Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic is one of the most reliable free antivirus solutions available which provides complete protection to the system without any delay. As soon as any symptoms of even smallest of malware, viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. is spotted it rapidly scans your computer.
It keeps on monitoring every action executed by the user or by the operating system like radar and thus checks even a minute malicious program. Reactions to the spotted threats include repair, delete, block, rename and quarantine programs or files.
Even though it is a very old player in the world of antivirus Avira Antivirus came in the the big screen in the year 2008 due to its extremely strong and powerful detection rates when compared to others in the market. It is still in the list of the top players even if not as the first one, but while the 2009 version more or less kept pace with the competition, the 2010 edition isn't quite as good as it could be.
When ever a program is downloading a pop up as appears which catches the eyes of both longtime and new users. These ads were considered as tolerance and annoying by the user which disturbs the work flow but now these ads are essential for updating the users about the latest programs available with more features. The only feature which is missing in Avira is the entertainment-gaming mode which is available with other competitors.
The latest version of Avira Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic is same as the version 8 with changes in the application interface with new icons on the program's toolbar, a new static image background, the main window offers a left-side navigation menu with drop-down menus and a central pane to see more detailed information. The interface has the status menu which keeps the user informed about the last scan, last update, real time guard. The upgrade link is removed from the version and complete protection is enabled to the user. Another screen in the menu is the event screen and repots tab which is very useful for the user to log changes to the program and to keep a history of threats.
In the free version of Avira 10 the new features are not present, too. The only addition to older one is the new generic repair mode which informs about how Avira tells you about the threats it has discovered. In version 9, you could gain information about them in the middle of a scan or at the end; however, now only the latter is available. Windows 7 users are free now having the capability to run scans as an administrator directly from the interface, which is a smart, but still is only minor improvement. The installation procedure has been altered and cut short to only five windows to complete the setup but the user still has the complete the registration form. The installation is even faster than the earlier versions of the antivirus available.
AntiVir Free 10 carries with is many robust features such as selection of scan customization, letting users fully scan both internal and external hard drives, running a preloaded scan for rootkits, or customize a scan. The complete full scan of the computer takes about 1 hour and 12 minutes which is among the average time taken. Avira includes antispyware protections, which can even scan "locked" files by cracking them.
The Local Protection and Administration navigation options reveal out the various other options such as the Scanner, Guard, Quarantine, and Scheduler. The user is provided with the choice of customizing the scans as and when required by them with the help of the configuration button. Avira can scan again, restore, delete and e mail the quarantined file as per the clicks of the user. The very same heuristic engine as the previous version had offers three intensity levels for the user. Avira's help features are perfect for a free antivirus application, with a wealth of information on each feature.
AntiVir 10 doesn't have any un installation tool to remove the antivirus completely from the system as the user once install the antivirus will not get a chance to un install it. Avira is excellent option for back ups of files and folders.
Userís perception of free antivirus has changed as it was earlier, now people are recommending more free programs like Avira Antivir Personal due to their high protection.
It is one of the versions of Avira Antivir Premium version lacking some of the features like virus filter for email or for web browsing still Avira Antivir Personal form a strong defense unit.
Installation just takes a few minutes and all features like different types of scans, support for scheduling, automatic updates and a quarantine area all start the work after rebooting.
Malware, viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. the names of the un wanted disturbing programs are many but the solution for this is only one Avira.