AVIR Personal Edition.... Disappearing????!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by dionisiog, Jul 17, 2004.

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  1. dionisiog

    dionisiog Registered Member

    Oct 30, 2003

    Talk about not too nice. I have a system that should be very secure. At least it seemed that way until I added a double boot and WIN XP to one partition (I have Win 98 on another). After that, boy did the problems begin.

    The first was when I discovered that all of my files in my AVIR Personal Edition folder had disappeared with the exception of one dll file. I found this out after a period of having trouble with completing update downloads to AVIR. As is obvious, I decided to download a new copy and start again, but here's some other erry information. All week long I had been using online virus checks such as Bit-Defender, Trend Micro, Panda, and I use Stinger. I am about the most conscientious surfer in terms of security you could probably run across. I have Sygate Personal Firewall. I have all the updates on all my operating systems Directx9b. Latest versions of Adaware & Spyblaster. I keep an updated version of FPROT DOS which scans everything anytime my system is re-booted. Everything is updated and frequently replaced. I had been re-installing IE6Sp1 with updates on a weekly basis. So if there is a virus, trojan or other device on my system, absolutely none of these programs is managing to detect it, and all of my careful management is being blown away.

    Add to the mystery... Two more times over the past week I have returned to my AVIR Personal Edition Folder... to find it empty again!

    Well, if that isn't good for at least a weekend laugh, I don't know what is.

    For those that love solving a mystery, you are welcome to send your feedback. Today, hmmmmm. I reinstall AVIR Personal Anti-Virus and run stinger. But this week... I permanently wiped XP from my other partition. It is certainly not welcome there anymore. Heck, I'm very happy with 98 anyway for now.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2004
  2. rancid_ilike

    rancid_ilike Registered Member

    May 16, 2004
    Some Notes for this release

    With version 6.26 we changed the communication protocol between the
    AVGuard Control Program (red umbrella) and the AVGuard service to
    TCP/IP under Windows NT, 2000 and XP. Please note that the Control
    Program communicates only with the local system at
    (localhost) and NOT with the Internet.

    If you have a Personal Firewall like Kerio, Outpost, ZoneAlarm or
    Norton Internet Security installed, this tool might issue a warning
    message regarding a connection request of AVGNT.EXE (connection request
    to port 18350) and an 'act as server' request of AVGUARD.EXE to the
    same port. Please make sure that your firewall in is 'learning mode'
    and that you allow this actions of AntiVir. It might be also a good
    idea to select the option 'remeber this answer and don't ask me again'.

    System Requirements

    - Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000
    or Windows XP
    - 6 MB free memory
    - 10 MB free disk space


    To install the application please start the relevant
    application (SETUP.EXE or AVWINSFX.EXE ) and follow the

    Tips and Tricks

    AntiVir Personal Edition requires an updated Winsock 2
    function library under Windows 95. You can also load this
    from Microsoft and install it. You find this file on the
    Microsoft Web site at:


    If you have any problems

    If you have problems please try first to solve them using the
    integrated help sysem and the user manual.
    For harder problem, please feel free to post a message to our
    bulletin board at http://www.free-av.de/forum.

    Please also feel free topost bug reports, hints, feature requests
    and anything else related to the AntiVir Personal Edition for
    Windows to this BB.

    Please note that technical inquiries via phone, fax, mail and
    e-mail can not be answered!

    H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH
    Lindauer Strasse 21
    88069 Tettnang
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