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Version 3.8.0

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General Information
Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.8.0.15 has been released on May 17th, 2017.



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Improvements

  • A new "Activity Stream" feature has been integrated, allowing customers to read the product activity.
    • The feature can be accessed via "Home Screen" → Activity.
    • The old logging is not accessible via "Activity Stream".
  • Adware threat category is enabled by default.
  • Prime customers can manage their subscriptions within the personal page.


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Bugfixes

  • Fixed a rare case, which might be preventing the Real-Time Protection to be enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented customers to upgrade to Pro version.
  • Fixed a rare case, where the firewall switch was not displayed.

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Version 3.7.2 (Hotfix)

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Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.7.2.17 has been released on April 29th, 2017.



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  • This update does not contain improvements.


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Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue which caused an abnormal high amount of backend calls.
  • Updated the in product help for restoring items in the quarantine.

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Version 3.7.2

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Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.7.2.53 has been released on April 18th, 2017.



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Improvements

  • Full Avira Prime integration.
  • Avira Prime subscriber can register the product within Avira Connect.
  • Auto renewal for Prime subscriber when logged in.
  • Sign in prompt for Prime subscriber when not logged in.
  • Improved configuration dialog:
    • Introduced a modal window when Real-Time Protection settings are written/restored.
    • Improved click-ability of the lock view, Threat Scan and Real-Time Protection.


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      Bugfixes

      • Several minor Bugfixes.

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      Version 3.7.1 (Hotfix)

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.7.1.9 has been released on March 16th, 2017.



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      Improvements

      • This update does not contain improvements.


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      Bugfixes

      • Fixed an issue which prevented Avira services from starting.

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      Version 3.7.0

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.7.0.22 has been released on March 8th, 2017.



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      Improvements

      • Avira Prime has been enabled.
      • New Configuration dialog:
        • It is possible to hide the Avira umbrella in the status menu.
        • The update notifications can be enabled and disabled.
        • Language selection.
      • Activating the Firewall requires you to input your password.
      • USB scanner detects external hard disk drives.
      • The product Help was reworked completely. Whenever you need help you can now trigger it via the application menu under Avira → Help or by clicking the shortcut CMD + ? (New with 3.7)
      • We now support subscriptions.


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      Bugfixes

      • This update does not contain bugfixes.

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      Version 3.5.3

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.5.3.27 has been released on February 13th, 2017.



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      Improvements

      • This update does not contain improvements.


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      Bugfixes

      • The installer does not open the user interface after being closed.

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      Version 3.5.2

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.5.2.61 has been released on February 01th, 2017.



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      Improvements

      • The rescan window is now attached to the main window.
      • The restart application message will not be displayed any longer after an update.


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      Bugfixes

      • We fixed an issue that prevented to obtain the scan results after a scan.

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      Version 3.5.1

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.5.1.73 has been released on January 03th, 2017.



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      Improvements

      • Last product update is displayed in the status bar.
      • Uninstaller can be opened via help menu.
      • An on demand scan ends with a feedback request.
      • New Avira Icons have been implemented.
      • Product updates are performed more reliably.
      • Whitelisting is now working with the new Apple File System (APFS).


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      Bugfixes

      • Fixed a malformed log database that could lead to a product crash.

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      Version 3.5.0

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.5.0.19 has been released on December 12th, 2016.



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      Improvements

      • Updated to SAVAPI 3.6 with xVDF.
      • Memory consumption reduced from 460 MB to 270 MB.
      • Better performance while performing backups on Mac OS Sierra.


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      Bugfixes

      • Several minor Bugfixes.

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      Version 3.4.3

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.4.3.52 has been released on November 15th, 2016.



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      Improvements

      • The Support Collector has been improved to be more user friendly.
      • Improved Uninstaller: The workflow has been streamlined, and offers now the option to reinstall the product.


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      Bugfixes

      • Restart issue of the Real-Time Protection when returning from standby mode.
      • Manual uninstallation works again on OS Sierra.
      • Fixed an issue which slowed down Wi-Fi connections.
      • Fixed high CPU consumption of AvStats.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the Real-Time Protection from being deactivated.
      • Fixed performance issues with services like Time Machine Hotfix 3.4.3.72.
      • AvStats will crash Hotfix 3.4.3.72.
      • Mac OS 10.9 customers could not update anymore Hotfix 3.4.3.72.

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      Version 3.4.1

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.4.1.55 has been released on October 18th, 2016.



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      Improvements

      • An Avira Product Promotion Page has been added.
      • A Performance Optimization for OS Sierra has been carried out.
      • A rescan and restore of multiple entities in the quarantine can be executed.
      • The LogOutput from one of our services (eprocsd) has been reduced.
      • The product uses the system language settings of the Mac OS.


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      Bugfixes

      • Fixed an issue which caused problems with the update while a Time Machine Backup was in Progress.
      • Fixed an issue which prohibited from changing the Configuration or broke the Real-Time Protection.


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      Version 3.4.0

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.4.0.53 has been released on October 4th, 2016.



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      Improvements

      • With this update has been implemented a new USB scanner, which will ask you if a recently plugged in USB drive should be scanned.
      • In case a license error occurs, a link will be displayed which helps you to get quick support.

       



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      Bugfixes

      • The status menu icon was not visible in sierras dark mode.

       


       

       

      Version 3.3.2

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.3.2.45 has been released on September 14th, 2016.



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      Improvements

      • Product updates require now less reboots.
      • The license activation dialogue has been improved, and displays error messages immediately.

       



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      Bugfixes

      • Fixed several Antivirus and Support Collector issues.
      • The incorrect display of the license information for free users has been fixed.
      • The incorrect display of the license information for pro users has been fixed.

       


       

       

      Version 3.3.1

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version 3.3.1.39 has been released on August 16th, 2016.



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      Improvements

      • The product provides now a firewall feature, which offers the user the possibility to enable or disable the OS X firewall.
      • Removed "My Messages" from status menu.
      • Support Collector is now easier to use.
      • The in product help on the Upgrade button is now completely visible.

       



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      Bugfixes

      • This update does not include bugfixes.

       


       

       

      Version 3.3.0

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      Avira Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.3.0.490 has been released on July 12th, 2016.
      With this version, we introduce Avira Antivirus Pro for Mac.



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      Improvements

      Thanks to the received user feedback, we implemented the following features:

      • Finder context menu integration
        • You have the option to start a scan with a right mouse button click on files in the finder.
        • A custom scan can be triggered with the key combination [Cmd+Shift+S].

      • Quarantine Details
        • When clicking on the Information button, further details of the items in the quarantine can be viewed.

      • Custom Scan
        • When dragging objects on the user interface, a custom scan will start automatically for those items.

      • Logging
        • All Antivirus generated logs can be viewed by clicking the corresponding icon on the home screen.
        • In order to facilitate the upgrade to the Pro version, an Upgrade button has been integrated on the home screen.
        • For the improvement of customer support, additional help information has been added to the "My Account" (Avatar Icon) page.

       



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      Bugfixes

      • Trouble shooting in the lack of progress indication of a quick scan.
      • Updated Feedback links in the product.
      • Provided new content for 'What's new'.
      • A performed scan remains idle if no user interaction is required.

       


       

       

      Version 3.2.5

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      Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.2.5.5 has been released on February 16th, 2016.



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      Improvements

      • This release does not include improvements.

       



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      Bugfixes

      • Fixed an issue that prevented the uninstallation from completion.
      • We are now preventing unused help files from being updated.

       


       

       

      December 22, 2015: Version 3.2.4
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.2.4.56 has been released on December 22nd, 2015.

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        This Update requires a reboot. As we deliver a new version of the kernel module.

      2. Improvements
        • Future proof our Kernel Extension Move it to /Library/Extensions instead of /System/Library/Extensions

      3. Bugfixes
        • Fixed an issue which could lead to a panic on an uninstallation
        • Fixed a localization issue in the settings
        • The User can close the uninstallation wizard if he started it himself. It is still not possible to stop the Uninstallation if the Avira.app has been moved to the trash
        • Our Kernel Extension conforms to new Apple Standards


       

       

      November 10, 2015: Version 3.2.3
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.2.3.37 has been released on November 10th, 2015.

      2. Improvements
        • This version does not include improvements

      3. Bugfixes
        • Fixed an issue which prevented the Kernel Extension from being uninstalled


       

       

      October 12, 2015: Version 3.2.2
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.2.2.18 has been released on October 12th, 2015.

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        This Update requires a reboot. As we deliver a new version of the kernel module.


      2. Improvements
        • We will no longer open a browser after installation
        • Kernel extension no longer writes excessive syslog

      3. Bugfixes
        • Fixed an issue that occasionally locked the reboot or shutdown
        • Fixed an issue which could deadlock the system when the system is at max io load
        • Fixed an issue that might have blocked a drive unmount


       

       

      August 04, 2015: Version 3.2.0
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.2.0.22 has been released on August 4th, 2015.

      2. Improvements
        • An about entry has been implemented in the Avira menu, which displays useful version information
        • The Antivirus product is now compatible with OS X “El Capitan”
        • Updated the first-time user experience (FTU) for OS X "El Capitan"
        • Introduced an entry in the help menu for the Beta Center

      3. Bugfixes
        • The kernel extension will be unloaded when the uninstallation process is triggered via the finder


       

       

      July 07, 2015: Version 3.1.2
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.1.2.7 has been released on July 7th, 2015.

      2. Improvements
        • This version does not include improvements

      3. Bugfixes
        • The Avira icon from the "menu extra" bar remains visible after clicking


       

       

      June 23, 2015: Version 3.1.1
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.1.1.20 has been released on June 23th, 2015.

      2. Improvements
        • Requested update messages will display the version information in the user interface

      3. Bugfixes
        • Users with an active directory account have difficulties to retrieve their scan results right after a performed system scan
        • Fixed various issues of the statistic module


       

       

      June 09, 2015: Version 3.1.0
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.1.0.42 has been released on June 9th, 2015.

      2. Improvements
        • The update performance has been increased
        • Any required user interaction during a product update is notified more precisely

      3. Bugfixes
        • This version does not include bug fixes


       

       

      May 26, 2015: Version 3.0.5
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.0.5.8 has been released on May 26th, 2015.

      2. Improvements
        • Several internal tweaks have been performed to increase the overall product performance in conjunction with the iCloud
        • After each update, a single message will be displayed in the Apple Notification Center

      3. Bugfixes
        • The finder displayed the wrong version number of the Avira product
        • The product does no longer request a user interface restart in case an update has been received while the user interface was open
        • For a very short timeframe the product displayed a wrong state on the toggle buttons in the user interface (i.e. Scheduler, Protection Page)
        • The header text of a long lists from the scheduler or quarantine page has been displayed off-centered


       

       

      May 12, 2015: Version 3.0.4
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.0.4.18 has been released on May 12th, 2015.

      2. Improvements

        Avira included with this version a new End User License Agreement (EULA).


      3. Bugfixes
        • The floating header in the scheduler window keeps a small font size after the user enlarges the window manually
        • Fixed an issue that would deliver productive licenses to beta customers
        • The application requests a system reboot even though the user has already accepted a restart


       

       

      April 28, 2015: Version 3.0.3
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.0.3.17 has been released on April 28th, 2015.
         
      2. Improvements

        With this version Avira completed the implementation of the Retina component.

        • Full Retina support on the whole user interface
        • An Update will no longer terminate the full screen of other applications

      3. Bugfixes
        • Fixed a localization issue
        • The start scan button was not clickable on its whole area. This has been fixed


       

       

      April 14, 2015: Version 3.0.2
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.0.2.25 has been released on April 14th, 2015.
         
      2. Improvements

        With this version Avira implemented the first Retina component.

        • Added support for Retina / High DPI devices

      3. Bugfixes
        • The displayed window after creating a new schedule entry, has a proper inactive state
        • Fixed several localization issues


       

       

      March 30, 2015: Version 3.0.1
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.0.1.26 has been released on March 30th, 2015.
         
      2. Improvements

        This version will bring improved stability for the OS X 10.10 and also will fix a bunch of bugs that were partly found in the beta version

        • We improved the compatibility with OS X 10.10. The product will now run faster on this version
        • Compatibility with Time Machine was improved

      3. Bugfixes
        • Export of html pages via drag and drop is no longer possible
        • Fixed a crash in the support collector
        • Translations for error messages in the quarantine working now as expected
        • Fixed a crash in the configuration dialogue
        • Fixed an indentation issue on the scan result page
        • Tooltips in the quarantine bottom bar are no longer opaque


       

       

      March 17, 2015: Version 3.0.0
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version number 3.0.0.273 has been released on March 17th, 2015.
         
      2. Improvements

        We overhauled the product user interface and merged it with our other AV products.

        • Status Page: This will now give you a quick overview if your Mac is safe. From here you can start a scan, fix security issues, access the quarantine or the planer
        • Scheduler: You can create custom scan jobs here
        • Quarantine: Check and manage your malware in safety here
        • Configure Protection: Turn on or turn off your protection features here
        • MyAccount: See your version information, used 3rd party licenses and additional products
        • In Product Help: We now have multi-level tooltips
        • Configuration: Access your application settings
        • You will now receive an overview of new features if a new update was installed
        • The way you will receive support has changed, you will now be directed to our central support service
        • New Avira Logo in the installer
        • New Icons for support collector and uninstaller
        • Regrouped functionality in the menu bar extras

      3. Bugfixes
        • The UI now shows correct information on the RTP status, even if the avguard is not running
        • Restarting the on-access protection in the UI now works as expected
        • Performing a quick scan via menu bar extras now works
        • All remains of the product are now removed on product uninstallation
        • Fixed a bug that made the UI hang on startup sometimes
        • We removed a check for untreated viruses on UI startup
        • Fixed a bug that prevented the correct display of the last update information
        • Corrected some strings that we displaying an old product name
        • Fixed some problems with our backend services
        • A background application was requesting the window focus. This is now fixed
        • On product uninstallation a wrong Homepage was opened
        • On uninstallation we will now delete all logs and reports
        • Uninstallation showed the wrong product name


       

       

      November 12, 2014: Version 2.0.8
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version 2 update 8 (version number 2.0.8.104) has been released on November 12th, 2014.
         
      2. Improvements
        • Improved the Updater, to be less noisy
        • Updates will be send automatically
           
      3. Bugfixes
        • Improved the stability of the kernel module
        • Fixed an Issue that lead to multiple authorization dialogues
        • In some rare cases a parameter was not sent along with a call to a backend service


       

       

      September 10, 2014: Version 2.0.7
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version 2 update 7 (version number 2.0.7.40) has been released on September 10th, 2014.
         
      2. Improvements
        • OS X 10.10 Yosemite support (experimental)
           
      3. Bugfixes
        • Fixed an error in the updater that would present an error message to the user while updating
        • Quick Scan fixed for OS X 10.10


       

       

      July 30, 2014: Version 2.0.6
      1. General Information
        Avira Free Antivirus for Mac, version 2 update 6 (version number 2.0.6.45) has been released on July 30th, 2014.
         
      2. Improvements
        • Improved backend communication
           
      3. Bugfixes
        • Fixed a potential security issue, which might have led to a rare situation where youre Mac would have been unprotected
        • Fixed some broken links in the German help


       

       

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