Avira Antivirus Premium is one of the first antivirus products released in the world. It was developed by Avira GmbH in 1986, even before the Internet had become widespread, and was intended to protect against viruses that were transmitted via floppy disks. The package includes a virus scanner, a system process monitor and an update program. The premium version has a number of advantages that increase the stability and security of the system.
Among them are fast, own update servers, complete absence of advertising, a website scanner that searches for malicious code on the pages visited in real time, as well as mail scanning using POP3 and SMTP protocols. In 2009, Avira Premium found 99.7% of the existing viruses, which allowed it to take second place in the ranking of the best antiviruses. Rootkit protection prevents loading of dangerous code, while ProActive protection monitors the actions of programs, allowing you to detect previously unknown viruses. AHeAD's heuristic analysis checks the suspicious code for virus-like signs and, if found, sends it to the laboratory for testing. Parental control settings allow you to control access to social networks. There is built-in support for mobile devices. A special program for Android devices will allow you to find a lost gadget, protect the data on it or block unwanted calls and SMS messages.