Avira

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

  1. Firecat

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    BullGuard will likely be discontinued. Note that there is no announcement of a 2022 version.
     
  2. amico81

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    And no new patch notes since aquisition. Homepages shows version .390 but i'm on 392 with my bullguard av
     
  3. Trooper

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    If you don't want it , do not enable it :)
     
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    100%. They can't sell quality so they add garbage.
     
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    It's crazy, it seems like they want MS Defender to become even more succesful, they should be ashamed of themselves for adding crap like crypto miners!
     
  10. Bunkhouse Buck

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    I still believe they (WD competitors) are selling our data as well. If you have a browser extension- they know. So logically, if they offer a free version and there are no free lunches, they likely are making revenue another way.
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    Yes exactly, just look at what Avast did, it monitored all sites that you visited. I don't trust third party AV's anymore.
     
  12. Peter Z

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    I am using a freeware version of Avira Antivir v15 on an offline computer. And sometimes I download the latest virusdefinitions files and use 'manual update'
    for the offline computer.

    But those virus definition files in the manual updates are nvdf and not xvdf. When I fresh install v15 I get virus definition file 8.12.77.108 and later after the manual update I get 7.19.14.64. This seems like a downgrade but I think the 8.12 is for xvdf and the 7.19 is for nvdf. The search engine was a higher version after manual update.


    My question is:
    The virus definition file has a lower update number after the manual update!
    Does nvdf really work in versions 15?
     
  13. anon

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    "July 2014 : Faster virus protection – nVDF becomes xVDF · Faster loading time for virus scans"
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    "Application scope of Virus library versions:
    iVDF – can be only used to Version 8 or lower

    nVDF – can be only used to Version 9~14
    xVDF – can be only used to Version 14 or higher"
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    Avira VDF Update
    https://www.avira.com/en/support-vdf-update-info
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    PDF, page 10=
    https://www.webassetscdn.com/avira/prod/assets/www/_pim/pdf/howto_avira-fusebundle-generator_en.pdf
    Please note the following:
    https://support.avira.com/hc/en-us/...-Download-vdf-fusebundle-zip-no-longer-works-
    https://support.avira.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360006930357-Manual-update-for-Antivirus-
     
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  14. Peter Z

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    "nVDF – can be only used to Version 9~14"

    I don't know where you found that information but the nVDF download works and it installs. But that would mean that v15 installs the nVDF's but can't use nVDF and that offline manual updates are not possible anymore. And it doesn't update online also.
     
  15. roger_m

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    https://www.bullguard.com/about/release-notes.aspx
    Build 21.0.393
    Updated January 21th 2022

    IMPROVEMENTS

    * Antivirus:
    • - Update Sentry and Telemetry to latest versions

    * Safe Browsing:
    • - Bug fixes

    * General:
    • - Upgrade openssl to 1.1.1m
    • - Upgrade libxml to version 2.9.12
    • - Upgrade libcurl to version 7.81.0

    * Firewall:
    • - Upgraded BdNet.sys to build 2.6.0.49
    Build 21.0.392
    Updated October 26th 2021

    IMPROVEMENTS

    * Antivirus:
    • - Implement Telemetry SDK
    • - Deactivated submission of clean/suspicious AMSI buffers

    * Game Booster:
    • - Improved the Game Booster SDK

    * Installer:
    • - Upgraded the BullGuard Installer

    Build 21.0.391
    Updated August 2nd 2021


    IMPROVEMENTS


    * Antivirus:

    • - Upgraded Sentry driver
    • - Fixed minor AMSI bugs

    * Game Booster:
    • - Upgraded the Game Booster SDK
     
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  17. Peter Z

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    Avira doesn't answer the following question, maybe somebody here does know the answer.

    Somewhere on the internet it says: "nVDF – can be only used to Version 9~14"!
    But that information cannot be found on the Avira website. So I tried downloading free Antivirus v12, v13, v14, but they don't have a valid license key and so the manual updates don't work.

    There are only valid license keys for v15 and those manual updates are being delivered and when I install them, they seem to work very good in v15.0.17.273.

    My question is: The virus definition files seem to work but have a lower update number after doing the manual update then the normal update! I know that it is not supported anymore, but nVDF is still being delivered on various websites, so the question is:

    Does nVDF really work in version v15.0.17.273 or does it only look like it works?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2022 at 7:39 PM
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