Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Avira Revamps Free Antivirus for OS X Mavericks

Also Boosts Quick Scan Performance

Tettnang, Germany --- October 29, 2013 – Security expert Avira announced today a 2.0.1 version remake of its award-winning Avira Free Mac Security—now supporting the new Apple Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and sporting important new security features.

Central to the new version of Avira Free Mac Security, in addition to Mavericks support, is the ability to perform a quick scan of vulnerable directories on the computer even as the security software is being installed, which eliminates the possibility of an already-infected computer being able to thwart security software installation and detection systems. Moreover, Avira Free Mac Security retains its most popular features such as one-click repair, on-access scanning, and a Security Status screen where you can manage all your Mac’s security info in one spot. Another new feature is the ability to update both the product and the detection simultaneously, therefore ensuring that the application always provides the highest possible level of protection.

“Not quite a year ago, Avira was a new-comer to the Mac sector. But today we have an enormous customer base using our Mac antivirus and even more using our free Mobile Security product for iPhone and iPad,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. “Our reputation for high detection rates and reliable security that ‘just works’ seems to resonate with Apple users. So we will continue to invest in developing more security features for Apple devices.”

Avira Free Mac Security, which recently earned the ‘Approved Security Product’ award by AV-Comparatives, is available now, for free, for English and German languages and works on any Mac running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher.

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Rocket Science PR, for Avira
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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 www.avira.com.