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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

Virus Bulletin Conference 2012 – Day 1

As always, the conference is split into two streams: Corporate and Technical. For the first time since i started to attend this conference has been really hard for me to choose to which stream to attend. In the first day … Continue reading

Security 101: July 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   How to scan or check (open/close) port activity on computer for illegal access/activity? A port scan is a form of network attack that sends … Continue reading

Security 101: June 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   Does HTTPS really improve Internet security compared to HTTP?   A simple answer to this question is Yes, HTTPS indeed improves the security compared … Continue reading

ProActiv: How to add exceptions and deactivate it (Updated)

Update: Please perform a product update in order to receive the fix which we released to all customers.     If you have problems with the ProActiv module after updating to the Service Pack, please follow the steps described in … Continue reading

Security 101: April – Questions & Answers

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   How does a phishing website gets access to our account number A phishing websites try to fake official websites of financial corporations (banks, … Continue reading

Security 101: March – Questions & Answers

The magazine PC.COM (Malaysia) is publishing on a monthly basis the questions and answers coming from their readers. The editor of the magazine was kind to allow us to publish the questions and the answers I provided. This means that every month … Continue reading

Some ways to stay in touch with Avira

There are many ways to stay in touch with us: Read the Techblog: http://techblog.avira.com.   Subscribe to the RSS Feed of the Techblog in your favorite news reader.   Like us on Facebook – we regularly have actions which might … Continue reading

Spring cleaning your computer

We are now close to the end of April and the spring is everywhere. Some people are used to perform a general cleaning of their houses and gardens.   What about your computer? Don’t you plan to do the same? … Continue reading

Avira Free Mac Security

Avira launches a new product for Apple MacOS systems at the end of March 2012. It is called Avira Free Mac Security and it is a free-of-charge product for both consumers and businesses. The first version will be available in … Continue reading