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Windows 7: Avira

07 Sep 2011   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks again, I shall try reconfiguring as suggested. As far as the nag screen goes, I don't quite see it as you do. First off, the screen doesn't just appear at startup, but at random times whenever it pleases. Secondly, I do not consider a program with a nag screen like this to be free. Thirdly, the fact that I agree to use a program doesn't give the manufacturer the right to do as they please on my computer. perhaps they believe that it will encourage users to buy their program, but in my case it does exactly the opposite. I would find a nag screen to be more forgivable on a shareware program, than one that is supposed to be free.


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07 Sep 2011   #12
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Thanks again, I shall try reconfiguring as suggested. As far as the nag screen goes, I don't quite see it as you do. First off, the screen doesn't just appear at startup, but at random times whenever it pleases. Secondly, I do not consider a program with a nag screen like this to be free. Thirdly, the fact that I agree to use a program doesn't give the manufacturer the right to do as they please on my computer. perhaps they believe that it will encourage users to buy their program, but in my case it does exactly the opposite. I would find a nag screen to be more forgivable on a shareware program, than one that is supposed to be free.
I'm very vocal about how software treats users and have been for decades (my MS file must be long!).

The nag screen only comes up during Windows initialization for me _ not sure why it is random for you.

My rant about software, marketing departments, et al would go on for pages...don't get me started on credit card companies! Or tracking cookies!

Regards,
GEWB
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07 Sep 2011   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

i just did the configuration mentioned, and as far as the daily scan, it was already disabled. I did set C: as the only drive to scan under manual scan, but I don't know that I will care for that, because I'm accustomed to the AV working silently and automatically on it's own. This just creates another chore for me to forget about, until something jogs my memory.

EDIT: Since the daily scan was already disabled, and it does perform some kind of scan anyway, I'm not clear on whether I have to do a manual scan or not?
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07 Sep 2011   #14
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Hmm, daily was disabled but it still runs automatically daily? As to "I'm accustomed to the AV working silently and automatically on it's own" I'm at the other end: I only want it to run when I initiate a scan and on only the drives I specify.

I'll look into the other settings I use and get back to you.

Avira isn't the best out there but it isn't the worst - my opinion only, not meant to start a heated pointless discussion.

Regards,
GEWB
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07 Sep 2011   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Hopefully, I found the fix for the nag screen:

Disable the Avira Antivir PE Classic avnotify nag screen

I'll have to wait to see what happens.
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09 Sep 2011   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The changes suggested in the link that I posted only partially worked. I believe that I got rid of the nag screen, but now it requires rebooting after each update. I tried using method 2, because that was the followup, if method 1 resulted in the update/reboots, but when I edited the system permissions as described, it automatically created a duplicate entry for system that won't accept any changes. Avira is walking up the last 13 steps.
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11 Sep 2011   #17
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Very nice tutorial there GEWB.

Alternatively I saw this one a couple of months back. Might be interesting.

Disable Avira SearchFree Toolbar Popup Nag Alert
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12 Sep 2011   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The nag screen that i was complaining about was not for any toolbar, it was for the purpose of nagging people to buy Avira. I have not had any problem (so far) with any toolbars, because I opted out on them during installation of the program.
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12 Sep 2011   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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12 Sep 2011   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, at first I thought your post redundant, because I had already got rid of the nag screen, but I went ahead and applied the setting anyway, and was pleased to find that it didn't demand a restart after an update as it did before. You may have given Avira a pardon...or least a reprieve.
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