The foundation stone was laid in 1986 in the Swabian town of Tettnang near Lake Constance, Southern Germany, for one of the most successful German companies involved in protecting computers against threats. In 1999 Avira, or H+BEDV as it was called back then, launched its "user-friendly attack on viruses" – marking the birth of our free antivirus solution "AntiVir" for home users. 17 years later, some 500 employees around the world help businesses and home users around the world to protect themselves against threats such as malicious software, phishing attacks, and spying of any kind. With its 350 employees, Tettnang continues to be the cyber defense center. Today millions of professionals and home users trust and depend on the company's 30 years of experience, cutting-edge scanning technologies, and maximum detection rates – performance that is regularly acknowledged by outstanding test results awarded by globally renowned, independent testing institutes such as AV-Comparatives, Virus-Bulletin, and AV-Test.
IT Security made in Germany – Avira is proud to be a bearer of the TeleTrusT quality seal, which is a declaration that our solutions contain no backdoors, that R&D is performed in Germany, and that our products are compliant with stringent German data protection law.
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