Product information :: System requirements

For Avira AntiVir Premium to work perfectly, the computer system must fulfill the following requirements:


Information for Windows Vista users

On Windows 2000 and Windows XP, many users work with administrator rights. However, this is not desirable from the point of view of security, because it is then easy for viruses and unwanted programs to infiltrate computers.

For this reason, Microsoft is introducing the "User Account Control" with Windows Vista. This offers more protection for users who are logged in as administrators: thus in Windows Vista, one administrator only has the privileges of a normal user at first. Actions for which administrator rights are required are clearly marked in Windows Vista with an information icon. In addition, the user must explicitly confirm the required action. Privileges are only increased and the administrative task carried out by the operating system after this permission has been obtained.

Avira AntiVir Premium requires administrator rights for some actions in Windows Vista. These actions are marked with the following symbol: . If this symbol also appears on a button, administrator rights are required to carry out this action. If your current user account does not have administrator rights, the Windows Vista dialog of the User Account Control asks you to enter the administrator password. If you do not have an administrator password, you cannot carry out this action.