Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Avira Free Antivirus Available Worldwide Via Facebook’s International AV Marketplaces

Palo Alto, California and Tettnang, Germany -- April 9, 2013 – Security expert Avira announced today that Facebook’s just-launched International AV Marketplaces feature the award-winning Avira Free Antivirus software, for free download, in their native languages.

The Facebook International AV Marketplace is now localized for French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages -- all accessible from the main Facebook Security page.

"By cooperating with an internationally-strong security company like Avira, Facebook can help protect its one-billion-strong community, and the Internet at large, from spreading malware,” said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer for Facebook. “We created the international AV Marketplaces to encourage all of our community members to download and install anti-virus software and to empower themselves to protect their devices and data.”

Avira Free Antivirus software, which is available for both PC and Mac, has received an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on thirteen independent reviews and was recently voted #1 in innovation according to ABI Research. Avira software protects users from malware including viruses, worms, rootkits and spyware, and includes a Browser Tracking Blocker and a Website Safety Advisor feature.

Avira’s security software is available in a total of 14 different languages; find your language directly from Avira’s download page at

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Media Contacts:

Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925 354 7444

Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
Veit Kollera
Tel: +49-911-47495-17
Fax: +49-911-47495-55
Mobile: +49-170-2252603

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 lead in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a family-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Munich, Bucharest, Beijing, and Silicon Valley. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit