What is malware and why is our Malware Scanner important?

Visiting websites and downloading files makes your computer or mobile device vulnerable to threats and attacks. Malware is a type of malicious software that infects your system. Cybercriminals use it to steal personal data or gain access to your device. Rootkits, viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware, worms, and browser-hijacks are all malware. Our malware removal tool offers the best free anti-malware protection and is one of the features of our Avira Antivirus solution.

The Malware Scanner for best malware protection

There are many different ways in which your device and system can be affected. Malware on your device can, for example, log all your keystrokes and give cybercriminals your login credentials. They can use your identity to access online stores and go on a shopping spree. A virus can infect the operating system and slow it down, or stop it from loading altogether. The Malware Scanner detects potential threats and safely quarantines infected files.

Advantages of the Avira Malware Cleaner

  • The malware-protection feature in Avira Antivirus offers real-time protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and more. Last year the free malware removal tool repaired over 90 million infected files.
  • Our anti-malware software is automatically activated in the background and can be manually started to scan a device or a particular folder.
  • Virus definition updates mean that you always have the most recent software. And to make this easier for you, our virus definition updates are the smallest in the industry.
  • Our antivirus security software doesn’t slow you down while it is protecting your system. Unknown files are checked in our Protection Cloud with AI technology, the system recognizes Zero-Day attacks, and within minutes all our customers are protected. The combination of advanced malware protection and real-time surfing protection guarantees the safety of your data.

Get your Anti Malware for free – download now

Our free malware protection is available for all your devices and different operating systems.

  • Download the free malware scan software included in Avira Antivirus for Windows 7 and Windows 10.
  • If you have a Mac or iMac, Avira Antivirus for Mac is easy to install for you to benefit from AI-based malware detection. Compatible with MacOS 10.10 and later.
  • For your Android smartphones and tablets with Android 4.0.3 or later, download Avira Antivirus for Android to protect your mobile devices with anti-malware software.
  • For protection against malware on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 8 or later, download Avira Antivirus for iOS.

Surf the internet safely and connect devices to your computer or laptop without the risk of malware infection. Our Malware Scanner with cloud-based AI technology protects you from known and unknown threats, blocking even Zero-Day-Attacks. With Antivirus, benefit from security software Made in Germany backed by our 30 years of expertise in security software.

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