Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG is a German multinational security software company mainly known for their antivirus software Avira Internet Security. Avira was founded in 2006 when H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH and its sister company AntiVir PersonalProducts GmbH merged into Avira GmbH. Though the antivirus application is under active development since 1986 through its predecessor company H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH.
Avira offers powerful security for multiple devices, both directly and via OEM partnerships. The company provides a wide variety of best-in-class solutions to enhance protection, performance, and online privacy - ranging from antivirus to VPN and cleanup technologies. As a pioneer of the Freemium business model, the company has grown into a 500-strong multinational company that protects the digital lives of millions of users worldwide.