Thursday, September 7, 2006

Avira ensures a data déjà-vu

UnErase enables network-wide recovery of deleted data

Tettnang, 6 September 2006 – What’s gone is gone? Not necessarily, as Avira UnErase offers a way out. The new security software from Avira recovers deleted data, even if it is no longer in the system’s trash. The recovery solution also brings files to light that have been removed by viruses or uninstall programs on PCs or network servers. Even compressed and encrypted files can be undeleted with UnErase.

Avira UnErase recovers various file types on NFTS or FAT-formatted drives with an exceptionally high success rate. The technology is based on the fact that every time a file is saved, the system creates sectors and clusters on the hard drive that are released again by the delete process for the subsequent write operations. However, as long as a sector has not actually been overwritten, the contents can be recovered. The powerful Clever Index Scan (CIS) of UnErase scans the system of the PC for existing sectors. Unlike comparable solutions, the software does not have to be installed on the individual computer for this. Users can then sort the detected files according to various criteria such as name, size, type, date created and date of last access.
"Lost business data can impair and block business processes. Re-creation or reproduction of this data in specialized data recovery labs is very time-consuming and considerably more expensive than the use of a recovery solution", explains Gernot Hacker, a security expert and COO at Avira. "UnErase works very quickly and reliably and thanks to the central scanning function it can immediately intervene in the complete network if necessary."
Avira UnErase is available to users as a single workstation application and as a network-compatible version for companies. The emergency tool can be seamlessly integrated in Windows Explorer and is very easy to use. The software is now available in two versions from the online shop at Avira UnErase Professional for use in companies costs € 399.00 (plus VAT) and Avira UnErase Premium for private use from only € 20 (recommended price). In addition, the basic version Avira UnErase Personal is also available as a free download from

About Avira

Avira is a worldwide leading supplier of self-developed security solutions for professional and private use. With more than twenty years of experience, the company is one of the pioneers in this field.

The security expert has several locations in Germany and partnerships in Europe, Asia and America. At its headquarters in Tettnang near Lake Constance, Avira is one of the region’s largest employers with more than 180 employees. Worldwide more than 250 persons are employed and their work regularly wins awards. Avira AntiVir Personal, used by millions of private users, represents a significant contribution to security.

Avira’s national and international customers include renowned corporations listed on the stock exchange but also educational institutions and public authorities. In addition to protection of the virtual environment, Avira also provides for more protection and security in the real world by supporting the Auerbach Foundation. Established by the founder of the company, the Auerbach Foundation promotes charitable and social projects as well as the arts, culture and science.

Company Contact:

Adela Kohl/Gernot Hacker
Lindauer Str. 21
D-88069 Tettnang
Telefon: +49 (0) 7542-500 0
Telefax: +49 (0) 7542-525 10

Press contact:

Jacklin Montag
Tel.: +49 (0) 89-17 30 19 19

About Avira

Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently achieve best-in-class results in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a privately-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Romania, India, Singapore, China, Japan & the United States. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit