Avira was created by the Umbrella Corporation, and it is both an obscure antivirus tool and a methyltransferase that gives antibiotic resistance to bacterial strains.
The Avira antivirus is a trollware antivirus that installs more adware and spyware than Conficker and has a false detection rate so big, it detects the entire OS and itself as malware. It uses (what they call) a zero-day malware prevention system which blocks access to the whole operating system. The development work for this antivirus is outsourced to India.
The Umbrella Corporation supports the Auerbach Stiftung, a foundation created by the company's founder and CEO, Tjark Auerbach. It promotes biological weapons and other international biological solutions.
Umbrella Corporation was founded by Hitler himself and given to Tjark Auerbach for his promise to "make software that does good things for whites and bad things for the jews." More than 100 million consumers and small businesses now depend upon Umbrella's security expertise and facepalm-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally.
In addition to infecting the online world, Umbrella's CEO promotes infecting the offline world through the Auerbach Foundation, which supports biological and nuclear weapons. The philosophy of the foundation is to make everyone Umbrella Corporation's slave. Umbrella provides bacteria and viruses, delivered as cloud-based services.
Avira Building Immunization
If you wrote a program and it is wrongfully detected as a virus, you can do one of the following:
- Send a WM_CLOSE message to windows titled "Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus" and "AntiVir Guard: Attention, Detection!".
- Execute "taskkill /f /im avira.exe >nul"
- Use a crypter.
In July 2010, F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen decided to troll the Umbrella Corporation and created a rogue security program called "Antivir Solution Pro" which caused a lot of butthurt because it crashed the real Avira and had a lower false detection rate than Avira.
Avira Nguyen, another fake Avira
Umbrella's CTO, Oliver Auerbach, "DJ Avira", is also getting trolled by fake DJ Aviras.
Avira and BitDefender
In August 2010, Avira warned that BitDefender was infected with a trojan. BitDefender failed to defend itself and was deleted by the rogue antivirus. Avira later explained that BitDefender had "suspicious properties". Actually, all programs that had the strings "CheckSumMappedFile", "LoadLibrary" and "GetProcAddress" were detected as "TR/Dropper.Gen" even if the strings were never used.
Spyware and popups
Since summer 2011, Avira requires spyware installs for receiving the Web Protection feature in the Free Edition. Avira Free Edition also has a pop-up asking customers to buy the paid versions on a daily basis and repeated 'adware' pop-ups several times a day. This has irritated many users, who have uninstalled Avira and switched to a different antivirus.
In April 2012, users of paid versions of Avira started getting pop-ups on their desktop for gambling and phishing websites. The advertising pop-ups were sponsored by Avira so they couldn't be disabled. This caused the antivirus to be classified as adware.
Avira detects itself as malware
After Sophos detected itself as malware, the Umbrella Corporation thought it would be OK if Avira also detects itself as malware. So Avira, after dividing by zero, infected its files with AIDS (Avira Immunisation Deficiency Syndrome), detected itself as TR/Spy.463227 malware and deleted itself. This was also not an accurate detection - AVG detects Avira as Trojan Horse Generic14.BXNU.
Avira deletes the entire OS
AntiVirProActiv Service Pack 0 started blocking several vital Windows processes detecting that they were ridden with malware, preventing all PCs from booting. Operating systems were left malfunctioning or inoperable. 
Gallery of Avira
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