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Certification by independent, international research organisations such as ICSA confirm a detection rate of AntiVir of one hundred per cent for ITW viruses.

AV-Test Internet Security 2012

There’s nothing the Avira’s single-engine detection can’t handle—singlehandedly! In March 2012, AV-Comparatives measured the on-demand detection capabilities of 20 leading antivirus programs. Avira Antivirus Premium 2012 was the top performer among single-engine products, stamping out 99.4% of the nearly 300,000 malware samples the testers threw its way. As proud as we are to earn another Advanced+ rating, the real prize is the millions of virus-free PCs in homes around the world.

AV-Test Internet Security 2012

Starting its namesake year in style, Avira Internet Security 2012 has clinched another certification! During the January/February 2012 testing period, the institute evaluated the protection, repair and usability of 23 antivirus products against real-world viruses. Especially notable was the Avira’s performance in the repair category, where it scored considerably better than the industry average in its ability to clean out hidden infections and remove malware components.

Avira PC Games Hardware Award

The people have spoken! Avira has has been chosen as the #1 security software provider for 2011 by the readers of the German magazine PC Games Hardware. This year's win is the third in a row! We’re thankful to the 15,000 readers who voted and are honored to protect your computers for years to come.

Avira Internet Security 2012 - AV certified

In recent years, each independent review has reinforced a simple fact: Avira’s server security product keeps moving farther ahead of the competition. The Virus Bulletin comparative review for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in February 2012 was no exception. You don’t have to take our word for it; here’s what the committee had to say:

“Detection rates were pretty splendid, with a superb showing in the Response tests, and excellent scores in the RAP [reactive and proactive] tests too, dropping a little in the proactive week but remaining impressive even there. No problems were noted in the certification sets, and a VB100 award was easily earned, maintaining Avira’s clean sweep with 12 passes out of 12 in the last two years.”

AV-Comparatives: best scanning speed 2010 - Gold

AV-Comparatives: Proactive On-Demand Detection - Gold

AV-Comparatives: On-Demand Malware Detection - Silver

AV-Comparatives: Overall Performence - bronze

A long string of Advanced+ ratings can only point to one thing: superior value and performance overall. So it’s no surprise that Avira took home AV-Comparatives’ “Top Rated Product” award award for 2011 among other top honors in the institute’s annual review:

Gold Winner: Proactive On-Demand Detection
Silver Winner: On-Demand Malware Detection
Bronze Winner: Overall Performance

The word is out: Avira’s combination of strong protection and streamlined performance is second to none.

Avira Internet Security 2012 - AV certified

In the final test of 2011, Avira Internet Security 2012 received its second consecutive certification by the AV-TEST Institute. For a two-month period, the Institute evaluated 23 antivirus programs on machines running Windows 7. Avira Internet Security 2012 achieved superior results in protection and repair, especially in the prevention of zero-day attacks (exploits of unknown vulnerabilities) and in the detection and cleanup of stubborn rootkits.

Avira Free Antivirus - Top 11 Downloads of the Year 2011 in category Windows applications Avira Free Antivirus - Top 11 Downloads of the Year 2011 in category Security applications

You have made it possible! Avira Free Antivirus was recognized as one of CNET’s "Top 11 Downloads of 2011" in the Windows applications category as well as the Security applications category. The program includes the most popular downloads from CNET’s catalog of over 800,000 products.

Avira Free Antivirus - Download of the Year 2011

Avira Free Antivirus has received the "Download of the Year" award for being among the top 100 most downloaded applications in 2011. CHIP Online is one of the leading computer websites in Europe and the largest download portal in Germany.

Avira Free Antivirus - Gold certified by opswat

Another Gold Certification from OPSWAT, Inc.: Avira Free Antivirus 2012 is now verified as being fully compatible with leading technology solutions employing the OESIS Framework.

Avira Internet Security 2012 - AV certified

Within only two months of its release, Avira Internet Security 2012 became the proud recipient of an award from! During the testing period, the institute evaluated the protection, repair and usability of 25 antivirus products against realistic malware threats. The product exceeded industry standards, especially in the detection of zero-day attacks (exploits of unknown vulnerabilities) and in its ability to undo unwanted system modifications carried out by viruses.

Software of the year 2011: Avira Premium Security Suite

For the second year in a row, Avira Premium Security Suite has been named Software of the Year in the security category. Winners in each category were determined by consensus at Deutsche Telekom’s download portal, We’re grateful to the 650,000 people who voted and are proud to be your trusted source for malware protection!

AV-Comparatives in November 2011: on-demand scanning test

Following up on a winning performance in the on-demand scanning test, Avira’s free antivirus product underwent AV-Comparatives’ difficult retrospective test. Running for a week without updates, the proactive detection capabilities of Avira and its competitors were brought to light. Once again, Avira’s unknown malware detection proved significantly more reliable than its peers, easily earning Avira an Advanced+ award in November 2011.

VB100 for Avira Server Products in October 2011

Clinching two years of consecutive VB100 certifications, Avira’s server antivirus breezed through Virus Bulletin’s tests for new and unknown malware detection. Avira outperformed nearly all the competition, proactively detecting an amazing 86.38% of all unknown malware samples. The reviewers were also wowed by the product's resource efficiency and short scan times.

AV Comparatives for Avira Corporate Security Products in Semptember 2011

In September 2011, AV-Comparatives tested some of the most popular corporate security products on the market. Representing Avira were Avira AntiVir Professional, Avira AntiVir Server, Avira AntiVir Exchange and the Avira Security Management Center, all of which performed at or above the level of their higher-priced competitors. The testers were particularly impressed by Avira’s ease of operation, supported by high-quality documentation, speedy installation and trouble-free management.

AV Comparatives for Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus in Agust 2011

AV-Comparatives’ August 2011 antivirus study examined the on-demand scanning capability of the 20 most popular consumer security programs. Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus went head-to-head against competitors’ paid products, surpassing them in both speed and accuracy. 99.5% malware detection clinched the Advanced+ rating for Avira.

VB 100 for Avira Personal and Professional in August 2011

Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional “powered though” Virus Bulletin’s August 2011 tests “in splendid time.” Showing “no sign of instability or other problems,” Avira easily earned its sixth consecutive VB100 certification. The lab team was particularly impressed with both products’ low resource consumption and the combination of excellent usability in simple mode and advanced fine-tuning capabilities in expert mode.

AV Test for Avira Premium Security Suite in July/August 2011

Avira’s flagship home security product, Avira Premium Security Suite, received the July/August 2011 certification from! Over a period of two months, the independent IT-security institute evaluated the most important aspects of the product as relates to protection, repair and usability. Avira especially shined in the areas of usability and also achieved an astonishing zero false alarms compared with the industry average of 17.

AV Comparatives for Avira Premium Security Suite in July 2011

Can the average PC run the latest, most feature-rich security suite and still perform at full speed? That’s what AV-Comparatives wanted to find out in their latest test. In a comparison of security suites from 17 different manufacturers, the researchers copied large files, packed and unpacked archives, converted video, installed and launched applications and downloaded massive files. Machines equipped with Avira Premium Security Suite performed all of these activities without compromising speed, embarrassing Avira’s bulkier peers yet again!

VB100 in June for Avira AntiVir Server

“A joy to use!” This remark from a member of Virus Bulletin’s lab team sums up the stellar performance that earned Avira AntiVir Server the coveted VB100 Certification in June 2011. Ease of use, superior detection rates and zero false positives: who could ask for anything more?

AV comparatives: Advanced+ for Avira AntiVir Premium in retrospective / proactive test

Another round of congratulations goes to Avira AntiVir Premium for receiving the unbeatable Advanced+ rating from AV-Comparatives in May 2011! Once again, Avira’s proactive detection capabilities outperformed the competition, proving that not even the newest malware can outwit AntiVir Premium! 01/2011: Avira Premium Security Suite certified in the first quarter of 2011

In the first quarter of 2011, Avira Premium Security Suite underwent rigorous testing to earn the seal of approval from! It’s official: viruses and malware are no match for Avira security.

VB100 - April 2011: Excellent detection

Excellent detection! This is what Virus Bulletin attests to Avira in 2011. Under Windows XP SP3 Avira AntiVir Personal as well as Avira AntiVir Professional showed outstanding performance and redeemed 100 percent of the WildList viruses. But also the protection from Worms and Bots with more than 99 percent or even the detection rate of 100 percent of the polymorphic viruses - and this all without a single false positive alarm - show: The anti malware protection Made in Germany belongs to the best what one can have! And with a detection rate of 96 percent of yet unknown malware Avira is among the best, too!

The Readers' Choice Awards 2011: best malware protection 2011 for Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus

For questions you always find suitable answers at Sometimes asks questions to their readers though, for example about the best malware protection 2011. Clear answer: Avira. With breathtaking 62 % of all votes the free Avira AntiVir Personal took the lead of the "Best Free Antivirus - Readers' Choice Awards" 2011! judges over this result: "Given the stellar protection AntiVir offers, it's no wonder 62% of readers declared Avira AntiVir Personal their favorite free antivirus.

PC Games Hardware: 'producer of the year 2010' in the category 'security software'

First! The 15,000 participants of the online poll "producer of the year 2010" of the German magazine "PC Games Hardware" voted for Avira in the category "security software". We say thank you!

PC Magazin: 'product of the year 2010/2011' in the category 'security-software provider'

Thank you, thank you, thank you! To everybody who voted for us in the category "security-software provider" from the online poll "product of the year 2010/2011" of the German PC Magazin and thus lifted us onto the first place. That were more than 30 per cent of 40.000 poll participants!

Download portal Vector: most popular software for 2011

The users from the biggest japanese download portal Vector voted the most popular software for 2011. And Avira got the Special Award! We would like to thank the voters for this result and for the plenty of nice comments!

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus ist Testsieger bei Stiftung Warentest - Testnote 2,3

Avira Premium Security Suite belegt den 2. Platz Stiftung Warentest - Testnote 2,4

In the current issue 3/2011 of the "test" magazine of the independent German test institution "Stiftung Warentest" we scooped two times: Place 1 in the category "free security solutions" went to Avira AntiVir Personal - which left 3 competitors behind.

In the main review of charged Internet Security Suites Avira Premium Security Suite had to compete with 12 other test candidates. In the end our Security Suite landed on place 2 with a result of 2.4 ("Good") - with just 0.1 test points behind the first place!

VB100: for Linux operating system Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Nothing changed with the extreme reliability of our products in 2011. Because with the certificate "VB100" we seamlessly tie up to our success series from last year. This time, our anti malware protection for servers was convincing on the Linux operating system Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
Especially remarkable was the proactive detection rate with the top value of 93.3 % detected malware! The résumé of the delighted Jury: "Speeds were super-fast and super-light, and detection rates were as excellent as ever".

Logo Avira Premium Security Suite certified

The Avira Premium Security Suite again achieved the sought-after certification! Therefor our Security Suite had to undergo intense tests for the whole 4th quarter of 2010 under the Windows Vista SP2 operating system. The experts from AV-Test attested to the Suite outstanding detection of malware and excellent repair - and that as usual with great performance!

AV-Comparatives: best scanning speed 2010 - Gold

AV-Comparatives: On-Demand Malware Detection - Silver

AV-Comparatives: Proactive Malware Detection - Silver

AV-Comparatives: Dynamic Protection - Bronze

Which anti malware solution has shown best performance throughout the whole year 2010?
The renowned testing laboraty AV-Comparatives now brings this to light with their Advanced+ award that only the best protection software earns regularly.

Such as Avira - and this as the only anti malware product with just one scan engine! Furthermore we could achieve extra awards in the categories "On-Demand Malware Detection", "Proactive On-Demand Detection", as well as "Whole-Product Dynamic Protection" in silver and in the category "On-Demand Scanning Speed" in gold.

In short: With Avira, one is not just protected completely, but also free in the Internet, without negative impact upon the computer's performance.

VB100: Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional certified

In December, Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional earned the renowned VB100 award as well – therewith all receivable this year! In Windows 7 the security solutions had to prove their performance and passed with flying colors: “The infected sets were powered through in splendid time”, “Detection rates were as superb as ever”, judge the VB testers. Advanced+ Award

Avira received the Advanced+ Award from in November 2010. The anti malware solutions provided outstanding protection from unknown malware and could detect and eliminate 59 percent, without online connectivity. Not only detection was top, also the false positive rate: It was extremely low contrary to other solutions in the test.

Logo Avira Premium Security Suite certified

In the third quarter of 2010, Avira once again received certification from renowned test laboratory This required Avira Premium Security Suite to pass a so called Real-World-Test to prove its ability to offer users effective protection from virus attack while surfing the Internet. Avira achieved good results and obtained certification without difficulty.

Logo softwareload: Gold in category "Software of the Year 2010"

Avira has been named Softwareload software of the year! More than 800,000 users voted on their favorite and best products, choosing Avira Premium Security Suite as the number one in the area of security software. We are thrilled with this news and would like to thank everyone who voted for us!

Avira AntiVir Server - VB100%, Oct.2010

Golden autumn for Avira AntiVir Server – the malware guard delivered again an excellent performance under Windows Server 2003 and achieved the VB100 Award October 2010 without hassle. The testers emphasize the reliable performance of Avira, being easy to install and offering a simple yet powerful administration interface. Moreover, the VB testers praise the good scanning speed, superb detection scores and the particularly well result in the proactive RAP test.

Avira AntiVir Premium - Advanced Plus, Aug.2010

Advanced+ is the rating Avira AntiVir Premium earned again in the new AV-Comparatives test from August 2010. The amazing detection score of 99.8 % of more than 900.000 malware samples and the extreme high speed make Avira AntiVir Premium a top security solution. Among those test candidates with only one scan engine, Avira AntiVir is actually the best antivirus!

PCSL - Total Protection Test JUL 10

Avira received the 5-star PCSL Award for July 2010, the highest possible rank! The result outlines the continuity in Avira’s detection capabilities. This time, PCSL tested the "total protection" of Avira Premium Security Suite 9. By the way: The current version 10 of Avira AntiVir adds further functions like Avira AntiVir ProActiv, which means that it can protect the users even better!

AV-TEST Certified Feb 2010

Avira has received the new certificate from the renowned test lab for the second quarter of 2010. By constantly testing the performance of Avira Premium Security Suite - including a Real-World test, which not only tests single components, but evaluates the complete security solution against malware, the certificate confirms Avira’s excellent, effective protection.

The Security Suite also passed several tests on single components: Out of more than 1.3 million malware samples, from the last 2-3 months, Avira detected and blocked 99%; Moreover, the scanning speed of the Suite is much higher than the average. Avira also achieved top results during the repair test, which examines the system's cleaning after a malware infection.

VB100 Virus Aug 2010

In the most recent issue of the renowned VB100 test, Avira AntiVir Professional won the top position again! Among others, the testers praised Avira AntiVir’s quick and easy installation, its outstanding detection rate and its impressive speed. They especially highlight the proactive protection against unknown malware – as Avira also proved the best performance in the so-called retrospective test! Conclusion: Avira AntiVir Professional clearly deserves the VB100 award in August 2010!

COM! Testsieger August 2010

Eight free antivirus solutions had to prove their protection against viruses in the test run by the com! magazine. Clearly, the com! editors concluded: Avira AntiVir Personal offers the best protection and it deserves the first place! The testers explained: the free antivirus from Avira "detected most of the malware, it had a fast scanning speed and it is user-friendly".

VB100 Virus June 2010

When we talk about servers, we talk about the very heart of a company, for which good protection is irreplaceable: it is where all data are exchanged, so it is no place for viruses. Avira AntiVir Server triumphed in the VB100 test in June 2010, proving excellent detection of ITW viruses, among other things. As part of the comparative review process, the virus scanners also had to identify unknown malware without updating their detection patterns. Avira has mastered this task, too: more than 80% of the malware had no chance. The testers highly appreciated the fast speed of the Server version. Conclusion: Avira gets another VB100 Award, this June!

AV Comparatives May 2010

The experts at the AV-Comparatives test lab have once more confirmed Avira AntiVir’s excellent protection against malware attacks, during the May 2010 retrospective test. The antivirus program had to detect new malware, without updating for over a week. Avira was able to identify more than half of the unknown new malware! Moreover, it did not confuse users with any false positives. Thus, the protection provided by the German security expert is among the best in its field.

VB100 Virus April 2010

Success in a row for Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional: both products obtained the VB100 award for April 2010 on Windows XP with Service Pack 3, thanks to the excellent detection rate in the ITW test. There were no false positives, of course. Moreover, Avira triumphed in the Heuristics test, identifying more than 85% of the yet unknown malware – an extraordinary performance!

PC Magazin Product of the Year 2009/2010

When PC Magazin makes a user survey, its readers always give their objective opinion. They chose Avira AntiVir on the second place in the run for "Product of the year 2009/ 2010" in the Security software category. We thank them for this award and take this as a commitment to continually enhance our malware detection rate and removal features, with minimum load on system resources.

AV Comparatives Feb 2010

The year couldn’t have started any better! In the February test run by the laboratory, we achieved the best detection rate among all single-engine products. Our Avira AntiVir Premium wiped out 99.3% of the 1.2 million malware samples. Moreover, the malware scanner had almost the highest scanning speed. The prize: the top award, the "Advanced+", plus millions of satisfied users.

Hardware 1platz 2009

... and the Security Software Producer of the Year 2009 is: Avira

More than 10,000 readers of PC Games Hardware agreed on it: Avira is the Producer of the Year 2009 in the category "Security Software". We think that the top detection rate and the fact that the virus protection is running smoothly in the background, without disturbing them when they work on their computers, have determined the users to name Avira's security solution their absolute favorite. Thank you!

PCgo March

When PCgo! Magazine tests anti-virus software, then the name says it all: the testers were looking for a virus protection solution that would not overburden the system and that would find the most viruses, thereby ensuring that the PC runs smoothly. Of the 14 candidates tested, our all-round Internet protection program, the Avira Premium Security Suite, took first place with ease!

VB 100 Feb 2010

Avira takes the VB100 award once again in February 2010! Our anti-virus solution was required to face up to a whole battery of harmful malware under Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11. The result: no problems. Our software detected all viruses - with no false positives. Even in the toughest test, in which the latest malware was let loose on a version of Avira AntiVir 3.0.5 for Linux Server that had not been updated, the detection rate was an impressive 85.3%. This was the best proactive result among all nine test candidates!

PCSL Nov 2009

Once again in December 2009 Avira‘s Premium Security Suite demonstrated its consistently good performance. As in the previous tests, PC Security Lab gave the product the 5-star award for excellent malware protection. The sixth PC-Security Labs award in a row is proof that users are always safe in the hands of Avira!

AV Comparatives Gold 2009

AV Comparatives Silver 2009

AV Comparatives Bronze 2009

The speed of Avira anti-virus solutions made a particularly good impression on AV-Comparatives. That’s why the test laboratory presented Avira with the “gold” award for the best speed among all the anti-virus products tested in 2009. Avira’s protection solutions out-classed the competition in the category of “Overall Performance (Low-System-Impact)”.

There was also a silver award for the detection of Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs). According to AV-Comparatives, Avira also achieved excellent scores in Whole-Product Dynamic Protection: Avira received the bronze medal from the test lab in this category. We are extremely proud to have received three awards for Avira’s performance in providing protection over a whole year.

AV Comparatives December 2009

In December well known test lab AV-Comparatives measured the speed of 16 anti-virus solutions under Windows XP. The result: Avira AntiVir Premium beat all the other anti-virus programs with ease! AV-Comparatives rewarded the achievement with their “Advanced+” award.

Whether packing or unpacking archives, converting video files, installing applications or starting programs like Word or PDF readers, Avira provides protection without any noticeable loss of speed. And the best thing of all: when it comes to combating malware, these anti-virus solutions made in Germany are not just fast, but also thorough. This demonstrates that effective protection does not have to slow processes down.

AV Comparatives November 2009

The AV-Comparatives test also sets an enormous challenge for the industry. Our security solutions were never stuck for an answer to the question “Which application finds all Adware and Spyware and issues warnings when it detects fraudulent anti-virus solutions?” and easily took second place with “Advanced+” classification.

VB 100 Dec 2009

Clean that disk: the virus detection algorithms used by Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional fulfilled their function admirably and, justly earning them the VB100 Award in December 2009. All wild list viruses were detected under Windows 7 Professional and, when it came to Trojans, our sharp-eyed virus scanner proved itself to be the best single scanner out of a field of 43 candidates.

PC Magazin Testsieger Jan 2010

We say: The Avira Premium Security Suite offers our customers minimal impact on memory, a transparent user interface, and, of course, an unbeatable virus protection application. “Absolutely!” agreed the PC Magazin test jury, who voted us number one out of a field of fourteen for our all-round Internet protection. Thank you!

Softwareload Silver 2009

Avira defends its position from last year: Avira Premium Security Suite once again takes second place in the race for the title of “Software of the Year 2009”. Once again this year, Softwareload, the Deutsche Telekom software download portal, asked its Internet users to nominate their favorite software in 14 categories. Over 400,000 users took part in the online poll from 1 to 30 September, ranking Avira Premium Security Suite second in the Security category.

PCWelt Nov 2009

Once again we have done what we do best: Detecting as many viruses as possible, thereby coming out on top in tests. To be precise, this task was mastered by Version 9.0 of Avira AntiVir Personal. The popular freeware, which is in use more than 100 million times the world over, snatched victory from seven other competitors.

AV Comparatives August 2009

A total of 16 antivirus programs were put through their paces in the latest test. During the test, Avira AntiVir Premium detected 99.4% of the over 1.5 million new harmful files. It scored just as highly when it came to the detection of more than 2.3 million viruses, worms and Trojans that were active between December 2007 and December 2008. This is a first-class result, placing the product at the top of the league of virus scanners with a single scan engine.

Com! Oct 2009

All programs were tested in a standard configuration under Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 3. When it came to virus detection, the virus guards were required to identify a total of 3,200 “in-the-wild” viruses and 480,000 lesser known harmful malware. Points were also deducted for products that had less strong adware and spyware. Test speed, as well as ease of operation and service are the icing on the cake for an excellent overall evaluation.

OesisOK Aug 2009

Gold for Avira: our desktop solutions for private and professional use are the first products to receive OESIS OK Gold Certification from US company OPSWAT, Inc. This means that Versions 9 of Avira AntiVir Professional, Avira Premium Security Suite and Avira AntiVir Premium, as endpoint security applications, are certified to be fully compatible with market leading network connectivity products. As a result, users can be assured that their software is compatible with network system control programs and interfaces. As OESIS OK Gold Certified applications, Avira’s products offer the highest level of interoperability possible.

VB 100 Aug 2009

Avira AntiVir Professional up and running safely: rapid installation without the need to restart, an attractive, easy to use interface, excellent configuration options that avoid overburdening the user - this was how specialist magazine Virus Bulletin assessed our virus protection under Windows Vista Business Edition SP2 X32. Because the software also revealed lightning-fast scanning speeds and an impressive detection rate, as well as above-average results in a combination of tests involving reactive and proactive searches, it once again effortlessly took the VB 100 Award.

PCWelt 2009

Sometimes, it seems, we can only compete against ourselves: for the third time in succession, Avira has won the title of “Brand of the Year” in PC Welt’s “Security Software” category. Over 16,400 people took part in this year’s reader survey conducted by the popular magazine. The entire Avira team is very pleased to once again succeed in achieving the highest score in its class – thank you very much!

PCSL May 2009

All 18 participants in the test had to prove their virus detection to PC Security Labs. The security specialists had to stop Trojans, rootkits, backdoors, viruses and worms. The Avira Premium Security Suite, as in numerous previous tests scored - Excellent and five stars.

AV Comparatives Proactiv May 2009

The success story carries on: Avira achieved brilliant results in February and in May - the success continues. The integral part of the current test was proactive detection, this means, the virus scanners had to prove how good they are at detecting unknown threats. Avira’s AntiVir detection performance was at the front of 16 participants once again!

AV Comparatives May 2009

Only the big vendors offer all-embracing security solutions for businesses – the renowned test laboratory examined seven of them in detail. The Avira SmallBusiness Suite convinced them that for small and medium-sized businesses it provides an excellent solution. The jury highlighted the low consumption of resources and the ease of installation through the administration console, Avira Security Management Center.

Com! June 2009

The renowned German computer magazine "com!" has just published a group test – Avira scored well in all-round Internet security and managed to perform extremely well, as usual. The Avira Premium Security Suite's new version performed very well for virus detection! Particularly, the 100% detection rate of the current virus threats, or more commonly called "In-The-Wild-Viruses", impressed the jury. Result: a B!

PCPro Labs Winner 2009

A total of 15 virus scanners of renowned manufacturers were examined in the current test in terms of its detection rate with manual search runs (on demand). Among them was: the Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium in the version Avira AntiVir scored on all levels of the test. In this manner, the Avira solution was not only certified for its best detection of backdoors but also for its excellent dialer detection. The AntiVir search engine even achieved the best value of all tested single scan engine products in the general valuation.

VB 100 April 2009

Extensive configuration, no false alarms, fast scanning speed, a practically unbeatable detection rate and quick response to daily malware detection – all this made AntiVir worth the “VB100” award from the specialist magazine Virus Bulletin. In short: Avira AntiVir Professional sets the bench mark for the competitors in the April test.

PCSL March 2009

The Avira Premium Security Suite is unbeatable: in March it got the PC Security Labs "Excellent" award. For virus detection it achieved recognition as a top performer by detecting 99,85% of the harmful programs in the test – this is a first class result for the software "Made in Germany"!

AV Comparatives Feb 2009

In February the test lab at examined the detection performance of 17 anti-virus solutions. Test subjects had to identify just under 1.3 million viruses active between May 2008 and January 2009. Avira delivered a detection rate of 99.7 percent, the top mark for scanners with a scan engine.

ProtectStar 2009

Avira obtains the Protect Star 2009 award! Avira Premium Security Suite, with 12 other candidates was tested in the categories of security, user friendliness, performance and functionality. Our Internet all-round virus protection was among the winners, following the success of previous years.

PCSL Feb 2009

The February 2009 comparison test by PC Security Labs puts the Avira Premium Security Suite in first place! The Avira Software was the only product tested that detected 100% of all viruses in the test environment. We are very happy with this result – and for all those who benefit from this first-class detection.

VB 100 Feb 2009

Avira has once again proved the high quality standard of the AntiVir scanner in a comparison test of the "VB100" and been awarded once more. The anti-virus software from Germany passed the test on the operating system RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2 in the categories Wildlist, worms and bots, polymorphous threats and Trojans with excellent detection performance. Avira's extremely fast scanning performance was also impressive in the RAP (Reactive and Proactive) test which was carried out for the first time with one of the best results among all participants going to Avira.

PCSL Jan 2009

Happy New Year: The scan engine's virus detection continues to be impressive in 2009. PC Security Labs have tested the Avira Premium Security Suite and found further improvement over last year's results. It took first place achieving a detection rate of 99.91 percent.

Works with Windows Vistar

Excellent against viruses - and recommended for Vista. With the "Works with Vista" certificate, Microsoft® certifies that the Avira anti-virus solutions Personal, Premium, Premium Security Suite and Professional are fully compliant with the Vista operating system.

PCSL Dec 2008

Avira achieved the first place of ten tested products of Chinese testing laboratory PC Security Labs. Avira AntiVir Premium 8.2 detected 99.90 percent of the malware samples that are most widespread in China, more than every other product in the test. Avira AntiVir Premium thus got the Pc Security Labs “Excellent” Award for December 2008.

AV Comparatives Best on Demand 2008

AV Comparatives Product of the Year 2008

The anti-virus software testing specialists at AV-Comparatives e.V. have chosen Avira AntiVir Premium as the best anti-virus solution of 2008. The demands of the international test center headquartered in Austria are extremely high. All products tested have to prove their above-average detection rate over several periodical tests and special attention is given to proactive detection. The test also requires that there should be virtually no false alarms and that scanning does not affect the computer’s performance. Crashes, system interruptions and annoying software errors are some of the other knock-out criteria for AV-Comparatives. Avira passed all tests with flying colors.

VB 100 Dec 2008

Avira gained the sought-after VB100 Award at the VB100 test in December 2008. The award goes to Avira's AntiVir Professional 8.2 that had to prove its performance on Windows Vista x64. Besides the wildlist test, the detection performance of polymorphic viruses and Trojans was also tested. Avira had no errors at all and detected all polymophic viruses. Avira AntiVir Professional had the best detection performance in the test for Trojans.

Oesis OK 2008

Besides the certified virus protection solutions Avira AntiVir Premium, Avira Premium Security Suite and Avira AntiVir Windows Workstation in the 7th generation, the version 8 has also obtained the compatibility certification OESISOK. Herewith, Avira's desktop products of the current generation for the commercial field bear the seal of quality "Opswat Endpoint Security Integration SDK" of the American company OPSWAT.

AV Comparatives August 2008

In the recent test by the laboratory in August 2008, Avira’s AntiVir emerged as the clear winner: No other product masters virus detection as well as the Avira security solution. For the first time in the history of the tests, an anti-virus solution with a single scan engine took first place, ahead of all products even those with multiple scan engines.

VB 100 Aug 2008

In the relevant comparison test, the anti-virus program had to show its recognition performance under Windows XP with Service Pack 3. Avira AntiVir 8 passed the tests, for example with the viruses from the Wildlist, worms and bots, polymorphic threats or Trojans, with playful simplicity - the summary given by the test commission is the same as a laudation: Avira AntiVir is extremely impressive with its scanning speed, detection rate close to perfection and all that without a hint of a false positive – thus Avira confidently secures VB 100, the hallmark of quality.

VB 100 June 2008

For the thirteenth time Avira receives the VB100 Award, the highest recognition for virus protection and safety. In the current comparison test, Avira AntiVir for Linux was put to the test. The decisive factor for the quality seal from Virus Bulletin was that the software detects all "In the Wild" viruses without any false positives using, for both On Demand and real-time scanning.

PCWelt 1Place 2008

Avira AntiVir is very popular with the readers of the German magazine PC-Welt: In a Brand Awareness Study the German IT security expert’s virus protection is awarded first place in the Security Software category. This year 15,839 readers participated in the survey. The IDG PC WORLD product line analyzed 493 IT brands from 3232 manufacturers in 24 product areas.

AV Comparatives May 2008

Three stars for Avira: AV-Comparatives has awarded Avira AntiVir Premium with the highest distinction, the ‘Advanced Plus Award***’. This large-scale comparative test saw the German IT security expert achieve an excellent score for its proactive detection performance. In the “Speed” category Avira managed with its extremely low error rate to get onto the winner’s podium.

VB 100 April 2008

Avira AntiVir Windows Workstation, version, gave a first-class performance in all categories and was awarded the VB100 Award. Virus Bulletin made special reference to the above-average flexibility of configuration and the excellent speed of the Avira Engine.

ProtectStar March 2008

The international ProtectStar test lab has tested thirteen security suites. The “Protect Star Award 2008” went to Avira Premium Security Suite. They were evaluated in the differently weighted categories of security (50%), user friendliness, performance, and value (50% combined).

AV Comparatives Feb 2008

In the latest test in February 2008 the detection rates of sixteen antivirus solutions were tested. The programs were exposed to around 1.7 million viruses, worms, backdoors, trojans, and other forms of harmful software. As always Avira AntiVir Premium was amongst the test candidates, convincingly demonstrating its unique performance.

VB 100 Feb 2008

Avira has obtained the VB100-Award – the sought after quality title of the “Virus Bulletin” magazine – eleven times. This confirms that the Avira's virus research team work with continuity and develop their security products to the highest possible standard.

Netwelt Dec 2007

"Value added at a low price.­ People who choose the Premium Version of AntiVir Personal Edition receive an integrated scanner for spyware and adware. Updates are faster and MailGuard protects their system against email viruses." This was the conclusion of "Netzwelt" in its comparison of Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic and Premium and it recommended the Premium version to its readers.

AV Comparatives August 2007

Avira has successfully defended its leading position in the AV-Comparatives test, a renowned project designed to test anti-virus software. In the current test the detection rate of 17 virus scanners of renowned manufacturers was checked with manual search runs (on-demand). Also there: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium in the version

Chip Testsieger July 2007

Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic has achieved 1st place in a test by CHIP Online. This continues the trend of the Classic version winning awards and receiving international recognition. CHIP online, the web edition of the renowned specialist IT magazine CHIP, tested in-depth the free versions of AntiVir, Avast and AVG. Detection rates for various types of malware and lead times for new anti-virus updates were among the many tests carried out. The result: the security solution from Avira was head and shoulders above the competition on the winners' rostrum!

VB 100 April 2007 VB 100 June 2007

After successful testing under AntiVir Suse for Linux Enterprise Server 10 in April, AntiVir on Windows XP SP2 had to bear up to reams of viruses from the Wildlist, macro viruses, polymorphic viruses, worms as well as DOS viruses to receive the award. Avira managed to handle those threats with a constantly high detection performance – and there were no false positives, which means that AntiVir detected only the infected files in the test and did not even declare one clean one as virus. In addition to this there was special mention the high detection rate of the virus scanner and the user friendliness.

PCWelt 2007

The international Brand Awareness study is here! This is an annual survey in which the IDG PC WORLD product line establishes the most popular brands of the IT and electronic entertainment industry. Over 15,000 readers in Germany alone took part in the survey. In first place, the readers' favorite in terms of "anti-virus software": Avira! But that's not all. Avira Antivir was also at the top of the winners' rostrum in the "cost/benefit" category.

PCWelt Gut May 2007

Winner of PC World (mastership): the Avira AntiVir Mobile. The renowned magazine has examined the virus protection for mobile phones, PDAs and smartphones. The result are happy faces at PC World and Avira: the virus hunters confirm their claim of a top position after having scored a 1,5 on a scale from 1 (very good) to 6 (very bad).

VB 100 Dec 2006

AntiVir, the internationally recognised high quality antivirus protection from Avira has been awarded the prestigious “VB100% Award” for the eighth time. AntiVir mastered the comprehensive comparative test, detected all “ITW viruses” and received this sought-after recognition.

AV Comparatives Nov 2006

In the second part of the AV-Comparative Test, 15 virus scanners of well-known vendors were again tested for their proactive detection performance. One of these was the Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium Version It achieved excellent results in two of the three test runs and as a result won the Advanced+ Award. Avira AntiVir had already achieved a very good result in the first test, the detection rate only.

AV Comparatives Gold 2009

A total of 15 virus scanners of renowned manufacturers were examined in the current test in terms of its detection rate with manual search runs (on demand). Among them was: the Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium in the version Avira AntiVir scored on all levels of the test. In this manner, the Avira solution was not only certified for its best detection of backdoors but also for its excellent dialer detection. The AntiVir search engine even achieved the best value of all tested single scan engine products in the general valuation.

VB 100 June 2006

Currently, Avira AntiVir was tested on Windows XP and its performance earned the product a well-deserved VB 100% award. The product detected all ITW viruses and did not miss any virus in any of the other test sets. Furthermore it did not cause any false positive.

Computer Bild Test Sieger 2006

The German IT magazine COMPUTERBILD tested in the c issue 11/2006 seven antivirus solutions from different antivirus producers. Some of the test criteria were the detection and removal of viruses, Trojans backdoors as well as the search speed and the usability of the program. According to the testers, Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.0 (test result: satisfactory) "has by far the best virus detection and the best removal capacity".

VB 100 April 2006

The most popular antivirus software AntiVir gave proof of its high quality standard. It is the ninth time that the antivirus solution receives the VB 100% Award. In the comparative test made on the Red hat Linux 9 operative system, the virus scan managed to convince the jury through its excellent mal ware detection rate as well as the ease of use.

PCWelt 2006

Avira AntiVir won the readers‘ choice of the computer magazine PC Welt as the best security solution of the year 2005. “The Pc Welt award is assigned to those IT manufacturers which have achieved 100 percent satisfaction from our readers”, explained Andreas Perband, chief editor of PC Welt, on the occasion of the award.

Chip Online 2006

The popular German Internet portal CHIP Online has published the best freeware products of the year 2006 in ten categories. The winners of the wide Chip download readers’ choice are nominated: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic is the winner in the category of security.

PC Magazin 2005/2006

The computer publication PC Magazin organized an award festivity, during which it honored the winners of the Readers' Choice 2006. In the "Security Tools" category, the German security specialist Avira received the desired Award "Product of the year 2005/2006" for its antivirus solution AntiVir.

VB 100 Oct 2005

AntiVir has detected all ITW-viruses by one hundred percent - the Virus Bulletin has certified this in the comparison test which was recently carried under Windows 2003 Advanced Server. AntiVir was awarded for the seventh time without interruptions with the VB 100% Award..

VB 100 Feb 2005

Virus Bulletin 100% - the quality mark of the most renowned specialist journal for virus protection and IT-security world-wide, certifies in February 2005 that the tested virus scanner has detected all "In The Wild" viruses by 100% on the operating system Windows NT Workstation.

VB 100 Nov 2004

Avira earns a VB 100% award for the third time this year for the detection of all ITW (In The Wild Viruses) in the AntiVir Windows Server test. The distinctive GUI (Graphical User Interface), designed for a user-friendlier server use, was especially praised.

EBIGO 2004

Avira has received the award "Innovation of the month" from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg for the product "AntiVir" within the framework of the medium-sized initiative The editorial, herewith, prizes a virus protection program which enables enterprises to protect their IT networks effectively against malicious code, especially from the Internet.

VB 100 June 2004

AntiVir obtains the "Virus Bulletin 100%-Award" again. This time for the operating system Windows XP Professional. The award certifies once more that the tested virus scanner has detected all "In the Wild" viruses by 100%.

VB 100 April 2004

Virus Bulletin 100% - the quality mark of the most international renowned specialist journal for virus protection and IT-security, confirmed in April 2004, that the tested virus scanner has detected all "In The Wild" viruses by 100% in a detailed comparative test on the operating system Red Hat Linux 9.


The independent International Computer Security Association (ICSA) is a test association that only gives awards to products that achieve excellent performances.


Avira works especially close together with the BSI (Federal Office for IT Security) regarding the AntiVir Personal Edition, in order to additionally offer a reliable virus protection within a private environment.

Avira Management Console

This video shows you where to download the Avira Management Console.

This video shows what to install in order to use the Avira Management Console.

Software + License
This video shows you how to add the license as well as the software packages to the Avira Management Console.

Configuration AMC
This video shows how to configure the Email notification function in the Avira Management Console.

Configuration AUM
This video shows how to configure the Email notification function of the Avira Update Manager in the Avira Management Console.

Adding hosts
This video shows different ways to add clients to the security environment in the Avira Management Console.

Installation AMC Agent
This video shows how to install the AMC Agent trough the Avira Management Console.

Installation AV12
This video shows how to install Avira Professional Security 12 through the Avira Management Console.

Scan and Update
This video shows howto create and configure scan- and updatetasks through the Avira Management Console.

AMC Agent push / pull
This video shows howto configure the communication method from push to pull of the AMC Agent.

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