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Get it all together with the new Avira Free Security Suite for Mac

New Free Security Suite for Mac covers all of users’ online security and privacy needs at one time

New Free Security Suite for Mac covers all of users’ online security and privacy needs at one time

Tettnang, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017 – Avira has just introduced the new Free Security Suite for Mac — the world’s first free security package for Mac users that combines security and privacy features into a single suite at no cost.

“Mac users have privacy and security needs. With the new Free Security Suite for Mac, we’ve combined two must-have apps into a single suite to make it easier for Mac users to secure and manage their digital life”, said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira.

Avira’s Free Security Suite for Mac combines the award-winning Avira Free Antivirus for Mac together with the Avira Phantom VPN. As an additional protection layer, the browser extension Avira SafeSearch Plus is also part of the suite. This combination protects Mac users against incoming malware, secures their privacy anywhere against online spying, unlocks geo-restricted content and delivers secure search results.

Macs in the crosshairs

The market share of Apple's macOS operating system has steadily risen in recent years and is currently estimated at 10 percent worldwide. This growth has helped place Macs on the radar of cybercriminals. Recent months have seen the emergence of malware for Macs that is usually targeted on Windows PCs. This list includes the Proton RAT, an Apple-certified Remote Access Trojan, the Mac variant of Xagentm, a modular backdoor exploit for customized intrusions, and the KeRanger and “Patcher” ransomware variants for OS X.

“It’s a question of numbers. Due to the increasing numbers of Apple devices, more malware authors are using this platform for malware, PUA, and adware,” said Alexander Vukcevic, Director of Avira Protection Services. “In particular, we see Mac threats utilizing social engineering, creating legitimate-sounding installers to trick users into opening malicious code.”

Avira knows malware from all sides

Avira’s proven threat intelligence covers all major operating systems – and that includes OS X. The extensive AI and machine learning capabilities at Avira are fine-tuned to uncover zero-day threats and new variants of established malware. This detection and blocking of online threats helps Avira keep malware from damaging user’s devices and keeps them from unintentionally passing malware on to friends and acquaintances.

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac incorporates a real-time scanner to analyze all accessed files, a system scanner for making configurable, on-demand searches for malware, and a quarantine management system for suspect files. .

The malware-stopping capabilities of Avira Free Antivirus for Mac are recognized by independent testing agencies such as AV Comparatives.

Secure your privacy – everywhere

Mac users need to think more about their privacy – even when safely at home. Recent moves in the United States to allow Internet Service Providers’ to resell private customer data highlights just how fragile online privacy is and how easily it can be broken. All online users are vulnerable, not just when on open WiFi networks, and they can also be snooped on at home – whenever they are not using always-on encryption.

The easy solution is to use Avira’s Phantom VPN to put all communication into a secure and encrypted envelope, keeping cybercriminals and the ISP from eavesdropping on the data packets passing through. Phantom VPN does more than just encryption. By masking a device’s true IP address, Phantom enables more anonymous browsing and helps users unblock geo-restricted content – enabling them to watch events in foreign countries or follow local events while abroad. After enabling users pick their virtual location in one of 20 countries, Avira Phantom VPN runs silently and securely in the background.

Be confident – with faster, safer searches.

Weary of your search engine tracking your queries? Meet Avira SafeSearch Plus – a browser extension for Chrome, which powers your searches, respects your privacy, and highlights infected sites in your search results.


The Avira Free Security Suite for Mac is completely free to install and use. Functionality on Phantom VPN is limited by a monthly bandwidth ceiling. The Avira Free Security Suite for Mac is available for download at www.avira.com.

System requirements

A Mac running OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher.

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