RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Avira Free Mac Security 2.0.4

A free antivirus tool to keep your Mac protected

by Bob Thornton

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Mac OS X
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 24 April 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 979
Developer: Avira
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/avira
Facebook: http://www.avira.com/facebook
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
Avira Free Mac Security
Keep your Mac protected with Avira Free Mac Security

The Mac isn’t a platform that is traditionally associated with security issues, but in reality it is just as prone to them as Windows and almost any other operating system. These days, the increased popularity of Macs means that the platform is just as much at risk of virus and malware infections as others, but this is something that Avira Free Mac Security aims to address. The application offers protection against a range of forms of malware and is as discreet as possible.

The idea behind Avira Free Mac Security s that it should be all but invisible to the user. It works silently in the background, only appearing and asking for input when absolutely necessary. Right from the word go, the software offers protection, checking for new updates and malware definitions as soon as installation is complete. After a scan has been performed the app will slip into the background and continue to do its job.

Avira Free Mac Security constantly monitors your system for potential security problems, including real-time protection being switched off. By default, should one or more problems be detected, they can be fixed in one fell swoop with a single click, but you do still have the option of dealing with them all individually if you prefer. Heuristic detection means that even without the very latest definitions install, suspicious activity should be detected.

Avira is a trusted name in the security world and this Mac release shows the usual signs of quality and as an added bonus it is available completely free of charge. The absence of a price tag applies not only to home users, but also businesses meaning that this could be a great security tool for any small company on a budget.

What's new in v2.0?

- Redesign of the user interface to match the new corporate design 
- Minor GUI improvements
- Scan performance improvements
- Scheduled Update: unnecessary windows removed
- Scheduled Scan: unncecessary windows removed, unless user interaction is required
- Additional license text added to the product help

Verdict:

 Such a great security tool, it’s amazing to find that it is free of charge. A great tool for travellers and the careless alike.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Norton Security with Backup 2016 beta

Norton Security with Backup 2016 beta v22.5.0.120

Free during beta-testing

Norton’s security suite is faster, Windows 10-ready

AVG AntiVirus Free for Mac

AVG AntiVirus for Mac Free Edition 14.0

Freeware

Get free anti-malware protection from AVG for your Mac
 

ESET Cybersecurity

ESET Cybersecurity for Mac 4.0.72

Trial Software

Keep your Mac protected from the increasing threat of viruses and malware

Norton Internet Security for Mac 5

Norton Internet Security 5 for Mac Beta 5.0.0

Freeware

Complete online protection system for your Mac

Other Download Articles From This Category
Panda Cloud Cleaner

Panda Cloud Cleaner 1.1.2

Freeware

A free cloud-based malware detector

ES App Locker

ES App Locker 1.1.1

Freeware

Restrict access to any app (even system apps)

Ultra Virus Killer

Ultra Virus Killer 7.4.0

Freeware

A powerful set of tools for manually removing malware and repairing your PC

Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool 7.6.0

Freeware

Remove adware, toolbars and more

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.5

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.5 brings:

• Per chat custom notification settings and mute
• You can now include videos in your chat backups in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup
• Mark chats as unread or read with a swipe to the right
• Better support for VoiceOver
• Directly share contacts from the Contacts app and locations from Apple Maps to WhatsApp
• Lower the data usage used during WhatsApp calls in Settings > Chats and Calls 
• Earlier messages now load automatically as you scroll chats
• Improved design for cropping photos and videos
• Location messages now use a large map thumbnail

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: