Avira going nuts!

mardique

Senior Member
#1
First, I don't know if this is the right place to ask this one but since Avira's website offers absolutely no help at all, I'm going to try. After yesterday's update (03-31), Avira started scanning as usual. This time however, it started giving an extreme ammount of virus report. Basicly, it said that half of my computer was infected with this W32/Sality.AT. Every 30 seconds the notifier would pop-up ask to remove stuff. Since I know that these are false reports, I usually click "Details" and tell it to "Always ignore". Sometimes it jams and the window doesn't open and I can't do anything about it. So now I got about a quarter of my programs that are broken and sometimes Aviral wants me to delete system critical files. Now what I want to do is delete Avira but I want to restore my programs before doing this. I managed to lower it's sensibility and create some exceptions but thats about all I can do. And yes, I tried. Do I have to do a restore a previous version of the system (I don't remember the term) or is there a way to restore my programs with Avira? Note that I can't format my comp right now so it's not an option. Also, I'm using the free in case it has somthing to whit it.
 


mardique

Senior Member
#3
The thing is, I said that I wanted to restore my broken programs BEFORE removing Avira. And I already know how to uninstall something. I've ben using computer for several years, so I know the basics.
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#4
Hi

This sounds like you may have a virus that is faking being Avira.
I saw one that fakes being AVG just a few weeks ago.

Start your computer in Safe Mode and run Malwarebytes and see what it finds.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

You will probably have to download and install it in safe mode as well.

I think you will find that in this case, Avira is the virus and if it is removed your computer will go back to working normally.

Mike
 


mardique

Senior Member
#5
No, Avira's not the virus. I got from the official website itself.
 


mardique

Senior Member
#6
Ok, so what I did was that I made a system restauration with one before their update and cut the connection so that it didn't update itself. I then followed Super Sarge's instruction and installed MSE. MSE still detected the "virus" but since it's more efficient than Avira, I was able to clean the computer.
 


mardique

Senior Member
#7
So, yeah, now it's running fine. It seems that Avira was being very oversensitive and unpractical. I forgot to mention that I'm on W7, and that I had Avira for about 6 months before this incident.
 


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