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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,814
United States Rank #37,546
Reach 0.0151%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.11 days
121.22 days >
Average installed length: 63.69 days


VersionDistribution 0.34% 0.34% 0.34% 16.44% 11.07% 4.36% 29.19% 1.68% 25.17% 2.01% 3.69% 4.36% 0.34% 0.67%

Avira Internet Security Suite


Avira Internet Security Suite 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 software installer includes 74 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 17% of users of Avira Internet Security Suite come from Germany, it is also popular in Egypt and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

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

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Internet Security Suite

  • antispam.dll - Avira AntiVir (Antispam Module)
  • asata.dll - Antispam detection module
  • apcfile.dll - APC (APC SDK)
  • apnic.dll (by Ask.com) - AskIC Dynamic Link Library
  • avarkt.dll - Avira Internet Security (Avira Anti-RootKit Library)
  • avbb.dll - Avira ProActiv Protection
  • avconfig.dll - Avira Configuration Plugin
  • 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
  • avinet.dll - Avira Dial-Up Library
  • avipc.dll - Avira IPC Library
  • avipc64.dll - Avira IPC Library 64 Bit
  • avacl.dll - Avira Product Family (Avira ACL Resources)
  • avadmin.exe - Avira tool for administrative privileges
  • avcenter.exe - Antivirus Control Center (Desktop)
  • avconfig.exe - Configuration Panel
  • avgnt.exe - Antivirus System Tray Tool (Desktop)
  • avguard.exe - Antivirus Host Framework Service
  • avlode.dll - Avira Local Decider
  • avmailc.exe - Antivirus MailScanner LSP Service
  • avmailc7.exe - Antivirus MailScanner WFP Service
  • avmailcr.dll - avmailcr
  • avmaildlgcr.dll - avmaildlgcr
  • avmcdlg.exe - AVMAILCDLG
  • avmres.dll - AVMRES
  • avnotify.dll
  • aeoffice.dll - AVOFFICE (Avira Engine Module for Windows)
  • 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
  • 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.
4 Services
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Realtime Protection' (AntiVirService) "Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware with the Avira search engine.".
  • avmailc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Email-Schutz' (AntiVirMailService) "Bietet Email-Programmen permanenten Schutz vor Viren und Malware mit der Avira Suchengine.".
  • avmailc7.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.".
  • avfwsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira FireWall' (AntiVirFirewallService) "Offers permanent protection against network attacks".
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 (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:3.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006012861%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00037413%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022715%
0.015104% average
Memory:13.75 MB
Total CPU:0.0023696468%
Kernel CPU:0.00207662%
User CPU:0.00029303%
CPU cycles/sec:517,652
I/O reads/min:105.75 KB
I/O writes/min:1.21 KB
Memory:174.61 MB
Total CPU:0.0074160473%
Kernel CPU:0.00314468%
User CPU:0.00427136%
CPU cycles/sec:3,216,515
I/O reads/min:9.83 MB
I/O writes/min:574.79 KB

How do I remove Avira Internet Security Suite?

You can uninstall Avira Internet Security Suite 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 Suite, 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 Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.06%
Windows 10 34.23%
Windows XP 5.70%
Windows Vista 1.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.08%
Windows 7 Professional 12.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.70%
Windows 8.1 5.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.44% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 17.44%
  Egypt 12.79%
  United States 10.47%
  Italy 5.81%
  DZ 4.65%
  Iran 4.26%
  MA 4.26%
  Brazil 2.71%
  Saudi Arabia 2.71%
  France 2.33%
  Malaysia 1.94%
  BD 1.94%
  Belgium 1.94%
  IQ 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.44%
Acer 19.89%
Dell 14.92%
ASUS 12.15%
Lenovo 8.29%
Toshiba 4.42%
MSI 3.87%
Sahara 2.21%
Intel 2.21%
Samsung 1.10%
Sony 1.10%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 4.29%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. CR70... 4.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.86%

About Avira GmbH

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


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