Avira Secure Backup is a cloud file storage solution from Avira – the makers of the world renown Avira Antivirus. It is an easy-to-use online cloud storage solution for preserving your valuable information. It integrates into Windows File Explorer and allows you to access your files on the cloud as if you are accessing another disk. The free account on Avira Secure Backup gives you 5GB of free storage, but you can buy more space if needed.
Avira Secure Backup is supported on Windows PC, Mac and has apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. If you are a Windows user, then you can download Avira Secure Backup setup installer from Avira website. The download is nearly 10 MB and can be used to install Avira Secure Backup on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. During the installation it creates a remote drive in Windows labeled My Avira Secure Backup. After the installation, the first thing you should do is to create a new Avira Secure Backup account. If you already have an account, then you can enter your credentials to log in.
The next step involves selecting the local folders on your hard disk that you want to synchronize with the online storage. These folders will always be in-sync with your online Avira Secure Backup account – whatever file operation you perform on them (copying files, deleting files, modifying files etc.) shall be reflected in the online storage and vice versa. By default it selects the personal folders in the Windows user profile, but you can also specify a custom folder.
Avira Secure Backup control panel, which can be accessed from its notification area icon, shows the current status of the Avira Secure Backup. In the Dashboard section, it displays whether it is synchronizing the files, current available free space, an option to invite other people and gain 500 MB extra storage space per invite. The Settings section displays the folders you have to set to automatically sync with your Avira Secure Backup account. The My Account section displays options to enter your Avira Secure Backup credentials.
If you click on the Access button in the Avira Secure Backup dashboard, then it would take you the web browser interface of Avira Secure Backup. You can also visit the Avira Secure Backup web interface directly by visiting the https://my.avira.com/en#dashboard in your web browser. Here you can delete, download or share the files in your online storage.
The desktop client for Windows works just like many other cloud service clients. It creates a special virtual disk drive in Windows called My Avira Secure Backup. You can copy, delete or perform other file operations in the disk just like you would do with regular disks. It is set to synchronize automatically with the cloud servers, so all the changes made on any device or through the web interface are synchronized everywhere.
Avira Secure Backup provides secure backup which means that all of your files on the storage are encrypted. As all your files are encrypted, no one can access them without your password. The Avira Secure Backup has file versioning feature, so if you accidentally modify a file, you can still download the older version of the file from your online backup. You can configure multiple devices of many different types to access Avira Secure Backup. This way you can access files or share new files with all the devices in an instant. Just imagine taking a picture thousands of miles away with your Android phone and that picture appears on your family computer in your home.
You can visit http://www.avira.com/en/secure-backup-email-v1 to start using your free Avira Secure Backup cloud storage.