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12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,315
United States Rank #49,239
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.25 days
3.34 days >
Average installed length: 1.76 days


VersionDistribution 1.43% 2.86% 1.43% 41.43% 1.43% 4.29% 1.43% 7.14% 1.43% 1.43% 1.43% 2.86% 2.86% 4.29% 5.71% 1.43% 1.43%

Avira AntiVir Premium

What is Avira AntiVir Premium?  (from Avira GmbH)

As life grows in more digital directions, great PC antivirus becomes only one part of your overall security. The latest version of our premium antivirus now offers more ways to be secure, including web anti-tracking and mobile protection. Preventing PC viruses is just one aspect of staying safe online. By simply choosi...  Read more


Avira AntiVir Premium is a software program developed by Avira GmbH. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 68 files and is usually about 47.68 MB (50,000,049 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 29% of users of Avira AntiVir Premium come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.com/en/for-home-avira-antivirus-premium
Help link: www.avira.com/premium-support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\setup.exe /REMOVE
Estimated size: 47.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira AntiVir Premium

  • avmailcr.dll - Estação de trabalho do AntiVir (avmailcr)
  • avarkt.dll - AntiVir Workstation (Avira Anti-RootKit Support)
  • avbb.dll - Avira Proactive Protection
  • avghook.dll - Avira Proactive Protection User Mode Monitoring Interface
  • avgntflt.sys - Avira Minifilter Driver
  • avipc.dll - AVIRA IPC Library
  • avmcdlg.exe - AVMAILCDLG
  • avnotify.dll
  • avnotify.exe - Notification Tool
  • avadmin.exe - AntiVir Desktop (Antivirus Administrator)
  • avcenter.exe - Antivirus Control Center
  • 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 (English)
  • 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
  • avnetworkloader.dll - Avira WebLoader (Web Loader Library)
  • avnetworkloadergui.dll - Web Loader GUI Plugin
  • avpref.dll - Prefix DLL
  • avreg.dll - AVReg DLL
  • avscan.dll - Workstation On-Demand Scanner
  • avscan.exe
  • avsda.dll - AntiVir layered service provider
  • avupgsvc.exe - Upgrade Service
  • avwebgrc.dll - AntiVir WebGuard Resources
  • avwebgrd.exe - AntiVir WebGuard Service
  • antispam.dll - Avira AntiVir (Antispam Module)
  • asata.dll - Antispam detection module
  • avrestart.exe - restartApp
  • aeoffice.dll - AVOFFICE (AntiVir Engine Module for Windows)
  • aescript.dll - AVSCRIPT
  • avgio.sys - AntiVir (Avira AntiVir Support for Minifilter)
  • 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
  • avhlp.exe - avhlp
  • 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).
4 Services
  • avfwsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Firewall' (AntiVirFirewallService) "Offers permanent protection against network attacks".
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira AntiVir Guard' (AntiVirService) "Offre protezione permanente contro virus e malware con il motore di ricerca AntiVir.".
  • avmailc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira AntiVir MailGuard' (AntiVirMailService) "Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware for email clients with the AntiVir search engine.".
  • 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:2.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0477213069%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04472504%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00299627%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:88.44 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:70 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 Premium?

You can uninstall Avira AntiVir Premium 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 Premium, 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 Premium.

Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.86%
Windows XP 27.14%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 10 5.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.86%
Windows 8 2.86%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 1.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.07%
  Germany 11.63%
  Iran 11.63%
  Canada 4.65%
  Italy 4.65%
  France 4.65%
  Egypt 3.49%
  Spain 2.33%
  Malaysia 2.33%
  Thailand 2.33%
  Saudi Arabia 2.33%
  DZ 2.33%
  Taiwan 2.33%
  NG 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.05%
Acer 19.30%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Toshiba 10.53%
ASUS 7.02%
Sahara 5.26%
MSI 1.75%
Apple 1.75%
Lenovo 1.75%
Sony 1.75%
Gateway 1.75%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2 4.62%
Gateway ID59C 3.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 1.54%
Micro-Star MS-16Y1 1.54%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z585 1.54%

About Avira GmbH

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


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