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Offline SerephinoTopic starter

Avira problem
« on: June 20, 2016, 08:11:53 AM »
I got on this morning and logged onto E.  Then if I tried to click on anything I got redirected to Avira's upgrade website... the European one...  It got worse.  It got so I couldn't do anything without my browser opening with several tabs of Avira update page that would not close unless I went to the task manager and did it that way.  Removing Avira seems to have fixed it, but now I don't have antivirus.  What the hell....

Offline midnightblack

Re: Avira problem
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 09:41:35 AM »
I haven't used Avira personally, but I think it's a bit self-understood nowadays that "free" software that also comes with a "pro" upgrade will annoy the living daylight out of you in an attempt to take your money (or inject adware and other obnoxious things in your system to compensate).

I've been using avg free edition as an antivirus for better than a decade now and while the devs behind that product have been resorting to some not-so-chivalrous tactics as well, it's been nothing close to what you are describing. Then again, an antivirus won't really help out as far as online security goes if you have bad Internet habits. As long as you have a firewall on, a decent set of plugins in your browser to block scripts & ads and don't click on fishy links, you should actually be fine.

Offline Lilias

Re: Avira problem
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 10:33:05 AM »
I got rid of Avira after it failed to complete its sweeps for several days in a row (sweeps that slowed everything to a crawl for hours). I replaced it with Bitdefender, which is literally no-maintenance, and have been browsing happily and safely ever since.

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Re: Avira problem
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 02:09:48 PM »
I have been using avast for years and have had no problem.  I used Avaria for maybe 6 months or so several years ago and was never actually satisfied with it, thus my switch to Avast.

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Re: Avira problem
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 03:49:33 PM »
Yep. I only can recommend Avast. It's a very good protection and for free!