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Old 06-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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LXer: Avira says farewell to Linux


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German antivirus company Avira is discontinuing its Linux products in order to focus more on developing its Mac OS X and Windows lines. The company says small businesses and consumer systems "almost exclusively rely upon Windows or Mac operating systems" and that "Linux installations have been declining steadily for years".

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Old 06-29-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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More likely, sales of their Linux products have been declining for years.

I try to keep up with virus stuff (used even hang around alt.com.virus when I used Windows a lot) and I never heard of them before.
 
Old 06-29-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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More likely, sales of their Linux products have been declining for years.

I try to keep up with virus stuff (used even hang around alt.com.virus when I used Windows a lot) and I never heard of them before.
They have been around for a while. I use Avira via a liveUSB sometimes to repair Windows that wont boot or has been infected by virus'.
 
Old 06-30-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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I am certain they have been around for a while and they probably have an excellent product, but they are not a big player, at least not in the States.
 
Old 06-30-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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In Germany they are very common and always get good reviews in tests (average reaction time of under 2 hours to new threats). I use their free product on my Windows installation and have used the Linux version on a USB live version for cleaning up heavily infected systems for a while (nowadays I always reinstall those systems).
 
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I might have to give them a try on my Windows box if they are available here! That's pretty impressive.
 
  


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