Updating to Avira Free Antivirus for Mac version 2.x on Mac OSX 10.9

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As a general rule customers should update first of all to Avira Free Antivirus for Mac version 2.x before updating their operating system to Mac OSX 10.9.


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Note
Starting with Avira Free Antivirus for Mac version 2.0, the centralized management via the Avira Management Console (AMC) will be no longer supported. Customers who need this functionality should not perform any Antivirus or operating system update. It may happen that the Avira product does not work anymore properly after an OS update.
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Product update prior to a Mac OSX 10.9 update


1. Updating Avira Free Antivirus for Mac version 1.0 to version 2.x
If you are using the 1.0 version, then it is required to perform a complete reinstallation of the product.

  • Drag the Avira.app from the applications folder to the trash. The uninstallation routine starts automatically; just follow the different steps in the uninstallation wizard
  • Download the latest Avira Antivirus for Mac
  • After the successful download, go to the download location, double-click the downloaded file avira_mac_security.pkg and follow the steps of the installation wizard
  • After the successful installation, upgrade your operating system to Mac OSX 10.9


2. Updating Avira Free Antivirus for Mac version 2.0 to version 2.x

If you are using the version 2.0, open the application main user interface by clicking the Avira dock icon or by going to the menu bar, do a right-click and choose the menu entry “Open Avira”. Go to the navigation bar, chose "Update" and click Update now. Wait till the update is finished. Afterwards upgrade your operating system to Mac OSX 10.9.
 

Product update after a Mac OSX 10.9 update


In case you have already updated your operating system to Mac OS X 10.9, you will notice that your Avira Free Antivirus for Mac product (version-independent) does not work as expected, e.g. entering a required username and password will no longer be accepted in some places.

In this case, it is required to perform a new installation of the Avira Free Antivirus for Mac.

  • Drag the Avira.app from the applications folder to the trash. The uninstallation routine starts automatically; just follow the different steps in the uninstallation wizard.
  • Download the latest Avira Antivirus for Mac.
  • After the successful download, go to the download location, double-click the downloaded file avira_mac_security.pkg and follow the steps of the installation wizard.

 

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus for Mac [Mac OS]
  • Created : Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Last updated: Monday, February 6, 2017
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