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Avira
Avira
4.2.0.22
3.3
0.0
Avira free download for Mac

Avira for Mac4.2.0.22

15 June 2021

Free antivirus/anti-malware package.

What is Avira for Mac

Avira for Mac uses award-winning technology and a user-friendly interface to protect against online threats, including adware, ransomware, spyware, trojans, and viruses. 

Any unknown files are uploaded to Avira’s and analyzed using artificial intelligence. When a new threat is detected, the file is quarantined and devices protected within minutes.

Avira comes in three versions: Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, Avira Free Security Suite for Mac, and Avira Antivirus Pro 2019 which includes a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Download Avira for Mac and get:

  • Real-time protection: Scans any file accessed by the system. 
  • Integrated scheduling: Automates the running of updates and scans.
  • Activity stream: Visually review all security-related activities on your system.

Additional Features

  • Avira Browser Safety: Protects online activities when using Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
  • Tracking Blocker: Prevents monitoring of online activities.
  • Price comparison: Save money while shopping online.

Awards and Recognition

  • AV-Comparatives: Three stars for Avira Antivirus Pro 2019 for Real-World Protection and Malware Protection, and two stars for Performance.
  • AV-Test: 99.8% for protection against malware infections and 100% for usability.

Version Features

Avira Internet Security for Mac comes in two free and one licensed package.

Avira Free Antivirus

  • Anti-adware, antivirus, antiphishing, anti-ransomware, and antispyware
  • Scheduled security scans and automatic virus definition updates.
  • Proactive identification of previously unknown threats using artificial intelligence.
  • Simple search and quarantine of known threats on external devices.

Avira Free Security Suite

Everything in Avira Antivirus PLUS:

  • Phantom VPN to keep you safe and protect your identity when online.

Avira Antivirus Pro 2019

Everything in Avira Antivirus PLUS:

  • Free support via email and phone.
  • Includes scanning for USB devices.
  • Online banking and shopping protection.
  • Real-time protection and repair capabilities.

What's new in Avira

Version 4.2.0.22:

Note: The downloadable file is an installer that will install the product when opened.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

FAQ

Is Avira safe for Mac?
Yes. MacWorld states that "For no money down, this suite [Avira free Mac security] offers real-time protection and a firewall." 
How good is Avira free antivirus?
Yes. The free download, Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, uses the same detection engine as Avira Antivirus Pro 2019 which was given a 99.8% protection rate by both AV-Comparatives and AV-Test.
Does Avira remove malware?
Yes. Avira detects and removes 99.99% of known malware.
Does Avira slow down my computer?
No. Avira runs silently in the background with a small footprint and minimal impact on system resources. 
How do I remove Avira from my computer?
Open the Applications folder, find Avira and drag it to Trash to uninstall.
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lucycranetranslate
lucycranetranslate
May 28 2021
4.2.0.19
4.0
May 28 2021
4.0
Version: 4.2.0.19
It made my computer run slower.....
zlazkow
zlazkow
Oct 31 2020
4.2.0.11
0.0
Oct 31 2020
0.0
Version: 4.2.0.11
Not needed. It's necessary for Windows. For Mac it is a burden, useless.
pwood1209pw
pwood1209pw
Feb 4 2020
4.0.1.42
0.0
Feb 4 2020
0.0
Version: 4.0.1.42
My macBook air, is early 2015. Need an Avira that is compatible. downloaded Avira says "error" - doesn't work although original screen said it was compatible. Any suggestions?
Filou53
Filou53
Nov 22 2019
4.0.1.42
0.0
Nov 22 2019
0.0
Version: 4.0.1.42
Apparemment, l'outil Anti-Ransomwere n'est pas gratuit contrairement à ce qui est indiqué ci-dcessus ! Il fait partie des fonctions payantes --- Apparently, the Anti-Ransomwere tool is not free of charge contrary to what is indicated above! It is part of the paid functions
Tomjwright
Tomjwright
Aug 8 2019
3.10.12.10
0.5
Aug 8 2019
0.5
Version: 3.10.12.10
Installed last week on Mojave. Removed this morning after discovering it caused long delays in some actions on Safari and inhibited moving items in Dock. I really don't know if it is effective in protecting against viruses, but I can't tolerate the other effects of this software.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Sep 20 2018
3.10.4.36
0.0
Sep 20 2018
0.0
Version: 3.10.4.36
Dear Avira, The 3.10.4 Improvements as written above are poorly worded English. I note that they are the same as here: https://answers.avira.com/en/question/changelog-17286 The first bullet point should read: Avira Antivirus for Mac 3.10.4 is compatible with macOS 10.14 "Mojave." The second bullet point should read: Installation on macOS10.14 (or later) has an extended setup process, which requires administrator permissions. (Right? If not, please define "user permissions." And how do you know that "later" installations will also require extended setup.?They haven't even been released in beta.) The third bullet point is incomprehensible. I'm going to guess that what you mean to say is, "If Avira Antivirus for Mac is already installed on a computer that is being upgraded to macOS 10.14 "Mojave," the first time the program is run (after the macOS upgrade) the user will be asked to supply the administrator password. Dear MacUpdate: Please change "Will Avira Antivirus work good on macOS 10.13.4?" to "Will Avira Antivirus work well on macOS 10.13.4?" "Good" is not an adverb, it's an adjective. German companies are excused for occasional improper English. You are not. I'll just add a note here to thank all the reviewers. The more detail you can provide the better. There are so many entries in the Mac AV "space, it's almost impossible to sort through them all. Feels like a minefield. ClamXAV 3 works well for me, and though it isn't free, I've used it for over a decade and am happy to support Mark Allan. I don't use the "real time" feature. Intego Virus Scanner also seems to work well, is free, and has no real time feature. Malwarebytes for Mac seems fine as far as it goes (trapping existing infections of common malware) but does it do anything beyond that? The marketing hype is insufferable. ("Crushes the threat of Mac malware!") Avira seems like it's OK, but the lack of recent positive reviews makes me wary. Ah uh, heh, I *always* want to know if these programs have an installer that actually uninstalls everything.
Rochade
Rochade
Apr 6 2018
3.9.5.83
2.0
Apr 6 2018
2.0
Version: 3.9.5.83
While the app works fine it consumes 100% CPU almost all the time so I had to uninstall it.
Lightning
Lightning
Mar 21 2018
3.9.4.50
0.0
Mar 21 2018
0.0
Version: 3.9.4.50
Avira not working for me with latest version of Mac OS (macOS 10.13.4 (17E190a)).
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Jan 24 2018
3.9.4.50
0.5
Jan 24 2018
0.5
Version: 3.9.4.50
Not compatible with OS 10.3.3. Freezes up. Had to uninstall.
gamezr01
gamezr01
Dec 10 2017
3.9.1.29
1.5
Dec 10 2017
1.5
Version: 3.9.1.29
This ain't no crap review! Like the new Malwarebytes, Avira acts like a malware by drastically slowing down my Macbook's boot time. Turning off real time protection has no effect. Another AV/malware app goes into the trash!
Free
3.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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