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Avira Antivirus 2018: Remastered and redesigned for today’s digital world

Tettnang, Germany, October 4, 2017 - Avira Antivirus 2018 is here, combining next-generation AI, a new interface, and cross-platform availability to give users even greater -- and easier -- security.

Tettnang, Germany, October 4, 2017 - Avira Antivirus 2018 is here, combining next-generation AI, a new interface, and cross-platform availability to give users even greater --and easier -- security. Avira Antivirus makes it simple to be protected online – regardless of device or operating system.

Stepping out into a dangerous world

It’s a dynamic world of growing threats and changing devices. In just the first three months of 2017, Avira detected nearly 1.4 billion threats (1.397.672.601) to its users’ devices. The online world is on track to reach the usual six-month threat levels; Trojan malware threats more than doubling, ransomware growing by over 20 percent, and even more closely targeted phishing attacks. In addition to traditional malware, corrupted advertising networks are distributing increasing numbers of intrusive and malicious ads.

Threats vary by country as cybercriminals fine-tune their campaigns to most effectively exploit local conditions and user habits.

In the USA, Vonteera adware, which changes browser settings and shuts down security software, was the most frequently blocked threat.

As threats increase, so does the size of the average household’s device portfolio. A growing portfolio of devices – running operating systems ranging from Android, iOS, to Microsoft’s Windows – are online, pushing their owners to either learn a new security regime for each device or risk getting hit by cybercriminals pushing their wares.

Next-gen AI for a carefree experience

Avira Antivirus 2018 is no newcomer to the security space. It’s backed by over 30 years of malware-stopping experience, coupled with nearly a decade of applied AI and machine-learning security expertise.

These three decades of data on malware, combined with the latest AI technologies, give Avira Antivirus 2018 an enormous advantage in quickly recognizing patterns and anomalies within suspect files and the ability to continuously fine-tune its detection for future threats. “We’ve been using AI to sort and sift suspicious files long before it became a buzzword,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO at Avira. “Avira Antivirus 2018 is our third generation of merging AI’s machine learning capabilities with cloud analysis.”

Avira Antivirus 2018 malware detection and stopping capabilities are driven by NightVision, Avira’s own cloud-based AI-technology platform. NightVision taps data from millions of sensors and uses machine learning techniques to analyze suspect files by more than 8,000 different dimensions. Avira also stays a step ahead of the cybercriminals by doing much of its detection and analysis in the cloud, keeping techniques secure behind closed doors.

Intuitive security at your fingertips

Avira Antivirus 2018 brings users a more attractive and intuitive design. The numbers of required steps and display panels have been reduced; making it easier for users to be fully secured.

“Our goal was to simply make being secure online more intuitive, regardless of the device or the tech background of the user,” stated Andreas Flach, COO at Avira.

In addition, the system for tracking ongoing security operations has been simplified and the process for users to set up a custom or scheduled scan of their devices unified.

Crossing barriers and operating systems

Avira Antivirus 2018 is for more than just Windows PCs, it is also available for Mac and Android-powered devices, taking AI-driven security experience and applying it across the major OS platforms to cover customers’ security and privacy needs.

“It’s more than simply visual. It’s a synchronization of our AI and cloud-based security strategy together with the coordination of UIs across the various operating systems. Users will have the same great Avira experience regardless of the specific device that they have at their fingertips,” explained Andreas Flach.

Professional to the core

The Pro variant of Avira Antivirus 2018 has it covered: Next-generation AI with a dependable history of spotting new and developing threats, a new user interface that makes security simple, and unlimited access to Avira’s award-winning customer service where technical support can be reached via email and a toll-free phone number. In addition, Avira Antivirus Pro comes with a cross-platform license – where one license secures up to five devices, including Android smartphones, Macs, and, of course, Window’s PCs.

To get the security your devices deserve, download Avira Antivirus 2018. For more details, go to

Important: Your current Windows version is outdated and no longer supported.
For your security, we recommend switching to Windows 10 before downloading Avira software.
Update your Windows version here.
Wichtig: Ihre Windows-Version ist veraltet und wird nicht mehr unterstützt.
Zu Ihrer Sicherheit empfehlen wir Ihnen den Wechsel zu Windows 10 vor dem Download unserer Software.
Hier können Sie Ihr Windows aktualisieren.
Important: Votre version actuelle de Windows est obsolète et n’est plus prise en charge.
Pour votre sécurité, nous vous conseillons de passer à Windows 10 avant de télécharger le logiciel Avira.
Mettez à jour votre version de Windows ici.
Importante: Tu versión actual de Windows está desactualizada y ya no es compatible.
Por tu seguridad, te recomendamos que instales Windows 10 antes de descargar la solución de Avira.
Actualiza aquí tu versión de Windows.
Importante: La tua attuale versione di Windows è obsoleta e non è più supportata.
Per la tua sicurezza, ti consigliamo di passare a Windows 10 prima di scaricare i software Avira.
Aggiorna la tua versione di Windows qui.
Importante: Sua versão atual do Windows está desatualizada e não tem mais suporte.
Para sua segurança, recomendamos que troque para o Windows 10 antes de baixar o software da Avira.
Atualize sua versão do Windows aqui.
Важно: ваша версия Windows устарела и больше не поддерживается.
Из соображений безопасности перед загрузкой ПО Avira мы рекомендуем перейти на Windows 10.
Обновить Windows вы можете здесь.
Belangrijk: Uw huidige versie van Windows is verouderd en wordt niet meer ondersteund.
Voor uw veiligheid adviseren wij u om over te stappen op Windows 10 voordat u de Avira-software downloadt.
Update uw Windows-versie hier.
Önemli: Kullanmakta olduğunuz Windows sürümü eski ve artık desteklenmiyor.
Güvenliğiniz için Avira yazılımını indirmeden önce Windows 10 sürümüne yükseltmenizi öneririz.
Windows sürümünü buradan güncelleyin.
重要 : 現在お使いの Windows バージョンは古いため、サポートされなくなりました。
安全のため、Avira ソフトウェアをダウンロードする前に Windows 10 に切り替えることをお勧めします。
こちらより Windows バージョンをアップデートしてください
重要信息 : 您当前的 Windows 版本已过时,并且不再受支持。
为了安全起见,我们建议您在下载 Avira 软件之前切换到 Windows 10。
在此升级您的 Windows 版本
重要資訊 : 您當前的 Windows 版本已過時,並且不再受支援。
為了安全起見,我們建議您在下載 Avira 軟體之前切換到 Windows 10。
在此升級您的 Windows 版本