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Antivir Guard constantly deactivates


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#1 huMAC

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:35 PM

My Antivir Guard does not start on its own when I boot my computer. I keep having to go in and manually turn it on. Anyone know why?

Edited by Orange Blossom, 15 January 2009 - 05:40 PM.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:43 PM

Hi, I need to ask the obvious first. You have right clicked the tray icon and put check next to "AntyVir Guard Eable"
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:58 AM

I used to be able to do that but for some odd reason, that option is no longer available. Its in gray and I'm not allowed to click it.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:07 PM

Hello fellow Arkie, :thumbsup:

Check this for me. Right click the AntiVir icon in the system stray and click Configure AntiVir. Clcik the plus sign (+) next to General (if needed to expand) and then on Security. Do you have a check mark under "Protect Processes"?--is it grayed out? What about the two checkmarks just above that under protection against modifications?

I've looked over the HijackThis log you posted in November and, unless I miss my guess you have gotten reinfected and something has attacked AntiVir, whether protection is enabled or not. This is indicated by the usage of cracks and keygens and, toward the end of the thread you seem to feel AntiVir is slowing your computer down. Had you disabled AntiVir to gain speed while online and then now it won't enable? In this scenario it makes a reinfection very likely. It is also possible that not everything was removed in November--you can't get better help than from miekiemoes but malware is so sophisticated these days that you can never be 100% sure when you had an unprotected system that was as heavily infected as yours was.

In any even, lets run a Kaspersky scan and see what shakes out. You've done this before with another helper--follow the instructions here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=900871

Post your Kaspersky log and then I'll have a look.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:41 PM

This may have something to do with the icons displayed in the lower right-hand corner. (The system tray?) I thought my avira was infected, as the firewall icon would often disappear after initially appearing, or didn't seem to appear at all.

The system tray had been changed a few months earlier, so that some of the icons will not display unless the double arrow to the left is clicked on to reveal the rest of the icons. Also, task manager no longer displays some legitimate flags and menu pop-ups so that you may turn them off to open up space on the system tray.

Windows has made further changes that seem to be limiting how many system icons can be displayed.

Your avira may still be infected (I uninstalled and re-installed mine to be sure), but your firewall was probably not disabled so often as it appeared. You would have to check your logs.

This is very low-tech, but when people are multi-tasking on their computer, they often focus on whether an icon is visible, or what's appearing in the task manager.

What process does the firewall show as in the task manager, anyway? (Sorry for my ignorance--sheepish!)

P.S.: There is a new posting in windows xp about problems with desktop icons (also applies to system tray). It looks like my avira firewall icon has somehow been replaced with the windows "no firewall on security alert" at least for part of the time, because that is how it appears in the icon menu when you right click on the desktop.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1119080

Edited by fuzzywuzzy6, 02 February 2009 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:42 PM

i have just started using avira and my is doing the same thing as yours. it sometimes wont turn on by itself. im just posted a log in the hi jack forum. i think im reinfected too.

im really thinking about changing to avast.


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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:43 PM

Check task manager for avguard.exe. I had this problem a while ago. It wasn't an infection but I don't remember how I fixed it =/

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 04:33 AM

Her's a link to the Avira Forums. There is some good advice there.
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:38 AM

thanks so much for the link, i will check it out.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:27 PM

I had changed about a week and a half ago to superspywareblaster from spybot s&d. For a while, it would take up huge amounts of memory while activating, and sometimes placed 5 or 6 icons on the system tray. I would then exit, as I don't use it to monitor active processes, but only for scanning.

I don't think it recognizes all the avira cookies as legitimate. that may be another problem. After I reset the config for the firewall, several cookies were disabled. The firewall icon had shown up for about a half hour.

The avira firewall icon is doing fine now. I think the ms live programming changes made their icons very "competitive" so that they would crowd out other icons unless you reset the precedence order in the icon menu.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:39 PM

Avira doesn't include a firewall unless you use the paid version.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:43 PM

Boy, am I dumb! I guess the guard only protects against some things. From what I have read here, the comodo firewall works well with Avira. I do scan frequently with other products.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

Comodo is a really good firewall. Its what I use, it is kinda advanced though. If you are comfortable giving it a try, I would at least try it first. Zone Alarm is another good free one if you decide against Comodo.

About the Avira guard, it alerts you of dangerous files detected being read or written on your hard drive and will stop it from running unless you give it permission.




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