Avira Revamps Free Antivirus for OS X Mavericks - Yahoo Finance
TETTNANG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Security expert Aviraannounced today a 2.0.1 version remake of its award-winning AviraFree Mac Security"now supporting the new Apple Mac OS X 10.9(Mavericks) and sporting important new security features.
Central to the new version of Avira Free Mac Security, inaddition to Mavericks support, is the ability to perform a quick scan ofvulnerable directories on the computer even as the security software isbeing installed, which eliminates the possibility of an already-infectedcomputer being able to thwart security software installation anddetection systems. Moreover, Avira Free Mac Security retains itsmost popular features such as one-click repair, on-access scanning, anda Security Status screen where you can manage all your Mac"s securityinfo in one spot. Another new feature is the ability to update both theproduct and the detection simultaneously, therefore ensuring that theapplication always provides the highest possible level of protection.
"Not quite a year ago, Avira was a new-comer to the Mac sector. Buttoday we have an enormous customer base using our Mac antivirus and evenmore using our free Mobile Security product for iPhone and iPad," saidTravis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. "Our reputation for high detection ratesand reliable security that "just works" seems to resonate with Appleusers. So we will continue to invest in developing more securityfeatures for Apple devices."
Avira Free Mac Security, which recently earned the "ApprovedSecurity Product" award by AV-Comparatives, is availablenow, for free, for English and German languages and works on any Macrunning OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher.
More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira"ssecurity expertise and award-winning antivirus software. Avira is ranked #1in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by ConsumerReports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largestvendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken stringof Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.
Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, serversand networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.
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