The Avira Protection Cloud

Outsmarting the malware of the future requires building a huge community-powered knowledge base containing malware data and clean applications.

For that we need your support.

The more users contribute, the better we can protect everyone! By working together, you can help us continue to provide security no virus can crack!

Getting Started

To join the Avira Protection Cloud, simply install the Protection Cloud client.

First of all, make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements mentioned here: System Requirements.

If your system meets these requirements, then you can follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the Protection Cloud client from here
  2. Start the scan by clicking the “Cloud Scan” button.
  3. Fingerprints of all suspicious files are sent to the Protection Cloud for real-time inspection. Executables are instantly identified as clean, infected or unknown. Suspicious unknown executables are uploaded for detailed automatic analysis. We will send only executables and never personal files like documents, pictures etc.
  4. View the scan results anytime in the application interface.


Check the official Avira Protection Cloud page for more information and a real-time status of the system.

If you want to know how it works, have a look at the How It Works page.



Sorin Mustaca

Data Security Expert