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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,021
United States Rank #38,667
Reach 0.0083%


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Avira Antivirus Premium 2012

What is Avira Antivirus Premium 2012?  (from Avira GmbH)

Online banking, streaming movies, connecting to wireless networks, homework assignments and, of course, lots of email. Just the hustle and bustle of a typical day? At least one thing is simple: one full-featured security suite, equipped with Avira's best antivirus protection, is all you need to protect your passwords, ...  Read more


Avira Antivirus Premium 2012 is a program developed by Avira GmbH. 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 main program executable is avcenter.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 107.66 KB (110,246 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 44% of users of Avira Antivirus Premium 2012 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.it
Help link: www.avira.it/premium-support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\setup.exe /REMOVE
Estimated size: 107.66 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Antivirus Premium 2012

Program executable:avcenter.exe
Name:Avira Antivirus Premium 2012
Avira Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avcenter.exe
Additional files:
  • avmres.dll - AntiVir Desktop (AVMRES)
  • aeoffice.dll - AVOFFICE (AntiVir Engine Module for Windows)
  • aescript.dll - AVSCRIPT
  • 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
  • aebb.dll - AVBB
  • apcfile.dll - APC (APC SDK)
  • avadmin.exe - Avira Antivirus Premium 2012 (Avira Administrator Tool)
  • avarkt.dll - Avira Anti-RootKit Library
  • avbb.dll - Avira ProActiv Protection
  • 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
  • avghook.dll - Avira ProActiv Monitoring Interface
  • avgio.dll - Avira On-Access Scan Library
  • avgnt.exe - Avira System Tray Tool
  • avguard.exe - Avira On-Access Service
  • avinet.dll - Avira Dial-Up Library
  • avipc.dll - Avira IPC Library
  • avmailc.exe - Avira MailGuard Service
  • avmailcr.dll - Avira MailGuard Resources
  • avmaildlgcr.dll - Avira MailGuard Dialog Resources
  • avmcdlg.exe - Avira MailGuard Dialog
  • avnotify.dll - Avira Notification Tool Resources
  • avacl.dll - Avira Professional Security (Avira ACL Resources)
  • aeexp.dll - AVEXP (Avira Engine Module for Windows)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • avcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D4A192B1-878F-4897-AB5F-C245E1022F0F}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • 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.".
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Realtime Protection' (AntiVirService) "Biedt permanente bescherming tegen virussen en malware met het Avira zoekprogramma.".
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.

How do I remove Avira Antivirus Premium 2012?

You can uninstall Avira Antivirus Premium 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
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 69.94%
Windows XP 24.54%
Windows Vista 5.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.74%
Windows 7 Professional 10.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.35%
Windows 7 Starter 0.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 44.44%
  United States 14.62%
  Iran 6.43%
  Italy 4.68%
  Canada 2.92%
  Taiwan 2.34%
  Austria 1.75%
  Egypt 1.75%
  Indonesia 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  Argentina 1.17%
  Brazil 1.17%
  United Kingdom 1.17%
  Switzerland 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.26%
Dell 19.77%
Hewlett-Packard 17.44%
Medion 5.81%
ASUS 5.81%
Toshiba 5.81%
Lenovo 3.49%
American Megatrends 3.49%
Samsung 2.33%
Sahara 2.33%
Common models
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.02%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2 2.02%
HP ProBook 4520s 2.02%
MEDION E6224 2.02%
LENOVO 28477LG 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C65... 1.01%

About Avira GmbH

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


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