Hello. I cloned my system a few days ago because my old hard drive was about to crash. Yesterday, I finished restoring my backup using Redo Backup & Recovery. After realigning my partitions using the Hitachi Align Tool I logged back into Windows. Avira Antivir Premium 2012 refuses to turn on the Web Protection (which I turned on) and Mail Protection (which I don't use). I've heard that the program can have conflicts with Spybot and SpywareBlaster but I figured that was just FUD since the company who put out the latter said it wasn't true.
To uninstall Avira, I tried following the instructions on their site (http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=117274
) but when I tried to run the uninstaller I was told it could not start and I would need to uninstall manually. Notably my mouse cursor is periodically loading and in the Task Manager I see many entries of update.exe. I think these were caused by updrgui.exe which is listed in the Task Manager as Avira Updater remote GUI. Now I'm not sure what's going on. Any help would be much appreciated because I do not have the time right now to reformat my system and start over.
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64-bit
Hard Drive: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500 GB (Parition 1 (main) is 478 GB, Parition 2(recovery) is 13 GB)
Memory: 4 GB DDR2
Computer Mode: HP HDX16 1140-US
Bios Firmware: F.32