How to remove viruses with Avira Antivirus?

If you receive a virus notification repeatedly, although you have set the option Delete or Move to Quarantine, in the configuration, please proceed as follows:

Check and clean your device

  1. Run a full scan with your Antivirus (in safe mode):
    • Open Avira Antivirus and click Check for updates
    • Start the computer in safe mode of Windows.
    • Open Avira Antivirus and click ScanFull scan →Start scan.
    • Restart the computer (in normal mode).
    • We recommend scanning your system again, in normal Windows mode.
  2. Download and create an Avira Rescue CD
  3. Start the computer with Avira Rescue System and use it

In case of virus detection, we recommend refreshing all your access data, immediately after system cleaning:

  • Email account (inbox)
  • login data for banking (home banking)
  • payment systems
  • your web presence
  • online shops and auction houses


If you need phone support for removing viruses, please, call our Hotline


Affected products

  • Avira Professional Security [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security [Windows]
  • Avira Ultimate Protection Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Monday, June 2, 2008
  • Last updated: Thursday, April 5, 2018
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