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Avira to Roll out ‘Avira Antivirus Pro’ to All Paid Users with Fastest Malware Engine Ever

Security expert Avira announced today that it has released Avira Antivirus Pro, which constitutes the new and enhanced core of its upcoming 2015 product portfolio. Avira Antivirus Pro offers every paid user the best and most up-to-date anti-malware technology, including unlimited access to the Avira Protection Cloud, and Avira URL cloud, which are two of the most advanced malware detection technologies among security vendors.

The migration to Avira Antivirus Pro will happen seamlessly without any specific action from users being required. The product roll-out will be gradually introduced to all paid users around the world. One of the paid products will receive a new name: Avira Antivirus Suite will be renamed Avira Antivirus Pro. Users of Internet Security Suite and Ultimate Protection Suite will enjoy the benefits of the updated AV Pro core, without it affecting the additional functionalities of their product.

Avira Will Offer Fastest Anti-Malware Engine Ever

As part of the Avira Antivirus Pro release, Avira also announced it is now offering its fastest anti-malware engine to all users. Avira is now utilizing xVDF (extended Virus Definition File) for the first time, which allows the company to increase the number of virus definition files and optimize the download speed of the files. This will result in:

  • System start will be faster
  • Smaller Virus Definition file size with each update
  • Reduced VDF download volume
  • Lower resource consumption used by the main product

“Avira is committed to its founding principle of protecting our friends and families from viruses, Trojans, spyware, and all other malicious software that spreads across the Internet,” said Matthias Hildebrand, Avira Antivirus Pro Product Manager. “We are committed to achieving the highest standards of excellence for our security products, while delighting our customers with continuous enhancements to the user experience.”

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About Avira

Avira’s founding principle is to build the best security technologies in the world so that customers can use the Internet without fear. In pursuit of this mission, Avira today offers a full suite of completely free security applications for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Avira also offers premium security products for customers who want extra features and support services. Established in 1986, Avira has been successfully fulfilling its promise for more than 28 years.

Protect your pictures, passwords and credit cards with the best antivirus product on the market. Avira is ranked #1 best malware detection by AV-Comparatives; ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor; and recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software. More than 100 million consumers and small businesses trust Avira’s award-winning detection to keep their computers, smartphones and tablets free from viruses, spyware, phishing and other malware threats. Visit www.avira.com.

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