If you’re new to Avira, you can click that same link or get it from File – a trusted source.
Despite File Hippo still using the old name, the default download is for the most updated version. After opening the setup executable and waiting a moment for files to be extracted, you may be shown a screen like the one below.
This allows you to see everything that’s being setup so you better understand the software, and also helps prevent tag-along software (like annoying toolbars) from being installed.
That’s why they create heuristic systems to detect and cleanup new threats.
Because the system isn’t setup for this brand new malware, the heuristics system may not be 100% accurate. You either set the heuristics to low and risk intrusions of new malware, or set it to high and get a higher rate of false-positives (things the program believes are malware, but actually aren’t).
Today’s article will discuss installing Avira Free Antivirus 2012 from scratch, or updating from Avira Anti Vir Personal 10.2 if you already had it installed.
In order to install, you computer must be running one of the following operating systems: Start Product Update menu accessed from the main client window.
In short, it says: You should only have 1 anti-malware program running at a time.