How can I reactivate Web Protection in the Avira Toolbar?

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You notice that Web Protection of Avira Free Antivirus is deactivated in the Avira Toolbar and you wonder how to activate it again?


The problem can be solved by a repair installation. Therefore, please proceed as follows:

  1. Go to the "Programs and Features" by clicking on Start → Control Panel → Programs → Programs and Features. Thereafter, select the installed Avira product and click on Change


  2. Select in the following Window the option "Modify" and click on Next


  3. Make sure that the component "Web Protection" is set activ and confirm with a click on Next


  4. After the repair installation has been completed, the setup window will close automatically. Please check the result in the browser.


If the Web Protection still remains disabled, that means you have a technical problem with your system. In this case please contact our Avira support.


  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • 已创建 : 2011年6月28日星期二
  • 上次更新 : 2018年4月3日星期二