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Avira AntiVir Professional

What is Avira AntiVir Professional?  (from Avira GmbH)

No matter what your employees open—or where they click—their PCs, your customers’ privacy and your company’s reputation are guarded against viruses, phishing and other cyber threats. Avira Professional security, also available as Unix antivirus software, is designed to integrate smoothly with Avira Mac Security. Throug...  Read more


Avira AntiVir Professional is a program developed by Avira GmbH. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is avcenter.exe. The software installer includes 63 files and is usually about 218.87 MB (229,504,956 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 25% of users of Avira AntiVir Professional come from Taiwan, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.de
Help link: www.avira.de/professional-support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\setup.exe /REMOVE
Estimated size: 218.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira AntiVir Professional

Program executable:avcenter.exe
Name:AntiVir Desktop
Antivirus Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avcenter.exe
Additional files:
  • avmailcr.dll - Estação de trabalho do AntiVir (avmailcr)
  • avnotify.dll
  • avplugin.dll - AntiVir Desktop / Server (AntiVir® Security Management Center product plugin)
  • avarkt.dll - AntiVir Workstation (Avira Anti-RootKit Support)
  • avbb.dll - Avira Proactive Protection
  • avghook.dll - Avira Proactive Protection User Mode Monitoring Interface
  • avipc.dll - AVIRA IPC Library
  • avmcdlg.exe - AVMAILCDLG
  • avnotify.exe - Notification Tool
  • avadmin.exe - AntiVir Desktop (Antivirus Administrator)
  • avconfig.dll - Configuration Panel Plugin
  • avconfig.exe - Configuration Panel
  • avconfigrc.dll - Configuration Panel Resources
  • avesvc.dll - Antivirus Engine Service Dynamic Link Library
  • avesvcr.dll - avesvc.dll
  • avevtlog.dll - Event Logger
  • avevtrc.dll - Service Event Viewer Messages (Deutsch)
  • avfwim.sys - Packet filtering kernel driver ( NDIS IM )
  • avfwot.sys - TDI filtering kernel driver
  • avfwres.dll - avfwsvc.exe messages viewer extension
  • avfwsvc.exe - Firewall NT service process
  • avgnt.exe - Antivirus System Tray Tool
  • avguard.exe - Antivirus On-Access Service
  • avinet.dll
  • avipc64.dll
  • avmailc.exe - Antivirus MailScanner Service
  • avpref.dll - Prefix DLL
  • avreg.dll - AVReg DLL
  • avscan.dll - Workstation On-Demand Scanner
  • avscan.exe
  • avsda.dll - AntiVir layered service provider
  • avsda64.dll
  • avupgsvc.exe - Upgrade Service
  • avwebgrc.dll - AntiVir WebGuard Resources
  • avwebgrd.exe - AntiVir WebGuard Service
  • aeoffice.dll - AVOFFICE (AntiVir Engine Module for Windows)
  • aescript.dll - AVSCRIPT
  • aecore.dll - AVCORE
  • aehelp.dll - AVHELP
  • aeheur.dll - AVHEUR
  • aepack.dll - AVPACK
  • aeemu.dll - AVEMU
  • aegen.dll - AVGEN
  • aerdl.dll - AVRDL
  • aesbx.dll - AVSBX
  • aescn.dll - AVSCN
  • aevdf.dll - AVVDF
  • avrep.dll - AVREP
  • aebb.dll - AVBB
  • avgio.dll - On-access scan support
  • aeexp.dll - AVEXP (Avira Engine Module for Windows)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • avcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7F2B673-CD42-4C77-9ABA-E183883203B6}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • avmailc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira AntiVir MailGuard' (AntiVirMailService) "con il motore di ricerca AntiVir offre protezione permanente contro virus e malware al client di posta elettronica.".
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira AntiVir Guard' (AntiVirService) "offre protezione permanente contro virus e malware con il motore di ricerca AntiVir.".
  • avwebgrd.exe runs as a service named 'Avira AntiVir WebGuard' (AntiVirWebService) "Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware for webbrowsers with the AntiVir search engine.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • avgnt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'avgnt' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avcenter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avcenter.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0058916217%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00392965%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00196197%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:105.08 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:136.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0060214830%
Kernel CPU:0.00417054%
User CPU:0.00185094%
I/O reads/min:4.54 MB
I/O writes/min:190.55 KB

How do I remove Avira AntiVir Professional?

Quickly and completely remove Avira AntiVir Professional from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Avira AntiVir Professional from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avira AntiVir Professional, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Avira AntiVir Professional.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 8 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.29%
Windows XP 17.53%
Windows Vista 4.12%
Windows 8 2.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 32.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.49%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.34%
Windows 7 Starter 2.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 25.00%
  Germany 25.00%
  Iran 7.00%
  United States 4.00%
  Netherlands 4.00%
  Austria 3.00%
  Switzerland 3.00%
  Mexico 2.00%
  Malaysia 2.00%
  Chile 2.00%
  Belgium 2.00%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Italy 2.00%
  United Arab Emirates 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.40%
Hewlett-Packard 21.28%
ASUS 19.15%
Acer 8.51%
Lenovo 8.51%
Samsung 2.13%
Toshiba 2.13%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Intel 2.13%
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About Avira GmbH

Avira Operations GmbH is a German antivirus software company.
Publisher URL: www.avira.com


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