Avira Free Is Good But What Gives?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by EASTER, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    I normally since i research a lot of malware/viruses just upgraded a couple of my systems with AntiVir Free that i find satisfactory if not more in some respects. But the last version 7 carried a little chirp beep on it's GUARD DETECTIONS, which was OK with me because on a full scan you can set your own acoustical alert as you wish.

    Now since upgrading the free version to 8 + the Guard chirp beep is been replaced by my "open program" windows MEDIA sound effect and that bugs the dickens out of me. Is there a Logical purpose why they don't just allow the same acoustical alerts for BOTH the Guard & Scan, or is it pre-designed in that manner to better annoy & encourage free users to step it on up to their Premium Version?

    Can anyway confirm this change and offer your own opinions over it?

    Thanks EASTER
     
  2. ggf31416

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    Antivir gives me a beep when the guard detects something.
     
  3. boonie

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    Same here (as ggf31416). On both my PC (Premium), and my roommate's (Free), the Guard alert is a beep, not a wave file. Both are latest versions.
     
  4. Bunkhouse Buck

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    With Premium, default is a beep, but you can set it to a wave file under scanner configuration.
     
  5. boonie

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    I think easter is referring to the Guard Alert, not the Scanner Alert.

    In the Configuration settings, you can substitute a wave file for the Scan Alert (Scanner>Scan>Further Actions), but the Guard Alert (Guard>Scan>Further Actions) is merely a choice between checking or unchecking "Acoustic alert", no choice of substitution is given.

    Nevertheless, according to his post, the program is using a wave file for the Guard alert. Odd.
     
  6. Leo2005

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    in version 9 the configuration for the sound will be global for all avira modules. so you can keep the avira one or choose the one you like. (or disable it)
     
  7. EASTER

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    I was speaking of Guard Alert (sorry 4 confusion)

    I'll wait for version 9 to offer users a wav file alert.

    I use these quite extensively, for instance in Windows i set a wav file of my choice for "open program" so theres an audible note sounding whenever an executable is been launched. Very useful.

    Thanks Guys

    EASTER
     
  8. Gez

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    Hi
    is it because not every computer chassis has a built-in speaker? The beep as I understand it is produced by the chassis speaker, if such exists, while the wav file goes through the system speakers or the headphones.
    I have repaired systems which do not have a chassis speaker - it made it difficult on at least one occasion to diagnose errors.
     
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