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Yearly Archives: 2013

Apple released the update v10.9.1 for OS X Mavericks

Apple published an update to their latest OS X, Mavericks v10.9, which is recommended for all OS X users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security and includes: Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom … Continue reading

What to do to stop phone and mail advertisements

The Christmas presents frenzy is starting during this time of year all over the world. Most of the shops are making the equivalent of their year to date revenue in these weeks before Christmas. So, it makes sense for them … Continue reading

Black Friday is coming – stay alert

Every year, in the last week of November we have the Black Friday (November 29th) madness of buying at reduced prices. “Stay alert” doesn’t mean that you should only keep an eye on those great offers. It means that you should not fall for … Continue reading

5 tips to keep your mobile devices safe while using 3/4G and LTE

Having tablets and smartphones dominating the market has been the main motivation for IT companies to boost the 3/4G  and LTE technologies. This will significantly improve user connectivity but also will raise the risks levels in terms of security. These new … Continue reading

Ransomware in the wild: the CryptoLocker malware

The Cryptolocker is a new variant of ransomware malware that encrypts various files on user’s computer and demands the owner of the computer to pay the malware authors in order to decrypt the files. The affected files are documents, images, … Continue reading

Microsoft may end antivirus updates on XP in April, Avira will not

The support for Windows XP will end as communicated by Microsoft on April 8th, 2014. A spokesperson issued the following statement to Larry Seltzer of ZDNet: Microsoft will not guarantee updates of our antimalware signature and engine after the XP end … Continue reading

10 tips to improve your mobile device’s security

We wrote here how you can improve the security of a new computer in 10 easy steps. Considering the fact that mobile devices have been selling much better than the workstations, it is important to know that the same strategy … Continue reading

Advanced Real-Time protection with Avira Protection Cloud

The malware landscape is evolving on a very rapid pace and these days, the technologies released 2 or 3 years ago are becoming slowly obsolete. That’s why providing security only through engine and signature updates is no longer considered enough. … Continue reading

Notifier gone. What’s next? Avira releases version 2014 of all products

Last week we surprised more than a few people by ending our long-running ‘Notifier’ ads in Avira’s Free Antivirus. We also announced our first-ever security product for Apple iPhones and iPads. And, as rumors have already circulated, we’re currently testing … Continue reading

Major DNS hijacking affecting major websites, including avira.com (Update)

Today, October 8th 2013, 12:15 CET+2, we have experienced a major disruption in our DNS service. It appears that several websites of Avira as well as other companies have been compromised by a group called KDMS. The websites of Avira have … Continue reading