Avira Free Mac Security Gets New Security Features and Support for Mavericks
Article by George Norman
On 31 Oct 2013
Avira recently announced that it revamped its free security solution for Mac, Avira Free Mac Security. The new version comes with support for Mavericks, the 10th major version of Apple’s desktop operating system.

The award winning security solution also comes with important new security features, mainly the ability to quickly scan vulnerable directories while Avira Free Mac Security is being installed and the option to update the product and the detection at the same time.


Earlier this week security company Avira announced the release of Avira Free Mac Security 2.0.1, a version remake that adds support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks the 10th major version of Apple’s desktop operating system. Mavericks was rolled out to the Mac App Store about a week ago. Offered for free to existing Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion users, the operating system comes with more than 200 new features.

“Mavericks is an incredible release, which introduces significant new apps and features, while also improving the performance and battery life of your Mac,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We want every Mac user to experience the latest features, the most advanced technologies, and the strongest security. We believe the best way to do this is to begin a new era of personal computing software where OS upgrades are free.”

Avira Free Mac Security 2.0.1 also comes with two important new security features.
First up, version 2.0.1 comes with the ability to perform a quick scan of vulnerable directories on the computer even as the security software is being installed. If the computer is already infected, the infection may block security software installation and detection systems. By performing a scan while the security software is being installed, the infection can be detected and removed.
Second up, version 2.0.1 the ability to update both the product and the detection simultaneously.

The new features presented above are on top of Avira Free Mac Security’s existing ones. And more to the point, on top of these features:
  • A very user friendly and quite simple interface that you will immediately get accustomed to.
  • Restore optimum protection levels by simply clicking “Secure My Mac Now”.
  • Scans are performed regularly and the security solution is updated automatically. The integrated schedule does it all so you don’t have to.
  • The different scan profiles let you scan typical malware hideouts, the full system or individually selected files and folders.
  • Remote management via the Avira Management Console (AMC) allows businesses to install, configure, monitor and update network security from a single server
“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 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.”

Learn more about Avira Free Mac Security here.

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