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Avira Free AntiVirus 2019 v15.0.40.12

Keep your PC safe from malware with Avira's latest release

by Mike Williams

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License: Free, for personal-use only
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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150MB free hard drive space

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 03 October 2018
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Downloads To Date: 71276
Developer: Avira
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Avira Free AntiVirus 2019
Keep your PC safe from malware with Avira's latest release

Avira Free AntiVirus is a reliable antivirus engine which does a great job of keeping your PC malware-free.

Installation is simple and straightforward. Unlike the competition, there are no demands to remove competing products: we had Norton Internet Security installed on the test PC, and were able to run both packages alongside each other without problems.

Once the program is running it provides all the features you'd expect: files you access are checked for threats in real time, you can carry out on-demand antivirus scans on any part of your system whenever you like, and a capable scheduler allows you to set up regular scans to run automatically and unattended.

This elease adds new installation options. Avira Browser Safety keeps you safe online, Avira SafeSearch prevents you from reaching malicious sites, and there's a chance to install Dropbox, too (all can be bypassed if you're not interested).

Verdict:

Avira Free AntiVirus is distinctly short on new features, but the core engine is still excellent, and it's probably the best free tool around.

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Avira Free A/V 2012

Posted by: AJ Averett, 11 October 2011 19:29

Though incremental to the previous Avira AntiVir Personal (free), the improvements to to the new Avira Free A/V 2012 are useful enhancements to what was already an excellent security application.

On an ancient laptop (P-4M; 1 GB DDR; 100 GB ATA-100 HDD), there is one less running process and ~ 30% less RAM occupied in quiescence. Installation has been streamlined; for users upgrading from the previous version, existing settings are retained. Boot time is shorter and the machine has greater responsiveness (including during signature updates, which are faster).

Though the Ask.com Toolbar can be declined during installation, three components remain in the program's folder, two of which attempt to phone home; they can be prevented from connecting to the Internet using a firewall with that that functionality (such as Comodo Firewall). Rating: 5/5

Neil J. Rubenking, Senior Analyst for Security at PC Magazine is currently testing v2012, report forthcoming.

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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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