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How to delete Avira ?

Q: How to delete Avira ?

I tried Everything but Avira connect on this pc and everything From Avira on another pc wont uninstall...

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A: How to delete Avira ?

Boot in Safe Mode and delete all Avira related folders (I do this is Normal mode)

Use Avira Registry Cleaner
Reboot in normal mode. Use Everything to search for other remaining left-over files.

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Had Avira. Uninstalled it using Revo. It left behind two folders that I can't delete. Tried HJT.....won't do it. Tried to manually do it and it says "you need permission to perform this action. You require permission from administrators to make changes to this folder. Tried to go into safe mode and delete them, nope. Tried to change permissions to allow full control but didn't seem to work either. Any other ideas? Thanks for the help.

A:Can't delete two Avira folders

You can try Unlocker, or Lock Hunter, or IObit Unlocker. I prefer them in the order listed. Have you tried to take ownership?

Take Ownership Shortcut

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I recently picked up some viruses, rouge software trojan ones and I have managed to get rid of almost all of them by running rkill then malwarebytes, super antispyware and avira in safe mode. Avira (my regular AV) continues to recognize a virus ( in both safe and normal mode) then it is unable to move it to quarantine or remove it, I can't remove the virus using pocket killbox. The virus doesn't really seem to have any effect on my laptop but I would rather get rid of it. I googled it and could find literally nothing about how to get rid of it. Could someone pretty please help because I'm essentially computer illiterate. I enclosed the report from avira.

Avira AntiVir Personal
Report file date: 14 August 2010 22:31

Scanning for 2715134 virus strains and unwanted programs.

The program is running as an unrestricted full version.
Online services are available:

Licensee : Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus
Serial number : 0000149996-ADJIE-0000001
Platform : Windows Vista
Windows version : (Service Pack 2) [6.0.6002]
Boot mode : Normally booted
Username : katherine
Computer name : KAT-PC

Version information:
BUILD.DAT : Bytes 4/19/2010 15:07:00
AVSCAN.EXE : 433832 Bytes 4/1/2010 12:37:38
AVSCAN.DLL : 46440 Bytes 4/1/2010 12:57:04
LUKE.DLL : 104296 Bytes 3/7/2010 18:33:04
LUKERES.DLL : 12648 Bytes 2/10... Read more

A:Avira recognised this virus but it can't delete it.

Can you post the contents of this file?


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My anti-virus Avira has found 16 trojans and it says that they are malware - but Avira can't delete them! The trojans are named TR/Vilsel.utk and they are in the D:\System Volume. Avira moves them to the quarantine when it finds them, but after I delete them, restart the computer, and run the scan again, they are all back!

Could someone please help me get this nasty malware off my computer? I've also tried Malwarebytes and Super Anti-Spyware to remove them, but those programs didn't even find the malware.

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I have Avira free anti-virus. I don't want it anymore (trying to switch to Malwarebytes, which seems to be preferred among folks here.

I deleted the shortcut from my laptop, then went to add/remove programs and deleted Avira there as well. The problem is that it's still here! I'm running Windows 7 and in the bottom right bar of my computer (near the clock) I still have the Avira icon and the program is still running. I've heard that it's not advisable to run more than one anti-virus program at a time, so I want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Help, please. Thanks!

A:Help-I can't delete Avira anti-virus

Hello and welcome. You needed to turn iy off first before deleting anything.Try running AppRemover You may wind up reinstalling Avira and then uninstalling.Malwarebytes is not an Antivirus its an antimalware. What is the difference between AntiVirus and AntiSpyware?Now I do use both Avira and MBAm together. Better to hav an AV and an AM together.That said if you want to changs your AV ... Download the new one to your desktop.Uninstall the old.Reboot the machine.Install,update and scan.

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I am on an office computer which did not have an Antivirus-Program for a longer time. I want to make the the computer secure, but as I am not much into computers and don't want to destroy anything, I am asking for your advice.

I now downloaded Avira AntiVir Version and run a scan. It detected several malware but I'm not sure whether I can just delete them. It detected e.g. autoran.bat, autorun.inf, autorun.vbs as they "contain detection pattern of the VBS script virus VBS/Small.K"
The programm also detected Trojan horses TR/Ylob.CA.28 and TR/PCK.PolyCrypt.D.220 (latter seems to be related to some online game).

As I was not sure whether these are really harmful programms, and I read in some forum that deleting the autorun-files may result in serious other problems, I ignored them. However, especially the autorun-detections kept on coming 188 times... so I finally stopped the scan just before getting crazy .

Can anyone give me hints to resolve the problem? I would be VERY grateful... I am just very unsure what to do and as it is not my own computer I do not want to take risks.

Thank you so much,


A:Avira Antivir: Delete Autorun.bat? Many Detections...

You can allow Avira to quarantine whatever it finds.You have many serious infections according to the scan results.Super Antispyware should remove the Zlob (you posted ylob-maybe a typo) and many others.Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. http://www.superantispyware.com/You should post a Hijack This log and let the experts help you to clean the computer. Follow the directions in the link belowand post the HJT log in the HJT Forum. DO NOT post the log in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Disclaimer: I am neither an Avira or Malware-testing expert. Not click-bait either.

For Avira Antivirus users, you can enable this setting to get a notification before Avira wants to a Suspicious File(s) to their Cloud; Avira Protection Cloud (APC) for analysis.

Taken today, as tried to run a file from a simple web search - not recommended. It has a re-assuring fact that it's monitoring for anything suspicious. Avira Protection Cloud asking for permission with a list of file(s):

If found unwanted or malicious, it will be dealt with by Avira Antivirus - Security Alert shown below:

If you like what you see, you can enable this option in the settings window below:
Spoiler: Sending Suspicious Files to Avira (How-to)
Open Avira > Extra > Configuration (F8) > General > Advanced Protection.
Make sure "Enabled Protection Cloud" is checked and then mark "Confirm manually when sending suspicious files to Avira" > Apply and OK to save changes.

Sending suspicious files to Avira may vary depending on your computer usage and downloading habits.

Disclaimer: I am neither an Avira or Malware-testing expert.

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Updated: Prior to submitting my post I was intrigued by the fact Avira Launcher is mandatory for Avira Antivirus.

"Avira Launcher is an important component of the protection package. Therefore, starting with the latest update, Avira Antivirus Pro as well as all the other Avira products require Avira Launcher installed to ensure their functionality at full potential and to stay permanently connected to the Avira Online Essentials Dashboard."​
Find out more: Avira Answers

To use Avira Antivirus, you are NOT required to create an Avira Account, but you are forced to use Avira Launcher, and not all products under the Launcher are free to download without an Avira Account.

In my opinion, Avira should allow users without an Avira Account to remove Avira Launcher from their systems.

Original: Statement retracted following updated infomation.
Reading the comments about Avira 2017 being bundled with bloatware (Avira Launcher, Phantom VPN and Speedup demo), there is a way to download Avira Free Antivirus Free without the other software with a few extra clicks.

Go to Avira Downloads from the Support tab.

Free Downloads of Avira Antivirus Software & Utilities
Click on More Versions for either Avira Free software.

Included packages will be listed under Product Installation Files and there you can click on the download for Avira Antivirus (221MB). It should start automatically.

If not, direct download here:

https://install.avira-update.com/package/anti... Read more

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What is Ninite?
Ninite tries to behave exactly like a technical friend you've asked to install a few apps for you. This means that Ninite installers, regardless of when or where they were created:

Say "No" to toolbars or other junk
Always install the latest version of an app
Install the right 32-bit or 64-bit version for a PC
Install apps in the PC's language
Skip apps that are already up-to-date
Upgrade an app if it's out of date
We put a ton of effort into making sure Ninite just does the right thing and we think that's a big reason why people like using it so much.

Learn more at How Ninite Works | Ninite Help

As requested.

1. Selected Avira from the Ninite homepage and continued to download.

2. UAC confirmation of Avira from Ninite.com

3. Ninite automatically downloads and installs the software with no user interaction. (It does the work for you!)

4. Avira Antivirus opens without Avira Connect (or other promoted software) - just the AV!

5. A clean Start-up, Installed Programs and Start Menu.

What was not tested:

Avira program updates
How Ninite handles an update
Thanks for reading.

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The Avira manual update tool, also known as the Fusebundle Generator, allows you to create an entire antivirus update archive incrementally. In other words, you no longer have to download an entire archive for each engine and signature update.

Although automatic updating is the best way to stay protected, you can update Avira antivirus manually anytime. For Windows users, the easiest way is to right-click the Avira icon in the taskbar and select Start update.

You can also use our free Avira update tool to perform an Avira manual update. This utility creates an archive (fuse bundle) containing the latest engine, the Avira VDF update files and the corresponding Avira antivirus update control files (info.gz).


User manual available at http://www.avira.com/documents/tools/pdf/en/howto_avira-fusebundle-generator_en.pdf.

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Today I installed Avira free on my desktop computer and I noticed that there isn't web protection component without custom install. Does Browser Safety completely cover this component's function?

If there is a malicious element in a webpage, will ABS block it, or the URL must be generally blacklisted in Avira's servers as malicious so to be blocked? I don't know if this question has a point as I don't know if web protection component worked this way.
Any information?

A:Avira free & Avira Browser Safety

Answer is here..

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EU-Cleaner has been released for EU, languages include; German, English, Spanish, French and Italian.

If you're a BETA tester, you'll receive this via Email with Downloads links.

The EU-Cleaner is the next logical step after the DE-Cleaner and will now expand the Antibotnet Initiative botfrei.de to include the countries of the European Union.Click to expand...


A:Avira reveals stand-alone Avira PC Cleaner

Avira EU-Cleaner​

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Please note that the installation packages for Avira Antivirus Pro have been replaced by a combination of the new Online Essentials Launcher and the Avira Antivirus Pro product (version 1.1.19) for the languages English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

This means that, if you install the bundle, the Antivirus Pro installation is done automatically. The beta license is installed automatically, too.

If you already have an Avira Pro but no Launcher installed, please download the Launcher installation file and install it over the existing AV Pro.

An important note to those testers who already have a paid license that was bought in a shop or online:

You will need an additional account for Online Essentials (my.avira.com). Please create a new account and use an email address dedicated to this account only. Afterwards, switch to Betacenter and change your email address to the same address that you used to create your "beta" account for Online Essentials.



A:Avira Connect (formally Avira Launcher)

this new launcher imo sucks. plain and simple. they are forcing us to take a audio grabber???? i mean really ... what?? in a av? and dropbox, toolbar, online essentials, and a new stupid launcher. this is a bad move for them. i have been suggested to by someone pretty high up there will not be a custom installer from now on...so you will have to take everything or nothing

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Source: http://blog.anti-virus4u.com/2016/03/avira-phantom-vpn-free-download-500mb.html

Avira Phantom VPN - Surf freely and securely anywhere
Avira Phantom VPN lets your customers surf the World Wide Web anonymously - thanks to a secure VPN server connection. Our new product for Windows and Android operating systems is truly impressive, offering zero data-traffic restrictions and the ability to circumvent geographical limitations.

Overview of functions:

Anonymity on the web: Masks your IP address
Secure encryption: Protects your private communications
Unblocks content: Watch your favorite shows wherever you are
Fast VPN: Runs silently in the background
No logs: Avira doesn't check which websites you visit
User friendly: Easy to use
Supports simultaneous connections on multiple devices
Easy to install via the landing page (with email address and OTC)
Unlimited bandwidth
Free Tech Support
Licensing: Free 500MB - Month or 1 user/1 year, 1 user/2 years (multiple devices) for Avira Phantom VPN Pro
System requirements: Windows 7/Android 4.0.3 or later
Languages: German or English. Further language versions will be released shortly.

Download Avira Phantom VPN for your PC

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I am trying to create a delete query to delete all parent records (DGRP) that does not have any child records (CLLI) but I get the error "Could not delete from specific tables".

WHERE (((CLLI.CLLI) Is Null));

Can this be accomplished?

A:Solved: Access Delete Query to Delete Parent with no Child Records

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I have one user who is getting a weird issue, she actually needs to click twice on the delete button to an email on outlook 2003.. connected to the same server no other user get this problem and as you know one click on the delete button is normally enough to delete an email..

Anyone can help please...


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:59:13 AM, on 8/25/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program F... Read more

A:Cant Delete Mcafee Or Make It Run....freezes Up With White Screen. Browser Wont Let Me Delete Emails Or Even See Certain Sites....

Hello verycarolina, Sorry for the delay. We have many logs backed up. McAfee antivirus is very difficult to uninstall, as they (McAfee) does not want malware to uninstall it. You call uninstall it using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)How to uninstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe) Summary: This document explains how to remove McAfee Consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool. This option should only be used as an alternative if you cannot remove your McAfee product through the normal Add/Remove Programs. Affected Products: McAfee Security Center McAfee VirusScan McAfee Personal Firewall Plus McAfee Privacy Service McAfee SpamKiller McAfee Wireless Network Security McAfee SiteAdvisor McAfee Data Backup McAfee Network Manager McAfee Easy Network McAfee AntiSpyware Affected Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Home Microsoft Windows Vista NOTE: This tool is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 98 or ME. Description Running the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR.exe) removes all 2005, 2006, and 2007 versions of McAfee consumer products. Solution Download and run the McAfee Removal tool NOTE: Always be sure to uninstall your McAfee product through Add/Remove Programs, first. The following steps should only be taken if uninstalling through Add/Remove Programs has failed. Download the remova... Read more

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I am trying to delete songs from my itunes that I do not like anymore to make some space on my laptop. I know that sometimes when I delete songs it pops up saying "delete from hard drive?". I want that to pop up always, but for some reason it doesnt sometimes. My friend said that it will only do that if you have itunes organizing the folders. So i deleted my preferences and made it so itunes will organize my music. However I still delete songs and they dont delete off my hard drive. I was told that the songs have to be in the itunes music folder, I had alot of songs in there, but some in a different folder. I thought maybe I could move the other folder into the itunes music folder, and then it would work. However now when I go to play some songs it says the file cannot be found. Anything I can do? HELP ME!

A:How do I delete songs from hard drive when I delete them from my Itunes library?

Because you moved the songs from where iTunes was used to looking for them they will not play - when each song comes up and the error message you described comes up you can click yes to find them and browse for them (you should know where they are if you put them all in one folder). This will re-establish the link to the song's new location in iTunes.
If you have lots to do, it may be faster to delete all your songs from iTunes (not your computer) and set up the folder on your computer properly - one My Music folder with all your music in there - they can be further sorted into subfolders if you want to. Then open iTunes, set the Preferences to "Keep iTunes folder organised" and "copy files to iTunes folder when adding to library" and import all your music from your My Music folder again.
When you get new music by whatever means and import them to iTunes it will automatically place a copy in the iTunes "iTunes music" folder for you and always know where to look for them.

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I have Win XP Pro and Home.

I uninstalled Zone Alarm security software. The zlavscan.dll extension won't uninstall. Zone Alarm has given me multi instructions and it still won't go away. They last responded that is was safe and downt worry about it. How can I get rid of this extension...it's interferring with another security system download.


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My computer quit on me, using Vista, and the repair tech said it was a software problem, and the best thing to do would be to reformat and start over. He put on vista, and saved my pictures, documents, and favorites. I had been using microsoft security essentials, which microsoft says is all you need with vista, and seems to be accepted here on this sight. I also used malawarebytes, and superantispyware, as advised by persons on this sight. When he reloaded my computer, he put on malwarebytes, and a Avira 6.2 free version of avira. my question, is would I be better off to uninstall Avira, and reinstall microsoft securrity essentials? your advise is appreciated.

A:should I keep Avira 6.32?

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Hi guys ive used both Avira and AVG (currently AVG) and their both good but i really dont know enough about antivirus software to tell which one is better so could you guys give me some opinions, Thanks.

A:AVG Vs. Avira

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Hi folks, a Win7 computer started having an issue with Avira (free) lately: the daily ad for upgrade no longer goes away when clicking on "x" in top right corner, or even when I try to follow the link it gives to the Avira upgrade site. Instead of disappearing, the ad window turns completely white and it just stays on top of any other app I launch.

It effectively makes a big part of the screen completely unusable (plus it hides some icons I have on that part of the screen)!!

Googling did not help me:
- If I keep clicking inside white window on where the "x" button is supposed to be or the other button (to go ahead and upgrade), nothing is happening
- Someone suggested killing ipmgui.exe from the task manager, but there is no such process (also, the user that runs this does not have admin privs).
- Another workaround from some number of years ago suggested to right click on the Avira tray icon, select "My messages", but there is no such option in the newer UI.

Any workarounds available?


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Q: Avira

I currently have Avira installed on my laptop and soon I will be getting a netbook. My question is, will Avira let me share the security on the netbook or do I need another license.



You didn't specify if you're using the free version or paid version.

You can download the free version from here.


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I have just finished scanning with mailwarebytes and Spybot, and Superantispyware and they all found bad entries. which is very unusual for me. I let them clean, and scanned again and rebooted and seems to be clean. My ? might be,,,I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials (Kept updated and scanned regularly and wonder why they got through. I intended to use Avira free, but during the install was advised by Avira to uninstall my Spybot and Spywareblaster. I have ALWAYS used these two, not the immunize feature of SpyBot tho. Would someone like to recommend a solution please...Thanks...Jim Ed By the way the Trojan came in with Softonic down-loader...Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Avira and MSE

1) You should not use two anti virus apps simultaneously. If you intend to use Avira you should uninstall MSE (though I would keep MSE and forget Avira).

2) SypBot is old school and pretty much worthless. I'd uninstall it. MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware are the current best of breed.

3) Exactly what did your scans reveal? I'm guessing they were tracking cookies and the like - essentially benign items that anti virus apps don't care about.

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Q: Avira

I installed this AV a few days ago, and am probably going to uninstall it, unless someone can advise me on how to deal with a couple of problems. First, is that each day, when it scans, it looks at all volumes, including my archives, which I know contains some files that are in the malware category, but I do not want them removed by the AV. When it pops an alert, there is no option to exclude the file from future scans, so I have to cancel out the alerts daily. I looked through the configuration options and found no way to exclude any specific files.

When it is scanning, and when it updates itself, it causes other problems, like freezing everything until it finishes updating, or other things to go haywire when it is scanning.

If no one can offer solutions, then I would like recommendations for any other free AV that works better.


I had a similar problem with a friend that had installed it.
I finally managed to hack a few settings but apparently most of them are reserved for the pay to use version.
You weren't clear on which version you were using.

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Q: Avira

Recently updated the antivir to ver Anyone having issues with this? I have been running a scan on my 40 Gig HD. Would you believe it's been running so far for 3-1/2 hrs and is only 46% done? This does not bode well for a long life on this computer. Any comments?


Hi sidbub:

The excessive scan with Avira Antivir 10 is a known bug, follow this post from the Avira Support Forum:


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anything known about the new versions?

A:new avira?

That I have no idea.

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Q: avira

O que s?o Objetos Ocultos


Hello max6Welcome to BleepingComputer ==========================What issues are you having currently I see nothing in your Avira log to indicate malware.

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Avira Released.http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Per...4-10322935.htmlhttp://news.cnet.com/security/

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i am putting either avira or avg on my uncles computer he dosnt knw anything bout computers so wich 1 would be easier for him to use, but still hav good protection?
he had trend micro hahaha

A:avg or avira

AntiVir has the higher detection rates by far.

But if you want a completely silent solution Avast and AVG are better options as they don't have ads and can automatically update and remove threats.

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Q: Avira

Avira AntiVir is now available at download .com.


Avira Antivir is very good! I am glad to see the distribution on it being done so well! Thanks for the information!

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Hello! title says it all!
I use HitmanPro + Avira Free, let me know if you use Hitman Pro

A:Does anyone use Avira here?

Yeah I use hitmanpro at times.
But I don't recommend avira as it can't protect you from new and more sophisticated threats reliably.
Not having a good dynamic protection is the reason for that.
For free AV,I recommend avast and bitdefender.

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I have seen multiple question and answers in forum regarding this GPO to Delete User Profiles Older than a Specified
Number of Days on System Restart not working or some hotfixes, in my environment it is working on all required systems in one OU. But in some PCs it is not deleting the parent folder and some folder under appdata.
like c:\Users\DomainUser\Appdata\local\abc\efg\
so the profile data like my documents, pictures, desktop etc are deleted but folder structure "\DomainUser\Appdata\local\abc\efg\" in efg folder is empty, which creating confusion during Audit and physical check.

Thanks, Anuj.A

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Hello all,
This is the second computer I have experienced this issue on... I am not sure what setting I may have unknowinlgy enabled to create this fiasco.. hopefully you all have an opinion.

All of the sudden, my backspace key will not delete text that I have highlighted in Word 2002. My delete key will, but my backspace key won't.... this is a pain in the rear since it takes a lot more effort to use to use the delete key than the backspace key, and using backspace has been ingrained in me since childhood.

I did not change any settings or turn on any features (unless it was unknowingly)... I was not messing with options or settings recently at all, as well. I am completely stumped as to how this happens... as mentioned before, it is the second computer to do this to me.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a ton!


A:Word 2002 - Delete Key Won't Delete Highlighted Text

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Gentlemen [and Ladies ?]

I have three questions.

My Operating System is Windows XP Professional SP2.

1. I read the reply to PURE TRAGEDY's post of the 7th April 2005 and immediately uninstalled my AVG7 anti-virus scanner. Norton System Works antivirus and AVG7 antivirus had been running side by side for six or seven months and nothing untoward had happened, but when I read the dire warning in the advice to PURE TRAGEDY, AVG7 got the chop.

I would like to scan with Norton in SAFE MODE but do not know how to do it. When I had Windows 98SE, my computer used to jump into SAFE MODE without me doing anything positive to cause it to do that. I had no idea how to get out of SAFE MODE so a neighbour helped. I cannot remember what he did. My computer was in SAFE MODE for two days on one occasion because I did not dare mess about with it.

So, an explanation, in 'dummy' language, exactly how I can get into SAFE MODE, and scan my computer for viruses with Norton, and how I can get out of it, will be appreciated.

2. I have Norton System Works, Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaster. Spyware Guard, and 2-Squared in my computer. The programmes are updated and used every day. Norton detected a virus which AVG7 did not, so I feel happy with the Norton security.

I have considered installing Microsoft's Beta Anti-Spy and malware application but my friends throw up their hands in horror when anything with Beta is mentioned. "Don't do i... Read more

A:XP queries - SAFE MODE; BETA, and delete or not delete

I too am a tidy person, to the degree I can be, oldsoldierThe reason you had no untoward results having both Norton & AVG running was probably due to how they were configured to run.If both were set to to scan continously and be auto-updated constantly, then some problems may have surfaced.You may simply delete the Grisoft folder.You need not open any of the files before you do.That folder was essentially for backups to what the AV software did for you.Without it's presence, or in light of your decision not to re-install it, those files in that folder are useless.I should mention I uninstalled Norton in favor of AVG because:1. Norton updates less frequently than AVG, and isn't effective against as many new variants as the Grisoft has been in the last couple of years.2. Norton costs more.3. Norton, when uninstalled, is also messy. It seems to me to require more system resources to do less for me. An opinion based on a couple years of observation, and reading countless HJT logs where it is installed and serious malware problems also co-exist. 4. Norton offers several products. I've had most installed at one time or another.I bought the System Works Suite in 2002. It deeply embeds into winXP when you use all the features of it, and slows the PC down considerably doing so. If you do not use a similar product, then you will not have similar experiences. The anti-virus aspect of it alone did prove IMHO to be marginally adequate.Microsoft Beta 1 is not anti-vir... Read more

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if this is in the wrong place please let me know where it should go thanks.

i recently had avira 9 and then upgraded to avira 10. i uninstalled av9 before i installed av10. while installing av10 i ran into an error about unusual runtime compression causing a program to close and the program was the installation. how can i avert this from happening. i like avir and have had to install avg. is avg just as good as avira? how can i stop the runtime error so that i can reinstall avira? thanks

A:avira antivir

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I had Avira anti virus personal Edition . I up graded to the premeium edition. But it will not let me install it. And I can`t remove the personal edition. Because I can`t find it. It started to install with the permeium edition and then stop. I can not find either one. I tried re-installing the 1st version but it will not let me. HELP Edit: Moved topic from All Other Applications to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:avira anti-vir

Avira AntiVir Removal Toolhttp://www.avira.com/en/support/antivir_removal_tool.html

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Those are the latest changes we did for update 7:
Internal security improvements
Adjust description text in custom setup to state clear APC is also installed
Version info of avlode.rdf & avlode.dll missing on the Scanner Logfile & About Window
Quick scan profile description not correct
Updater-GUI: No Mouseover hand displayed for the "Help" Icon
Fixed random WebGuard issue when downloading large files
AVCenter crashes when opened during some time without any user interaction
AV FREE: After proceeding a product update without final reboot request the OE Launcher installation is offered two times
regsrv32.exe crashes installing the server kit
Default width of version column in About dialog too small to display complete version number
Avira Server Security - BSOD on HyperV Cluster

Please focus in this version on browsing speed and performance when using Avira with Web Protection.

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A:Avira Beta 7 (

thank you man but avira can't delet virus

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This actually started some months ago on both my PC's at pretty much the same time. I use Avira as AV. For some reason though it just wouldn't update anymore. Normal the updater gets to about 250kb, waits half a minute then does another 250kb, waits half a minute... etc. Somewhere between 1 and 1,5MB into the update it just stops and a few minutes later it shuts itself off.

About two months ago I did a complete reinstall on my one PC. Used AVG for a while and that worked fine but I thought I'd try Avira again, downloaded the latest version but it still won't update.

I started a thread about this at the Avira support forum: Cannot update Avira - Avira Free Antivirus f?r Windows - Avira Support Forum
but was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions...


A:Cannot update Avira

You might not like my suggestion. What I would do is use MSE for the anti virus.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
I also recommend using this (free or Pro) take you choice.

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i had to do a system restore and i avira was back on my computer and i got comdo

and you cant unistall it or reinstall\repair avira bc it cant find a certain xml file

how do i get rid of avira

A:cant unistall avira

Quote: Originally Posted by VxThrasherxV

i had to do a system restore and i avira was back on my computer and i got comdo

and you cant unistall it or reinstall\repair avira bc it cant find a certain xml file

how do i get rid of avira

Avira Antivirus Solution - Download AntiVir Removal Tool

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hallo, i have a spy monitoring on my laptop, Kaspersky antivirus and avira internet security no detect it, please help "he take see all my information" this is an hijackthis, please help if it can fast i will be happy
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 02:49:29, on 09/06/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20861)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
F:\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareService.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareTray.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareUser.exe
F:\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\TaskSwitchXP\TaskSwitchXP.exe
F:\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
F:\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012\avp.exe
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A:spy no kas or avira I.S. detect it

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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We would like to announce you that a new Avira engine update took place.

This is the version number of the new engine:
The following changes were done:

- Updated: Heuristic and generic detections

Your Avira team
This tread is about Avira's changes.

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Hello. Unfortunately I am back. I noticed that my laptop seemed to be running slower than usual then the Avira that I had installed on there started popping up with possible trojan files (which I told Avira to deny access). The next day I turned on the laptop it took nearly 5 minutes to get the desktop up because Avira kept popping up the same couple of file warnings (I should have wrote down the file names). I ended up uninstalling the Avira because it was stuck in a loop. Online the homepage comes up fine, but after that when you are trying to go somewhere a new window pops up that says "The website you are about to view may be infected with a virus and gives you two options to click on Continue Unprotected or Download This Vrus Protection Program." Sometimes IE just puts up a message saying that it has stopped working and needs to close. I downloaded both DDS and GMER. The DDS log is posted below, but the GMER again would not run. Why do people have to create thes viruses? They are just mean people! Sorry. I am frustrated. Any help would be appreciated. Oh, I was going to restore to an earlier point, but it said that there were no restore points to go back to.

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Nicole at 7:44:34.38 on Wed 09/09/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1917.1209 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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A:Maleware while using Avira

BUMP, Please. :)

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Hey all. I've been virus free running McAfee for awhile now. I get it free with my cox. but I wanted to compare McAfee to Avira. The pros and cons in comparison. I have never customized any settings. so I'm talking default stock for each.

Basically, I've heard a lot of good things about Avira. and was thinking of switching. or at least trying to find a reason. So can anyone tell me what the upside or downside of this switch might be?

A:McAfee vs. Avira

Hi, I use the Avira Antivir Personal free V9, and it's fast, doesn't load the CPU while scanning, detects most viruses out there. I never tried macafee, but I did try bitdeffender /nod32/kaspersky and they seem either load the CPU or slow down my internet. tried avast which seems fine, seems to detects what ever avira detects ( yeah I had them both running time!) so I uninstalled avast and kept avira. I don't like avast's interface thats why I prefer using avira.

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I am wondering Avira Pro, douse it have less than like Bitdefender total security ? protection wise? douse it have alot of loop holes in it security wise? i was just wondering because it has good detection rates but i feel like its missing something, that other AVs have and wondering if i should spend my time on it and instead just go for something like bitdefender?
Could you help thank you

A:Avira Pro? what douse not not have?

Avira Pro is an anti-virus. Bitdefender Total Security is a suite. Most Internet Security products include anti-virus and firewall protection plus various other features depending on the software vendor...and for those reasons it is called a Security suite.I'm not an advocate of suites. All-in-one tools and suites are filled with extra features (including "bells & whistles") which typically use more system resources than separate programs that do the same task while other suites leave a much smaller footprint. Suites tend to have varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses accorded for each feature they incorporate. Internet Security Suites include a Firewall component, which IMO is unnecessary since the Windows built-in firewall is one of the best and provides adequate protection. Further, many folks also use a router which is essentially a hardware firewall.In contrast, separate tools are designed, built and maintained with a greater focus in a specific area so they are generally of better quality and more effective at what they are designed to do. This means the program's performance for that particular feature is usually superior than their all-in-one counterpart. Further, all-in-one tools generally do not allow the user as much flexibility in tailoring program settings and usage.HTG Explains: Why You Don’t Need a Full Internet Security Suite

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I'm using windows 7 and i have avira av installed.
Recentley i have been getting notifications from Avira that it blocked "q/autorun.inf, which is one of my drives on the computer-Lenovo E530.
I ran avira scan and also malawarebytes and it came clean.
How do i know if it is a false alarm or a malware/virus that is trying to attack and keeps getting blocked?
I have added my logs:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:18-01-2016
Ran by אוהד (administrator) on WIN-DLOBEKRRPF7 (23-01-2016 09:48:23)
Running from C:\Users\אוהד\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: אוהד (Available Profiles: אוהד)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: עברית (ישראל)‏
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AuthenTec, Inc) C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Reader\TrueSuiteService.exe
(Lenovo.) C:\Windows\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
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A:Avira autorun.inf

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===This file should not run unless you need it to install software.In computing, an INF file or Setup Information file is a plain-text file used by Microsoft Windows for the installation of software and drivers. INF files are most commonly used for installing device drivers for hardware components.Read about it.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INF_fileYou can open the file with Notepad and see what will be installed/run if you execute it.If not required you can rename the file to autorun.inf.oldShould you need to run it in the future all you have to do is rename it back to it`s original name.===A few thing you should take care off.AV: Avira Antivirus (Enabled - Out of date) {4D041356-F94D-285F-8768-AAE50FA36859}AS: Avira Antivirus (Enabled - Out of date) {F665F2B2-DF77-27D1-BDD8-9197742422E4}AS: Windows Defender (Enabled - Out of date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}You should also disable Windows Defender. It should not be running while Avira is enable.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. 


HKU\S-1-5-21-3332996190-4255289238-9538859... Read more

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