The positive side of security threats

People can be pretty stubborn sometimes. You see evidence of this in all sorts of situations, but the way that many people treat security and privacy is another proof point.

security threats
For years, experts have been telling the public to take these things seriously, but oftentimes, their advice and suggestions are…
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Avira Antivirus is No. 1 in test results

Spring brought us not only blooming flowers and rays of sun but also new awards for Avira Antivirus Solutions following the latest AV-Test and AV-Comparatives results.

Avira Antivirus no. 1 in Av Comparatives
We have developed the very nice habit of constantly excelling in Independent Labs testing. The latest results revealed by AV-Test…
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Avira Team Gears Up

Avira experts are now training the hard way to catch viruses.

The Avira Fitness Studio A few months ago we decided to equip our offices in Tettnang with fitness facilities for…
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Employee Testimonials: 29 Years of Avira

Being for 29 Years in the Antivirus business can make you wonder what made the company stand out from the crowd and become one of the Industry’s leaders. It’s exactly what we asked ourselves so we went looking for answers to the right people: the Avira employees.

Avira Employees - Detlef A company builds its success on quality products & services brought to people by talented, dedicated employees. We are no exception…
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The voice of a user – why PUA is a misleading term

Reports or articles about PUA (Potentially Unwanted Applications) are becoming more frequent every day. Some of these also define this type of software as PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) or PUS (Potentially Unwanted Software). However, they all mean the same thing: A user downloads a program from the Internet and installs it on their PC. Yet, after installation, the user notices that not only has the program they wanted been installed, but heaps of other programs too.

In quite severe cases, not only are additional programs installed but several settings on the computer are changed too, making…
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Secure your DNS to avoid losing business – Part 3

Do you know what happens if someone else suddenly “owns” your DNS records and how you can secure your domains in order to prevent it? Go ahead and read the final part of our blog series to find out.

What happens if someone "owns" your DNS records The direct consequence is that suddenly when contacting and all its…
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The Avira experience @ CeBIT

One of the biggest IT events in Europe took place in Hannover last week (16-20 March 2015). Avira couldn’t miss this edition of CeBIT, our team being present at the event for the whole week.

The week’s highlights: Moscow calling 3,300 exhibitors from 70 different nations did their best at offering visitors useful information and…
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Secure your DNS to avoid losing business – Part 2

In our first part of “Secure your DNS to avoid losing business“, we explained what DNS is and where you’ll need and encouter it. Check it out and take a look at it if you haven’t done so already. Now, in part 2, we will talk about what happens when DNS doesn’t work and the different causes of a disruption.

DNS - Part 2
What happens when DNS doesn't work? Of course, having a non function DNS causes problems. We have to differentiate between…
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