What is the Auerbach Foundation?

The Auerbach Foundation was established in 2005 by Tjark Auerbach, founder and majority shareholder of the Avira Group which is headquartered in Tettnang, Germany. The Auerbach Foundation supports social and charitable projects for and with people as well as the furtherance of science, research, and culture.
The Foundation aims to protect people in the digital world and to allow the opportunities presented by digitization to be used for the common good. Its approach focuses mainly on these topics:

  • Safe use of digital media: Accompanying and protecting children on their journey of discovery of the digital world
  • Digital life-savers: Digital technology as a support for families with seriously ill children
  • Data protection & data security: Expanding knowledge in research and education

The Auerbach Foundation receives a small amount of money for every purchase of home user antivirus products through Avira Holding GmbH & Co. KG's online shop. The partners in Avira voluntarily waive this amount, and in doing so forgo part of their company's revenues, allowing the Auerbach Foundation's common-good projects to be realized. When buying Avira home user products online, purchasers are informed about this donation to the Auerbach Foundation as part of the sales process. The Auerbach Foundation is not a corporate foundation of Avira GmbH, so Avira has no influence on the Foundation's work.

Want to learn more about what the Foundation does? Visit Auerbach Foundation.


Affected products

  • Avira Prime [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Mac OS]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Prime (unlimited devices) [Windows]
  • Avira Optimization Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Total Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Wednesday, March 14, 2007
  • Last updated: Monday, March 20, 2017
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