Number of employees 500+ Website Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG is a German multinational company mainly known for their Avira Internet Security.
Avira was founded in 2006, but the anti virus application is under active development since 1986 through its predecessor company H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH. As of 2012, Avira software is estimated to have over 100 million customers. In June 2012, Avira ranked sixth in the antivirus market share report from. Avira's headquarters are located near, in, Germany.
Premium Support – Includes mobile tech support provided by Avira’s team of security experts.Pricing Pricing for the premium/paid version via in-app purchase is € 4,99 per month for Android only. For the full multiple-OS service is €7,99 per month or €59,99 per year. This app is also included in the Avira Prime subscription service.
The company has additional offices in the USA, China, Romania, and the Netherlands. The company supports the Auerbach Stiftung, a foundation created by the company's founder, Tjark Auerbach.
It promotes charitable and social projects, the arts, culture and science. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Technology [ ] Virus Definition [ ] Avira periodically 'cleans out' its virus definition files, replacing specific signatures with generic ones for a general increase in performance and scanning speed. A 15 database clean-out was made on 27 October 2008, causing problems to the users of the Free edition because of its large size and Avira's slow Free edition servers. Avira responded by reducing the size of the individual update files, delivering less data in each update. Nowadays there are 32 smaller definition files that are updated regularly in order to avoid peaks in the download of the updates. Advance Heuristic [ ] Avira products contain heuristics that can proactively uncover unknown malware, before a special virus signature to combat the damaging element has been created and before a virus guard update has been sent.
Heuristic virus detection involves extensive analysis and investigation of the affected codes for functions typical of malware. If the code being scanned exhibits these characteristic features it is reported as being suspicious, although not necessarily malware; the user decides whether to act on or ignore the warning. ProActiv [ ] The ProActiv component uses rule sets developed by the Avira Malware Research Center to identify suspicious behavior. The rule sets are supplied by Avira databases.
ProActiv sends information on suspicious programs to the Avira databases for logging. Firewall [ ] Avira removed their own firewall technology from 2014 onwards, with protection supplied instead by ( and after), because in and later the Microsoft Certification Program forces developers to use interfaces introduced in. Protection Cloud [ ] Avira Protection Cloud (APC) was first introduced in version 2013. It uses information available via the Internet (cloud computing) to improve detection and affect system performance less.
This technology was implemented in all paid 2013 products. APC was initially only used during a manual quick system scan; later it was extended to real-time protection. This improved Avira's score in the AV-Comparatives and Report from September 2013. Partners [ ] Avira offers its antivirus engine in the form of a to implement in complementary products. Strategic and technology partners of Avira include Canonical, CYAN Networks, IBM, intelligence AG, Microsoft, novell, OPSWAT, Synergy Systems and others. On 4 September 2014 Avira announced a partnership with Dropbox, to combine Avira's security with Dropbox's 'sync and share' capabilities.
Products [ ]. Avira Internet Security 2013 in Initial release 1988 18.104.22.168 (August 29, 2017; 10 months ago ( 2017-08-29)) and later Avira offers the following security products and tools for: • Avira Free Antivirus: The free edition antivirus/anti-spyware, for non-commercial use, with promotional pop-ups. • Avira Antivirus Pro: The premium edition antivirus/anti-spyware. • Avira System Speedup Free: A free suite of PC tune-up tools. • Avira System Speedup Pro: The premium edition of the suite of PC tune-up tools. • Avira Internet Security Suite: Consists of Antivirus Pro + System Speedup + Firewall Manager.
• Avira Ultimate Protection Suite: Consists of Internet Security Suite + additional PC maintenance tools (e.g. SuperEasy Driver Updater). • Avira Rescue System: A set of free tools that include a utility used to write a -based. It can be used to clean an unbootable PC, and is also able to find malware that hides when the host's operating system is active (e.g., some ). The tool contains the antivirus program and the virus database current at the time of download. It boots the machine into the antivirus program, then scans for and removes malware, and restores normal boot and operation if necessary.