Express installation

Installing your Avira product:

Start the installation program by double-clicking the installation file you have downloaded from the Internet or insert the program CD.

Internet-based installation

  • The Welcome screen appears.

  • Click Next to continue with the installation.

  • The dialog Language selection appears.

  • Select the language you want to use to install your Avira product and confirm your language selection by clicking Next.

  • The dialog box Download appears. All files necessary for installation are downloaded from the Avira web servers. The Download window closes after conclusion of the download.

Installation with an installation package

  • The window Preparing installation appears.

  • The installation file is extracted. The installation routine is started.

  • The dialog box Choose installation type appears.

By default Express installation is preset. All standard components will be installed which you may not configure. If you would like to execute a customized installation, please refer to the chapter: Installation and uninstallation > Custom installation.

  • Confirm that you accept the End User License Agreement. For reading the detailed text of the End User License Agreement, click the EULA link.

  • Click Next.

  • The dialog box Join the millions of Avira users who already use Avira SearchFree appears.

  • If you do not  want to install the Avira SearchFree Toolbar, please unmark the checkbox with the Avira SearchFree Toolbar and Avira SearchFree Updater End User License Agreement, and the one that defines Avira SearchFree ( as your browser homepage.

If necessary, please uninstall any previously installed search toolbars before you install the Avira SearchFree Toolbar. Otherwise you will not be able to install the Avira SearchFree Toolbar.

  • Click Next.

  • The installation progress is displayed by a green bar.

  • Click Finish to end setup process and close the License Wizard.

  • The Avira Tray Icon is placed in the taskbar.

  • In order to ensure effective protection for your computer, the module Updater will search for possible updates.

  • The Luke Filewalker window opens and a short system scan is performed. The status of the scan as well as the results are displayed.

  • If after the scan you are asked to restart your computer, click Yes to ensure that your system is fully protected.

After a successful installation, we recommend that you check the program is up-to-date in the Status field of the Control Center.

  • If your Avira product shows that your computer is not secure, click Fix problem.

  • The dialog Restore protection opens.

  • Activate the preset options in order to maximize the security of your system.

  • If appropriate, perform a complete system scan afterwards.

Express installation