Avira Antivir Virus Definition File Update comes with a simple solution for helping you manually update the virus signature information files of Avira products.
All major antivirus software solutions feature automatic definition updates, in order to make sure that you get the latest virus definitions and stay protected against new threats. Therefore, users don’t need to worry about the reliability of their security software. However, manual update is sometimes necessary, for instance if no Internet connection is available.
Avira is one of the big players in the antivirus sector, providing enhanced, real-time protection against viruses, Trojans, worms, backdoors and so on. It actively monitors the computer activity in order to quickly detect malicious programs and completely annihilate threats before the system functionality is affected. However, its efficiency depends on the virus definition information, which is periodically updated.
If automatic updates cannot be performed (for instance, Internet access is not available) or you simply want to initiate the update process manually, Avira Antivir Virus Definition File Update can help you make sure that the definition files of your Avira product are up-to-date.
Once installed, the program generates the fuse bundle archive that includes the latest antivirus engine, as well as the signature and the update control files. The update is incremental, which means that the name of new threats are added to the existing definition list and there is no need to download an archive for each engine and definition update.
The manual update process can be performed for multiple Avira products, including Avira AntiVir Personal, Premium and Premium Security Suite, as well as the Professional, Server, MailGate, WebGate, SharePoint and ISA Server editions of Avira AntiVir.
Effective malware protection is only possible with an up-to-date virus definition file. If you have no Internet connection and Avira automatic updates cannot be performed, you are advised to manually update the signature files at least every second day, in order to ensure that your Avira product promptly detects any new threat.
Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic is a comprehensive, easy to use antivirus program, designed to offer reliable virus protection to home-users only.
Avira PersonalEdition Classic constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs (such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc.), monitoring every action executed by the user or by the operating system and being able to react promptly when a malicious program is detected. Actions include repair, delete, block, rename and quarantine programs or files.
Avira PersonalEdition Classic also features enhanced protection against unknown boot-sector viruses, issuing alerts for boot sectors suspicious formats. Through the permanent update of the detection engine, the protection is ensured constantly: the user can set the product to download any updates when available, thus keeping you clean and safe.
In order to have Avira AntiVir up-to-date all you need to do is download the Virus Definition File.
Manual Update of AntiVir:
Download the latest Avira Fusebundle Generator on another PC with Internet access
Decompress the file avira_fusebundlegen-win32-en.zip
Open the folder avira_fusebundlegen-win32-en
Double-click on fusebundle.exe
Wait till the Fusebundle archive was created
In a folder called Install you’ll find the file fusebundle.zip
Copy the archive file to portable media storage such as an USB Stick or a CD-ROM for transferring it to the PC without Internet access
Note: You don’t have to unpack the zip file
Plug the media storage into the PC
Open the Avira Control Center
Select Update → Manual update… from the menu
Using the Fusebundles for version 2012 or 2013 on a 64bit system, you have to add the parameter “platform= win32” to the fusebundle.conf or include it as a command line parameter “– platform = win32” field.
Please use the AntiVir VDF update, if you are using one of the following Avira products:
· Avira AntiVir Personal, Premium and Premium Security Suite from version 9
· Avira AntiVir Personal (Unix) from version 3
· Avira AntiVir Professional (Windows) from version 9
· Avira AntiVir Professional (Unix) from version 3
· Avira AntiVir Server (Windows) from version 9
· Avira AntiVir Server (Unix) from version 3
· Avira AntiVir MailGate from version 3
· Avira AntiVir WebGate from version 3
· Avira AntiVir SharePoint from version 3
· Avira AntiVir ISA Server from version 3
Important note: Please keep in mind that an effective protection against new threats is only possible with an up to date virus definition file. Update your AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic / Premium at least every second day.