13 Facts About Avira


Avira was founded in 2006, but the antivirus application has been under active development since 1986, through its predecessor company H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH.

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Avira periodically "cleans out" its virus definition files, replacing specific signatures with generic ones for a general increase in performance and scanning speed.

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Avira responded by reducing the size of the individual update files, delivering less data in each update.

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Avira products contain heuristics that 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.

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Avira removed their own firewall technology from 2014 onwards, with protection supplied instead by Windows Firewall, because Windows 8, and later the Microsoft Certification Program, forces developers to use interfaces introduced in Windows Vista.

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Avira offers its antivirus engine in the form of a software development kit to implement in complementary products.

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Strategic and technology partners of Avira include Canonical, CYAN Networks, IBM, intelligence AG, Microsoft, novell, OPSWAT, Synergy Systems and others.

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On 4 September 2014, Avira announced a partnership with Dropbox, to combine Avira's security with Dropbox's "sync and share" capabilities.

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Avira offers the following security products and tools for Microsoft Windows:.

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Avira offers the following security applications for mobile devices running Android and iOS:.

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Avira formerly offered free antivirus software for Unix and Linux.

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In 2005, Avira was hit by ACE archive buffer overflow vulnerability.

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In 2013, Avira engines were hit by a 0-day vulnerability that allowed attackers to get access to a customer's PC.

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