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Introducing Avira Free Security for Windows
- Protects you from scams, identity theft, and financial loss
- Secures your online activities with free VPN
- Speeds up and cleans your PC for peak productivity
- And much more
Rated 5/5 by the Editor
Award-winning technology that helps protect millions of users.
Introducing Avira Free Security
Get all the security, privacy, and performance essentials for free
Blocks all online threats, including malicious websites, ransomware, and spyware.
Secures and anonymizes your online activities (browsing, chats, emails, etc.). 500 MB/month limit.
Improves your PC's performance, speeds you up and accelerates your system starts
Our Password Manager secures your online accounts with strong, unique passwords you don't need to remember.
Protects you from phishing attacks on social networks and in your inbox, including COVID-19 scams
Walls off sensitive access points to your device, keeping hackers at bay
Helps you patch vulnerabilities by updating apps and drivers - delivering better security and performance.
Wipes your digital traces from browsers and apps - and helps prevent Windows from tracking you
Enhance your PC's performance
Avira Free Security provides real-time protection with very low memory usage. Thanks to its low system footprint and integrated performance optimization features, it keeps your device running smooth and fast.
- Storage optimizer & duplicate file finder
- Battery saver & startup optimizer
- Software & driver updater
Stay safe online: shop, bank, and browse with confidence
Avira Free Security includes tools that help you stay safe online. Generate unhackable passwords and log in automatically to your accounts with our password manager extension. Shop securely, block phishing sites, and find the best deals with our Safe Shopping extension.
- Password Manager
- Safe Shopping
- Free VPN
What the reviews say about us
"A great security software that will protect you from major threats with little use of system resources. It also has many more features than some of its competitors: besides being a reliable antivirus it protects your privacy thanks to its free VPN and has a tool that helps you keep your PC clean of unnecessary files. If you're looking for an all-in-one solution that offers you protection, privacy and smoother computer use, Avira Free Security is an excellent choice."
Rated 5/5 by the editor
Avira free security is the latest evolution of the modern antivirus solution. In its basic form, it brings forth one of the best antivirus engines, a VPN, and a lot of other efficient goodies that will have a big impact on protecting your privacy and even ensure that your computer is running as it should."
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"Avira aims to protect the online world by providing security expertise and advanced antivirus software to more than 500 million customers. The company’s people-first philosophy is built on a foundation of credibility and transparency, ensuring that ethics guide all decision-making."
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Boost security and performance, on all common operating systems
At Avira, we believe that everyone should enjoy a safer and more private digital life—anytime, anywhere. That's why we provide free software for your online security and privacy, plus performance enhancement—for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOs devices. Our Avira Free Antivirus is a great place to start if it’s just free software security you’re after: It offers cloud-based, real-time protection to help block a huge range of online threats and malware, including the latest viruses, Trojans, and ransomware.
If you love surfing online, consider this free, discreet add-on that helps secure your browsing and can protect your privacy: Avira Browser Safety (for Opera, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge) was designed to shield you from dangerous and phishing websites, malicious advertisements, and online tracking. It highlights infected sites in your search results, so you’re forewarned. Plus, its anti-tracking capabilities can help prevent ad networks from monitoring your online activities. It also helps stop potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) from hiding in your downloads—once inside your system, they could spy on you or display an annoying stream of ads. Google user and online shopping fan? We have something for you too. Avira Safe Shopping offers a price comparison tool so you can still grab a bargain and rest assured it’s from a trusted site.
Avira Phantom VPN encrypts your data traffic, helps anonymize your online activities and lets you surf more securely, even on public Wi-Fi. VPNs create a virtual private ‘tunnel’ through which all your online data is passed, where it’s safer from prying eyes and cyber criminals.
Now you know how to stay more secure and private online (for free!), but what about device performance? Avira offers numerous cleanup and optimization tools to help you speed up your machine and free up more storage space. Now how about freeing up your own mind from the hundreds of passwords its struggling to remember? Avira Password Manager creates and stores strong passwords for all your user accounts. For peace of mind that you’ve got all your (virtual) bases covered, there’s this: Avira Free Security contains the free Avira tools as a single, practical solution. With just a few clicks, you can check your devices for security, online privacy, and performance issues—and fix problems fast.
Stronger security and revved-up performance with our premium solutions
Our free security software offers essential tools to help optimize and protect your digital life. For example, the free Antivirus for Mac and Windows uses the same powerful virus scanner as our premium version. However, our Pro versions unlock additional features and enhanced levels of protection, such as a VPN with unlimited data volumes (limited to 500 MB per month in the free version). With Avira Antivirus Pro for Windows and Mac, you get built-in web protection and advanced anti-ransomware. Plus, there are no ads.
Avira System Speedup Pro for Windows offers a wider range of tune-up tools for more thorough and automatic cleaning and device acceleration. Avira Internet Security offers multiple premium products but has a few more things up its sleeve than its free cousin, Avira Free Security: In addition to the advanced protection features of Avira Antivirus Pro (such as download and email protection), it also includes Password Manager Pro which can alert you if your data has been leaked in a breach. Plus, there’s Software Updater Pro, which allows you to automatically update your programs and drivers. Explore the differences between the Free and Pro versions here.
If you truly want all that Avira has to offer, there’s Avira Prime for the discerning, even more security-conscious user. It’s our most comprehensive offering and runs on up to five different devices. This premium all-in-one includes all our Pro features for more security, online privacy and performance.
Security software excellence for your various devices
Avira's advanced security technology is based on over 35 years of research. The independent review panel, AV comparatives, continuously tests Avira. Key features are considered its outstanding user-friendliness and performance as well as the low system impact and high repair capabilities. Millions of satisfied customers worldwide choose our free security and optimization solutions for desktop computers and laptops, as well as smart browser extensions and useful apps for their smartphones and tablets. Join them!