AVIRA FREE

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by EASTER, Nov 15, 2008.

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  1. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    This is a reasonable enough free version but for pete's sake you can barely hear that tiny audible alert when it flags a find. Is there anyway at all to change it to a user's own preference like you can in it's regular scan?

    The GUARD alert is barely audible.

    Thanks
     
  2. Dark Shadow

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    Easter when I used Avira free and premium with the volume up the alert was pretty darn loud with my laptop.May be something wrong with your copy or changed in a Avira update.may be some here running Avira can confirm it loud or soft.
     
  3. Boost

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    Never had a problem hearing the audible alert.
     
  4. doktornotor

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    Well, it's loud like hell for me... :eek:
     
  5. emperordarius

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    I hear a BEEP. It's not very loud, but I can hear it easily.
     
  6. wtsinnc

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    I also have no problem hearing it, but I prefer staying in the same room during a scan. Check your program configuration; there is a page ("further actions") that allows for the audible alert to be enabled or defeated.

    Avira also displays a visual warning about any malware it finds, so even if you miss the audible alert you should still be receiving the visual notification.
     
  7. The Hammer

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    New batteries should solve it Easter.;)
     
  8. Osaban

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    Even with the volume set at 4/100 it is clearly audible on my computer.
     
  9. Kerodo

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    Doesn't the beep just use the internal PC speaker? That's what I always thought. If so, then maybe it's just that the speaker is kinda buried or blocked somehow, so you don't hear it much.....
     
  10. Big Apple

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    Yes, it's only the internal speaker!!!
     
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    yes, if you don't specify a new *.wav file for the alert, the default alert (using internal speakers) will be used.
     
  12. EASTER

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    Thats what it is then, thanks for confirming it.

    EASTER
     
  13. wbcn34

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    i am going to switch to avira antivirus next month should i get the free one or should i get the paid one is the free one just as good as the paid one ?
     
  14. wtsinnc

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    Avira paid has an antispyware module and e-mail scanner, two things that are not in the free version. Otherwise, they are supposed to be identical.
     
  15. emperordarius

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    Also the antiphishing, WebGuard, Faster update servers and the rescue cd creation system.

    Full comparison here.

    BTW: The spyware detection can be pretty much covered up by MBAM and SAS. If you can live with slow update servers, and don't want the http scanner, the free version is just fine.
     
  16. wtsinnc

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    Actually, antiphishing is included in the free version (extended threats).

    In any event, emperordarius is correct- either is a good choice; you decide if the added features are worth the subscription fee.

    btw; On one of my hard drives, I have installed a free six month trial of Avira's security suite. I think it's superb, the full function antivirus/antispyware and the firewall are as non-intrusive as any security suite I've ever used (including , barely noticeable that an antivirus or a firewall is installed.
    Just wanted you to know
     
  17. wbcn34

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    thank you for everyone getting back to me i have both pro versions of superanti spyware and malarebites i give the free version a shot then i will get the pro version later on
     
  18. danny9

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    I think you made a good choice and will be happy with your decision.

    After trialing Avira for a long time I purchased the Premium version even though I don't use the WebGuard or the e-mail scanner.

    Well worth the price and I believe they should be supported for the work they do and for the excellent product they put out. :thumb:
     
  19. GES/POR

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    The more people donate, the faster the program can evolve
     
  20. Osaban

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    Exactly my feelings.
     
  21. wbcn34

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    i just tested the paid version its awsome when my nod32 expires in 4 weeks i am going to get the paid version instead of the free
     
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    :D :thumb:
     
  23. EASTER

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    AVIRA has vastly risen well above past mediocre performanances of the past and is finally matured far above what was expected AFAIK. :thumb:
     
  24. zfactor

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    i love avira myself its a awesome program its just to much $$ imo.. i can get others FAR cheaper than avira most free after rebates etc avira will prob never do that stuff
     
  25. maddawgz

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    I am using free its fine, dont need paid one, AS module well just use SAS or Malwarebytes, i wonder if they really do put any extra free spyware stuff anyhow or just say it?...Free is fine for me and I'ts loud the pop up alert... :D :D :D i found webgaurd slowed me down as did http... during IDM downloading, they need to fix that IDM issue.
     
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