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New case of identity theft – BSI in possession of 18 Million new accounts

The Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) has informed the press (in German) about a new case of identity theft. Also this time a lot of German users are affected, according to the source, more than 3 million email addresses. BSI … Continue reading

New features in the Avira products for mobiles: Identity Safeguard, Browser Safety and more

Because of the growth of mobile commerce and the need to keep users safe as they increasingly use mobile devices, we are proud to announced today that we significantly upgraded the mobile solutions for iOS and Android.   Avira Mobile Security … Continue reading

Free Antivirus declared the winner in the Stiftung Warentest’s comparison test

The Stiftung Warentest just published the results of the test for the Internet security products.   We are happy to announce that Avira Free Antivirus 2014 has received the result GOOD (2..2) and is the winner of the category free antivirus.   … Continue reading

Avira Protection Cloud available now for Free Antivirus

In order to ensure that our customers are using the best protection available, we integrated the Avira Protection Cloud  in all our premium products (consumer and business) . Avira takes now the next step and offers the best protection available … Continue reading

Avira Free Mac Security – Update 3 released

 The Free Mac Security gets the Update 3 bringing performance improvements together with some stability improvements and additional features. The update comes automatically via the standard product update and it doesn’t require a reboot.     Performance improvements We know … Continue reading

Apple fixes the SSL bug for MacOSX

Following the criticism from the media and security experts, Apple delivered what it promised: a fix to the already famous “goto fail” bug in the SSL implementation in their products. All MacOSX users should update their software accordingly. Make sure … Continue reading

Free Antivirus and Professional Security on Windows 8.1 receive the Virus Bulletin 100% award

Virus Bulletin has published the “VB 100% Comparative review on Windows 8.1” and we are happy to announce that Avira Free Antivirus and Avira Professional Security have received the Virus Bulletin 100% award.   There is not much to say about … Continue reading

Avira Free Android Security wins perfect score from AV-TEST

Avira Free Android Security app earned a perfect score and a “Certified” rating from AV-TEST. Avira Free Android Security scored a perfect 13 out of 13 points in AV-TEST’s January 2014 Android Mobile Security Test, which reviewed 30 different products on their performance, detection … Continue reading

Avira Free Mac Security – Update 2 released

We released this week the Update 2 of the Avira Free Mac Security for Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9. This update adds a long awaited feature: turn real-time protection ON and OFF. The functionality is available from the menu bar … Continue reading

BSI launched a service to check if your online credentials were compromised

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) warns that cybercriminals have compromised around 16 million email addresses of online accounts. BSI launched a service to help users find out if their credentials have been stolen: https://www.sicherheitstest.bsi.de/ (in German) After you submit, … Continue reading