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Should I remove Avira Antivirus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #405
United States Rank #2,253
Reach 1.8383%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.63 days
372.53 days >
Average installed length: 195.73 days


VersionDistribution 0.23% 0.82% 1.50% 0.00% 11.87% 0.70% 1.27% 7.27% 1.43% 6.16% 3.26% 9.88% 3.36% 0.00% 13.79% 38.19% 0.26%

Avira Antivirus


Avira Antivirus is a program developed by Avira Operations. 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 software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 494.35 KB (506,215 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 50% of users of Avira Antivirus come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.com
Help link: www.avira.com/en/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\setup.exe /REMOVE
Estimated size: 494.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Antivirus

  • AdministrativeRightsProvider.exe - Avira Product Family (Administrative rights provider)
  • apcfile.dll - APC SDK
  • avacl.dll - Avira ACL Resources
  • avadmin.exe - Avira tool for administrative privileges
  • avarkt.dll - Avira Anti-RootKit
  • avbb.dll - Avira Proactive Protection
  • avcenter.exe - Control Center
  • avconfig.dll - Configuration Panel
  • avconfig.exe
  • avconfigrc.dll - Configuration Panel Resources (Desktop)
  • avesvc.dll - Antivirus Engine Service Dynamic Link Library
  • avesvcr.dll - avesvc.dll
  • avevtlog.dll - Event Logger
  • avevtrc.dll - Avira Event Logger Resources
  • avgio.dll - On-access scan support
  • avgnt.exe - Avira system tray application
  • avgntflt.sys - Avira Minifilter Driver
  • avguard.exe - Antivirus Host Framework Service
  • avinet.dll
  • avipbb.sys - Avira Driver for Security Enhancement
  • avipc.dll - AVIRA IPC Library
  • avipc64.dll
  • avkmgr.sys - Avira Manager Driver
  • avlode.dll - Avira Local Decider
  • avmailc.exe - Antivirus MailScanner LSP Service
  • avira_en____fm.exe - Avira Launcher
  • aecrypto.dll - AVCRYPTO (Avira Engine Module for Windows)
  • aelibinf.dll - AVLIBINF
  • aemobile.dll - AVMOBILE
  • aeoffice.dll - AVOFFICE
  • aescript.dll - AVSCRIPT
  • aedroid.dll - AVDROID
  • aecore.dll - AVCORE
  • aehelp.dll - AVHELP
  • aeheur.dll - AVHEUR
  • aepack.dll - AVPACK
  • aeemu.dll - AVEMU
  • aeexp.dll - AVEXP
  • aegen.dll - AVGEN
  • aerdl.dll - AVRDL
  • aesbx.dll - AVSBX
  • aescn.dll - AVSCN
  • aevdf.dll - AVVDF
  • avira_de____fm.exe - Avira
  • aebb.dll - AVBB

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • avcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FED6D275-163B-4883-9FF0-50CA699A03E2}' (runs on registration).
  • avgnt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2FA60FEB-DEC4-403F-8BEB-56FF657D7F49}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Protezione in tempo reale' (AntiVirService) "Offre protezione permanente contro virus e malware con il motore di ricerca Avira.".
  • avmailc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Mail Protection' (AntiVirMailService) "Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware for email clients with the Avira search engine.".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Administrative rights provider' and executes as C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\AdministrativeRightsProvider.exe.
  • avgnt.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'avgnt' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min.
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'.

How do I remove Avira Antivirus?

Quickly and completely remove Avira Antivirus 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 Antivirus 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 Antivirus, 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 Antivirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.33%
Windows 8 34.71%
Windows Vista 5.42%
Windows XP 4.53%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.95%
Windows 8.1 14.08%
Windows 7 Professional 10.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.19%
Windows 10 Home 8.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.98% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 49.98%
  United States 9.69%
  Italy 6.39%
  Austria 5.09%
  France 4.89%
  United Kingdom 1.87%
  Canada 1.65%
  Brazil 1.53%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Switzerland 1.06%
  Spain 0.90%
  Egypt 0.87%
  Australia 0.66%
  Belgium 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.40%
Hewlett-Packard 17.78%
Medion 13.90%
ASUS 12.19%
Dell 11.04%
Lenovo 5.93%
Toshiba 4.99%
Samsung 4.55%
American Megatrends 1.40%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.32%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.30%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.77%


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