Avira Free Antivirus includes extra security tools, such as a VPN (Virtual Private Network), as well as a personal firewall. The program has also a system vulnerability scan which locates all the weak spots in your Mac and helps you strengthen your online security.
So far, so good. However, Avira Free Antivirus has several weaknesses that you should pay attention to. Among these, is the fact that this program is a bit complicated to set up because each tool is a separate module and you should click through and set up on its own. Besides, while you’re working with one tool, you can’t access the other tools.
Another issue about Avira Free Antivirus is the constant ads flow which is beyond your control. As it is a free program, there are many advertisements asking you to upgrade to Avira’s paid programs. Apart from being quite annoying, this definitely affects the speed of your Mac which might disturb your online activities.