Avira Free Antivirus for Windows 10 is one of the free antivirus programs competing for market share on Windows 10 operating system. Avira has already released its 2017 antivirus and has a lot to offer.. In this review we will look at the features, usability.
Avira for Windows 10 involves many features in its free version. Not only it can protect your PC against malware but also will keep you safe on malicious sites with its secure browser.
Features of Avira for Windows 10
- Antivirus and anti-malware
- Privacy protection against monitoring
- Real-time scanning of unknown files
- Safe browsing
- Price comparison plugin
In general it has quite decent features and offers good detection rate against malware. It can become more resource demanding while you are running scan however otherwise it is quite lightweight and won’t slow down your Windows 10 PC.
User interface of Avira Free Antivirus for Windows 10 is comparable with other antivirus software in its category. Although it is not as easy to use and visually friendly as Avast Free Antivirus for Windows 10, you will not have a problem using it.
Unless there is some problem Avira will display “Your computer is secure” status on the main screen. Once you disable shields or Avira is not updated, this status will change to “Your computer is not secure”. You can resolve this by clicking on not so visible button on the right side of this status “Fix problem.
Scanning of Windows 10 PC occurs in separate window on top of main window of Avira Free Antivirus. Generally scanning function is easily accessible although some people might find it more complicated to use compare to other antivirus programs for Windows 10.
Compatibility and system requirements
Avira is fully compatible with Windows 10 (64 Bit and 32 bit version) and you should have no problems to run it if your PC can run Windows 10.
Minimum system requirements of Avira Free Antivirus for Windows 10
- RAM: 1024 MB
- Hard drive space: 800MB
- Processor: AMD (Athlon 64, Sempron or Opteron) and above, Intel Pentium 4 and above
Overall rating and review
Avira’s Windows 10 free antivirus is a good Antivirus. If you are okay with less friendly user interface, it is a decent choice for your Windows PC. It will offer good functionality with good retention rates which is the most important aspect of any antivirus. If you want to know more, see our comparison of Avast Free Antivirus vs Avira Free Antivirus 2017.
- Usability: 3/5
- Functionality: 4/5
- Detection rates: 5/5
- Overall rating: 4/5