AVIRA 8 Release Notes - Now released!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Tommy, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    Tzuk has stated the issue with Sandboxie and Aviras web guard is fixed. I have tested and it works.
     
  2. jad_123

    jad_123 Registered Member

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    New here at Wilders but read here all the time.

    Just wanted to post that my experience with Avira has been top notch.
    Upgraded to V8 on 3 PC's without and problems. Two were XP and one with Vista. Have everything set to high including webguard and none of my machines have taken a performance hit. Great job Avira
     
  3. The_Duality

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    Well, I just removed WebGuard, and I have no more crashes. Looks like it was an incompatibility issue with my Call Of Duty 4 RCON Client. :)
     
  4. Nike_P

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    same for me, i just removed the WebGuard, the reason is: everything on Internet went so slowly, so i felt i was forced to remove it.
    :( sad.
    A question to those who use WebGuard is it the same for you guys? that WebGuard slow the Internet while you surf or not?
     
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  5. Mongol

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    Maybe a slight bit of delay but virtually not noticeable here on my trial...:eek: :)
     
  6. Wake2

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    Am using Avira Premium with the webguard enabled with DefenseWall on Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 and
    have not noticed any major slow down using Firefox, or
    Opera, or IE, am still using the Avira trial and than I think
    I will do the trial for the suite to help me make up my mind.

    Wake
     
  7. LoneWolf

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    Well tried again last night and same results as with my post #402 (long thread here)
    Oh well...Avast home for me, working like a charm too. :D
     
  8. KoRnGtL15

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    I apologize if this has been asked a million times before. I just never had this problem with the previous version. Email scanning is a hit and miss now. Mostly a miss though. Why is it not scanning every email like before? I am using Mozilla ThunderBird and Outlook Express.
     
  9. Dark Shadow

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    Thus far I only received a few emails since the upgrade to AV8 but the I ones I received all been scanned.So far I think avira Is pretty solid performer.
     
  10. deanmartin

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    Running fine here, but with a new Vista. But i didn't have any slow down's the 2 days it was on my 2year old XP either.
     
  11. duke1959

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    Avira Premium still running great here. I wanted to report that it blocked the URL Media.adrevolver.com and said it stopped a Trojan called HTML/Infected.WebPage.Gen. I looked it up through Avira's virus info. and it basically reported that it was found in the Wild last year and again this year. Cool.
     
  12. fedore

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    Who ever has problems with 'Avira webguard' can uninstall it by going to control panel > add and remove program then highlight Avira Premium and select change > modify then just uncheck the Antivir Webguard box and click next until completed. Restart cpu and keep using Avira without webguard.
     
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  13. innerpeace

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    WebGuard seems to be working fine with Sbie beta version 3.25.12.0 on my machine also.
     
  14. Nike_P

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    well thats really weird, because i never had any slow down with Avira, but since i installed this WebGuard when i surf on the Internet then (example): wilderssecurity does not open all the pages and its so slow, this with WebGuard, hm i wounder why?
    I use XP-SP2
     
  15. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Not uncommon-some people are having this problem with webguard- go to Avira forum for more information. Best thing to do is uninstall it. I uninstalled it from my security suite as I was having problems with some slowdown and some images loading slowing or not at all. You don't need webguard anyway- you are fully protected without it.
     
  16. FRug

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    Nike_P: would be interesting to know what other apps you have running that might influence your browsing in some way (maybe some proxy application or anything alike)... Personally, I don't experience any noticeable slowdown with wilders or any other site whatsoever. I'm runnning the suite including all features + ThreatFire usually surfing with firefox, but IE 7 and good old mozilla are behaving well too.

    This is a 2,4 GHz Core2Duo with 2GB RAM and a 6000Kbit DSL line, pretty decent machine but nothing over the top.

    Loading times for wilders main page is (according to fasterfox) about 200-300ms slower, (2,5.. vs 2,2.. seconds loading time). That's well within what I'd expect from a webscanner.
     
  17. Nike_P

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    well i have only avira installed on my PC, nothing else that running...
    Thats weird some people have issue and some not, thats why i asked...
     
  18. Threedog

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    Avira has been running good here. There is a little slow down with the webguard but nothing serious so I have been keeping it running. I am running Defensewall also so that might be contributing to it also. Other than that I have been really pleased with it so far.
     
  19. Thug21

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    Running Avira Premium on this PC alongside OA free and Returnil.

    No problems at all and the web guard is pretty fast!

    I actually let the program upgrade itself from V7 to V8 on 4 PC's without any issues so good job Avira!
     
  20. De Hollander

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    At this time I have stopped using avira premium.

    Perhaps they are cosmetic bugs that I have ran in to, but at this stage I am not feeling to happy with v8. On top of it I am getting a error with the mailguard. Disabling "scan incoming and outgoing emails" solved that problem. In time, after a couple of updates, I will try it again :thumb:
     
  21. bugsy_pal

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    Version 8 installed silently on my PC and has been working very smoothly. WebGuard was not installed at all, so I ran the installer, and installed WebGuard - no need to uninstall/reinstall.

    I have not noticed significant slowdowns when browsing - in all, I would say that WebGuard is very unobtrusive when doing general browsing.

    One thing I did notice, that I'm not sure will be a concern - when downloading a couple of big files in Opera from Rapdshare, my download speed was about one quarter of what I would normally expect. I wondered whether WebGuard was causing this. I noticed that the Webguard popup window came up and showed the download scanning progress - but while Opera showed only about 50% downloaded at 20kb/sec by the time that the WebGuard popup showed 100%, after WebGuard had done it's thing, the Opera download jumped from 50% to 100% in an instant, and the average speed for the download was then about 90kb/sec.

    So I assume that Webguard somehow caches the downloaded file while it is checking it, and causing the apparent download speed to be lower - but then when the file is checked, the overall download speed is much the same. I need to do some more measurements. Is this other peoples' experience?
     
  22. mfenech

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    I experienced the same when downloading files. I have WG shut off now.
     
  23. FRug

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    bugsy_pal: yes, this is normal. if it didn't do that for large files like archives, your browser would think it has lost connection because no more data is coming in. So the usual approach is to stream the received data at a lower rate to the browser until scanning is completed. So technically speaking, you are downloading at the same speed from the webserver as without webguard.
     
  24. waters

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    Same speed as normal with bittorrent.The only issue at all i have noticed is that if i leave the pc for a long time and go back and try to start internet,it takes ages to start.Once it has then it runs normal
     
  25. osip

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    Yes, and it can be frustrating to wait...BD IS has similar approach. Best to temp disable WG, when the file is downloaded it´s anyhow checked by the guard when detected...
     
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