Avira Free Antivirus 2016 released with PUA shield. Germany-based security company Avira has released Avira 2016 products, claims they’re super secure, super fast and super light. Apart from the upgraded virus engine and enhanced malware removal, the only change Avira 2016 version got when compared to Avira 2015  is the addition of PUA shield to Browser Safety extension, which identifies and blocks potentially unwanted application downloads in download portals and recommends secure alternatives.

Avira browser security PUA Shield warning

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Avira Free Antivirus 2016

New (Online) installation experience is not intuitive, different, but the user interface remained the same

While downloading required files to install Avira Free Antivirus 2016 on your computer, installation screen suggests you to take a look at Avira’s other paid products such as Avira SafeSearch, System Speedup and Mobile Security, don’t be afraid! They won’t be forced on you, you can skip their installation.

Avira 2016 installation experience

Avira offers browser protection in the form of an extension, now available for Opera, Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Download Avira Browser Safety Extension 

Avira Free Antivirus 2016

Avira 2016 seems to be working fine with Windows 10  build 10586 (Threshold 2)

Recently we’ve reported Avira crashes the Windows 10 Store by flagging Store dll file as a threat, seems the issue has been resolved and Avira Free Antivirus 2016 has behaved fine so far when Windows Store was running on our Windows 10 November update installed machine.