Avira Antivirus Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Avira Antivirus offers protection for your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, spy-ware, trojans and costly dialers. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Avira Antivirus from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Avira Antivirus Silently

Avira Antivirus Silent Install (EXE)

; Example: avira_antivirus_en-us.exe /INF="C:\Windows\Temp\setup.inf"
;
;**********************************************************************

[DATA]
DestinationPath=%PROGRAMFILES%

; 0 = Do Not Create Program Group,   1 = Create Program Group
ProgramGroup=1

; 1 = Create Desktop Icon, 0 = Do Not Create Desktop Icon
DesktopIcon=0

; Specification of the license file, mandatory for new installations
KeyFile="C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus\hbedv.key"

; Path and file name to the predefined configuration (avwin.ini)
AVWinIni="C:\ProgramData\Avira\Antivirus\CONFIG\avwin.ini"

; 0 = Automatic Restart Off,   1 = Automatic Restart On
RestartWindows=0

; 0 = Hide Reboot Information,     1 = Show Restart Information
ShowRestartMessage=0

;1 = Install Mail Scanner, 0 = Do Not Install Mail Scanner 
MailScanner=1

; 0 = Do Not Install Real-Time Scanner,   1 = Install Real-Time Scanner
Guard=1

; 1 = Install WebGuard, 0 = Do Not Install WebGuard
WebGuard=1

; 0 = Do Not Register Shell Extension,   1 = Register Shell Extension
ShellExtension=1

; Update = Apply settings and update files (repair installation)
; Modify = Install new program features using SETUP.INF, update files. (change installation)
; Remove - Uninstall AntiVir from system
SetupMode=Modify

; 1 = Install AntiRootkit, 0 = Do Not Install AntiRootkit 
RootKit=1


; 1 = Install Management for Windows Firewall, 0 = Do Not Install Management for Windows Firewall
MgtFirewall=0

; Avira Password for Change Installation or Uninstallation
Password=
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads” and name it setup.inf
  • Open Notepad again
  • Add the following line:
avira_antivirus_en-us.exe /INF="%~dp0setup.inf"
  • Save the file to “C:\Downloads” and name it Install.cmd
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command: Install.cmd
  • Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the Avira Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Avira Antivirus
Vendor:Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:avira_antivirus_en-us.exe /INF="%~dp0setup.inf"
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Avira\Antivirus\setup.exe" /remsilentnoreboot
Download Link:https://download.avira.com/package/antivirus/win/en-us/avira_antivirus_en-us.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/avira-antivirus-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


How to Uninstall Avira Antivirus Silently

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Avira Antivirus Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)

Avira Antivirus Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter one of the following sets of commands:

Avira Antivirus Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Avira\Antivirus\setup.exe" /remsilentnoreboot
"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}\Avira.OE.Setup.Bundle.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Avira Antivirus Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Avira\Antivirus\setup.exe" /remsilentnoreboot
"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}\Avira.OE.Setup.Bundle.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Avira Antivirus Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Password

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Avira\Antivirus\setup.exe" /remsilentnoreboot /password="<Your password>"

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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