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Avira Antivir - better than Avast? + problems with ZA Pro

 
 
isotobin@identicalimagepleez.org
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      06-12-2006, 06:15 PM
I just loaded Avira Antivir free and it's hard to tell whether it's better
than Avast. I know some have said that it catches more in tests, but I see
that there's a conflict with Zone Alarm. Avira's guard creates a service
that in turn creates a loopback to port 18350. This causes the Zone Alarm
icon to always reflect internet activity. Is there a fix for this?
 
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      08-12-2006, 12:59 AM
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> I just loaded Avira Antivir free and it's hard to tell whether it's better
> than Avast. I know some have said that it catches more in tests, but I see
> that there's a conflict with Zone Alarm. Avira's guard creates a service
> that in turn creates a loopback to port 18350. This causes the Zone Alarm
> icon to always reflect internet activity. Is there a fix for this?


Well, we live and learn. I've been running Alvira and ZA for a while and
only after reading your post did I noticed that of which you complain.
Since it never bothered me before and I can't see any cpu activity by
either app when idle and I like both apps I'm just going to ignore it
unless there is a fix which of course I will test. If it really bothers
you, Avast remains a very close 2nd to Avira. I could be happy with
either one.
Dave Cohen
 
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      08-12-2006, 01:13 AM

(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> I just loaded Avira Antivir free and it's hard to tell whether it's better
> than Avast. I know some have said that it catches more in tests, but I see
> that there's a conflict with Zone Alarm. Avira's guard creates a service
> that in turn creates a loopback to port 18350. This causes the Zone Alarm
> icon to always reflect internet activity. Is there a fix for this?



http://sharethefiles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46895

get NOD32 free or avast premium free here or norton or whatever. Im
using the free avira for now.

 
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      09-12-2006, 05:14 AM
Dave Cohen <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:YN2eh.4926$ne3.4670@trndny03:

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> Well, we live and learn. I've been running Alvira and ZA for a while and
> only after reading your post did I noticed that of which you complain.
> Since it never bothered me before and I can't see any cpu activity by
> either app when idle and I like both apps I'm just going to ignore it
> unless there is a fix which of course I will test. If it really bothers
> you, Avast remains a very close 2nd to Avira. I could be happy with
> either one.
> Dave Cohen
>


Except that if you like to have Zone Alarm "stop all internet activity" by
activating its lock after a period of inactivity, it can't because it
thinks a program is always trying to contact the net through that loopback
port. That's why I'm probably going to reload Avast (although it slows
down page rendering a bit with all its shields).
 
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      09-12-2006, 05:23 AM
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> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> I just loaded Avira Antivir free and it's hard to tell whether it's
>> better than Avast. I know some have said that it catches more in
>> tests, but I see that there's a conflict with Zone Alarm. Avira's
>> guard creates a service that in turn creates a loopback to port
>> 18350. This causes the Zone Alarm icon to always reflect internet
>> activity. Is there a fix for this?

>
>
> http://sharethefiles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46895
>
> get NOD32 free or avast premium free here or norton or whatever. Im
> using the free avira for now.
>
>


First of all, keygens can include all kinds of malware, registry strings,
or trojans in a normal situation. How can you possibly take a chance with
them when loading the most important program on your hard drive other than
your firewall, namely your av program. Check those programs in the link
you provided again and you'll see that all of them might be deemed
questionable.
 
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nosugarintea@yahoo.com
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      09-12-2006, 05:46 AM
Its only my home computer. Never had any problem over 5 yrs.

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> (E-Mail Removed) wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com:
>
> > (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> >> I just loaded Avira Antivir free and it's hard to tell whether it's
> >> better than Avast. I know some have said that it catches more in
> >> tests, but I see that there's a conflict with Zone Alarm. Avira's
> >> guard creates a service that in turn creates a loopback to port
> >> 18350. This causes the Zone Alarm icon to always reflect internet
> >> activity. Is there a fix for this?

> >
> >
> > http://sharethefiles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46895
> >
> > get NOD32 free or avast premium free here or norton or whatever. Im
> > using the free avira for now.
> >
> >

>
> First of all, keygens can include all kinds of malware, registry strings,
> or trojans in a normal situation. How can you possibly take a chance with
> them when loading the most important program on your hard drive other than
> your firewall, namely your av program. Check those programs in the link
> you provided again and you'll see that all of them might be deemed
> questionable.


 
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      09-12-2006, 03:13 PM
On Dec 9, 2006, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Its only my home computer. Never had any problem over 5 yrs.


Oh, you mean the one where you do your banking and credit card transactions?

 
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      10-12-2006, 02:48 AM
my investing too. oh oh
Fenton wrote:
> On Dec 9, 2006, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> > Its only my home computer. Never had any problem over 5 yrs.

>
> Oh, you mean the one where you do your banking and credit card transactions?


 
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      10-12-2006, 02:57 AM
http://freeav.com/antivirus/allinonen.html

take the free version, then
Fenton wrote:
> On Dec 9, 2006, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> > Its only my home computer. Never had any problem over 5 yrs.

>
> Oh, you mean the one where you do your banking and credit card transactions?


 
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