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Which AntiVir version contains a firewall? You benefit from the protection of a personal firewall within Avira Premium Security Suite.
What exactly does "Use smart extensions" mean? It means that the file type is determined on the basis of the first Bytes (keyword: file header). The file type is thus identified regardless of the file extension.
What is heuristic? Heuristic refers to a "preliminary detection" feature that can also detect unknown viruses.      This is due to a complex analysis of the affected code and scanning for virus-specific functions. If the analysed...
What exactly does "Use smart extensions" mean? It means that the file type is determined on the basis of the first Bytes (keyword: file header). The file type is thus identified regardless of the file extension.
Information about the nVDF-Update Avira will change the update system to a new multiple VDF procedure (short: nVDF) in the third week of November. The "n" in nVDF shows that we will use 32 VDF files instead of 4 files. The new virus definition files ...
What is Avira AntiVir ProActiv? Avira AntiVir, Version 10 comes with a behavior-based component, named AntiVir ProActiv. AntiVir ProActiv constantly monitors the system's behavior in real time and scans for unusual events. The integrated rules set ca...
Avira AntiVir ProActiv is not available for 64 Bit systems at the moment The new behaviour-based detection technology Avira AntiVir ProActiv, which is integrated into the new version 10 of the products Avira AntiVir Premium, Avira Premium Security Su...
How to recognize spam. Generally, there are a few indicators which can help you identify spam (unsolicited bulk emails) in your mailbox. If a message fulfills some of the following criteria, it is most likely spam. The sender address does not belo...