Avira software reports viruses or malware detection. In addition, you can set Avira software to detect other extended threat categories.
- Open your Avira Control Center by clicking the Avira icon in your system tray.
- Search for your Antivirus and click Open.
- Click the Settings icon in the lower left-hand corner of your Antivirus window.
- Then go to General → Threat categories.
- Here you can activate or deactivate further unwanted program types.
Software that displays advertising pop-ups or software that very often sends user-specific data to third parties without the user's consent and might therefore be unwanted.
Back-door client (BDC)
In order to steal data or to manipulate computers, a Backdoor-Server program sneaks in without the user's knowledge. This program can be managed by third parties through a backdoor client via the internet or a network.
Executable files which disguise their own extension and thus appear to be harmless.
If you activate this option you are warned when a dial-up program tries to connect and charge a fee. You can just delete the unwanted 0190/0900-dialer. In case you really want to use such a dialer you can declare it as an exception and it will not be scanned.
Programs that violate the private domain
These are programs that might be able to affect the security of your system, trigger activities you might not want, or violate your privacy.
If you activate this option, you are warned every time a game is detected. You can leave it unticked.
Unusual runtime compression
Files that have been compressed using an unusual tool and are therefore suspicious. Make sure they come from a trusty source.
Joke programs are just meant to scare, amuse, or annoy someone. They are harmless for the computer and do not spread themselves. Be aware that: the symptoms of joke programs can be triggered by viruses or trojans.