Avira Antivirus free edition is one of the most popular antiviruses with real-time protection, but the free edition lacks essential features that are required to protect users online. The premium version of Avira Antivirus integrates components that can protect users from offline as well as online threats. The ProActive component in Avira Premium stops threats according to their behavior, Anti-Phishing protects users from online frauds and identity thefts, AntiDrive-by prevents unwanted downloads, and Mail Protection blocks infected emails before they can reach your inbox.
- Real-Time Protection guards against viruses, worms and Trojans between system scans.
- System Scanner detects the latest known viruses, worms and Trojans fast.
- AntiPhishing watches out for identity theft and other scams.
- Rootkit Protection traps hidden malware that conventional antivirus can’t find.
- Web Protection stops you from landing on malicious websites.
- Mail Protection keeps infected emails at a safe distance from your inbox.
- Game Mode suspends unnecessary alerts during games and movies.
Avira is offering free six months subscription to Malaysian users. Users from other parts of the world can apply for this promo by using a proxy. Follow these steps to apply:
- Visit the following Proxy URL, and setup an IP based proxy in your browser. [Firefox users navigate to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Settings->Manual Proxy Configuration and enter the proxy address]
- Enter the following promo URL in your browser.
- Fill up the registration form and click on the “Request License Now” button.
- Instantly, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with your free license key. Alternatively, you can click on the “License Overview” button to view your subscription.
- Click on the “Key Icon” to download the license key and the “Laptop Icon” to download the program installer.
- During installation, select the downloaded “HBEDV.KEY” file to activate Avira for 180 days.