Avira Free Antivirus 2020 ensures your computer protection against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and costly dialers. It offers effective protection against computer viruses for the individual and private use on a single PC-workstation.
Avira Free Antivirus 2020 detects and removes viruses and includes an Internet-Update Wizard for easy updating. Millions of users trust Avira’s basic protection.
The built in resident Virus Guard serves to monitor file movements automatically. For example when downloading files from the Internet. Heuristic scanning protects against previously unknown macro viruses.
The program offers a wide selection of scan customization. It lets users fully scan both internal and external hard drives. Also lets run a preloaded scan – for rootkits – or customize a scan.
Avira Free Antivirus 2020 includes antispyware protections, scanning tech that can crack open “locked” files. Also includes improved internal security to prevent AntiVir’s files from being maliciously altered. On a real-world computer, the full scan took about 1 hour and 12 minutes, which is average.
The Avira Protection Cloud is now fully integrated into your free Antivirus software. That strengthens your protection and enables us to deliver detection rates of 99.99%. Be sure to check out this helpful infographic to visualize how it works.
Avira Free Antivirus 2020 gives you the following functions:
- Control Center for monitoring, administering and controlling the entire program
- Central configuration with user-friendly standard and advanced options and context-sensitive help
- On-Demand Scanner with profile-controlled and configurable search for all known types of malware
- Integration into the Windows User Account Control allows you to carry out tasks requiring administrator rights
- Guard (On-Access Scan) for continuous monitoring of all file access attempts
- Integrated quarantine management to isolate and process suspicious files
- Rootkit protection for detecting hidden malware installed in your computer system
- Direct access to detailed information on the detected viruses and malware via the Internet
- Simple and quick updates to the program, virus definitions, and search engine through Single File Update. Also incremental VDF updates via a webserver on the Internet
- Integrated Scheduler to plan one-off or recurring tasks, such as updates or test runs
- Very high rates of virus and malware detection using innovative search technologies and heuristic search processes
- Detection of all common archive types, including detection of nested archives and smart extensions
- High-performance multithreading function (simultaneous high-speed scanning of multiple files)
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2020 15.0.2006.1902:
- Using a new remediation API.
- Occasional scan error after the scan window is closed.
- Irregular reboot request prior to an Antivirus update.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2020 15.0.2006.1895:
- Bug Fix: Using a new remediation API.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2020 15.0.2005.1889:
- Fixed a possible crash of an Antivirus process.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2020 15.0.2005.1882:
- Automatically update outdated Avira Clients.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2020 15.0.2005.1866:
- New manual and banner for the revised Rescue System.
- A new remediation API will be used.
- Fixed a possible licmgr process crash.
- The automatic blocking of the Media Creation Tool has been fixed.
- Fixed occasionally update cache errors.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2020 15.0.2004.1825:
- The antivirus protection occasionally requires a restart after an upgrade from Internet Security Suite to Prime.
- The Real-Time scanner service often crashes after a computer restart.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2020 15.0.2003.1821:
- Vulnerability fix- Privilege Escalation/DOS by abusing SymLink.
- Antivirus needs less restarts on Server 2008 R2.
- Improved caching in the realtime protection.
- Added an option for hidden scans.
- Fixed the OnAccess Guard Bug while scanning files in Network Share.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2020 15.0.2002.1755:
- The antivirus program requires fewer restarts on Server 2008 R2.
- Improved LNK support in system repair.
- Fixed potential BSOD due to a driver.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2019 15.0.1912.1683:
- Fixed scanner freeze on URL Proxy request.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2019 15.0.1911.1660:
- Fixed: The Avira Updater requests a restart if the tmp file exists and the process is executed with it.
- Fixed: The virus check depends on the index WinHttpGetProxyForUrl.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2019 15.0.1911.1648:
- Start a cloud scan when copying to USB.
- System freeze and updater issue solved.
- Fixed possible blue screen problems due to the Minifilter driver.
- Added missing detection name in the new on-demand scanner for DeepScan detections.
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 2019 15.0.1910.1613:
- New Enhanced Offline Heuristics
- New USB File Cloud Scan
- Refactoring in Web Protection
- Complete the Tasks related to the Enhanced Offline Heuristics & USB File Cloud Scan
- As Pro user with Web Protection installed and active, surf as usual through the web and see if there are significant performance hits or other unexpected behavior
- Check if there are any crashes or performance issues
Changes in Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.1909.1590:
- Fixed the bypassing of Antivirus Self Protection.
- Fixed the memory leak in avipbb.sys.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).
Size: 161 MB