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Avira launches its Avira Antivirus 2019 product lineup

Avira Antivirus 2019 is faster on threats and lighter on your device, thanks to its new ultra-light malware detections, focus on ransomware, and premium cloud protection capabilities

Avira Antivirus 2019 is faster on threats and lighter on your device, thanks to its new ultra-light malware detections, focus on ransomware, and premium cloud protection capabilities

Tettnang, Germany, September 10th 2018 - The new Avira 2019 family of Antivirus is here, giving your portfolio of devices unparalleled fast and effective protection against online threats. The expanded Avira Antivirus 2019 family – with premium and free variants – provides security for all your devices and platforms, whether they are Windows, Android, iOS or MacOS.

Light on its feet, won’t step on your toes

Avira Antivirus 2019 tackles users’ major irritant with security software head on – the daily performance lag during startup and operation. The new Avira Antivirus 2019 has one of the smallest footprints on user devices of any antivirus on the market, averaging 2-5 times better performance than other security products on the market according to internal studies – all while providing top-of-the-line security against online threats.

“Speed is critical; we expect our devices and the apps securing us to react fast and not slow us down,” said Travis Witteveen, Avira CEO. “With Avira Antivirus 2019, you’ll experience a significant performance boost in everything you do with your device, whether this is surfing, downloading, or running applications, all while enjoying best-in-class malware protection.

Bigger is not better

There are over 500 million unique viruses and malware-related threats in cyberspace. To detect and stop them accurately, it requires products to have a large databases or significant memory footprints to achieve a high level of detection. But as the number of threats keeps growing exponentially, security products relying on traditional signature detections can’t keep up: They are slowing down devices at the startup, consuming RAM memory, and hogging system resources as they work to identify malware.

Sized right for the threats

The need for more nimble security is why Avira Antivirus 2019 provides new detection capabilities based on next-generation machine learning. We’ve replaced millions of traditional patterns with new lower-footprint detections, slashing the size of these files – for both Windows and Mac devices -- by a factor of four. This pays benefits when it comes to starting a device, receiving updates, and speeding up daily operations. Best of all, it provides better coverage against malware than ever before.

Faster than a speeding bullet

Avira Antivirus 2019 is more than light on its feet, it’s fast. This speed is critical when it comes to identifying and stopping new and emerging threats. With cloud detection, every secured device acts as a sensor for Avira, enabling us to detect emerging, never-seen-before attacks. As soon as a new threat is identified, our customers are immediately immunized against it, protecting millions within seconds. In addition, Avira 2019 Cloud Protection Plus provides premium users with priority access to our protection cloud - ensuring that files are scanned and secured even faster.

Zeros in on ransomware

Avira Antivirus 2019 knows that ransomware and other malware are bad because of their behavior – and doesn’t have to wait for a traditional pattern identification. The premium feature looks for suspicious process uses, behavioral clues such as changes to the registry or attempts to alter, encrypt, or delete personal files – all steps which are typical of ransomware.

This enables Avira Antivirus 2019 to detect new and previously unknown ransomware and stop these attacks before they can fully activate. “We’ve fine-tuned the sensors and brought in some advanced heuristic detections for the specific needs of ransomware,” said Alexander Vukcevic, Director of the Avira Protection Labs. Of course, this goes in parallel with Avira’s full assortment of detection techniques and advanced machine learning to identify and stop a wide portfolio of incoming threats.

Tested and proven effective

Avira is a consistent top performer in independent security tests, repeatedly recognized by the likes of AV Comparatives and AV-Test. “Avira traditionally gets high scores in categories such as performance, impact, and PC Mark,” pointed out Alexander Vukcevic. “We believe there should never be a performance penalty for being secure – regardless of your device.”

In the latest AV-Test Consumer testing report, Avira took the top score across all three categories of protection, performance, and usability, earning the TOP PRODUCT badge for the best Windows Antivirus. In addition, Avira scored 6 out of 6 points in both protection and usability and 1 out of a possible 1 point for the apps additional features in a recent Android test from AV-Test. When it comes to its Mac solution, Avira achieved a 100% detection rate and had 0 false alarms, according to the MacOS Security Report 2018 report by AV-Comparatives.

Coverage everywhere

The Avira 2019 family covers virtually all operating systems on the market such as Windows, Android, iOS and the MacOS. The solutions can be downloaded at www.avira.com, Google Play Store, and the Apple App Store.


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