Avira Logo – Avira is a leading computer security German . Its antivirus applications are based on the AntiVir engine, launched in 1988 , commonly called Luke Filewalker. It was founded under the name of “H + BEDV Datentechnik GmbH”. One of its antivirus, AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic, cross-platform (Mac, Windows, Linux) and is free for personal use. Avira’s engine has been licensed to Ashampoo antivirus and Webroot WebWasher.
Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus is Freeware . It is only for personal use. Like most antivirus software, it scans hard disks and removable for virusesand also runs as a background process, checking each opened and closed file. It can discover and possibly remove rootkits . This also makes an update to Internet (daily) in which a window opens with a notice that advises the user to purchase Avira AntiVir Premium. Avira caught up all products to version 10.0 in March of 2010 . Version 10.0 (free) has a faster scan engine and a refined user interface.