Release of Avira AntiVir 10

Today we will release version 10 of Avira AntiVir. The new generation of malware protection software from Avira offers a pile of new features and is even easier to manage than the versions before.

Many users waited for Avira AntiVir ProActiv, our behavioral blocking component. It monitors the program activity on the computer and as soon as suspicious behavior gets detected, blocks the program from running. Also, in case the malware is yet unknown, the user can take part in the Avira Community and send the sample to the Avira Malware Researchers for an in-depth analysis. This way, every user of Avira AntiVir Premium and Avira Premium Security Suite can help making the Internet a safer place as detection for this malware gets added to all Avira products.

The new “generic repair” can better clean computers from infections. Instead of just deleting the malware file when there exists no special repair routine, Avira AntiVir now cleans the registry and the filesystem from further garbage which a virus may have left on the system. This ensures for example that a PC is still bootable when a malware has been removed.

The management has been simplified. The overhauled GUI gives an overview of the current state of the software at a glance. Installation can be done with 3 clicks. Also in case malware is found on the system, the user doesn’t have to choose from several options about what to do now, but gets a single proposal which can be accepted with a single click.

Last but not least the parental controls in Avira Premium Security Suite have been extended. Now it’s possible to restrict the time of Internet usage. These restrictions can be as monthly contingent, or can be fine grained down to which hours on which day the children can use the web.

I nearly forgot about our professional products for companies. Of course, in Avira AntiVir Professional we now added the possibility to install a firewall and Avira AntiVir ProActiv. This has been requested by many business users – and we have been listening.

The new version Avira AntiVir 10 will be available on the download servers during the day. Enjoy the release as much as we do!

Dirk Knop
Technical Editor