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Compare Windows Defender vs Avira

Overall Score:
7.6
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$0
Overall Score:
7.8
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$57.99
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Price$0$57.99
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Scanning
Real-time Antivirus
Manual Virus Scanning
USB Virus Scan
Registry Startup Scan
Auto Virus Scanning
Scheduled scan
Threat type
Anti-Spyware
Anti-Worm
Anti-Trojan
Anti-Rootkit
Anti-Phishing
Anti-Spam
Chat/IM Protection
Adware Prevention
Compatibility
Windows
Mac
Android
IOS
Usage
Ease of use
Extra features
Personal Firewall
Parental Controls
Gamer Mode
VPN Service
Smartphone Optimizer
Device Tune-up
Safe browser
Support
Live Help
Phone support
Ticket support

Last Customer Reviews: Windows Defender vs Avira

Jake
I just completed my upgrade of the Windows Defender anti-virus. I must say, it is cool, but I can hardly tell the difference between the versions.. Good firewall service but not so user-friendly interface.
joseph
Windows Defender will immediately scan any external device that is placed on your computer, it is a nice idea, but then I think the developer should upgrade the software to identify devices that it has previously scanned, so it doesn’t keep scanning a device more than once daily. My own thoughts tho…the firewall service is also commendable.
jenna
I am so happy to have this software. Free and I have no viruses! However, my laptop overheats from time to time...
Jsmith
It's been 2 years for me with avira. I’m fully satisfied with the ease of use and advance functionality.
Sebastian Nord
Being Avira user, I also recommend it to others. It’s features and protection is really amazing.
Lily
I have tried 4 antivirus pieces of software on my PC and I like Avira because it does not slow down the system. No doubt, all the popular antivirus are great in protection but I shall choose Avira pro due to ease of use.

Windows Defender highlights:

  • Provides robust protection from most types of malware
  • Has a built-in firewall
  • Phishing protection for IE and Edge browsers
  • Parental control feature is available.
  • Comes pre-installed in Windows OS; protection is enabled by default.

Avira highlights:

  • Compatibility with Windows, Android, iOS or MacOS
  • Light and fast updates
  • Focus on ransomware protection
  • Premium and free versions
  • Check of attachments, downloads and USB devices (paid versions)
  • Premium cloud protection capabilities
  • Repair of damaged files
  • Unbounded customer support (paid versions)
  • No adds (paid versions)
  • Gamer mode