Avira

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. popescu

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    You can buy from Ebay Avira Antivirus Pro for $9 which will install without bloat or launcher.
    Almost free...
     
  2. alexandrud

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    Man, who buys an antivirus solution from Ebay ? Maybe Avyra, some cheap Chinese clone :)
     
  3. popescu

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    You DO understand that you buy the activation key and not the antivirus , so the "chinese clone" is a cheap shoot.

    You would be surprised how many legit sellers are on Ebay, with 100% feedback and thousands of sales, at a fraction of price.

    All my AV were bought from Ebay, in the last 10 years.
    Trend Micro is $3, for example.
     
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  4. bellgamin

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    In other words, you download the actual AV from its own (NON-Ebay) website, then use the activation key (bought via Ebay) to activate it. If the activation key works (and it DOES work) then the key is quite legitimate. Moreover, the term "chinese clone" used by @alexandrud is rather xenophobic and inappropriate.

    By my own actual experience, I 100% agree. :thumb:
     
  5. anon

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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, Version 15.0.2008.1920 released on August 5, 2020.

    https://install.avira-update.com/package/antivirus/win/en-us/avira_antivirus_en-us.exe

    Changelog:
    https://support.avira.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010656158-Current-versions
     
  6. anon

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    Malware Threat Report: Q2 2020 Statistics and Trends
    https://insights.oem.avira.com/malware-threat-report-q2-2020-statistics-and-trends/
     
  7. anon

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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, Version 15.0.2008.1934 released on August 18, 2020.

    https://install.avira-update.com/package/antivirus/win/en-us/avira_antivirus_en-us.exe

    Changelog:
    https://support.avira.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010656158-Current-versions
     
  8. gery

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    Can you PM me any names of legit TM sellers on ebay ....please
     
  9. Solarlynx

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    Wow! I just looked there out of curiosity. Yes, for example, Kaspersky IS goes just for $4.99. If I didn't change my setup so often...


    Edit:
    Ha! With unpleasant limitations:

    -Must activate the key within 1 day after receiving the code. (Better if the key is activated as soon as possible. )

    -Activation Code Only

    -1 Year Warranty

    -Refundable if can't activate in 1 day after receiving the code.



    NOTE - KEY CANNOT BE REACTIVATED AFTER FORMATTING PC.
     
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  10. anon

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    Avira Free Security succeeds Avira Free Antivirus
    https://support.avira.com/hc/en-us/...a-Free-Security-succeeds-Avira-Free-Antivirus
     
  11. anon

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    Avira Antivirus for Windows, Version 15.0.2009.1960 released on September 8, 2020.

    https://install.avira-update.com/package/antivirus/win/en-us/avira_antivirus_en-us.exe

    Changelog:
    https://support.avira.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010656158-Current-versions
     
  12. anon

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    Beware!!!
    The latest version of Avira's Launcher (v1.2.151.3852) auto installs the ugly new UI and the crap that comes bundled with it.
     

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  13. popescu

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    I have Avira Antivirus Pro and no Launcher whatsoever....
     
  14. Tinstaafl

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    I have a paid subscription to Avira Antivirus Pro.

    Just this evening I walked away from my computer for a bit, and when I returned I discovered that it had been automatically updated to Avira Security, with all the garbage that includes. My only course of action was to uninstall Avira, reboot, and then go to my Avira account and download Avira Antivirus Pro again. Back to normal for now, but I wonder what caused this stupendous glitch in their updater, and if it will return? WTF?

    I'm showing the current Avira version as: 15.0.2009.1960. In reviewing my firewall logs, I was updated to this version on 9/15/2020.

    Edit: OK, wow! It just kicked off the same Avira Security updater again!

    Firewall activity 9-25.PNG

    New Avira Launcher copy.png
     
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  15. innerpeace

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    Avira security free was updated the other day to version 1.0.37.11666. In addition to installing Opera that I didn't want Avira now has a splash screen that shows up on boot and after the PC wakes up. Is there any way to get rid of the annoying splash screen. Also, is there a way to only have the AV without the security suite?
     
  16. Tinstaafl

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    Yep, that's the same version I'm seeing now.

    I hate to say it, but if they are forcing this crap down paying customer's throats, then free users don't stand a chance! I used the free version for a few years and it did everything I needed. I only upgraded to Pro to support them for providing a good product. But if they continue down this path, I may have to switch!

    About Avira Security.PNG
     
  17. popescu

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    I have the same version , but no classic view:

    upload_2020-9-26_5-12-5.png
     
  18. Tinstaafl

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    My view of Avira version 15.0.2009.1960 looked just like that for 10 days after I was updated to it on 9/15/2020.

    Then boom! Just like that, I was auto upgraded to Avira Security 1.0.37.11666 with the new UI and features installed, and no way to remove them. And I cannot even get back to the UI view you posted, as it's gone now.

    I uninstalled and re-installed Avira Antivirus Pro and it only stayed that way for about an hour before it auto updated to the new Avira Security UI again.
     
  19. popescu

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    OK, what I did from day one.

    Just downloaded Pro and inserted the serial provided; I did not create an account. Maybe that's why I do not get the Launcher as above
     
  20. anon

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    Even with new UI (Avira Security), the old UI for Avira Pto it's still there =
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus\startui.exe

    What is gone is the old Avira Launcher UI.
     

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  21. Tinstaafl

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    The "Change" option is also missing from Avira in the Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features. That is where you could remove the Mail Protection module, for example.
     
  22. anon

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    Correct. For that option (Modify & Repair/Upgrade) you can use the offline installer for Avira Pro.
     

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  25. popescu

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    Installed ....1995.
    Still no "Security".I have the same nice old "Pro" only

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