Avira has launched the Free Security suite 2017. The software allows users to install and use the latest version of Avira antivirus, scout browser, system speed up utility, Phantom VPN and a tool to update software on their computers.

If you’re using AFSS 2016, be sure to update it to the newest version because Avira has added several new security features to the AFSS 2017.

Avira Free Security Suite 2017 overview (Tested on Win 10)

Download the FSS 2017 setup from the Avira website and run it. You’ll see a dialog box with a button to Accept T & C and install the software. The window also flaunts links to open EULA and privacy policy. Click on the button. Now, the setup file will try to install Avira Connect app.

Instead of configuring the setup module to install all five applications, Avira packed AFSS with Connect launcher, which gives users the option to choose software which they want on their PC.

The Windows user account controller will pop up on the desktop prompting you to accept or decline the installation of Connect Windows launcher app. Click on the yes button and wait till the installation completes.

Open the launcher by clicking on its desktop shortcut.

Once, the launcher starts, you’ll see a small Windows that boasts a list of the following security services:

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Avira Phantom

We’ve reviewed Avira Phantom virtual private network service earlier. APVPN has a simple UI. It hides your real IP address and prevents websites from knowing your location. It restricts users to 500 megabytes of data transfer. If you want to enjoy unlimited VPN, install and activate the free Betternet Google Chrome extension.

Avira Scout

AS is a free browser with advanced security features. Avira claims that its free browser offers safe internet browsing experience. It encrypts unsecured WiFi connections and provides a no-track feature, which prevents eCommerce firms from reading your browsing activity

Scout browser prevents users from opening malicious websites and URLs. It is built on Chromium and works on a desktop computer with minimum 512 megs of RAM.

Avira system speedup

If your computer is not opening apps quickly or becomes unresponsive when you run games, you must install and run system optimizer software to diagnose the issues. Avira Security Suite 2017 ships with a system speedup tool, with which you can optimize the performance of your PC and free up RAM when required.


Avira Free Security suite 2017 packs the latest antivirus application. The security application has a new engine. It offers decent protection from virus attacks.

Software updater

Avira’s tool to update Windows apps now comes bundled with Free Security Suite 2017. The Avira software updater supports a handful of applications.

Conclusion: If you’re searching for a free security suite for your PC, try out AFSS 2017. It seems to be a promising tool for the Windows 10, 7, 8, and 8.1 PC


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