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Full virus scan
Scan your entire device for threats
Create, run, and schedule scans to protect your entire system from viruses, malware, and other common threats.
See your security status and set up your Antivirus
If you have special requirements, you can choose to customize and tweak all security features to your liking.
Repair or delete unsafe files
We automatically quarantine high-risk files to prevent them from causing harm. Don’t worry—you’ll still have the option to view and restore quarantined files.
Fix security risks in your apps
Update outdated and vulnerable apps easily with one click. You’ll never need to manually update an app again (thank goodness).
Block hackers and other threats
Block open ports through which hackers and malware might have been able to exploit.
Avoid tracking and block ads on Chrome and Firefox
Our browser enhancements protect you from phishing attempts, harmful websites, unwanted software downloads, and annoying ads. They also block hidden trackers that collect information about your search and browsing history.
Connect to the Internet anonymously
Encrypt your communications, surf anonymously, and bypass web restrictions to gain access to all the online content you love—on every device.
Manage passwords safely and easily
Use our onboard Password Manager to keep track of all your passwords. Generate and securely store unhackable passwords. Sync them across all your devices for access anytime, anywhere. You can even enable automatic logins to your favorite websites.
Erase sensitive data securely
Delete files for good, so that nobody can ever restore them.
Prevent Windows and apps from sharing your data
Stop Windows and other programs from collecting data about you and solve over 200 other privacy issues with a single click.
Free up space on your device
Need more space for all those photos? Give yourself the gift of more storage with just a single click to delete junk files, traces of your online activities, and invalid registry entries.
Start your device faster
Sick of having a slow device? Use this handy feature to monitor the programs that start on boot and remove the ones you don’t need.
Get a long-lasting battery
Feeling drained? Use our convenient tool to optimize and prolong your battery life.
Make your connected devices run smoothly
Is your system slow or troublesome? Outdated device drivers could be the reason. With this handy feature, you can automatically update drivers to their latest and recommended versions.
Get rid of double files
Are you running out of space (again)? Find duplicate photos and files and instantly remove them to free up space.
All good things come in three's
Free Security takes a three-pronged approach to protecting and enhancing your digital world.
All the protection you need, whenever you need it
Threat protection has evolved to better suit your digital lifestyle. That’s why we packed Free Security with a diverse spectrum of features. It safeguards you, your data, and devices from all types of threats (including the vulnerabilities lurking in your own machine, like weak passwords or outdated software).
So, you can bank, shop, game, browse… you’re free to do whatever you like, and do it safely.
Anonymous in everything you do
Surveillance has become a part of everyday life so it’s time to take back control of your data. Every trace you leave online, what you buy, where you are, what you search for, which passwords you use—you’re being tracked by third parties.
Avira keeps it private and for your eyes only by making you invisible online.
Make your devices feel like new again
A…slow…device…that…keeps crashing and a battery that fails on you? That’s frustrating. It also makes you less efficient. That’s why Avira Free Security comes with built-in performance optimizers. They accelerate boot times, extend battery life, and rid your system of junk.
The result? A clean, stable device with more space for all the things you love, like photos.
Billions of reasons to get more than antivirus.
Click on the pie chart to learn more about each threat.
global damage costs due to ransomware
Ransomware takes your PC hostage and denies you access to your data unless a ransom is paid. Avira Free Security comes with a built-in, powerful anti-ransomware.
new malicious programs every day
Viruses, trojans, worms, and co. are flooding the internet. Avira Free Security includes a multi-award-winning antivirus that keeps threats well away from your PC.
stolen passwords & email addresses
These were leaked online last year in the infamous Collection #1-#5 data breaches. Avira Free Security generates unhackable passwords for all your online accounts, protecting you against the financial consequences of identity theft.
routers with security vulnerabilities
In 2019, security vulnerabilities were discovered in millions of routers. These “doorways” allow hackers to enter private networks and intercept confidential data. Avira Free Security scans your home network for vulnerabilities.
annoying popups seen daily
Every day we’re bombarded with ads online. Avira Free Security blocks annoying ads—and shields you from third parties trying to track your internet activities.
new phishing sites every month
Phishing is an attack used to gain access to your credit cards and bank accounts. Avira Free Security blocks 25 million malicious sites and 8 million phishing attempts every month.
Windows PCs with outdated software
Around 163 million devices participated in data collection—55% were running outdated software. Old software comes with security vulnerabilities that are easily exploited by hackers. Avira Free Security helps keep your software securely up to date.
Browse safely and privately with Avira Free Security and Opera
The Opera browser is integrated into Avira Free Security.
Avira's browser applications are optimized for Opera. We recommend using Opera as your default browser for the best browsing experience.*
*If you do not wish to make Opera as your default browser, you can easily change the configuration or even uninstall it. Find out more.
Opera is a fast, lightweight browser with unique features:
- Integrated ad blocker
- Customizable speed dials
- Search for open tabs
- Battery saver
- Integrated messengers
Privacy by design: We don't sell your data.
Unlike most security vendors, Avira doesn't sell your data and never will. Nor do we share your data with 3rd parties such as government, Big Tech or advertising networks.
Award-winning tech relied on by 500 million users and Fortune 500 companies.
Windows 7 and later