Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Avira Free Antivirus Available Worldwide Via Facebook’s International AV Marketplaces

Palo Alto, California and Tettnang, Germany -- April 9, 2013 – Security expert Avira announced today that Facebook’s just-launched International AV Marketplaces feature the award-winning Avira Free Antivirus software, for free download, in their native languages.

The Facebook International AV Marketplace is now localized for French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages -- all accessible from the main Facebook Security page.

"By cooperating with an internationally-strong security company like Avira, Facebook can help protect its one-billion-strong community, and the Internet at large, from spreading malware,” said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer for Facebook. “We created the international AV Marketplaces to encourage all of our community members to download and install anti-virus software and to empower themselves to protect their devices and data.”

Avira Free Antivirus software, which is available for both PC and Mac, has received an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on thirteen independent reviews and was recently voted #1 in innovation according to ABI Research. Avira software protects users from malware including viruses, worms, rootkits and spyware, and includes a Browser Tracking Blocker and a Website Safety Advisor feature.

Avira’s security software is available in a total of 14 different languages; find your language directly from Avira’s download page at

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Media Contacts:

Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925 354 7444

Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
Veit Kollera
Tel: +49-911-47495-17
Fax: +49-911-47495-55
Mobile: +49-170-2252603

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit