The German company Avira Operations GmbH has accumulated a large user base – more than 30 million devices. This goal was achieved through the freemium business model: users can install basic Avira antivirus for free, but it is limited in functionality compared to the paid versions.
The company makes a profit by selling premium versions to users. The professional versions of Avira’s antivirus products offer advanced protection features such as email filtering, ad blocking and advanced malware protection.
Through the acquisition of Avira, [...]
Antiviruses versus malware. This competition is constant, and will exist until computers will not become fully secure, users will not stop pressing on all ads and email attachments, and malware creators will not stop making their “product” to gain profit. And in the modern computer world such a race has an enormously high speed. Analysts teams, who are maintaining the definition databases of every antivirus, must add the malware to these databases as soon as possible, so their sleep is very and very restless. Exactly because of their successful (or unsuccessful) analysis, their products are getting more or less effective against modern viruses. And one of [...]
There are many different products for Windows 10 on the market. The German AV-Test laboratory once again wondered which antivirus copes best with protecting Windows 10 devices and tested 22 comprehensive antivirus solutions for Windows 10. As a result, 16 antiviruses received the TOP PRODUCT “.
This time rating was full of surprises.
In July-August 2020, the AV-Test laboratory tested 22 security programs for [...]
As a result, security solutions can be used for file manipulation attacks, and malware can gain elevated rights in the system.
Errors of this kind have been found in products from Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, Fortinet, Check Point, Trend Micro, Avira, and Microsoft Defender.
Currently, developers have already fixed all the problems, and the identifiers assigned to them can be seen below (Avast and F-Secure solutions are still awaiting CVE [...]