I published a new article in the Avira Techblog: Combined Avira Risk Level We now have a new risk indicator: Global This indicator combines the other 3 in the easiest way possible. One might argue that Malware is more important than phishing and spam. Maybe, but they are all treated equally in our system. This means that even if we have a Malware outbreak (level 4 and 5), we don’t generate more updates because of this. So, until we decide to change this, the Global Risk Level remains like this
After writing this article ( http://techblog.avira.com/2010/01/04/firefox-extension-updates/en/ ) and after Dirk’s info , it finally happened to Firefox: They published malicious plugins It was just a matter of time 😉 Short link
Avira switches to new update system: http://techblog.avira.com/2009/11/19/avira-switches-to-new-update-system/en/ Amazon: Bestsellers Electronics and Photo … but only for a short period of time.