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Avira 0.0.1
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What's New
Version 0.0.1:

Note: The developer refers to this as version 2.0.1

Fixes

  • An issue has been fixed where authentication (necessary, e.g., for changing the preferences or doing a product update) did not work on OS X 10.9
  • Product, engine and VDF version are now correctly shown in the start page after an update
  • A minor formatting issue has been fixed in the license dialogue of the installation
  • An issue in the quarantine has been fixed where a message displayed mixed German and English text
  • For OS X 10.7 or earlier use: http://professional.update.avira.com/package/wks_avira/osx/int/prof/avira_mac_security.pkg

Version 0.0.1:

Note: The developer refers to this as version 2.0.1

Fixes

  • An issue has been fixed where authentication (necessary, e.g., for changing the preferences or doing a product update) did not work on OS X 10.9
  • Product, engine and VDF version are now correctly shown in the start page after an update
  • A minor formatting issue more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Perplex reviewed on 25 Feb 2014
I've tested many AV apps and this one detects almost all Mac malware. It's lightweight, so the protection is basic.

It doesn't have a web shield like Sophos and Avast, but that's okay with me. These shields give problems with Little Snitch and 1Password. Those utilities must work on my iMac, so Avira is the best choice for me.
[Version 0.0.1]


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mayax commented on 25 Jan 2014
Get the latest AV detection comparison chart here:

http://securityspread.com/detection-rate-results/

I keep wondering if my AV is good enough, and every now and then check macupdate to see what users are recommending; but never know who or what to believe. Anyway, I came across this website and thought I'd share it with people that would like a more conclusive update and comparison between numerous AVs.
[Version 0.0.1]


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tjekov37 reviewed on 19 Jan 2014
Not have serious FIX !!!! Guys when you can work for MAC users, not only for Win users? For this new version you make only cosmetic changes !!!!!! Sorry for my English, but i know that you understanding me !
[Version 0.0.1]


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Penguirl reviewed on 17 Apr 2013
Made my 2.8 Mac Pro unusable, had to hard shut-down and safe-boot just to login and uninstall. Then I had to re-map my login script items because the system no longer knew where they were.

Bad, bad, bad.
[Version 1.0.0.64-9]

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tjekov37 replied on 16 Jul 2013
Hi again . How are you? :-) This version working well with ML 10.8.4 ! Did you tested with 10.8.4 ? 4 stars from me :-)
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tjekov37 replied on 28 Sep 2013
Version: 1.0.0.64-12 is the latest !
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Valdimar Thor H replied on 12 Jan 2014
Has worked as promised by Avira, from the beginning, on my iMac. Perfect.
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Foolishservant reviewed on 06 Mar 2013
Not too shabby, hardly notice it. Better than Sophos I think and the reviews I’ve seen say it’s better at detecting viruses.
[Version 1.0.0.64-9]

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tjekov37 replied on 21 Sep 2013
But Avira have basic protection, not traffic-internet ,and e-mail protection than Eset or Avast or Sophos !!!
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Foolishservant replied on 18 Jan 2014
Amen bruh! Switched to Avast and happy.
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Tiyak reviewed on 08 Sep 2012
Used to have Sophos AV installed but the latest versions were giving my Macbook some slowdowns, specially while browsing the net and copying files. So, I've decided to try Avira again. Must say that this version is working pretty well. Very light and stable. No issues so far. Seems they've really improved since their first releases.

And yes, Mac users need an AV. There are no viruses but there are trojans, rootkits, java exploits and other kind of malware that affects ALL operating systems. It's wise to have some extra protection.
[Version 1.0.0.64-9]


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Geofrant commented on 01 Aug 2012
Is there really any need for a Mac anti-virus? In my 5+ years experience as a Mac user I've yet to see a single infection.
[Version 1.0.0.64-9]

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MacBill replied on 01 Aug 2012
You have a valid point. However Avira also detects malware of various types in addition to virus detection. And, better safe than sorry.
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Hal2007 replied on 01 Aug 2012
I refuse to buy safety by losing performance.
That's by far the most important factor for me.

Does Avira slow down your Mac?
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MacBill replied on 01 Aug 2012
Avira is FREE! I have not tested for it slowing my MacBookPro. However I have not physically noticed any slowdown.
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Grinson replied on 01 Aug 2012
Mac still need the protection form av app, but I already have avast with me, and it works fine on my Lion. So I will not change to Avira.
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MacBill replied on 02 Aug 2012
I tried Avast. I noticed an obvious slowdown especially while browsing the internet.
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Hal2007 replied on 02 Aug 2012
OT

Worst thing in Avast is that you have to switch off SSL in your mail accounts' incoming servers, in order to not get overwhelmed by numerous popup error windows. That fact drives most users away from it.
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tjekov37 replied on 28 Jan 2014
http://securityspread.com/history-of-mac-malware/
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MacBill reviewed on 01 Aug 2012
I have used Avira Free with Microsoft Windows and liked it. So I decided to give it a try. When I used it with Lion I would get an error when updating all in one. But now on Mountain Lion it has worked great so far. Sophos has it's problems right now so Avira is a good option for me. It could be for you too. It scanned and completed without errors during installation. It has been updating the detections like it should. And now I did an all in one update without any errors. I call that successful.
[Version 1.0.0.64-9]


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THe-Equalizer commented on 17 Jul 2012
Decided to try this after reading positive reviews on various websites.
What a disaster! I thought my MacBook had died. Everything stopped. Had to boot from another volume to uninstall any and all components of this dreadful software.
If I recall, I had to do the same thing on a PC three years ago.
I'm sticking with COMODO for now.
Stay away from this.
[Version 1.0.0.61]


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Penguirl reviewed on 25 May 2012
Of the A/V apps I've tried, Avira seems to be the no-frills of the bunch. As far as I could tell it has scheduled scans and manual scans, but if it has on-demand scans it wasn't apparent to me. The preferences are not the clearest I've seen, but it didn't seem to slow down my QC Mac Pro.
[Version 1.0.0.61]


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Valdimar Thor H rated on 12 Jan 2014

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tjekov37 rated on 16 Jul 2013

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MarcoDravigne9317 rated on 26 Apr 2013

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Speedluvver rated on 12 Oct 2012

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Bill_Johnson rated on 30 Apr 2012

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Harrij rated on 06 Apr 2012

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