The only real drawback to using Avira Free Security Suite is that there is a fair number of in-app adds and popups that ask you to purchase the full suite. The paid version includes mobile protection and parental controls. These are important features to consider having, but if you don’t need them, or they aren’t in the budget, the protections offered through Free Security Suite are powerful on their own.
Avira Free Security Suite offers firewall protection that is helpful in monitoring the information passed between your computer and internet network, especially if you are away from home and connected to a public internet connection. The safe shopping tools and vulnerability scans are both great extras to help keep internet snoops from tracking what you do online and hacking into your computer to grab valuable personal information. We are impressed with the virus scan and how well is detects Windows malware in third-party performance tests.
We have more information about Avira’s security features that we reviewed as part of our Internet Security Suitescomparison.