A further step into achieving Windows 8 compatibility

As previously announced, we continue to improve the compatibility with Windows 8 of our products.

We have started yesterday the rollout of a new update for all our products in version 2013 which improves the compatibility with Windows 8 even more.

  • Avira Free AntiVirus build 2890
  • Avira AntiVirus Premium 2013 build 2890
  • Avira Internet Security 2013 build 2890

Here’s an extract of the new features of this update:

  • The popup with the warning displayed at the beginning of the Avira setup when running on Windows 8 has been removed
  • Windows Defender is now deactivated on Windows 8 after Avira installation was successfully completed
  • The products register and integrate with Windows 8 Action Center according to Microsoft’s requirements
  • Avira application binary files are built with more security features enabled
  • Product updates are now integrated into regular detection updates and all product update specific configuration options were removed

Please run a product update to get the latest version available. If you like to download the installation packages, you can find them on our website.


Sorin Mustaca

Product Manager

via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2012/12/11/a-further-step-into-achieving-windows-8-compatibility/en/

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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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