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I'm using the free version. Every morning when I boot, typically two new
files update. During day, other updates occur. (Maybe my memory is
failing, but I though that once there were over 100 updates when the
update message appeared at the end.)

Are all these updates just a gimmick to give the illusion that there are
lots of new threats daily, and Avira is doing its job? Or are threats
really that bad that multiple updates are truly needed daily?




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Yes :-)

Cheers
Tommy


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There defnitely are new threats daily.
Either its a case of older threats repackaged such that they now need new
detection signatures or are completely new.

As for number of updates per day...
It is unknown how many new updates are released per day by Avira.  I
generally add two two additional scheduled updates per day.  One in thye
late AM and one in the PM.  How many actual signatures are in each update is
unlknow so I don't know what message you are gettting indicating actual
numbers.

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Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
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David H. Lipman was thinking very hard :
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Welcome back to the interwebs. :D



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Sandy...


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On Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:39:18 -0500, FromTheRafters

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I'm still here too :)

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gufus laid this down on his screen :
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Happy New Year, gufus!

Were you "offline" for a while? I know that you pop in here from time
to time, but it's not unusual for me not to see any posts from you for
months at a time.



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On Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:00:03 -0500, FromTheRafters

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Same to you, Have fun!

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Nope, just dealing with the same old crap. Not much time for my
hobbies. :{

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-gufus
Thou  Shalt NOT excessively annoy others or
allow Thyself to become excessively annoyed

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gufus explained :
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9PNTCwRneY




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On Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:54:51 -0500, FromTheRafters

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Thats funny...

 :-)

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Thou  Shalt NOT excessively annoy others or
allow Thyself to become excessively annoyed


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That was great!!!!!
Thanks,
Buffalo



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On Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:45:45 -0600, "Buffalo"

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It made me :)

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Thou  Shalt NOT excessively annoy others or
allow Thyself to become excessively annoyed

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It happens that Rebel1 formulated :
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No.


Frequent and timely updates are by and large what determines how good
an antimalware application will perform. While high detection rates and
low false positive rates are important, it will do you no good if it
misses today's polymorphic forms. These forms are created very quickly
in some cases - minutes to hours.



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On 12/26/2012 8:38 PM, FromTheRafters wrote:
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Thanks for the info. I didn't realize the situation was so bad. How very
awful that such sick minds create these things.

R1


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There's money in it...

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Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
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On Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:25:48 AM UTC+2, David H. Lipman wrote:

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Or with the case of "Dustin", there's dubious "fame" as in 'infamy'.

RL

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On Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:05:46 AM UTC+2, Rebel1 wrote:
 
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True.  One of them even posts to this board as "Dustin".

RL

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And the really sick one is            someone         named
RayyyyyyLopeeeeeezzzzzz99.
Buffalo



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I'm retired, Ray.


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On Friday, December 28, 2012 4:43:57 AM UTC+2, Dustin wrote:
 
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You can say that again.

I'm retarded, Ray.

RL

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