Avira Free AntiVirus is one among the most popular and trusted free anti virus software for computers. Avira has been around for 25 years, which is about as long as PC viruses have existed. The company’s principals want everyone to be safe from malware, so they releases Avira Free Antivirus 2012 for non-commercial use. Avira’s Antivirus and Internet Security has new interface with improved security scanner and protection.
In old version you could only see AntiVir Guard, Last Update, Activation Expiration and Last System Scan. But if on Avira Free AntiVirus 2012, you will notice that it has a few greyed features which means these features are not available in freeware to impress user and to motivate to buy the full security package. Because of these inactive but included features, the installer is 24MB larger than old one. The package size is increase from 55MB to 79MB.
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You will see ON-OFF buttons instead of traditional check-boxes or radio buttons Avira Free AntiVirus 2012. Settings for particular feature can also be accessed by clicking gear icon beside the ON-OFF button. In settings, you will see check-boxes and radio buttons which are really easy and meaningful equally for everybody.
If you have used AAvira Free AntiVirus previously, you were forced to install adware ASK Toolbar. But now you can choose to install or not the toolbar. You also will not see big naggign banner reminding you , every now and then, to buy Avira AntiVir Pro or Avira Internet Security. But you will still see small message windows enrouraging you to buy Avira Pro products.