Avira Free Update Problem

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  1. compiler

    compiler New Member

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    I'm not sure where to post this, but maybe someone can help.

    This has happened with my W7 SP1 system but I also have XP-home on my other computers and I suspect I will encounter the same problem when updating Avira.


     

    I have used Avira free for years and I’ve been pleased with it. I did a routine update today but it turned out to be a major update, also requiring a reboot. Now, when I boot up, it keeps asking me to install Webguard with the Ask.com toolbar. My only choice is to install or choose "ask me later." I don’t want to install the toolbar (I’m not even sure about Webguard as I do not want to slow my browsing). But that nag request keeps showing up every time I boot up. Also, the umbrella is closed because I have not installed the Webguard online protection. I don’t want another toolbar and I don’t want to slow my browsing. Short of uninstalling Avira and going with Avast (or the free MS AV), is there anything I can do.

    Mel
     
  2. kaos

    kaos Senior Member

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    this forum is very big on microsoft security essentials, its good, reliable and very stable since its microsoft,no adds, completly free,

    very userfriendly,

    Personally i would say get rid of Avira and get this beauty MSE :)
     
  3. compiler

    compiler New Member

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    Will MSE also work with XP?

    I'd like to use the same AV on all my machines.

    Mel
     
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    kaos Senior Member

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    Yes it will :)

    MSE is the future :)
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    If you do want to keep Avira, you can allow it to install the software and toolbar and then reboot and uninstall them through the control panel immediately.
    I don't think it will keep asking you to install it again until you have another major update.

    I run into this once in a while and that usually works.

    I don't like all the add on tool bars and stuff either.

    I second the idea of going with MSE.

    Mike
     
  6. compiler

    compiler New Member

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    Well, there is also Avast and AVG and MSE. Is there any agreement which one is best?

    Incidentally, I think the nag screen is gone

    Mel
     
  7. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I have used AVG for years and prefer that to Avast. (which I did try for awhile).
    But I run it along with MSE, which probably isn't necessary but it makes me feel better and it hasn't cause me any problems.
    I haven't notice and performance hit, I don't use my computer when it's running that AVG scan, that does slow it down.

    Every morning AVG updates and runs a scan of my computer while I have my coffee.
    In years of use it has only rarely found anything, but I still run it every day.

    I'm also about the only person I know that hasn't had any malware at all for many years.
    I'm always running over to friends homes to remove malware from their computers.

    I use CCleaner every day, and I update and run Malwarebytes a couple of times a week.

    Mike
     

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