Avira Antivirus Pro 2017

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Product No: 17026

$24.99 $31.99

1-Year / 1-Device(PC)

Product Activation: Worldwide

Platform: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.11, Mac OS X 10.12

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  • System Scanner detects the latest known viruses, worms and Trojans fast.
  • AntiPhishing watches out for identity theft and other scams.
  • AntiAd/Spyware shuts out online spies and annoying pop-ups.
  • Rootkit Protection traps hidden malware that conventional antivirus can't find.


  • Real-Time Protection guards against viruses, worms and Trojans between system scans.
  • ProActive halts undiscovered threats by tracking their behavior.
  • AHeAD Technology inspects unfamiliar code for suspicious signs.
  • Web Protection stops you from landing on malicious websites.
  • AntiDrive-by blocks unexpected malware downloads while you surf.
  • Mail Protection keeps infected emails at a safe distance from your inbox.


  • Quick Removal eliminates viruses in one click.
  • Generic Repair removes all traces of infection automatically.
  • Rescue System jumpstarts your PC in an emergency.


  • Express Installation configures perfectly tuned security in a few clicks.
  • Game Mode suspends unnecessary alerts during games and movies.
  • Live Support matches you up with an Avira expert if you need help.
  • Netbook Support allows even low-memory ultraportables to enjoy high-speed protection.

Technical Specifications

Segment Home
License Type New License
Device Users 1
License Term 12 months
Operating System Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Avira's Antivirus Pro package, which has some of the best malware-detection capabilities of any antivirus software we've reviewed, offers more features than its better-known sibling, Avira Free Antivirus. Pro adds free tech support and a secure Web browser, scans email attachments, constantly updates its database of malware signatures, and blocks known malicious websites.

Avira's protection starts with a conventional scanning engine that runs locally to match rogue software with a database of malware signatures. The program also continually checks for signs of unusual software behavior.

The company's Protection Cloud network gathers information about new malware from 100 million computers running Avira products. You're automatically signed up to participate in this information sharing, but can opt out. Malware-definition updates are sent out to users every hour or two. Avira Antivirus Pro lacks a whitelisting feature that would limit the computer to running only known, trusted software, but that's arguably unnecessary on a product that doesn't officially support Windows XP.

The program can also scan specific drives, folders or files or only active processes, or can look only for rootkit malware. Antivirus Pro's real-time scanner can be configured to keep an eye on external drives, but not cloud storage. It also lets you adjust how deeply the scanner should burrow into compressed and archived files.

Avira Antivirus Pro offers some features such as dedicated browser protection, email-attachment screening and continuous malware-signature updates that the bare-bones Avira Free Antivirus lacks. But it lacks the bells and whistles, such as file encryption and a system optimizer, that the company's pricier programs offer.

Anyone can install Avira's free Browser Safety add-on, which can block tracking cookies and protect against unwanted extensions being added to your browser. It works with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera and Firefox.

Avira Antivirus Pro doesn't include a performance optimizer; to get one, you can upgrade to the midrange Avira Internet Security offering.

Avira Antivirus Pro's green-and-gray main window, like those of many AV programs, has a prominent checkmark as reassurance that everything is OK. When things aren't, it becomes a red exclamation mark. The window also has on-off buttons for Real-Time Protection, Firewall, Web Protection, Mail Protection and Game Mode, as well as buttons to start a scan or update the program's malware database.