Avira is a German company which was founded in 2006 and provides antivirus software to protect computers and devices.
The flagship product offered by this company, its antivirus software, is compatible with Macintosh including iOS, with Windows and with Android devices. A basic antivirus package is available for download free of charge from the company website. However, a more comprehensive package ‘Avira Antivirus Pro 2018’ is also available for 34,95€ each year.
Useful features of the software include a page dedicated to summarising all of the key security information for your computer. It is also possible to programme security operations to take place automatically, without the need for constant manual input.
The company provide more than just anti-virus protection, however. A particularly attractive option they offer is their ‘security suite’. In addition to their antivirus software, this service also allows the user to benefit from a secure search function and a virtual private network (a kind of cloaking device) which permits the user up to one gigabyte of anonymous internet surfing per month. This package can be dowloaded with ease and completely free of charge from the Avira website.
For the more discerning user, Avira also offer a Prime package. This is available for a price of 9,95€ or 12,95€ per month, depending on the number of devices used. In addition to enhanced versions of what is available in their free ‘security suite’, Avira Prime also allows access to Avira’s mobile applications, identity scanner, and their VIP customer support.
Another great package offered by the company is their ‘System Speedup’. Again this is offered for free, or is available to buy for a more enhanced version. This can increase the speed, battery life and space on your device.
For the private user it is also possible to purchase various packages at once for comprehensive cover, depending on your needs. There are also various interesting options specifically designed for businesses, with discounts for grassroots initiatives. It is possible to test the various services for free for 30 days.
The software has won an impressive amount of awards, a timeline for which can be found on their website.
Indeed, as may be expected, the Avira website is particularly impressive, illustrating in detail their various products which are available for free and for purchase. There is also an incredibly detailed support section and information about the company itself and their partners.