The recently released Avira Free Security Suite for Windows PC offers complete protection against viruses, ransomware, and all kinds of malicious code & makes your browsing safe & private.
Today, the world of digital media is not safe! Be it the Internet or offline media storage. If you stumble upon some malicious data on the Internet or media storage devices like USB, DVD, etc., your PC can get affected by deadly viruses. To save your PC from harmful virus and Trojan attacks, it is important to have a good antivirus or an Internet Security Suite installed on your PC. Windows Defender comes pre-installed on Windows PCs, but most users want feature-rich security software. If you are looking for one, take a look at Avira Free Security Suite.
Avira Free Security Suite review
Avira is largely famous for its product lineup in the security field for Windows OS. The company has launched the 2017 version of its traditional anti-virus and other sister products. Avira Free Security Suite is a software bundle provided to you by Avira for free, which consists of Avira Free Antivirus for Windows along with some other useful products to help secure your computing environment. All of these products are also available for premium usage which you can buy from the official Avira website.
The suite triggers an online installation of the applications that are included in this bundle, through Avira Connect hub which is the company’s official Application Manager and Launcher tool.
One thing worth mentioning here is that you don’t get a full-fledged version of some of the applications included in this pack. These are cut short in terms of features that you get only with the premium plans. Also, you don’t get to customize the settings of these programs during installation. However, you can manually choose to opt-out of installing any application in this package.
Once all your selected applications are installed, Avira Security Suite takes over the job of managing security tasks on your PC. Now, let’s take a look at the key software included in this suite.
Avira Free Antivirus
When you launch the Antivirus, you will notice two sections. One is the left-side navigation pane where you can switch between various Administration and Protection modules. Other is the right side pane which puts forth a brief system protection status along with some context menu for PC and Internet protection. You can start the system-wide scan right from the landing page while configuring the Scanner process and settings per your wish.
The native system scanner is quite powerful with a wide range of options to scan local drives, removable drives, Windows system directories, active processes, etc. for possible penetrative threats. Its live real-time protection module gives you an overview of the total number of files scanned and suspicious ones detected.
You can start the system-wide scan right from the landing page while configuring the Scanner process and settings per your wish.
The native system scanner is quite powerful with a wide range of options to scan local drives, removable drives, Windows system directories, active processes, etc. for possible penetrative threats. Its live real-time protection module gives you an overview of the total number of files scanned and suspicious ones detected. Avira’s detection technology is quite impressive where it matches any possible threat against a list of dangerous and safe files.
Overall, Avira Free Antivirus is quite august in its detection mechanism, but the presentation could still be improved. Comparing to its peer competitors like Avast, Kaspersky, etc., Avira lacks a bit behind in terms of an impressive UI. Although truth be told, its Antivirus program is really good with its subtle approach and solid execution.
Avira System Speedup
Another wolf in this pack is Avira System Speedup which helps you accelerate your PC and free up some memory. Over time, an average PC user ends up with an unwanted glut of temporary unwanted files and programs which eat up the storage space unnecessarily, lowering down the performance as a whole.
Avira System Speedup punctures deep into your system and tracks down the unwanted programs, junk files, logs, cookies, leftover registry entries thoroughly removing them and improving overall system health.
With a surprisingly clean UI, this app divides the system cleanliness factors in terms of disk health, system performance and privacy score. A score is maintained in terms of these factors which determines how responsive, safe and clean your device is.
You can scan your PC for unwanted and bad files right from the first leaf. While scanning, it measures the potential junk files, registry errors and private data breaches across the system storage. You can optimize your device by fixing the issues detected and henceforth increasing your device score.
Apart from this, you can also optimize the average boot time which calculates the effect of various startup programs on system boot time and calls for action accordingly on the programs that can be started up after boot or during boot. Then there are these power modes that manage your device’s performance and compare energy usage. The tool is overall quite effective in terms of tracking down dangling issues which are rather a hard nut to crack for an average PC user.
Other gems in the box
Apart from the above two big shot software, Avira Security Suite comes uploaded with some other useful tools as well. Phantom VPN secures your Wi-Fi connections and enables you to surf anonymously while keeping you unhackable, untraceable and uncensorable. It masks your IP address and safeguards your private data while securing your online connection. Whether you’re a movie lover, intense gamer or website owners like us, Phantom VPN connects you safely and anonymously over the internet via a VPN tunnel.
Additionally, Scout Browser is a safe and secure alternative to browsing the web without compromising on the speed, reliability, and rich functions. SafeSearch Plus is yet another tool that brings forth a fully secure search engine. While protecting you from clicking any bad or harmful link (marked in red), the search results are scanned in real-time with Avira’s URL cloud technology.
Avira Security Suite Free is a great package in terms of vast security features that you get rewarded with without paying a single penny, and we recommend it highly. It does not include a Firewall, though, but instead, adds some features to the Windows Firewall.
Avira can improve a bit on the presentation front while giving you a fresh and intuitive UI design. One of the annoying habits of this suite is that you got to deal with obnoxious pop-ups every now and them which feels like a promotional stunt. Filewalker scan detection results also keep popping their heads up in case any harmful file is detected on the system. While it is an informative piece of art but it can be really annoying when it intrudes your way while interacting with the system.
Even so, it is quite better than most of its competitors in the market including Windows Defender. You’d, for sure, want to consider installing it for its impressive threat detection technology. While making you pay zero bucks, it is worth a try.
You can download Avira Free Security Suite from its official website. Let us know your thoughts on the same.