|[October 29, 2013]
Avira Revamps Free Antivirus for OS X Mavericks
TETTNANG, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Security expert Avira
announced today a 2.0.1 version remake of its award-winning Avira
Free Mac Security-now supporting the new Apple (News - Alert) Mac OS X 10.9
(Mavericks) and sporting important new security features.
Central to the new version of Avira Free Mac Security, in
addition to Mavericks support, is the ability to perform a quick scan of
vulnerable directories on the computer even as the security software is
being installed, which eliminates the possibility of an already-infected
computer being able to thwart security software installation and
detection systems. Moreover, Avira Free Mac Security retains its
most popular features such as one-click repair, on-access scanning, and
a Security Status screen where you can manage all your Mac's security
info in one spot. Another new feature is the ability to update both the
product and the detection simultaneously, therefore ensuring that the
application always provides the highest possible level of protection.
"Not quite a year ago, Avira was a new-comer to the Mac sector. But
today we have an enormous customer base using our Mac antivirus and even
more using our free Mobile Security product for iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad," said
Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. "Our reputation for high detection rates
and reliable security that 'just works' seems to resonate with Apple
users. So we will continue to invest in developing more security
features for Apple devices."
Avira Free Mac Security, which recently earned the 'Approved
Security Product' awar by AV-Comparatives, is available
now, for free, for English and German languages and works on any Mac
running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher.
More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira's
security expertise and award-winning antivirus software. Avira is ranked #1
in technology innovation according to ABI Research (News - Alert); recommended by Consumer
Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1
fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest
vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string
of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.
Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers
and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.
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