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

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

You can fix this in two different ways:  

A: Repair Avira Free Antivirus

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.

If this is the case, please make a change installation as described below.

If this is not the case, please follow the solution outlined at item B.

Change installation:

  1. Click "Avira Free Antivirus" and select Change:

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

    Avira Free Antivirus - Welcome Window - Modify
  3. 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
  4. Make sure that all check marks are set at the various components and then click Next.

    Avira Free Antivirus - Install Components
  5. 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.

B: Reinstall Avira Free Antivirus

Download Avira Free Antivirus from our website and reinstall it.

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

Affected products

  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Created : Monday, June 27, 2011
  • Last updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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