Avira starts blocking some browsers and email clients

Since yesterday, some Avira Internet Security users have only been able to use their web browsers if they first disable Avira Web Protection. According to Avira, some customers are getting a “data structure error” that requires a complete uninstall and fresh installation of the program. However, users in the Avira forum are saying that reinstalling …

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Avira AV update hangs systems

H-Online Says: A faulty update for Avira‘s paid-for anti-virus software blocks harmless processes and may in some cases stop computers from booting. The update results in the ProActiv behavioral monitoring component becoming oversensitive in its treatment of executable files. According to user reports, ProActiv blocks trusted system processes such as cmd.exe, rundll32.exe, taskeng.exe, wuauclt.exe, dllhost.exe, …

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Happy Birthday Avira FreeAV!

Happy birthday Avira FreeAV! Avira free antivirus solution protecting more than 100 million customers worldwide celebrates its 12th birthday today. Soon you can benefit from new version that is in the final stage of development. Stay tuned!

Start of Avira 12 Betatest!

Start of AV 12 Betatest!It starts from today and ends on 29th of September 2011. Finally after a long time Avira started Betatest of Avira AntiVir 12. If you would like to test this build and feature beta releases, you can register in Avira BetaCenter: http://betacenter.avira.com More Info: http://techblog.avira.com/2011/09/08/avira-products-version-2012-for-windows-now-available-for-beta-testing/en/

Avira receives AV-Test.org certificate

Avira TechBlog: Great news – our Avira Premium Security Suite received the next AV-Test.org certificate, this time for the first quarter of 2011! So far the suite thus achieved all available AV-Test.org certificates since the beginning of the certification process. The certificate approves the tested products a good quality in detection, repair and usability. This …

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Yet another VB100 award for Avira!

Avira TechBlog: The series continues – Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional received the April 2011 VB100 award! The tests were executed in a Windows XP SP3 environment by the Virus Bulletin test engineers. The Avira anti malware solutions performed very well: All WildList samples were detected, all of the polymorphic viruses too. Also, …

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Analysis of TR/Spy.SpyEye

Avira TechBlog: SpyEye is a malware family which we are monitoring for some time. Today we are analyzing a sample which is detected as TR/Spy.SpyEye.flh by Avira products. The Trojan is able to inject code in running processes and can perform the following functions: Capture network traffic Send and receive network packets in order to …

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Here’s some good news for Mac users! Go Avira!

Avira’s Anti-Virus Technology Used by ZeoBIT in New System Utility – MacKeeper Avira provides anti-malware scanning engine to MacKeeper App Tettnang / Silicon Valley, March 11, 2011 – IT security expert Avira announced today that it licensed its industry-leading antivirus product to Silicon Valley-based ZeoBIT to be used in ZeoBIT’s MacKeeper product. MacKeeper is an …

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Improved Avira AntiVir Rescue System

Avira programmers spent a lot of work and drastically overhauled the Avira AntiVir Rescue System which is now available in version 3.7.16. Next to a much better usability due to the redesigned user interface and 11 supported languages the new version offers even improved detection and removal capabilities. Avira AntiVir Rescue System uses Linux as …

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