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Security has never looked so versatile

Avira is extending its portfolio with a new solution for Mac - Avira Security, giving people a free and easy way to secure their everyday online lives and enhance their Mac experience.

Tettnang, Germany, June 11 – Avira is extending its portfolio with a new solution for Mac - Avira Security, giving people a free and easy way to secure their everyday online lives and enhance their Mac experience. Because these days, nearly every day is online day – so let’s make it a more secure one.

Going online on social media is a daily experience for 79% of Americans according to the Statista Global Consumer Survey from 2018. This level of online activity means there is a lot of potential exposure going on: according to a recent Statista report - in just 60 seconds, there are more than 156 million emails sent, 29 million WhatsApp messages processed, 350,000 tweets, and 243,000 photos added to Facebook. Even if it is known that every bit of ransomware and Trojan targeting the Mac was stopped – it could still leave a user’s privacy exposed to hackers stealing private data or leave a person frustrated by their device’s limited memory storage and lagging performance.

“This gap is why we developed Avira Security – it’s the security app that enhances the everyday security of a user’s online life and which seamlessly dovetails into the look and feel of a Mac user experience,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira.

The many faces of online security

As measured by the sheer volume of targeted malware, Macs are among the safer computing devices. But, this relative safety does not automatically transfer to what the user does every day -- the browsed websites, the phishing attacks exposed to, or even the safety of downloaded files. It does not do anything to encrypt a user’s activities while using a public WiFi or to help keep their Mac from getting clogged up with an overload of cached files.

Features you don’t want to miss

Avira Security is designed to make proactive steps easy, enabling users to be more secure and easily practice good online security habits. Just by turning on Avira Security, it is easier to connect online more securely, check downloads for malicious content, and optimize a Mac’s available disk space. 

Encrypted connections: When Avira Security is turned on, it automatically connects to the closest and fastest Avira VPN server. By placing all communication and messages into Avira’s secure and encrypted tunnel, this ensures that online activities are kept anonymous and away from prying eyes. It does this with the MacOS encryption protocol, making the VPN transition as smooth as possible. In addition, by shielding the user’s real IP address, it helps keep their identity hidden from invasive trackers.

Protection in real-time:Avira Security syncs a user’s Downloads folder with known malware samples from the Avira Protection Cloud, giving each user a real-time warning when something malicious has been downloaded.

On-demand control of files and websites: Avira Security will let the user know if a file or website has potentially malicious content. All it takes is simply dragging and dropping a file or a website URL from Finder, Mail, Messages, or Safari over to the Avira icon. Avira will check if it’s clean or potentially malicious with malware, phishing links, or spam and then give users a clear “safe” or “not safe” response.

Optimized storage: Avira Security cleans out the various caches on the Mac to free up more functional disk space. It does this by looking into the cache folders of the Finder, Safari, Mail, iTunes and App Store apps and instantly cleaning out what it finds.

Just touch it

Avira Security is designed from the ground up for Mac users. This means the way it looks, the way it feels, the way it provides “one-click protection,” and its full integration with the new TouchBar on the latest MacBook Pro. The TouchBar is a little touchscreen stretching along the top of the Mac keyboard showing an array of icons and commands from active apps. “While the TouchBar is currently just an option for Mac buyers, we see it and our ‘one-click’ integration with it, as a step into the future,” explained Vikas Seth, director of Avira Connect. When Avira Security is active, the TouchBar displays its app status along with the very accessible Start and Stop icons.

It’s easy, free – and no ads

Avira Security is a free security app – and we do mean free. There are no strings attached or streams of targeted ads with this app. “Effective security really needs to be easy and convenient for people to use it,” added Vikas Seth. Avira Security is a proof on how users can easily enhance their device security and performance – and pick up some good online security habits at the same time.

Avira Security is available for free at the Apple App store and at www.avira.com.


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