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No one talking about Avira on this forum?


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#1 MelisaWu

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:42 PM

No one is talking about Avira on this forum? :devil: couldnt find any information about avira.

 

How is avira protection on windows 7 64?(just got avira pro today)



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:48 PM

Very good protection just looked on the AV Test results.



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:49 PM

I've been using Avira Anti-Virus Pro for some time now. After configuring, setting, tweaking, etc., I got it running pretty much the way I want it to run within my three Windows 7 Pro computers. Shields ON. Comodo Firewall and Windows Firewall take turns being active.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:50 PM

I've been using Avira Anti-Virus Pro for some time now. After configuring, setting, tweaking, etc., I got it running pretty much the way I want it to run within my three Windows 7 Pro computers. Shields ON. Comodo Firewall and Windows Firewall take turns being active.

isnt avira pro has windows firewall? why need comodo frewall?



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:14 PM

I have always had alligators in the moat that have same functions, if one stops working, the other can take over for awhile. AviraAV does not have its own firewall, it "governs" the built-in Windows Firewall. I have had Comodo Firewalls before Windows 7 and beyond came out with a really good firewall, so, I use both consecutively.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:30 PM

General Information regarding the Avira products

2. Why do the products not include Avira FireWall anymore?

Since it was launched the Windows Firewall has been technically continuously improved and optimized. Today the Windows Firewall offers such good protection, Avira thinks there is no need to develop and maintain its own firewall solution. Therefore the Avira FireWall has been removed from the portfolio. As our customer you profit from this decision, because now we can concentrate on developing new security features to protect you the best way we can.

The settings of the Windows Firewall can be made via the Avira product at the usual place. In addition, Avira offers a user-friendly overview and a simple structured configuration. For example, the Windows Firewall can be turned on/off directly from the main overview of the Avira Control Center.
Additionally, settings for the Private, Public and Domain network can be performed as well. You can block all incoming connections for each network and activate an alert option to be notified every time that Windows Firewall blocks a new program or app.

3. Why do I have to pay more but get a product without firewall?

The new Windows Firewall control feature replaces the legacy Avira FireWall, so all products continue to have firewall protection. See also “1. Why do the new products cost more?”


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:01 PM

my avira antivirus takes 55 minutes to scan my computer even though there is not much on it , is this normal ?



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 04:21 AM

It is not uncommon for some security scans to take many hours to complete.

The speed and ability to complete an anti-virus or anti-malware scan depends on a variety of factors.
  • The program itself and how its scanning engine is designed to scan: using a signature database vs heuristic scanning or a combination of both...see How an Anti-virus Program Works.
  • Options to scan for rootkits, adware, riskware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPS).
  • Options to scan memory, boot sectors, registry and alternate data streams (ADS).
  • Type of scan performed: Deep, Quick or Custom scanning.
  • What action has to be performed when malware is detected.
  • A computer's hard drive size.
  • Disk size and used capacity (number of files that have to be scanned).
  • Types of files (.exe, .dll, .sys, .cab, archived, compressed, packed, email, etc) that are scanned.
  • Whether external drives are included in the scan.
  • Competition for and utilization of system/CPU resources by the scanner.
  • Other running processes and programs in the background.
  • Whether the scanning engine stalls, hangs or freezes.
  • Interference from malware.
  • Interference from other security programs attempting to scan at the same time.
  • Interference from other programs attempting to update (download/install) components from the Internet.
  • Interference from the user (whether or not you use the computer during the scan).
Note: Using two or more program security scanning engines at the same time can cause each to interfere with the other, cause systems hangs, false detections, unreliable results and other unpredictable behavior.

To speed up a scan, clean out temporary (junk) files first, temporarily disable any other real-time protection tools, close all open programs, perform a Quick Scan instead of a Full one and do not use the computer during the scan.

In most cases when performing routine security checks, only a Quick Scan is needed since it checks the areas of your computer most likely to contain malware...the most prevalent and common places where malware typically hides. A Full Scan is much more comprehensive and can take a long time since it checks the entire hard drive (all folders/files) which can number in the thousands. The length of time for performing this type of scan varies because it is so comprehensive and therefore can take several hours. As such, a Full scan is generally recommended only for heavily infected systems.
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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:07 AM

MelisaWu, since you mentioned Avira Pro, do you have Avira AntiVirus Pro or Avira Internet Security Pro?  Did you know you can Create Shortcuts of the built-in anti-virus scans?  Then, you can launch on-demand scans without having to "tree-climb" through its menu.


Edited by RolandJS, 23 October 2015 - 10:07 AM.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 09:36 PM

there was a file created 20th, and after 2 days,  avira reported it as virus, so i sent it the virus lab, after a day,  virus lab replied to me, it's a false..

now, the question is here, what if it was a VIRUS? DOES IT MEAN MY INFORMATION COULD BE STOLE be4 22th(the day avira reported it as VIRUS?)

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 06:39 AM

All scanning tools are susceptible to glitches, bugs and false positive detections from time to time, especially if the scanner uses heuristic analysis technology. Heuristics is the ability of a scanning program to detect possible new variants of malware before the vendor can get samples and update the program's definitions for detection. Heuristics uses non-specific detection methods to find new or unknown malware which allows the anti-virus to detect and stop if before doing any harm to your system. The disadvantage to using heuristics is that it is not as reliable as signature-based detection (blacklisting) and can potentially increase the chances that a non-malicious program is flagged as suspicious or infected. If that is the case, then you can restore the file and add it to the exclusion or ignore list.

Submitting file samples to the anti-virus vendor for further analysis allows the lab Techs to quickly investigate and confirm if the detection is actually malware. In your case, it appears Avira confirmed the file was falsely detected and thus, could not cause any harm.
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Posted 28 October 2015 - 08:33 AM

I have both Avast and Avira run scans [set to high heuristics and quarantine everything flagged] through-out the week.  Beyond prevention via common sense computing, there's not much other prevention that can be done.


Edited by RolandJS, 28 October 2015 - 08:34 AM.

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 01:27 PM

I'm sure you know using avast alongside Avira is not recommended.
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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:02 PM

When Avira shields on on, Avast is simply an on-demand/scheduled scanner; and vice-versa.  I take great care to avoid having clashes amongst those two.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:14 PM

I'm sure you do but even if one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone on demand scanner, it can still affect the other and cause conflicts. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up regardless of whether real-time protection is enabled or not. Using multiple anti-virus solutions can result in kernel mode conflicts causing system instability, catastrophic crashes, slow performance and waste vital system resources. I explain the scenario in more detail under the Note at the bottom of this topic.


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