i gave up on avira.

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i gave up on avira.   it took my laptop 10 minutes to start and it seems
like it was always scanning.  i'm going back to avg.

pete



Re: i gave up on avira.

On Thu, 7 May 2009 10:43:29 -0600, "pete johnson"

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ok

Re: i gave up on avira.

pete johnson wrote:

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Did you look to turn off "full scan at bootup?" Perhaps selecting "do a
scan only on demand?"

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Frying pan to fire...  ;-)

Oh, your clock seems to be a bit off...

--
   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Re: i gave up on avira.

"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" wrote:

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A CMOS clock goes into the bar.
"How are you today?" asks the barman.
"Not too good, I have a parity error" says the clock.
"I thought you looked a bit off" the barman replies.



Re: i gave up on avira.

Perhaps you have it set to scan some of the basics upon bootup. You can turn
that option off.

pete johnson wrote:
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Re: i gave up on avira.

pete johnson wrote:

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If you decide to go back to Avira's AntiVir, make sure to check if it is
accessing your floppy (easy to tell if no diskette is inserted) or
external USB drives once per minute.  This is an over 2-year old defect
with their product.  Avira doesn't seem to understand the difference
between polling a drive to query its drive type parameters versus
actually accessing its media.  The result is that a utilities, like a
SMART monitor, Speedfan (which uses SMART), CD/DVD burner programs, that
query the drives will trigger Avira into thinking the drive has been
accessed.  Once this happens, Avira gets into a stuck loop where it
polls the external drive every 60-65 seconds.  This has been reported in
their forums for a very long time but Avira claims they cannot reproduce
the problem so it remains unfixed.  Until they fix it, your choice is to
use something other than Avira or get rid of any utilities that poll
(query) the drives for their parameters to determine their type;
however, that also means you lose CD/DVD burning software or other very
helpful utilities.

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