Avira suite questions

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  1. Fly

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    I'm giving the Avira suite a try.

    'expert mode'.

    For as far as I understand, unlike most suites, Avira doesn't use a spam folder. It marks files as spam, but it doesn't put them in a spam folder or remove them. So I've an inbox full of spam emails. :blink:
    In a PCMAG review I read that it's possible to change that by creating rules, but I've been unable to figure out how to do that. Any suggestions ?


    Configuration of my system: modem connected to router by wire, wireless connection between router and USB adapter on my computer, no other devices in the network. The router seems to have an at least somewhat sophisticated firewall (not just NAT), and I'm reluctant to tinker with it.
    Windows XP Home Edition service pack 2.

    I've set the firewall at 'high'.
    I frequently see pop-ups regarding incoming traffic. No problem. But I wonder
    how this would get past my router, and why I am receiving that type of traffic anyway.
    A few examples:
    217.212.240.189 tradedoubler, seems to have something to do with 'Internet Based Advertising'
    213.150.41.226 Secunia.com ? A Whois of www.secunia.com provides different data. Possibly delayed traffic ?
    217.71.193.11 Orange ISP in Spain ? Not my ISP, not my country.
    87.248.197.150 Limelight Networks. Not sure what to think of that. I don't have their software (for as far as I know!), and I don't use P2P.
    65.175.38.194 Reliance Globalcom Services. I don't know what's going on.
    74.125.77.102 Google

    This certainly doesn't look like delayed DNS lookups.

    I was just browsing the internet. Of course, I could disable the pop-ups (I'd first have to figure out how!), but I don't know why my firewall has been 'catching' that traffic.

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    im not one of those experts previously spoken of, but perhaps using a different dns like opendns or comodo dns, its easy and i heard safer and faster. im just saying because you suspect a dns type problem.
     
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    Open your email program and click on tools then message rules and mail. Down in the 2nd screenshot click on "contains specific words'" and add SPAM and PHISHING. Click on "specific" folder and click on junk e-mail then save. It will then move the spam for you.
     

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  5. Fly

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    I really don't think it's a DNS issue.

    I'm busy right now, I'll get back to it later.
     
  6. Fly

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    Thank you. That worked well.
     
  7. Fly

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    Thanks, but I don't really feel like registering.

    If anyone here has some information, thanks.
     
  8. Fly

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    Something went wrong.

    I decided to clean my computer.

    Ipconfig /release, then I removed some cookies, temporary files and similar stuff, but not the browser history or form data. (IE 7, Windows XP Home Edition SP 2)

    I rebooted, and the Avira icon indicated that only the firewall was on !
    Of course, I don't know if that report was correct.
    I tried enabling things, like the webguard module, but I had no or little success.

    Then I decided to reboot.
    And everything seems to be working again.

    Obviously, something went wrong ! :blink:

    I'll not post this in the Avira forum, since it's just a trial.
    Feel free to comment.
     
  9. Fly

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    Bump !
    (I'll do that only once)

    The Avira suite (trial) has been acting strangely.

    Yesterday, for most of the day it was sluggish when browsing the internet (IE 7, Windows XP Home Edition service pack 2). I even turned off the web guard, but that didn't help.

    Today: it is fast, even with the web guard enabled. No obvious reasons.

    Has anyone else experienced this or one of the above mentioned issues ?
     
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