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Avast Antivirus vs. Avira Antivirus

Avast vs Avira – Here we will talk about 2 popular cyber security solutions available for windows operating system namely Avast free antivirus and Avira free antivirus. Both the software are designed with almost the same set of features whereas if we compare both the products Avira comes in the first place as it is tried and tested by the leading independent labs.

However a user may dislike Avira for the software repeatedly compels the user for buying the paid versions and thus the repeated pop ups do trouble the users. On the other hand Avast antivirus has a paid version and the software has pop ups as well but these pop ups do not trouble the users very often.

The new development in the Avira products is Avira free security suite this product is actually a combination of all the free Avira products such as the password manger system software updater and a lot more.

Feature wise comparison of Avira and Avast -

If it comes to feature wise comparison then obviously Avast antivirus has more to offer such as home network security, browser clean up, software updater and a lot more.

The only feature that outnumbers Avira over Avast is “firewall management.” Avira doesn’t need the user to register or activate the product before taking it into use.


Impact on the system –

Impact left by both the software on the system can be measured through 2 ways –

  • Booting time taken by the system while either of the software is installed on the system.
  • Performance of the system while either of the software is installed on the system.

The result comes out as that the boot procedure took 28 seconds on an average to finish when Avira antivirus was installed where as when Avast antivirus is installed the booting procedure then takes 30 seconds to complete. Hence it proves that Avira antivirus is faster at booting in comparison to Avast antivirus. We can say that Avira antivirus leaves no negative impact on the system.

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The user interface comparison –

Avast user interface – The user interface is easy to understand and is very clear the user can easily conduct a smart scan on the system. The user interface is capable of running all the 7 Avast antivirus scans. The interface of the software indicates the status of the system through   color such as Green color indicates that the system is under protection. The user interface is actually large in size (1010×674) pixels.

Avira user interface – Avira antivirus has the user interface redesigned in 2019 itself. The interface has been undoubtedly designed nicely but it is not very much popular in the terms of user experience. The new interface doesn’t have the call to action however the new design has made it easy for the user to open quarantine and also it has become easy to schedule a scan. The web protection and mail protection are now available only in paid versions also there is no game mode available in the new updated Avira antivirus version.

The user can now directly start the system scan and can also update the product directly from the main page also the new interface makes it easy for the user to get an access to the settings.

Localizations/Translations – Products are available in how many languages?

Both the software are available in a lot of languages and the software is obviously free but Avast antivirus has a lot more to offer.

Avast languages – Arabic, Belorussian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United States/United Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Pirate talk, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil/Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

We can see that Avast antivirus is available in almost 46 languages. Similarly Avira antivirus is available in 12 different languages.

Avira languages –English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Japanese and also Chinese.

But an issue that crops up while using Avira antivirus is that in the Avira set up the user is not allowed to change the language of the software. Language of the software is automatically detected by the settings of the system.

What is more popular Avast or Avira?

When it is about comparing two products it is like the product that has more users is considered popular and better. But here in case of Avast antivirus and Avira antivirus it is not easy to figure out which one is more popular. So here we will use various to figure out the same such as OPSWAT reports, official websites, CNET.com Ratings and also social media.

Official resources – As per the official resources Avast antivirus protects more than 400 million users worldwide. But this given figure also includes the products used under the banner of AVG products. Latest figure before AVG inclusion was 230 million.

Avira antivirus no more shares it ‘s user number in public but earlier the company claimed to have a user base of over 100 million users. In a recent update on the social media the company claimed of   a user base of more than 500 million users. If these figures are to be believed then Avast antivirus has a user base that is twice more than Avira antivirus.


OPSWAT is an organization that has regularly released reports about the antivirus market share. The data is based on the software installed on the client machines. As per the reports Avast is prominent in the market at 19 percent followed by ESET data at 14.03 percent where as with 12.73 percent Avira is at 8th position.

CNET download.com Ranking – This is the best downloading portal as per the popularity rankings Avast has more number of total downloads to be precise Avast has 406 million downloads while Avira has 147 million downloads.

However these are not the exact statistics as Avast antivirus sends the user from Avast website to Avast downloading link where as Avira is downloaded from the internal links and therefore the downloads of Avira are no where shown in the statistics.

Fans on social media networks– Another source through which popularity of a product can be measured is the number of followers or fans that it has on the social media network like Facebook, and twitter. Avast leads facebook with 4.1 million followers and fans where as Avira only has 1.2 million. The difference grows even more when it is on twitter.

System Requirements for Avast antivirus 2019-

  • Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 or higher / Vista / XP SP2 or higher (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or above
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM or above
  • Space: 2 GB of free hard disk space
  • Please note that Avast Free Antivirus 2019 won’t work on Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / Server, or any other operating system which isn’t specified above.

System requirements for Avira free antivirus 2019 

  • Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 or above
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Space: 2 GB of free hard disk space
  • Please note that Avira Free Antivirus 2019 is not officially supported on Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / Server, or any other operating system which isn’t specified above

Conclusion – Both Avast and Avira deserve a try –

Both of the products are like 2 sides of a coin each software has its own pros and cons to deal with Avira is a not very attractive but a product with simple features that offers effective protection.. Avast offers a lot of extra features with efficient protection.

We would conclude by saying not any of the two but you should try both of them and should then decide as per your needs as which one will best suite your system.