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

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by isotobin, Dec 6, 2006.

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    isotobin Guest

    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?
    isotobin, Dec 6, 2006
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    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
    Dave Cohen, Dec 8, 2006
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    nosugarintea Guest


    get NOD32 free or avast premium free here or norton or whatever. Im
    using the free avira for now.
    nosugarintea, Dec 8, 2006
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    isotobin Guest

    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).
    isotobin, Dec 9, 2006
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    jayvee Guest

    wrote in
    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
    jayvee, Dec 9, 2006
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    nosugarintea Guest

    Its only my home computer. Never had any problem over 5 yrs.
    nosugarintea, Dec 9, 2006
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    Fenton Guest

    Oh, you mean the one where you do your banking and credit card transactions?
    Fenton, Dec 9, 2006
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    nosugarintea Guest

    my investing too. oh oh
    nosugarintea, Dec 10, 2006
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    nosugarintea Guest


    nosugarintea, Dec 10, 2006
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