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Windows 7: Avira just killed everything!

28 Jun 2010   #31
madtownidiot

 

If you google "free anti-virus" most of the links take you to bogus sites


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28 Jun 2010   #32
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

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WOW!!!

Thanks for all the feedback. It's great to see this kind of community support. I really do appreciate all the replies.

What exactly happened: I re-installed XP, all my software and lastly the Avira. Immediately I got 25 warnings. Although there is the option to ignore them this option doesn't seem to do anything. The same warnings kept coming back. Really ridiculous warning too: explorer.exe, notepad.exe you know... normal stuff. Not one of the buttons in the start menu would work! Not even task manager. Avira would beep nonstop!!

I don't know which version I downloaded. I googled Avira, went to the first site listed and downloaded. It looked legit to me but I didn't really study it if you know what I mean.

I won't be using Avira again any time soon. Please recommend free antivirus and any other system software that might be handy.
Well, if you donīt know that you really used Avira, then donīt say itīs bad...

Actually, Avira in one of the best Antivirus-programs.
The fact is that Avira has got VERY good results in every test iīve seen, and i have my eyes on VB100 & A/V-comparatives etc.

this is the REAL Avira: Anti virus for Linux, Windows and more with firewall, antispam, recovery security - Avira AntiVir

i suggest you try it BEFORE making comments about it....
Actually I have been using Avira for a long time and never had any issues. But as long as there's a site out there that also claims to offer Avira with very little way of telling the difference from the real thing then I'll just steer clear of Avira.

REALLY ?

i just gave you the link to the REAL Avira.....

if you really have been "using Avira for a long time" then you should know where to find the companys own website.....
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28 Jun 2010   #33
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

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Actually I just picked those two links as they were offered by other members in previous posts. No idea which link I used....
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28 Jun 2010   #34
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
WOW!!!

Thanks for all the feedback. It's great to see this kind of community support. I really do appreciate all the replies.

What exactly happened: I re-installed XP, all my software and lastly the Avira. Immediately I got 25 warnings. Although there is the option to ignore them this option doesn't seem to do anything. The same warnings kept coming back. Really ridiculous warning too: explorer.exe, notepad.exe you know... normal stuff. Not one of the buttons in the start menu would work! Not even task manager. Avira would beep nonstop!!

I don't know which version I downloaded. I googled Avira, went to the first site listed and downloaded. It looked legit to me but I didn't really study it if you know what I mean.

I won't be using Avira again any time soon. Please recommend free antivirus and any other system software that might be handy.
In this case, I would suspect something you put on your computer may have been the culprit ... If you were connected to the Internet before putting any anti-malware on it, then you most likely got 'had' before Avira even got installed.

BTW, stuff like explorer.exe and notepad.exe that looks normal, can also be malware, depending on it's location.
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28 Jun 2010   #35
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

You can replace the explorer.exe and notepad.exe and other files from your XP CD. Just make sure you're disconnected from the internet while you install. Install Avira using a flash drive. Then connect.

Also, you can do a repair install, which automatically replaces all Windows system files with clean versions from the CD. Boot into your XP CD and then choose where XP is installed. Then choose repair install.

Also, is this a legitimate Windows XP disc? Because if it's not it could have been pre-loaded with malware. Just sayin'
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28 Jun 2010   #36
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

It is a legitimate disk. My software too. If one does a repair install will the software not be erased?
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28 Jun 2010   #37
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

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It is a legitimate disk. My software too. If one does a repair install will the software not be erased?
Your software and files will not be overwritten, but any customization you've done to the system might (ie you replaced .dll files for themes) and your system will need to be re-patched for custom themes.
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