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*A description of the Avira AntiVirus scanner for Windows*

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Overview

Avira GmbH is a German antivirus software company. Its antivirus applications are based on the AntiVir scan engine also known as "Luke Filewalker", first launched in 1988. It was called "H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH" when it was founded.

Website

Avira Home

This Anti-virus software is compatible with the requirements of the wireless AirOrangeX internet network.

  1. Update this software daily. New viruses are created almost every day.
  2. Run a full system scan once every 2 weeks or a month.

Features

Avira AntiVir Personal is for personal use only and free of charge. Like most antivirus software, it scans disks for malware and also runs as a background process, checking each opened and closed file. It can detect and possibly remove rootkits. It also performs Internet updates (daily by default) in which it opens a window, with an advertisement suggesting that the user purchase Avira AntiVir Premium. Avira updated all their products to version 9.0 as of March 2009.

This AV software displays an advertisement every time it updates itself. You can either purchase the 'premium' edition or just ignore the message.

 

Sources and Relevant Links

Avira Home
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