Avira 2013 has finally reached the beta stage where selected users will be able to get their hands to the latest version of Avira 2013. Avira Free is a very popular antivirus from Avira. The users who want more security have to go to the paid version of Avira Internet Security. Let’s go through some of the new features included in Avira 2013:
Enhanced Child Protection
The existing features have been restructured for better usability (URL Category blocking, Time-Control and Social Network Protection). The alerts for URL and time control have been centralized.
Integration of Social Network Security
New functionality has been integrated into the product named Social Network Security. The product offers a link to the SocialShield website which will open in the default browser. Functionality can be accessed there.
Integration of Android Security
New functionality, Android Security, has been integrated as well into the product. The product offers a link to the Android website which will open in the default browser. Functionality can be accessed there. Multiple devices can be managed. Functionality includes Locate, Lock, Alert, & Message.
Advanced Protection through Avira Protection Cloud (APC)
After each installation, and then once a week , there will be a Quick System Scan performed automatically where the Avira Protection Cloud is being used in order to improve the detection. The APC is going to be released only for the paid products. You can find the settings in Control Center -> General -> Advanced Security
Integration of the Experts Market
Experts Market is a new entry in the Tray icon. A link is displayed with every reported detection through Realtime Protection as well as Web Protection. The user is linked to the Experts Market where different experts offer help to the customers’ problems.
The only problem with Avira 2013 download is that it is still in closed beta stage. You have to register with Avira.com in order to download Avira 2013 for testing.
You can go to Avira 2013 beta testing page and click on "Apply for testing opportunity" link at the bottom of the page. You will need to register with avira.com and fill out a short survey in order to be eligible for downloading and testing Avira 2013.