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Please note that the installation packages for Avira Antivirus Pro have been replaced by a combination of the new Online Essentials Launcher and the Avira Antivirus Pro product (version 1.1.19) for the languages English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

This means that, if you install the bundle, the Antivirus Pro installation is done automatically. The beta license is installed automatically, too.

If you already have an Avira Pro but no Launcher installed, please download the Launcher installation file and install it over the existing AV Pro.

An important note to those testers who already have a paid license that was bought in a shop or online:

You will need an additional account for Online Essentials (my.avira.com). Please create a new account and use an email address dedicated to this account only. Afterwards, switch to Betacenter and change your email address to the same address that you used to create your "beta" account for Online Essentials.

http://betacenter.avira.com


 

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this new launcher imo sucks. plain and simple. they are forcing us to take a audio grabber???? i mean really ... what?? in a av? and dropbox, toolbar, online essentials, and a new stupid launcher. this is a bad move for them. i have been suggested to by someone pretty high up there will not be a custom installer from now on...so you will have to take everything or nothing
 
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Avira Launcher 1.1.23 beta

The Avira Launcher is the new way to install and start Avira products on the Windows desktop. It is small, fast and easy to install. Through its simple user interface the installed Avira products can be monitored and configured.

Main Focus in this beta version
All services in one list

The burger button on the top left has been removed and now all active and inactive services are displayed in one list. Inactive services will be displayed in grey.

UI improvements

Hovering over the Profilpicture does now display the action depending on the status (Offline, Change Picture, Register). While hovering you can also see your name instead of the protection status.

Long names will now be extended by "..." if the don't fit into the UI.

https://betacenter.avira.com

 
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Avira Launcher 1.1.24 is now available for beta testing at the Avira BetaCenter.
Extracted from the changelog these are the latest changes:
° New grid view
° Dropbox implementation
° Silent installation support
 
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Any screenshots? I'm interested in the Dropbox implementation, also is Avira Secure Backup still included in Avira Launcher (AOE)?
 
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The Avira Launcher is the new way to install and start Avira products on the Windows desktop. It is small, fast and easy to install. Through its simple user interface the installed Avira products can be monitored and configured.



Main Focus in this beta version

Grid Overview
The list view has been replaced by a grid view for a better overview of your installed Avira services.

Dropbox
Dropbox is now part of the Avira Launcher and can be installed directly from there.

Silent installation support
The Avira Launcher can now be installed completely silent using the "/quiet NOAFTERINSTALLPAGE=1" parameter.
 

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Thanks for the screenshots. I wonder if Avira will allow users to customise the backdrop for the Launcher.
 
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Avira Launcher 1.1.25 beta
  • New notification screenIn order to communicate the latest updates / features to our users we introduce a new notification screen which is going to appear in the middle of the screen and will be used once in a month for all Avira Free Antivirus installations.
  • Added scalability supportIn case one of the backend servers failes to respond to a request, there is now a build-in scalability support which is then going to call a list of different servers.
  • BugfixesVarious GUI bugfixes concerning the new grid view
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Avira Launcher 1.1.27 is now available for beta testing at the Avira BetaCenter.

Extracted from the changelog these are the latest changes:
° Update Antivirus from tray icon
° System Speedup 2 integration
° various bug fixes

Avira BetaCenter
 

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Avira Launcher 1.1.29 beta
Identity Safeguard integration
You can now access the Identity Safeguard feature of Online Essentials right from within the Avira Launcher
New installation graphic
We've update the animated circle icon when installing Avira for the first time, it does look more polished now.
Bugfixes
  • Anti-Theft service sometimes not activated in Launcher UI
  • AV could not be reinstalled by executing the Launcher setup again
  • AV Pro installation was sometimes triggered again right after the initial reboot
  • Apps in the Dashboard were shown as active even when they were not installed locally
  • Too many Avira.OE.BrowserExtensionConnector.FirefoxProductInfo messages in log file
  • Sometimes the after install page is not displayed
  • Some text was cut in the French Launcher setup
  • No scrollbar was displayed in case the installed services do not fit into the mini-gui.
  • Accept and Install button were not displayed correctly in higher DPI
Avira BetaCenter
 
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Avira Launcher 1.1.30 beta

Avira Browser Safety for Internet Explorer
You can now easily install Avira Browser Safety for Internet Explorer via the Avira Launcher

Bugfixes
  • We no longer recreate the desktop icon during an update of the launcher if it has been removed previously.
  • Restarted handling has been improved
  • AV Pro installation was sometimes triggered again after uninstallation and rebooting.
  • After switching Windows user, AntiTeft is not shown as active
  • In some cases Antivirus service was not active after PC restart
Avira BetaCenter
 
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Avira Launcher 1.1.31 beta

New languages

The Avira Launcher is now also available for dutch, turkish, japanese, traditional and simplified chinese.

Bugfixes
  • Speedup and Dropbox service were greyed out during installation when former av installation was finished
  • Dropbox was not activated anymore after logging out the windows user
  • Service Host sometimes stops working
  • Wrong offline label after registration of new user
  • Speedup icon was grey after speedup update from version 1.3 to 1.5
  • AV 14 desktop shortcut was not replaced by Laucher shortcut
  • No restart button after av installation when windows is in restart required state
Avira BetaCenter
 
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Avira Launcher 1.1.33 beta

Improved error messages
Improved visual appearance of error messages.

Windows 10
We are now continiously testing the Avira Launcher also on Windows 10 in order to be prepared for the release. So far there have been no major issues.

Bugfixes
  • In some cases the "Upgrade" button was shown even though the Avira Antivirus Pro has already been installed.
  • In some cases the Avira Launcher systray icon was not started after a restart of the service host.
  • In some cases the Avira Launcher systray icon was not visible even though the systray process was running
Avira BetaCenter
 
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Avira Launcher 1.1.34 beta

Improved Browser handling

The Avira Launcher will now respect your current open Browser and default browser settings better to avoid confusion.

Bugfixes
  • Antivirus installation message was displayed wrong during the upgrade from Free to Pro.
  • Publisher information are now shown correctly in Programs & Features of Windows
  • In some rare cases the system tray icon was not visible.
Avira BetaCenter
 

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Avira Launcher 1.1.35 beta

Bugfixes

  • Avira systray icon will now be displayed by default in the active area
  • New Bundle ID is not used if launcher with other Bundle ID is already installed (if for example the Launcher with ABS, but without AV was installed and a Launcher bundle with AV is installed afterwards, the AV is not installed)
https://betacenter.avira.com
 

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Avira Launcher 1.1.36 beta

Bugfixes
  • %ProgramData%\Avira is not deleted after uninstall
  • ServiceHost consumes a lot of CPU
  • Systray not shown as always active
  • Download Caching: If Last-Modifed did not chnage, the file will still be downloaded
  • Black object instead of notification message
  • Failed to trigger Servicehost to start Systray
https://betacenter.avira.com
 

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Avira Launcher 1.1.42 beta
The Avira Launcher is the new way to install and start Avira products on the Windows desktop. It is small, fast and easy to install. Through its simple user interface the installed Avira products can be monitored and configured.

Enhancements
  • Improved updater
  • Improved restart messaged
  • Improved Windows 10 support
  • Avira Launcher will now check for .Net 4 as prerequesite for System Speedup installations
Bugfixes
  • Wrong Antivirus status in Launcher after upgrade to AV Pro
  • Update fails because of inaccessible manifest file
  • OEsettings.config and version.txt files are corrupted after bluescreen
https://betacenter.avira.com/
 

Dave333

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Hi, I have some question. Yesterday I update my avira and its automatically install avira launcher. But after avira launcher installed, every time I shut down the PC, the notice box "End Program - Hidden Window" always appears. Is this a virus/malware ? How can I fix this problem? Thank you in advance.
 

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What is the use of Avira Launcher ?? The first thing I do after installing Avira Free is to uninstall the useless launcher :rolleyes:
 
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