Avira vs. Freemium(dot)com – We Will Protect You Against PUA

We are proud to announce that we won a court order against Freemium.com, a company funded by media giant ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. The court judgment allows our antivirus software to continue to warn you, our customers, of potentially unwanted application downloads that come bundled with popular games and toolbars published by Freemium.com and other download sites.

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The court order sets a legal precedent for how Internet security companies like Avira can protect their consumers from potential…
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We Focus on Customers, Others Play Dirty Tricks

We at Avira are happy and proud to focus on our customers. So it sometimes shocks our ethical sensibilities when we discover how others pull dirty tricks to try to hurt our public image.

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Our blogpost from a few days ago, NSA and GCHQ Have Been Spying on Antivirus Companies, contained our response to…
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How safe are the apps on your Android?

Avira’s Mobile Development Team is proud to announce the release of new features in our Android applications. Starting today, you have the chance to find out what type of data is being shared with the apps stored on your mobile devices. And it doesn’t stop there.

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Privacy Advisor As the name suggests it, the newest feature offered by Avira Antivirus Security for Android allows registered users…
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NSA and GCHQ Have Been Spying on Antivirus Companies

You’ve read about it by now: Snowden’s latest revelations concerning the NSA and the UK’s counterpart (GCHQ) reveal that these two intelligence organizations have not only been spying on anti-virus companies, but also actively attempting to reverse engineer their software …

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While not the main target of the operation, Avira was nonetheless mentioned together with several other antivirus and security firms…
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Avira Threats Landscape: Visualizing threats for you

Do you know how many threats Avira detects each day? Avira Threats Landscape does: Yesterday it were over 16 million. Yes, it’s a cyberwar out there and it is fought over your data and privacy.

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Every day, thousands of different malicious programs are trying to infect as many devices as possible. The goal is the…
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