Entry point in MSVCP90.dll not found

During the start of an Avira product this message could appear: "Entry point in MSVCP90.dll not found".

The installation of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package is mandatory for Avira products. If it is not installed, you will get the above mentioned message. The setup should basically install the correct redistributable package, but in some cases it doesn't succeed.

Solution:
Please download the latest Redistributable Package from the Microsoft website and install it:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
 

After the restart the Avira products should work properly.

Please note that the 32-bit version of the Redistributables should also be installed on 64-bit systems.

Affected products

  • Avira Professional Security [Windows]
  • Avira AntiVir Premium, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security [Windows]
  • Avira Professional Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira AntiVir Professional, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Avira Premium Security Suite, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Created : Thursday, March 25, 2010
  • Last updated: Monday, January 20, 2014
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