Today, when released new CIS, i have one question.
I have 2 PC (XP and Vista), both pc have CIS (without antivirus) & Avira Free Edition
XP Limited user, Vista - UAC, both default browser - firefox.
No spyware scanners because they don’t find malware on my pc.
This combination i use 1 year.
Avira also relax because i didn’t see malware on my pc also ~1 year, virus alert = zero activity, but updates = splash window.
Why avira? www.av-comparatives.org
Why comodo? www.matousec.com
Should i need to trust and use avira av + CIS w/o av, or CIS with av and forget avira?
Where are reasons from avira?
Where are reasons from antivirus on my pc?
I fix and repair pc’s for a living. I have never seen an infected pc using Avira. Comdoo makes the best firewall out there but Avira makes the best anti virus. Your best bet is to have the best of both worlds. Install CIS but only the firewall with max D+ and install Avira 9 Free. I can also tell you how to make Avira Free update every 4 hours and how to successfully block “avnotify” using D+.
i tried to disable avira pop up window, D+ it do, but every time when it update, D+ killed ~15 avira attemts, and avira show me another little window, that some update cann’t update and please restart computer, each restart question for each update, and my story with disabling avira pop up window end…
I use Avira as the on demand scanner because CIS gives WAY too many fp’s. For example I just scanned my computer with Avira and it was totally clean. Right after that I ran a scan with CIS and got about 500 or so false positives… not good. Basically, CIS systems scans can not be trusted yet. Until then I will keep Avira as the on demand scanner.
I don’t have any problems with CIS as the real time scanner, just as on-demand system scans. I only use Avira for complete system scans as I like to keep my system resources a bit lower by not running the Avira services.
To prevent the Avira nagware windows, I use a different way. I have modified the system permissions. You still have the update notification window. It is straight forward if you have admin privilege.
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avnotify.exe
permission for avnotify > SYSTEM > Permission for SYSTEM > DENY: Read and Execute / Read > OK
Also Avira does not let you modify the profiles scan but you can edit new profiles at will. I am not sure if I can post the link from the Avira forum here, but PM me if you need the link for reference.
Not that. The predefined scan profiles e.g. the “full system scan” are not modifiable. Even if the user try to change the scan settings in configuration for n’ given profile (except Manual Selection), the settings will not be applied and they will revert the default Avira settings during the scan.
The best way to bypass this limitation is to edit your own scan profiles. the Avira profiles are text file extension.avp