Avira AntiVir Professional

Virus protection for PCs – secure and efficient
Avira AntiVir Professional offers maximum security for workstation computers under Windows and Unix. Digital attackers such as viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits and adware/spyware are reliably detected and eliminated.

Optimum security
  • Integrated, cross-platform virus and malware protection
  • Reliable, extremely powerful AntiVir technology with leading multi-award-winning detection performance
  • Fast reaction to new dangers through an in-house malware research center

Low costs
  • Extremely low administration costs through automated workflows and central management
  • Intuitive operation without long, expensive training times
  • All licenses incl. free updates, upgrades and Gold Support
High investment security
  • Fast, resource-saving scanning technology which reduces the load on servers and networks existing systems can therefore be used for a longer time
  • Transparent licensing designed to meet requirements without hidden costs
  • Free platform change to new or alternative operating systems

Optimum protection against malware
  • Leading detection and removal of viruses and malware.
  • Rootkit protection to detect and remove hidden malware, which was installed on computer‘s systems unnoticeably (Windows)
  • AHeAD Technology (Advanced Heuristic Analysis and Detection) to detect and ward off unknown or rapidly changing attackers
  • Real-time monitoring of every file access through integrated on-access scanner (incl. archive scanning) as well as on-demand scanner for manual and time-driven search runs
  • AntiVir ProActiv detects attacks from the system's behavior patterns and repells them immediately (only for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 32-Bit systems) NEW!
  • Windows: Integrated WebGuard to examine the HTTP based Internet data traffic against viruses and malware. With automatic possibility to block phishing and malware URLs (AntiDrive-by)
  • Integrated MailGuard email scanner (POP3, IMAP and SMTP) to examine incoming and outgoing emails under Windows. Including examination of email attachments.
  • Free selection of ports to be monitored. With AntiBot function for defining permitted senders
  • Archive detection with adjustable recursion depth and other options to handle archives or scan runtime-packs
  • Generic Repair repairs damage caused by new malware (Windows) NEW!
  • Quarantine management to safely isolate infected and suspicious files under Windows
  • Planning and automating routine tasks, e.g. test runs and updates
  • File caching; high performance through multi-threading/multi-daemon capacity (simultaneous high-speed scanning of multiple files)
  • Executable in the 32 bit mode on 64 bit Linux systems incl. on-access scanning (Unix)
  • Extremely small, bandwidth saving updates of program and/or detection pattern database; automated updating and distribution via the Internet or network
  • Desktop FireWall checks and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic and can be managed by means of the Avira Security Management Center (SMC) (Windows) NEW!
Efficient configuration and administration
  • Integrated scheduler to automate routine tasks
  • Comprehensive notification and reporting functions
  • Network-wide administration using Avira Security Management Center (SMC)
  • New interface with vertical menu system to access all modules easily and safely. Actions such as updates and search runs can be started directly in the interface. User oriented standard or expert configuration (Windows)
  • Several configuration profiles administrable. Assistant for individual configuration (Windows)
  • Support of Netbooks with resolutions smaller than 800 x 600 (Windows)
  • Windows: integration into the WMI system (Windows Management Instrumentation)
  • Improvement of interaction with other systems and the SMC: SNMP traps for security-related processes can be sent within the system. Automatic product updates can be triggered via the SMC, thus ensuring that the latest version is always installed (Unix) NEW!
  • Package management of RPM is now supported, simplifying installation and administration (Unix) NEW!

  • Windows XP (32 or 64 Bit), SP2
  • Windows Vista (32 or 64 Bit), SP1
  • Windows 7 (32 or 64 Bit)
  • Windows 2000 Server, SP4 and Update Rollup 1*

  • At least 256 MB RAM (Windows 2000/ XP)
  • At least 1024 MB RAM (Windows Vista, Windows 7)


At least 150 MB (additional temporary and quarantine space needed)

  • Pentium with min. 266 MHz


Administrator rights are required for installation under Windows. Windows 2000 Server won't be supported any longer as of 13 July 2011.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 - 10.2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 9
  • Debian GNU/Linux 4 (stable)
  • Ubuntu Desktop Edition 8
  • Sun Solaris 9 (SPARC)*
  • Sun Solaris 10 (SPARC)

  • 512 MB for Linux
  • 1 GB for Sun Solaris


100 MB plus 20 MB temporary storage on the hard disk


The external kernel module Dazuko 3.0 is required for the installation of the AVGuards under Unix. Please find further information at www.dazuko.org.

* Sun Solaris 9 (SPARC) won't be supported any longer as of 30.10.2012.

Use under 64 bit Linux:

Please use the required 32 bit libraries.

Administration through the SMC:

Please consider that the libstdc++so.5 is required for the SMC agent.

  • One license for all supported platforms
  • Licensing per protected computer
  • License periods: 1 year or 3 years
  • License extensions with a saving of 30 per cent for 1 year

Extended licenses

Avira SmallBusiness Suite
(Avira AntiVir Professional + Avira AntiVir Server
+ Avira AntiVir Exchange)

Avira AntiVir NetWork Bundle
(Avira AntiVir Professional + Avira AntiVir Server)

Scope of license
  • Free updates and upgrades during the license period
  • Gold Support: 8x5 (CET) support in German and English
  • Free platform change
  • Software and documentation downloads

  • Platinum Support: 24 x 7 support by telephone/email (available for order values from 5,000 euro)