84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Avira Professional Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #12,641
United States Rank #38,932
Reach 0.0250%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 124.24 days
656.26 days >
Average installed length: 344.82 days


VersionDistribution 1.83% 6.71% 5.49% 1.63% 3.25% 1.63% 1.83% 1.22% 0.61% 2.24% 8.13% 1.02% 6.30% 0.61% 0.20% 7.72% 1.02% 2.24% 1.02% 2.03% 1.22% 1.02% 0.20% 1.63% 0.41% 23.58% 0.41% 0.41% 0.20% 0.41% 1.22% 1.22% 1.02% 7.72% 0.41% 0.61% 0.41% 0.20% 0.20% 0.20% 0.20% 0.41%

Avira Professional Security

What is Avira Professional Security?  (from Avira GmbH)

Avira Professional Security’s slim profile is compact enough to run on a netbook, but tough enough to secure the hardest working workstations. Avira Professional security, also available as Unix antivirus software, is designed to integrate smoothly with Avira Mac Security. Through the Avira Management Console, all inst...  Read more


Avira Professional 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 56 files and is usually about 104.26 KB (106,763 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 23% of users of Avira Professional Security come from Germany, it is also popular in Taiwan and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.com/en/for-business-avira-professional-security
Help link: www.avira.de/professional-support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\SETUP.EXE /REMOVE
Estimated size: 104.26 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Professional 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
  • avacl.dll - Avira Professional Security (Avira ACL Resources)
  • avadmin.exe - 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
  • avinet.dll - Avira Dial-Up Library
  • 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

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 Real-Time Protection' (AntiVirService) "Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware 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' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • avguard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe'.
  • 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:13.75 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0023696468%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00207662%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029303%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:517,652
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:105.75 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.21 KB
105.02 KB average
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 Professional Security?

You can uninstall Avira Professional 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 Professional 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 Professional Security.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.45%
Windows 10 19.51%
Windows XP 13.41%
Windows Vista 1.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.41%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.38%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.49% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.49%
  Taiwan 22.66%
  Belgium 7.69%
  Iran 6.03%
  United States 5.20%
  Italy 4.78%
  France 2.91%
  Turkey 2.70%
  Switzerland 2.08%
  Brazil 1.87%
  Austria 1.87%
  Netherlands 1.87%
  Israel 1.66%
  United Kingdom 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.05%
Dell 23.83%
Acer 17.33%
ASUS 9.39%
Intel 5.42%
Toshiba 3.25%
American Megatrends 1.44%
Lenovo 1.44%
Samsung 0.72%
Common models
HP Z220 CMT Workstation 18.03%
ASUS All Series 2.73%
HP Z210 Workstation 2.19%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.64%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.64%
HP Compaq 6005 Pro MT PC 1.64%

About Avira GmbH

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.