Features and Add-ons
When it comes to features and add-ons, Avira punches well above its weight even on the free tier.
While Mac users are only able to get a basic antivirus for free, PC users are in for a treat. Alongside its top-notch antivirus, the free Security Suite includes a VPN with a generous 1GB of bandwidth (more than enough for general browsing, email, online shopping and other light internet usage), a basic password manager and a basic version of Avira’s Home Guard, which scans the smart devices around your home for vulnerabilities.
You won’t be surprised to hear though, that it’s on the Prime package — Avira’s most expensive plan — that users hit the motherlode. You’ll get an unlimited VPN, a premium password manager and apps for your iOS and Android devices alongside features such as a premium version of Home Guard and an ad blocker.
To be fair, Avira does lack some features we’ve seen on other comparable packages. Case in point, there are no parental controls. And, features such as data shredding, encryption and system tune-up only work on PC.
The upside is that Prime will grant you free access to all of Avira’s future product releases, which is a benefit you won’t find anywhere else at this price point.