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Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic


Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic is a software program developed by Avira GmbH. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 32.05 MB (33,602,354 bytes). The installed file ccupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 55% of users of Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic come from the United States, it is also popular in France and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.free-av.com
Help link: www.avira.com/classic-support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avira\antivir personaledition classic
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\SETUP.EXE /REMOVE
Estimated size: 32.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic

  • avpack32.dll - AntiVir archive decompression library
  • avscan.dll - Workstation On-Demand Scanner
  • avscan.exe
  • ccmsg.dll - Control Center Message Plugin
  • avpref.dll - AVPref Dynamic Link Library (Prefix DLL)
  • avwinll.dll - AntiVir Windows Workstation
  • avreg.dll - AVReg Dynamic Link Library (AVReg DLL)
  • avadmin.exe - AntiVir Workstation (Antivirus Administrator)
  • avarkt.dll - Avira Anti-RootKit Support
  • avcenter.exe - Antivirus Control Center
  • avconfig.dll - Configuration Panel Resources
  • avconfig.exe - Configuration Panel
  • avevtlog.dll - Event Logger
  • avgnt.exe - Antivirus System Tray Tool
  • avguard.exe - Antivirus On-Access Service
  • ccev.dll - Control Center Event Plugin
  • ccevrc.dll - Control Center Event Plugin Resources
  • ccgen.dll - Control Center General Plugin
  • ccgenrc.dll - Control Center General Plugin Resources
  • ccgrdrc.dll - Control Center Guard Plugin Resources
  • ccguard.dll - Control Center Guard Plugin
  • cclib.dll - Antivirus Control Center Common Library
  • cclic.dll - Control Center License Plugin
  • cclicrc.dll - Control Center License Plugin Resources
  • ccmainrc.dll - Control Center Resources
  • ccprofil.dll - Control Center Scanner Plugin
  • ccquamgr.dll - Control Center Quarantine Manager Plugin
  • ccquarc.dll - Control Center Quarantine Manager Plugin Resources
  • ccreporc.dll - Control Center Report Plugin Resources
  • ccreport.dll - Control Center Report Plugin
  • ccscanrc.dll - Control Center Scanner Plugin Resources
  • ccsched.dll - Control Center Scheduler Plugin
  • ccscherc.dll - Control Center Scheduler Plugin Resources
  • ccupdate.dll - Control Center Updater Plugin
  • ccupdrc.dll - Control Center Updater Plugin Resources
  • avinet.dll
  • avgio.dll - AntiVir (Avira AntiVir On-access Support)
  • avrep.dll - AVREP
  • avewin32.dll - AntiVir Engine for Windows
  • avipc.dll - AVIRA IPC Library
  • avnotify.dll
  • avnotify.exe - Notification Tool

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Guard' (AntiVirService) "Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware 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 PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" /min.

How do I remove Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic?

You can uninstall Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 PersonalEdition Classic.

Win XP 39%
Win Vista 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 27.78%
Windows Vista 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.17%
  France 10.34%
  South Africa 6.90%
  Belgium 3.45%
  BG 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%
  Egypt 3.45%
  Greece 3.45%
  Israel 3.45%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  Taiwan 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Toshiba 11.76%
Acer 11.76%
Sony 5.88%
Sahara 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Dell 5.88%
Compaq 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Common models
HP Compaq 2510p (RZ802AV) 12.50%
Gigabyte P55-UD3L 6.25%
Dell MXC051 6.25%
Compaq-Presario GC520AAR-... 6.25%
ASUSTeK F80Q 6.25%
Acer,Inc. Aspire 1350 6.25%

About Avira GmbH

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


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