Avira says farewell to Linux
German antivirus company Avira is discontinuing its Linux products in order to focus more on developing its Mac OS X and Windows lines. The company says small businesses and consumer systems "almost exclusively rely upon Windows or Mac operating systems" and that "Linux installations have been declining steadily for years". As a result, licences for its Linux products will no longer be able to be bought or renewed after 30 June 2013.
Free Antivirus Linux, Professional Security Linux and Server Security Linux will be discontinued, and the Endpoint Security and Business Security Suite product bundles will only be available without Linux components. For customers who are already using any of the affected products, Avira has promised to continue to provide support and engine and signature updates for three years, until June 2016.