Avira: Best Antivirus for Windows

According to the latest “Windows Full Product Tests” for security software performed by AV-TEST in September and October 2014, Avira Antivirus gets the maximum score on performance (6/6), usability (6/6) and protection (6/6). What more can you wish for when you want to choose the right solution to secure your digital devices?

AV TEST Certified
AV-TEST certification earned with perfect score Avira earned a perfect 18/18 score, topping all three major categories of testing: To…
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What a great year for Avira Antivirus

It’s been an extraordinary year for our antivirus and the best reward our hard working team could ever get was an impressive collection of great reviews from Industry leading experts and independent lab testers. Here’s a top 3 of the best news we’ve got from them in 2014.

Awards for Avira
  A new VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional have successfully obtained a new…
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AT&T Stops Attaching Tracking Files to Mobiles

Last Friday, mobile operator AT&T Mobility announced that it had stopped using hidden codes embedded in data that is transmitted from customers’ smartphones. Score a victory for privacy.

AT&T Tracking FIles
Wait… AT&T was tracking you with hidden codes? The secret codes in tracking files, known as ‘header enrichment,’ consist of…
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How to cure Location Fatigue

When advanced smartphones first started to hit the market, one of the integrated pieces of technology that people were most excited about was GPS. Now you were able to easily get directions, find interesting things around you, and check in to places where you were.

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An overwhelming flood of apps that used location data became available, and down to this day, new ones are continuing…
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Cuckoo Sandbox vs. Reality

The problem: Having to analyse several hundred thousand potential malware samples every day. The solution: Building a scalable system that has detailed information about sample behavior and functionality with the help of Cuckoo Sandbox.

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Problem We get several hundred thousand potential malware samples every day, a number that increased when we began to detect…
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Evolutionary Antivirus

Every now and then a quantum leap occurs. This time, it protects us all.

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First evolution The technologies antivirus companies use to detect malware evolve over time to meet the ever-changing threat landscape. The…
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Shortcut Express to Infected & Phishing Websites

We’ve all encountered shortened URLs – so practical on Twitter and other social media platforms, yet potentially harmful when hiding a malicious website. For a look into the world of shortened URLs, and for security recommendations on handling them, check out this post!

URL shortener
URL shorteners are a relatively new Internet service. As many social services on the Internet impose character limitations (Twitter is…
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Official specifications are not enough

Before a file is analyzed in depth, a few technical questions must be answered. It may sound easy to answer them in theory, but it might be very difficult in practice, because official specifications are not enough.

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  Before one can tell if a file is malicious or clean, it's important to determine the file type, and…
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Why blocking advertisements matters

Once upon a time, when online advertisement was not even allowed, you would at least have been mildly laughed at when saying it was going to be a nine figure business.¹ Nowadays the use of web ads and ad blockers has become second nature. Besides visual relaxation, there are other good reasons to keep advertisements off your computer.

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