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11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,220
United States Rank #18,007
Reach 0.0956%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.81 days
407.32 days >
Average installed length: 214.01 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.05% 0.21% 1.01% 0.11% 4.56% 1.06% 1.38% 2.76% 1.91% 1.64% 0.58% 1.59% 1.86% 0.42% 0.05% 6.47% 10.98% 2.39% 1.33% 3.24% 0.58% 1.80% 0.05% 15.01% 0.37% 8.01% 5.31% 2.49% 0.48% 0.58% 1.49% 0.48% 0.05% 7.48% 4.35% 0.05% 4.24% 0.05% 0.32% 0.16% 0.32% 0.05% 0.21% 0.21% 0.32% 0.58% 0.05% 0.11% 0.85% 0.05%
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Avira Internet Security

What is Avira Internet Security?  (from Avira GmbH)

The antivirus module in Internet Security is now enhanced by the Avira Protection Cloud, which links the virus scanner to the very latest threat information. Antispam and an advanced phishing filter proactively blocks even the craftiest email scams and spam, while a two-way personal firewall ensures optimum data privac...  Read more


Avira Internet Security 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is avcenter.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 150.95 KB (154,571 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Avira Internet Security come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Egypt.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.com
Help link: www.avira.com/premium-suite-support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\setup.exe /REMOVE
Estimated size: 150.95 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Internet Security

Program executable:avcenter.exe
Name:Avira Product Family
Antivirus Control Center (Desktop)
Path:C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avcenter.exe
Additional files:
  • avfwim.sys - AntiVir Desktop (Packet filtering kernel driver ( NDIS IM ))
  • avfwot.sys - TDI filtering kernel driver
  • antispam.dll - Avira AntiVir (Antispam Module)
  • asata.dll - Antispam detection module
  • aerdl.dll - AVRDL (AntiVir Engine Module for Windows)
  • aebb.dll - AVBB
  • apcfile.dll - APC (APC SDK)
  • avacl.dll - Avira Professional Security (Avira ACL Resources)
  • apnic.dll (by Ask.com) - AskIC Dynamic Link Library
  • avadmin.exe - Avira Internet Security (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
  • avfwres.dll - Avira Firewall Service Resources
  • avfwsvc.exe - Avira Firewall Service
  • avgio.dll - Avira On-Access Scan Library
  • avgnt.exe - Avira System Tray Tool
  • avguard.exe - Avira On-Access Service
  • avlode.dll - Avira Product Family (Avira Local Decider)
  • apnstub.exe (by Ask.com) - AskStub Application
  • apntoolbarinstaller.exe (by Ask) - Ask Toolbar (Wrapper Application)
  • aecrypto.dll - AVCRYPTO (Avira Engine Module for Windows)
  • aelibinf.dll - AVLIBINF
  • 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
  • aesbx.dll - AVSBX
  • aescn.dll - AVSCN
  • aevdf.dll - AVVDF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • avcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD1501CA-7AA4-49A4-8E34-2BA5D5E8FF23}' (runs on registration).
  • avconfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CD5D2A25-9B5A-4A97-9995-4162792A0404}' (runs on registration).
  • avadmin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B79E2B87-8561-4424-9213-5BDC2FC335E1}' (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.
2 Services
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Scheduler' (AntiVirSchedulerService) "Service to schedule Avira Free Antivirus jobs and updates.".
  • avfwsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Buhl Data Service GmbH FireWall' (AntiVirFirewallService) "Bietet permanenten Schutz vor Netzwerkangriffe".
2 Startup Files (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.
  • avguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'avguard.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe.
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'.
Network connections
  • avgnt.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0056316013%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00449068%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00114092%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:11.7 MB
Total CPU:0.0028838072%
Kernel CPU:0.00122469%
User CPU:0.00165911%
Memory:285.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0060563101%
Kernel CPU:0.00441787%
User CPU:0.00163844%

How do I remove Avira Internet Security?

You can uninstall Avira Internet Security 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 Internet Security, 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 Internet Security.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 10 0%
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 71.31%
Windows 10 12.99%
Windows XP 11.93%
Windows Vista 3.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.07%
Windows 7 Professional 12.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.01%
Windows 8 Pro 4.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.45% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 27.45%
  United States 7.04%
  Egypt 5.14%
  DZ 4.92%
  France 4.08%
  MA 3.97%
  IQ 3.07%
  Italy 2.91%
  Iran 2.79%
  Brazil 2.12%
  Taiwan 1.96%
  Saudi Arabia 1.96%
  Turkey 1.62%
  Spain 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.21%
Hewlett-Packard 19.60%
Acer 18.37%
ASUS 11.17%
Toshiba 5.30%
Samsung 3.69%
Intel 2.75%
Medion 2.65%
Lenovo 2.08%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Sahara 1.23%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.18%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.64%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.98%

About Avira GmbH

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


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