Monday, April 14, 2008

Avira presents products with new features and new names

The Avira virus protection starts the second quarter of 2008 with a faster engine

Tettnang, 14 April 2008 – Avira announces new names for some of the AntiVir products as well as an incredibly fast virus search, AntiVir Scan Engine 8. Avira AntiVir Workstation will be renamed to Avira AntiVir Professional and Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium becomes Avira AntiVir Premium. The new product titles have been created for better user orientation, as the product range of Avira is growing faster and faster.

A highlight of the new versions AntiVir Professional, AntiVir Premium and Premium Security Suite is a new graphical user interface. A vertical menu system enables easier and faster access to the desired feature. One mouse click is all the user has to do to obtain information on the security status of the system. In addition, the new menu navigation allows the starting of updates, search runs and renewals directly in the interface. The new anti-virus engine has increased performance of 20%. The users of the products AntiVir Premium and AntiVir Professional have better protection when surfing the Net thanks to the newly integrated WebGuard module. WebGuard examines the http-based Internet traffic for infections and automatically blocks phishing and malware URLs.

The software is now much easier to update, for instance, you can choose between updating detection relevant parts or product updates. A reporting function informs the user directly about new updates.

The new Failsafe System still offers protection, even if software updates failed or other problems did not allow an update. The new AntiBot function of the Avira Premium Security Suite examines incoming and outgoing emails and consequently prevents against the improper usage of a computer in bot nets. In addition to the consumer products, the business solution AntiVir Professional also shows brilliant performance results. Its integrated MailGuard examines incoming and outgoing emails for infections and it includes optional white listing.

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