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Windows 7: Avira not communicating its status to Windows?


10 Oct 2009   #1

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 
Avira not communicating its status to Windows?

I'm trying to set up Windows 7 on a low end Pentium 3 based desktop. Avira says it's activated but the Action Center thinks otherwise. A reboot didn't help either. I'd like to believe that Avira's fully compatible with Windows 7?




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10 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes, Avira is fully compatible with Windows 7 and many members use it... Is it just the spyware module that your having problems with or is it the entire package... do you have the latest version installed???
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10 Oct 2009   #3

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

I'm able to scan files and run scheduled updates but the Action Center is sitting there proclaiming that Avira is turned off.

The version installed on this PC is 9.0.0.446 which I believe is the latest production release. It was updated last night as seen in the screen shot.
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10 Oct 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I had the same issue with Avira. However, i reinstalled couple of times to fix it. BTW, i didnt like Avira.
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10 Oct 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Avira is fully Compatible with Windows 7.


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10 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gforce23 View Post
I'm trying to set up Windows 7 on a low end Pentium 3 based desktop. Avira says it's activated but the Action Center thinks otherwise. A reboot didn't help either. I'd like to believe that Avira's fully compatible with Windows 7?

Your screenshot shows Avira turned off, and the "Turn On" button highlighted. What happened when you clicked on it? Did it ignore it?
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10 Oct 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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10 Oct 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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10 Oct 2009   #9

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Avira is fully Compatible with Windows 7.
It should be if it's listed on the Microsoft compatibility web page. I guess this is probably a freak one off accident.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Your screenshot shows Avira turned off, and the "Turn On" button highlighted. What happened when you clicked on it? Did it ignore it?
Doesn't do a thing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I clicked on start product update and it says that my install is up to date.

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Not sure what you were trying to link there.

Can you guys recommend any other AV solution that's easy on the memory (and processor). After all, this is a PC from the dino age and will be used by folks who're generally technology illiterate. I was thinking NOD 2.7 but I think that's incompatible with Windows 7, plus its engine is probably outdated. My favorites (Kaspersky and GData) have an enormous appetite for RAM/CPU and Norton still has all these weird clashes with the shutdown process.
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10 Oct 2009   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Your best option is to switch to another AV.
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