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About Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus, found online at Avira.com, is a free antivirus program being offered to users of personal and home computers that want effective security with a small price tag.

How Does It Work?

According to their website, Avira has created an award-winning free antivirus program that is able to give their users comprehensive protection against all types of computer security threats, including malware, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other forms of spyware.

The website also says that their free antivirus program has the ability to secure your data, protect your privacy, and make sure that your personal computer remains virus-free throughout all forms of your standard computer use.   

Mobile Options

Avira Antivirus also promises their customers security programs that will protect their smartphones, including iOS and Android operating systems at this time, with no information on whether or not they will expand their mobile coverage in the future. 

Cost/Price Plans

Customers are invited to try Avira Free Antivirus completely for free, which is not uncommon for companies who are hoping to gain loyal customers who will eventually upgrade to their higher quality, even more effective paid antivirus programs. Their website does say that you can purchase their paid program instantly for $44.99.

Unlike many other types of “free” computer cleaners, optimizers, or malware programs, Avira Antivirus is actually free. Customers can expect their computers to be sufficiently protected without having to pay any fees, though it is likely they will regularly be invited to change to their paid, upgraded service throughout the time they use this program. 

Refund Policy

Because this company is offering their customers access to a free version of their security program, they do not have an openly published Refund Policy that is easily accessible to their customers. If you do decide to change to the upgraded, paid version of their software at any point in time, you may want to inquire then about what kind of Guarantees or Cancelation Policies they have in place.  

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who have any questions, concerns, or complaints can contact their Customer Service team by phone at 800-403-7019 or by submitting them directly to their website through their Support link and then their “Get In Touch” link.


Avira Free Antivirus has been reviewed by both customers and technology blogs and online publications, so there appears to be a fair amount of feedback on this program available to help prospective customers decide whether or not this program is right for them.

The bottom line appears to be that this program receives fairly mediocre reviews from the tech websites and mixed reviews from their at home customers. The main complaints appear to be issues with effective malware blocking and detection of phishing websites, as well as the potential for expensive support from their team if a problem does occur and customers then reach out for assistance. 

Customers also complained that they were bothered by constant popups advertising their upgraded, paid product and encouraging free customers to purchase. Some customers complained that these popups were so frustrating, they eventually changed their security program just to no longer have to deal with them.   

Competitors and Alternatives?

There are many, many different free antivirus and security programs available out there, some of which are actually considered very high quality and more than sufficient for the most basic home computers and their usage.  

If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Avira Free Antivirus reviews below.

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