Avira false positives

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I have been using Avira free Antivir but am now looking for another good AV.
Why??
I ran a full scan prior to doing a full backup of my machine using
BackUp My PC program to a USB drive.  The program was repeatedly
interrupted by Antivr saying it had found something called HEUR...
This was just after I had run Antivir and gotten NO hits.  I eventually
used Kerio to block all 'net traffic and then turned off Antivir.  That
shut up Antivir but also wasted almost four hours of not being able to
use the computer.

Lou

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Lou wrote:
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I tried it and have replaced Avast with Antivir. I think they are both
pretty good and would be happy with either.
I've had no problem with false positives either on initial scan or doing
an image backup.
Dave Cohen

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yep antivir is better than avast


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I have a lot of heuristic warnings, so much that I prefer to work without a
virus scanner with some jobs.
10 year old programs are ( for whatever reason Antivir thinks ) suddenly
flagged as heuristic programs and should be deleted from my computer. No
way.
You could turn off the heuristic scanning in Antivir.
I'm getting used to this warning and deactivated Antivir ( right mouse
click ) when I want to run some programs.
The way to protect your computer ;-).

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strange.
I do my backups with Antivir disabled. I want my virusses saved!!
My problem is that what I read about the other virusscanners that you also
have a lot of problems, like de-installing.




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chris wrote:
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Antivir has three levels plus off. Best bet is simply to add file to
exception list.
I got one heuristic on a .dll in Rhapsody with strongest setting using
Antivir.
Dave Cohen

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I know, but I love those false-positive warnings ;-).
I bet with myself that "that program" gives a false positive.
And ....... I trust my backup.
I had to use my backup for restoring my system after the
installation/deinstallation from official software resellers.
Not yet for a virus/trojan/etc.
Conclusion : official software ( like McAfee ) is much more harmfull then a
virus.





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