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Avira Free Security Suite 2019 v1.2.119.17994

A one-stop antivirus, privacy and speedup suite

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 03 October 2018
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Developer: Avira
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Avira Free Security Suite
A one-stop antivirus, privacy and speedup suite

Avira Free Security Suite 2019 is a capable collection of the program's free security, privacy and optimisation products.

Avira Free Antivirus is a highlight. Independent testing labs show its engine offers some of the best protection around, comparable with top commercial products from companies like Bitdefender and Kaspersky, and the latest edition ramps up your security even further with enhanced anti-ransomware technology.

Avira Browser Safety is a Chrome and Firefox extension which blocks access to known malicious sites. It adds icons to your search engine results, enabling you to spot potential dangers at a glance, and if you click a dangerous link somewhere else it jumps in to warn you of the risks. (If you're completely sure a site is safe you can carry on in a couple of clicks, so the system never gets in your way.)

Avira Phantom VPN encrypts your communications to prevent interception, masks your IP address and may help you access websites you couldn't normally reach. The free version has a very limited data allowance of 500MB per month (1GB if you register), but that could still offer useful protection for email and basic browsing.

Avira System Speedup is a cut-down version of the company's PC maintenance tool. There's no boot optimisation, file encryption or secure deletion, and it won't free up quite as much disk space, but there are still plenty of performance, memory and privacy tweaks (and it wipes away your internet history, too).

While this sounds like a bulky suite, it's surprisingly easy to handle. Installation and setup is easier than many stand-alone antivirus engines, and all your tools are managed from Avira Connect, a simple launcher which lives in your system tray. Launch it with a click and you can run a quick antivirus scan, launch the individual suite tools, and view or manage any other devices you've protected with Avira technology.

If you like the product, updating to Avira Internet Security gets you USB device scanning, shopping/ banking protection, and the full set of System Speedup features, while Avira Total Security adds unlimited Phantom VPN traffic, and automatically secures public wifi connections.

Verdict:

Avira Free Security Suite 2017 is a capable collection of products, particularly Antivirus and Browser Safety, which between them do a great job of keeping you safe online.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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