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Should I remove Avira Antivirus Premium?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,161
United States Rank #12,810
Reach 0.0742%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.41 days
425.07 days >
Average installed length: 223.34 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 1.57% 1.57% 0.07% 7.39% 0.41% 9.37% 1.85% 0.96% 1.71% 6.50% 19.97% 0.41% 3.76% 6.43% 1.98% 0.55% 0.62% 1.78% 0.48% 11.15% 8.21% 0.07% 8.76% 1.30% 0.21% 0.14% 0.21% 0.07% 0.75% 0.07% 0.14% 0.96% 0.07% 0.07% 0.07% 0.14% 0.07% 0.07% 0.07%

Avira Antivirus Premium

What is Avira Antivirus 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. Our premium security software brings crucial anti-malware and privacy protection ...  Read more


Avira Antivirus 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. 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 primary executable is named avgnt.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 147.19 KB (150,725 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 49% of users of Avira Antivirus Premium come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.de
Help link: www.avira.de/premium-support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\setup.exe /REMOVE
Estimated size: 147.19 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Antivirus Premium

Program executable:avgnt.exe
Name:Avira Product Family
Antivirus System Tray Tool (Desktop)
Path:C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
Additional files:
  • apcfile.dll - APC (APC SDK)
  • avacl.dll - Avira Professional Security (Avira ACL Resources)
  • avadmin.exe - Avira Antivirus Premium (Avira Administrator Tool)
  • avarkt.dll - Avira Anti-RootKit Library
  • avbb.dll - Avira ProActiv Protection
  • avcenter.exe - Avira Control Center
  • avconfig.dll - Avira Configuration Plugin
  • avconfig.exe - Avira Configuration Panel
  • avconfigrc.dll - Avira Resource for Configuration Plugin
  • avesvc.dll - Avira Engine Service Library
  • avesvcr.dll - Avira Engine Service Library Resources
  • avevtlog.dll - Avira Event Logger
  • avevtrc.dll - Avira Event Logger Resources
  • avgio.dll - Avira On-Access Scan Library
  • avmailcr.dll - Avira MailGuard Resources
  • avmaildlgcr.dll - Avira MailGuard Dialog Resources
  • avlode.dll - Avira Product Family (Avira Local Decider)
  • aeoffice.dll - AVOFFICE (Avira Engine Module for Windows)
  • aescript.dll - AVSCRIPT
  • 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
  • aebb.dll - AVBB

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • avcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE2B2D9B-2E16-4461-8D19-E88E825D706C}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • avgnt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avgnt.
  • avcenter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Start Avira Free Antivirus.
Startup File (User Run)
  • 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 (1)' 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'.
Network connections
  • avgnt.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0426446998%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02278063%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01986407%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:6.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0024364689%
Kernel CPU:0.00129935%
User CPU:0.00113712%

How do I remove Avira Antivirus Premium?

You can uninstall Avira Antivirus 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 Antivirus 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 Antivirus Premium.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.83%
Windows XP 15.60%
Windows 10 10.19%
Windows Vista 7.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.12%
Windows 7 Professional 12.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.32%
Windows 8 Pro 3.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.29% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 49.29%
  United States 15.74%
  Italy 3.63%
  France 2.56%
  Brazil 2.35%
  Austria 2.15%
  United Kingdom 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Taiwan 1.48%
  Iran 1.34%
  Switzerland 1.28%
  Belgium 1.21%
  Canada 1.14%
  Australia 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.46%
Dell 18.83%
Hewlett-Packard 15.58%
Medion 8.81%
ASUS 8.54%
Intel 3.66%
American Megatrends 3.25%
Toshiba 2.85%
Lenovo 1.76%
Sahara 1.63%
Samsung 1.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.28%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.28%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.39%
MEDION MS-7748 2.39%

About Avira GmbH

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


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