Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Ibrad, Mar 22, 2010.
see post 282, v10 doesnt support SSL, does/did v9?
I'm having the same problem. Are you getting any detection alert? I get nothing.
I am using Vista x64 and have had the same problem on 2008 Server x64.
So far avira Premium is working smoothly, I had a little trouble at first with system scan times. The System scan time was 7 Hours for 120 GIG HD X 2, Avira paused on several files for 45 minutes each. I went to the Avira forums, found somebody who had a problem similar to mine. The answer he was given was to UN-install pro-activ. I UN-installed pro-activ and my scan times went down to 1.5 to 2 Hours.
Well the personal version (which I'm using) doesn't support email scanning at all, so no. No idea if v.9 premium does or not.
Thank you very much for responding.
Quoting Avira website:
"Most viruses come in by email. With the EmailScanner your emails are checked for viruses before you get them (POP3, SMTP and IMAP)."
The mailguard function will scan e-mails downloaded via POP3 etc (which you can do with GMail though not sure when SSL is involved). However if you read e-mail via the GMail web interface then this has no effect (as with any other webmail) but you are protected via the Webguard etc.
I'd like to add that Gmail itself scans for viruses (and successfully IMO).
For me,Avira 10 didn't alert at all,scan the zip file,execute it...It seems to me that Avira is trying to work out the FP.
On the other hand,with the Trojan Simulator,it deleted the file immediately as i extract it.(oh,and the Avira's heuristics are on medium)
either way, avira detects the exe as APPL/PSWTool.Pass.A.
heuristics on low
I know it detects it, but it allows the program to run.
On version 9 the guard kicks in before execution and prevents the program from starting.
I installed v9 again and no matter if I check "Do not download product updates." , it keeps updating to v10. From the log file:
[UPD] [INFO] Product-info file: Executing mandatory product update initiated by Avira.
Now I realize that the regular guard alert has been replaced with the rollup, which then, after clicking details, opens to another window that you have to right click on to choose an option (after a very shaky looking "system scan" progress popup) . What an ungraceful, sluggish approach to dealing with an alert. This release is a disaster and I may have to finally part with Avira after 3 years.
I can confirm this. I wonder if it happens with trojans and viruses as well. This app falls under the "Application" threat category which isn't set in a default configuration so heuristics aren't an issue.
I wonder if the proactive module is messing up with the detection of the guard? Has this been tried without the proactive module enabled?
As soon as I click your link, instantly it denies access to the page.
I can confirm the problem others are having; Avira system scan stops on some files for many minutes before it continues. It's annoying.
I've tried the same thing on another machine with Avira free, and the file doesn't execute. When I press "remove" a flat window appears for a few seconds "system is being scanned".
my answer was to JB40
you've checked scan archives?
I'm an avira user but now i'm using a trial version of Kaspersky PURE and i didn't get any alert when i downloaded/scanned/extracted passwordfox.zip.
No, scan archives isn't checked. I followed incognito555's procedure, post #289, and double clicked the exe.
Tool is safe. The domain is a freeware site with lots of useful tools many of us here use. Kaspersky has no reason to flag it as unsafe (as technically, it's not).
Avira on its highest settings should flag the program, as it can be used to reveal passwords. Not to say the program is unsafe, but if it was on your system without your knowledge, someone else might be trying to reveal your private information (passwords).
Yes the Nir Tools/Apps are safe just like Win Sysinternals apps. The problem with 10 is it guard scanning for reading and writing files doesn't function the same.
Try the test virus out:
If I am on free avira version 10 and open the zip file (no extraction) and then run the exe from inside the zip progam (tried with winrar and 7zip) the program launches in command but at least there's a message "access denied" in command. Then the guard will notify you of the virus.
However, with version 9 the command window would have never launched. The guard will kick in right away.
using free avira 10,don't know why after ckicking to download latest opera beta build it sees it as trojan from their own opera site http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/show.dml/
Please send the quarantined qua file (you can find quarantine folder in : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\INFECTED (for Windows XP) - C:\ProgramData\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\INFECTED (for Windows Vista or 7) to Avira Virus Lab using this link, and select "Suspected False Positive (Not Malware)" from the drop down menu for File type. You will receive a complete report from the Lab.