What should I do if the Avira toolbar of Avira Free Antivirus displays "Avira is not available"?

With Avira version 2014 update 5 (released in June 2014) , the Avira SearchFree Toolbar has been removed from our portfolio. Therefore, all new Avira Antivirus installations from update 5 upwards do not offer the toolbar installation anymore.

Avira provides alternatively the Avira Browser Safety. This free, highly discrete browser extension protects your online privacy and blocks malicious websites before they load.

For additional information please see this helpful article.

The note "Avira is not available" is displayed in the Avira toolbar when Avira Free Antivirus has been installed incompletely or removed.

  1. Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (in XP: Start → Settings → Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs) and check whether Avira Free Antivirus is listed there among the installed programs
  2. Click "Avira Free Antivirus" and select Change:

    Avira Free Antivirus - Uninstall or change a program
  3. The window of the maintenance program will appear. Leave the selection at "Modify" and click Next

    Avira Free Antivirus - Welcome Window - Modify
  4. In the next window you have the option to install the Avira toolbar along with Web Protection. Only if you check the first option as seen in the screenshot, it will be installed. After the selection, click on Next again.

    Avira Free Antivirus - WebGuard with Avira SearchFree Toolbar
  5. Make sure that all check marks are set at the various components and then click Next

    Avira Free Antivirus - Install Components
  6. In the next window, you can complete the change installation by clicking on Finish

Restart the computer and then check the status of the Avira toolbar again.

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Created : Monday, June 27, 2011
  • Last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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