Avira Free Mac Security – Update 2 released

We released this week the Update 2 of the Avira Free Mac Security for MacOSX 10.8 and 10.9.

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This update adds a long awaited feature: turn real-time protection ON and OFF.

The functionality is available from the tray bar



and the programs bar




In order to protect your security better, it is required to have administrative rights in order to deactivate the real time protection.

Once you do that, the umbrella will be displayed as closed in all places.




Of course, we don’t recommend to do this!

On top of this, there have been many bug fixes, speed and usability improvements implemented (“Quick System scan” is faster).

Why don’t you give it a try?



Sorin Mustaca

Product Manager and IT Security Expert



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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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