In general, if your device meets the minimum system requirements for Avira Antivirus the impact on your computer’s performance should not be noticeable.
Avira Antivirus minimum system requirements
|Operating System||Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit).
Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit).
Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit).
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) Service Pack 1 or higher with the newest updates, hotfixes, and service packs installed.
|CPU Type||Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 Processor or faster (with support for the SSE2 instructions set).|
|RAM||2 GB of RAM or more.|
|Disk Space||Minimum 2 GB of free disk space (additional space for temporary and quarantine files needed).|
|Browser||Internet Explorer 8 or newer.|
|Additional Requirements||To install, you’ll need administrator rights, an internet connection, and a web browser. For automatic antivirus updates and optimal malware detection, you’ll need an internet connection.|
Avira Web Protection works very fast. The search process delays the download only slightly and is only minimally perceptible.
If Avira Real-Time Protection slows down the system a little, you have to configure the limits for on-access archives.
Other factors that could slow down the system
- Two antiviruses on a system disprove the expression “Better safe than sorry”. Two antiviruses running simultaneously might see each other as malicious and their real-time protection may cause conflicts during scans. Using multiple antivirus programs will even further weaken your computer's performance.
- Over time, the amount of unnecessary data on your device such as registry entries of uninstalled programs, junk files, unwanted toolbars and adware may increase. You can use optimization software to clean up the junk files and optimize your drive.
- Bugs and vulnerabilities in software can also lead to computer slowdowns. Make sure your operating system and programs are up to date.