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10 / 12 / 2014

Avira Licenses Anti-Virus Technology to Kromtech To Power MacKeeper Security

SAVAPI Anti-Malware Scanning Engine Runs as Background Service

Tettnang, Germany — June 25, 2014 – Security expert Avira announced today that it has licensed its industry leading anti-virus scanning engine to Kromtech Alliance Corp to integrate into the next generation of the company’s MacKeeper product. MacKeeper is a popular security, cleaning and optimization software utility for Macintosh computers that combines 16 unique tools along with human expert assistance integrated into the software.

The licensing agreement allows Kromtech Alliance to use Avira's Secure Anti-Virus API (SAVAPI), the official interface for Avira’s anti-malware scanning engine. Avira’s anti-malware scanning technology runs as a service in the background, accepting scanning requests from MacKeeper.

“It's been our priority to make sure that MacKeeper customers all over the world enjoy end-to-end protection from online threats, including the increasing amount of malware affecting Macs,” says Alexander Kernishniuk, CEO, Kromtech Alliance Corp. “Having Avira's powerful anti-virus engine behind the all new Mackeeper 3.x products gives our users the ultimate peace of mind and safer Mac experience.”

The MacKeeper 3.x product line, which was first introduced at MacWorld 2014, is designed as the ultimate software service that keeps Mac clean, secured, fast and less complicated. MacKeeper 3.x, whose international availabiliy is coming soon, is equipped with a unique “human inside” feature, a human expert assistance funtionality integrated into the software. It combines the complex algorithms of the computer technology with technical expertise and creative thinking of a live support representative who can solve users’ Mac problems 24/7. All MacKeeper experts are certified by Apple. MacKeeper provides:

Protection from both Mac OS and Windows online and offline threats
Detection of viruses, identity thefts, phishing, spyware and malware
Web browsing safety by revealing fraudulent websites and unsafe downloads
“Malware today comes in all flavors and affects all operating systems, Mac OS included,” said Andreas Flach, Vice President Products & Services, Avira. “So we are pleased that Kromtech is using Avira’s anti-malware technology to help keep Mac owners safe and secure.”

About Kromtech Alliance Corp
Kromtech Alliance Corp. is an international IT investment and development company that creates highly-rated software services for Mac to simplify digital lives of people all around the world. The company's flagship services for Mac both come equipped with a unique “human assistance” feature to help non-tech savvy customers solve even the most complex performance problems with just a few clicks.

About Avira
More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.

Press-release on Avira's website: http://www.avira.com/en/press-details/nid/947/news/avira-licenses-antivirus-technology-kromtech