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Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 Review

Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 Review

by October 24, 2015

Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 Review.

Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 can be downloaded from the official Avira website; the developer offers both online and off-line installers, so you can choose the most appropriate installer type for you.

The installation process of any antivirus software is very important because you can specify and configure only those protective features which are suitable for you. Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 is not an exception from this rule. During the installation of the program you can select the program features you want to install and then configure their settings.

In the first step, after clicking on the installer, you should select the installation type- Express (it is a default type; all standard components of the program will be installed without user intervention) and Custom (this installation type allows you to select only those features you wish to install, for example, you have the possibility to change the destination folder, add or remove some components and create a desktop or start menu shortcut).

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In the second step you will be greeted with the license wizard which will help you to activate the program. You can activate the program immediately by entering the valid license code or using a license file on the one hand or try it for 30 days if you do not have an activation key on the other hand. All you need is to write down your personal details in the required fields.

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In the third step the program will help you to set up some basic settings with the help of step by step configuration wizard. You have the possibility to activate so called AHeAD protective module (i.e. Advanced Heuristic Analysis and Detection) and select those threat categories which you want to be scanned by Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 .

That is all; now you are under the protection of one of the best antivirus programs on the software market.

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The main interface of Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 is very convenient and easy to use; it is divided into two parts- Sidebar (it is located on the left side of the program) and Info pane (it contains info about each module and tool selected from the sidebar). The Sidebar in its turn is divided into five categories- PC Protection, Internet Protection, Child Protection, Mobile Protection and Administration.

The main window of the program displays info about the current state of the computer protection and provides you with details about real-time protection, internet protection, and so on.

interface- status

PC Protection category includes two sections- System Scanner (it contains different scanning modes offered by the program) and Real-time Protection (this section allows you to get a lot of information about the number of detections, suspicious, deleted and repaired files in real time, and so on).

Internet Protection category includes three sections- Firewall, Web Protection and Mail Protection.

Child Protection category allows you to configure social websites and define some rules of its use by children.

Mobile Protection category lets you to download and protect your mobile Android devices.

The last category Administration consists of four tools which allow you to manage quarantined items, schedule an automatic scan for viruses and view reports and events generated by the program.

Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 is a simple, easy to use and reliable antivirus application which provides you with comprehensive protection against viruses and thanks to an excellent set of security tools, it protects the computer and your important data. Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 offers protection that really works.

The main components of Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 are as follows:



Web Protection

Mail Protection

Free Android Protection

Child Protection

Scan- Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 offers a lot of different scan methods to check the computer for viruses. You take full advantage of the following scan modes- Local Drives (all local drives, i.e. hard disks, DVD drives and external storage are scanned); Local Hard Disks (i.e. all disks of the computer are scanned for viruses); Removable Drives (i.e. all external devices such as USBs, etc., are scanned); Windows System Directory (Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 scans the most vulnerable directory of your system, i.e. that directory of the system where the operating system is installed); Complete or Full Scan (thorough scan is performed during this mode; the program scans all files and folders on both local and removable drives); Quick Scan (only the most important folders are scanned, for example, Windows directory, and so on); My Documents (i.e. my documents folder is scanned); Active Processes (only currently active or running processes are scanned); Rootkits and Active Malware (Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 scans for rootkits and other active malware) and Manual Selection (this mode allows you to select any disk, file or folder for scanning manually).

In the Settings menu the program allows you to configure some scan options; you have the possibility to define rules which program will perform on the virus detection, i.e. interactive or automatic; specify archive types to be scanned and file objects to be omitted by the scanner and enable Advanced Heuristic Analysis and Detection by selecting the desired detection level- Low, Medium or High.

In addition, you can also configure some additional settings, for example, boot sectors or registry scan, and so on.


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Real-time Protection- Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 not only protects your computer but it also protects it day and night tirelessly; so, in other words, it protects the computer in real-time. In this section you will find thorough info about the number of scanned files on the one hand and the number of virus detections, suspicious files, and so on. You can get full details about each virus via Virus information button. The program provides you with fill description and information.

In the Configuration menu you have the possibility to specify real-time protection rules, for example, exceptions, heuristic module, etc.

PC Protection- Real-time protection

Internet Protection- Firewall- Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 does not contain its own firewall application but it allows you to manage the inbuilt Windows firewall, for example, you can configure private or public network, block all incoming connections, specify different application rules and advanced settings, for example, inbound or outbound rules, and so on.


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Web Protection- it is very important to be safe on the Web because the Internet may contain a lot of suspicious and malicious websites. Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 includes a special protection module which allows you to block and disinfect viruses that come from the web. You have the possibility to block those websites which contain spam URLs, malware, phishing, fraud and deception using special web filters; specify those downloaded files which can be skipped by web protection, for example, audio or video files, etc.; define some exception rules, and so on.

Mail Protection- with the help of Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 you can scan all incoming or outgoing emails, monitor POP3 and IMAP accounts, delete suspicious mail attachments, and so on.

Child Protection- Almost every child is active on social network websites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 allows you to control and monitor your children on social networks. All you need is to create a free account on Avira SocialShield and start monitoring the activity of your children on Facebook and Twitter. You have the possibility to see all your child’s friends and the photos that they post and share, and so on.

child protection- social networks

Android Protection- Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 is not only a great protection application for computers but also for Android mobile devices. All you need is to download a special installer for your device and start protecting it.

Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 supports a vast majority of different mobile device developers, for example, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, etc.

With the help of Avira Android Security you have the possibility to lock unauthorized access, find lost and stolen phones, block unwanted calls and SMS messages, etc.

Android security

Administration- in this category of the program is collected tools for managing and administrating quarantined threats, creating scheduled scan, viewing reports and events performed by the program. They are as follows:

Quarantine- this section allows you to manage quarantined files which are sorted by detection (i.e. it shows the name of the found malware), source (i.e. it displays the path to the infected file), data/time (it shows the time of the detection) and type (for example, a virus found in the mail).

You can perform various actions with quarantined files, namely, restore or delete them, send or upload them to the Avira Malware Research Center, etc.

Scheduler- with the help of this tool you can schedule scans, update jobs, etc. The program allows you to create any job easily by means of step by step wizard; simply follow it and the wizard will help you to configure, for example, automatic scan of the system, backups, etc.

Reports- in this section you can find all the actions performed by the program and view them. You have the possibility to print a report or export it as a text file.

Events- it contains information about operations carried out by the various modules of the program.

Extras- Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 includes additional tools which allow you to perform boot record test, view a detection list of all viruses found by the program and download and create a special CD rescue disk which will help you to boot the system if it is heavily infected by viruses.

System Requirements

Windows 7- Windows 10 (both 32 and 64 bit versions)

Processor- Pentium 4 or later

1024 MB of RAM

800 MB of free disk space


If you want reliable and simple protection against all kind of viruses which can easily infect your computer, Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 is really a good choice. The program includes everything what is needed for the program of this class. With the help of Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 you can protect your PC from both online and off-line threats in real time. The program allows you to perform different effective scans, manage the inbuilt Windows firewall, safely browse the Internet, protect email accounts and your children’s activity on the web.

Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 is a very essential application which meets all your needs.


1. Reliable real-time protection against all kinds of viruses.
2. AntiSpyware module
3. Anti-rootkit
4. Proactive protection
And a lot of others.


I have not found any.

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