Finally managed to stop Avira Antivir from flagging Nir as Malware

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Open antivir ---> F8 ---->Threat categories
Click on default values.
Pronto. No more false alarms.
(the setting "programs that violate the private domain" was marked as
a carry-over from an old install. It now defaults to unmarked.)
FWIW
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Re: Finally managed to stop Avira Antivir from flagging Nir as Malware

Shadow wrote:

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Or you could've added the Nirsoft files in Avira's exclusion lists.
Last I recall, Avira has 2 exclusion lists: one for on-demand and
another for the on-access scanner.  Yeah, go figure why they have 2
lists which doubles your effort to exclude a file from their scanner.
Alas, I didn't see that they recorded the exclusion with a hash value
for the file so you excluded only THAT file, not some replaced or
modified instance of it due to updates or malware.

Re: Finally managed to stop Avira Antivir from flagging Nir as Malware


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    The exclusion lists do not work. Try it.
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Re: Finally managed to stop Avira Antivir from flagging Nir as Malware

Sh@dow.br wrote:

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I gave up on Avira.  I don't care for adware that's in your face.  I
found out how to get rid of the splash screen (registry edit) and how to
get rid of the adware popup window during updates (using software
restriction policies instead of renaming, deleting, or moving which
could be undone by updates) but I decided I was doing to much to their
ads out of my face.  Avast is adware, too, but you only see it when you
load their config UI.

I also had to quit using Avira when a 4-year bug (that they never worked
on) resurfaced in a recent version.  Any program that polls the
interface of your storage devices can result in Avira continually
re-polling that device at 1-minute intervals.  That includes any SMART
capable software (I use Speedfan which can read this data).  Avira won't
recognize the difference between accessing a device to query its
interface versus accessing its media.

If the exclusion lists don't work then that would be yet another reason
of why I wouldn't bother with Avira.

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