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Should I remove Avira Antivirus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #239
United States Rank #678
Reach 2.4318%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.77 days
524.30 days >
Average installed length: 275.48 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
15.0.36.211 0.35%
15.0.36.200 0.32%
15.0.36.180 0.46%
15.0.36.176 0.01%
15.0.36.169 0.48%
15.0.36.163 0.58%
15.0.36.139 0.08%
15.0.36.137 0.07%
15.0.34.27 2.28%
15.0.34.23 0.01%
15.0.34.20 0.09%
15.0.34.17 1.79%
15.0.34.16 1.06%
15.0.33.24 0.03%
15.0.32.12 0.03%
15.0.32.6 0.01%
15.0.30.29 0.01%
15.0.29.32 0.01%
15.0.28.28 0.06%
15.0.27.34 1.40%
15.0.26.48 2.95%
15.0.25.172 2.73%
15.0.25.171 0.01%
15.0.25.154 1.09%
15.0.24.146 4.20%
15.0.23.58 2.06%
15.0.22.54 2.30%
15.0.20.59 2.62%
15.0.19.164 1.88%
15.0.19.163 0.00%
15.0.18.354 2.95%
15.0.18.95 0.00%
15.0.17.273 6.56%
15.0.16.282 5.59%
15.0.15.145 0.88%
15.0.15.141 1.25%
15.0.15.132 0.00%
15.0.15.129 6.60%
15.0.15.125 0.40%
15.0.14.259 0.71%
15.0.13.210 4.04%
15.0.13.202 0.79%
15.0.12.420 3.43%
15.0.12.408 1.80%
15.0.11.579 5.47%
15.0.11.574 1.85%
15.0.11.564 0.00%
15.0.10.434 7.60%
15.0.9.504 20.99%
15.0.9.502 0.14%

Avira Antivirus

Overview

Avira Antivirus is a program developed by Avira Operations. The most used version is 15.0.9.504, 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 68 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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% 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)
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_de.exe - Avira Antivirus Administratorrechte gewähren
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_en.exe - Grant administrator rights to Avira Antivirus
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_es.exe - Conceder derechos de administrador a Avira Antivirus
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_fr.exe
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_it.exe - Concedi diritti di amministratore a Avira Antivirus
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_ja-jp.exe
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_nl.exe - Administrator-rechten verlenen aan Avira Antivirus
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_pt-br.exe - Conceder direitos de administrador ao Avira Antivirus
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_ru.exe
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_tr.exe
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_zh-cn.exe
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider_zh-tw.exe
  • 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
  • avira_zhcn____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
  • avira_en____fm.exe
  • aebb.dll - AVBB
  • antivir0.rdf

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • avcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D259D5E4-4A94-4A8E-8EF8-D0ACD1C8A583}' (runs on registration).
  • avgnt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{494644CA-A591-441E-8B1D-812812EE78FF}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Echtzeit-Scanner' (AntiVirService) "Bietet permanenten Schutz vor Viren und Malware mit der Avira Suchengine.".
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:\Nettoyage_Secu\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.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#239

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.85%
Windows 7 43.14%
Windows Vista 3.87%
Windows XP 3.13%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Windows 8 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.66%
Windows 10 Home 23.31%
Windows 8.1 9.82%
Windows 10 Pro 9.05%
Windows 7 Professional 8.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.04% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 36.04%
  United States 24.24%
  Italy 10.67%
  France 4.83%
  Austria 3.11%
  United Kingdom 2.05%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Brazil 1.28%
  Canada 1.26%
  Spain 1.10%
  Switzerland 1.05%
  Egypt 0.64%
  Australia 0.58%
  Belgium 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.50%
Hewlett-Packard 20.99%
ASUS 14.70%
Dell 10.77%
Medion 10.66%
Lenovo 7.07%
Samsung 4.25%
GIGABYTE 4.23%
Toshiba 3.80%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.71%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.84%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.65%

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