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Yearly Archives: 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

After having published over 90 articles this year, the Avira team behind this blog and all social media websites mentioned here, will take a short break and would like to wish all our readers:   Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   We would … Continue reading

The new Avira Rescue System – join the beta test

We are currently developing the new Avira Rescue System and would like to invite you to join the beta test which is starting now. You are welcome to give feedback, report bugs, suggest enhancements and thus be actively involved in the development … Continue reading

A further step into achieving Windows 8 compatibility

As previously announced, we continue to improve the compatibility with Windows 8 of our products. We have started yesterday the rollout of a new update for all our products in version 2013 which improves the compatibility with Windows 8 even … Continue reading

Security tips for safe online shopping

During the holidays season many people receive packages from the post or delivery services. We wrote about the dangers introduced by opening attachments in emails pretending to come from such entities. Without an active and up to date security software, … Continue reading

The post might not bring exactly what you expect for Christmas

With the holidays and presents season approaching, most of us are thinking what presents to order for Christmas. Many people prefer to order them online than to spend hours chasing presents in a mall. I know I am one of … Continue reading

Security 101: December 2012

How safe is internet banking when I am using a smartphone to do it? I noticed several banks provided apps to do mobile internet banking and share trading but does it really work? Smartphones have much limited security functionality than desktops. However, they do share one … Continue reading

Cross Site phishing for Amazon

Following the expected trend of scams after the Cyber Monday, various big names in the retail industry are being now advertised in phishing attacks. One of the most interesting of these is a phishing addressing customers of Amazon. I am … Continue reading

Post Cyber Monday thoughts

Now that the Cyber Monday and Black Friday madness of buying at reduced prices is almost over, we expect to see the spam and scam campaigns related to these events. Every year, in the last week of November the two … Continue reading

The Experts Market: Avira’s new online platform for remote IT support

The Experts Market is Avira’s new online platform which helps computer users to find assistance from knowledgeable IT individuals. This differs from Avira’s support service in going beyond queries relating to Avira products; the Experts Market covers all problems arising from … Continue reading

Security 101: November 2012

How can we find out if we are really secure when we’re using online banking? There is no way to be really secure. However, there are ways to reduce the risk to a minimum acceptance level. Just ensure the following have been fulfilled: … Continue reading