Win One of Avira's Top Security Products by Entering the Halloween 2016 Raffle
Article by George Norman
On 31 Oct 2016
Avira Antivirus Pro 2017, Avira System Speedup, Avira Phantom VPN, and Avira Vault. These are the 4 security products that you can win by entering Avira’s Halloween 2016 Raffle.

Here’s what you have to do to enter the raffle: go to this Facebook post, comment the name of the product you want to win, and select the Halloween reaction that corresponds to the product you want to win.
  • Like for Avira Antivirus Pro.
  • Wow/Ghost for Avira System Speedup.
  • Love for Avira Phantom VPN
  • Haha/Witch for Avira Vault.
Avira will select one winner for each product and offer them a 1-year license key. The raffle ends on Tuesday, November 1st at 11:59PM CET.


Now that you know how to take part in Avira’s Halloween 2016 Raffle, let’s take a closer look at prizes that Avira offers.

1. Avira Antivirus Pro

Avira Antivirus Pro is the premium version of Avira’s free antivirus, the aptly named Avira Free Antivirus. Until the summer of 2016, Avira Antivirus Pro was available for Windows only. Now it’s available for Mac as well.

Avira Antivirus Pro for Mac – Main Features
  • Antivirus Scanner – protects against viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malware, including ransomware.
  • Custom Scans – schedule system scans or scan individual files whenever you want to.
  • Smart A.I. – unique, deep-learning algorithms that protect against the latest and newest threats.
  • Avira Intelligent Repair System – best-in-class technology that repairs all damage caused by malware.
  • Self-Defense – prevents malware from altering or disabling the antivirus.
  • PUA Shield – finds potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) hidden within legitimate software.
  • Avira Browser Safety – blocks malicious and phishing websites, blocks online trackers.
  • Price Comparison – saves you money while shopping online.
  • No ads – silently runs in the background.
"Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting Mac users to steal personal information or to blackmail victims for ransom," said Boris Cipot, product manager at Avira. "With Mac Antivirus Pro users are able to protect their Mac devices against online threats such as viruses, Trojans, adware and spyware and also prevent their Macs from being 'carriers' of Windows viruses."

Learn more about Avira Antivirus Pro.

2. Avira System Speedup

This is Avira’s system tune-up tool that can help restore a PC’s lost performance.

Avira System Speedup does a lot to make your PC run faster and smoother: it finds and removes unnecessary junk files; it detects and fixes Registry errors; it lets you view and manage all the applications that automatically run at startup; it helps you manage your device’s performance and energy usage; it reorganizes fragmented data; it finds duplicate files; and more.

Avira System Speedup – Main Features
  • Junk File Cleaner – finds and removes obsolete, duplicate, and empty files.
  • Boot Optimizer – helps improve your PC’s start-up time.
  • Privacy Cleaner – erase your surfing history, web caches, cookies, and other browser data.
  • Registry Cleaner – find and fix problems with the Windows Registry.
  • File Shredder – delete files so they can’t be brought back with a data recovery tool.
  • File Encryption – make your saved files unreadable to outsiders.
  • Disk Analyzer – find out how your storage space is being used and which files take up the most space.
  • Disk Doctor – diagnose malfunctioning hard drives.
  • Disk Wiper – permanently remove all data from your hard drive.
  • Disk & Registry Defragmenter – defrag your disk and the Windows Registry.
  • Drivers – identify problematic drivers.
  • Service & Process Manager – see all active services and processes on your PC.
  • Backup – backup and restore the Windows Registry, backup and restore the master boot record (MBR), backup and restore your files.
  • File Recovery – bring back files that you accidentally deleted.
  • System Restore – manage your system restore point.
  • And more.
Learn more about Avira System Speedup.

3. Avira Phantom VPN

Back in March, Avira rolled out Phantom VPN for Windows and Android. Then in March, it made it available for iOS and Mac as well, citing the fact that security and privacy are for everyone, no matter what operating system they have.

"With Phantom VPN, security is what matters, with operating systems becoming immaterial," said Melanie Weber, head of the VPN project at Avira. "We believe that people should be able to secure their activities and their privacy, regardless of the device or its operating system."

Speaking about security and privacy, here are main reasons why you would want to use Avira’s Phantom VPN:
  • Protect your privacy – block online trackers and prevent the collection of personal data. What you do online is your business and your business alone, so keep your online activities private.
  • Keep snoopers and cybercriminals at bay – surf the web on a connection that encrypts all communications between the internet and your computer or mobile. This prevents eavesdroppers from listening in on private communications and stops cybercriminals from capturing your data.
  • Access blocked websites by hiding your IP – by detecting your IP address, websites can tell where you’re from and they can block you if you’re not from a certain region or country. Avira Phantom VPN hides your real IP, spoofing your location, and thus allowing you to bypass this form of online censorship.
Avira Phantom VPN is part of Avira Free Security Suite, the most comprehensive security product ever released for free.

"At Avira, we build software that empowers users to manage, secure and improve their digital life. With the new Free Security Suite, everyone will get the world class security they expect from us along with the tools they need to protect their identity, their privacy and keep devices running smoothly," said Avira CEO Travis Witteveen.

Avira Phantom VPN offers 500MB of traffic per month for free. If you take the time to register for an account, Avira will double the amount of free traffic, giving you 1GB per month. If you still need more, you’ll have to get the paid Avira Phantom Pro, which offers unlimited data for $9.99 per month.

Learn more about Avira Phantom VPN.

4. Avira Vault

Avira Vault gives iOS users a safe means of storing their data: a secure digital vault that can be used to safely store photos, videos, credit card details, private notes, and passwords.

Avira Vault is offered for free on Apple’s App Store, with the option to upgrade to the paid Pro version. Here are the extras you get by upgrading:
  • Unlimited storage space – the Free version is limited to 30 files.
  • Unlimited credit cards and passwords – the Free version is limited to 1 credit card and 3 passwords.
  • Encryption of backed up data.
  • Decoy account.
  • Login with PIN, pattern or touch ID.
"In today’s hyper-open world, people need a private corner on their smartphones that combines privacy and security with real convenience. That’s why we’ve developed the Avira Vault for iOS. Avira Vault lets you share what you want to share, browse where you want to browse, and keep the rest – pictures, passwords, financial information, and browsing history – hidden from prying eyes," Avira explained in a press release.

Learn more about Avira Vault.

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