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Should I remove Avira Premium Security Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,652
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.12 days
682.01 days >
Average installed length: 358.34 days


VersionDistribution 2.50% 30.00% 10.00% 5.00% 7.50% 2.50% 5.00% 2.50% 2.50% 2.50% 2.50% 7.50% 2.50% 2.50% 2.50%

Avira Premium Security Suite

What is Avira Premium Security Suite?

Avira Internet Security is an all-in-one security suite that integrates powerful functions like antispam, advanced antiphishing, antibot and parental tools, along with a feature-packed firewall.

About  (from Avira GmbH)

Worried about viruses and phishing? Bothered by spam? The antivirus module in Internet Security 2013 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, wh...  Read more


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. The software installer includes 93 files and is usually about 197.31 MB (206,898,734 bytes).

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: 197.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Premium Security Suite

  • avarkt.dll - AntiVir Workstation (Avira Anti-RootKit Support)
  • avbb.dll - Avira Proactive Protection
  • avghook.dll - Avira Proactive Protection User Mode Monitoring Interface
  • avmailcr.dll - avmailcr
  • avnotify.dll
  • avnotify.exe - Notification Tool
  • avadmin.exe - AntiVir Desktop (Antivirus Administrator)
  • avcenter.exe - Antivirus Control Center
  • avconfig.dll - Configuration Panel Plugin
  • avconfig.exe - Configuration Panel
  • avconfigrc.dll - Configuration Panel Resources
  • avesvc.dll - Antivirus Engine Service Dynamic Link Library
  • avesvcr.dll - avesvc.dll
  • avevtlog.dll - Event Logger
  • avevtrc.dll - Service Event Viewer Messages (English)
  • avfwim.sys - Packet filtering kernel driver ( NDIS IM )
  • avfwot.sys - TDI filtering kernel driver
  • avfwres.dll - avfwsvc.exe messages viewer extension
  • avfwsvc.exe - Firewall NT service process
  • avgnt.exe - Antivirus System Tray Tool
  • avguard.exe - Antivirus On-Access Service
  • avinet.dll
  • avipc.dll - AVIRA IPC Library
  • avipc64.dll
  • avmailc.exe - Antivirus MailScanner Service
  • avmcdlg.exe - AVMAILCDLG
  • avnetworkloader.dll - Avira WebLoader (Web Loader Library)
  • avpref.dll - Prefix DLL
  • avreg.dll - AVReg DLL
  • antispam.dll - Avira AntiVir (Antispam Module)
  • asata.dll - Antispam detection module
  • aeoffice.dll - AVOFFICE (AntiVir Engine Module for Windows)
  • aescript.dll - AVSCRIPT
  • avgio.sys - AntiVir (Avira AntiVir Support for Minifilter)
  • 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
  • avhlp.exe - avhlp
  • aebb.dll - AVBB
  • avgio.dll - On-access scan support
  • aeexp.dll - AVEXP (Avira Engine Module for Windows)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • avfwsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira FireWall' (AntiVirFirewallService) "Offers permanent protection against network attacks".
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Real-Time Protection' (AntiVirService) "Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware with the Avira search engine.".
  • avmailc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira AntiVir MailGuard' (AntiVirMailService) "Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware for email clients with the AntiVir search engine.".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • avcenter.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'scan_after_setup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avcenter.exe" /SCANAFTERSETUP="scan wait newprocess".
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 Premium Security Suite?

You can uninstall Avira Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium Security Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 3%
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 65.00%
Windows XP 22.50%
Windows 10 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.50%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.00% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 20.00%
  Egypt 15.56%
  United States 15.56%
  IQ 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  Malaysia 4.44%
  MA 2.22%
  RS 2.22%
  Argentina 2.22%
  Brazil 2.22%
  India 2.22%
  Peru 2.22%
  Saudi Arabia 2.22%
  Colombia 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.44%
Acer 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 13.89%
Toshiba 8.33%
ASUS 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Sony 5.56%
MSI 2.78%
Sahara 2.78%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.94%
INTEL DG31PR 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 2.94%
Semp Toshiba IS 1423G 2.94%

About Avira GmbH

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


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