Why Windows doesn'r recognise Antivir?

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Why does 'Windows Security Alerts' not recognise Avira Antivir please?
Whenever I reboot my PC I get this window:
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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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Terry Pinnell wrote:

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Click on "Change the way Security Center alerts me" and disable that alert.
Uncheck for what this checker is checking for that isn't integrated with it.

According to the online manual, page 38, Avira AntiVir Personal support the
Windows Security Center.  Have you yet tried uninstall and reinstalling it?
Have you yet started the installation for Avira (without first uninstalling
it) but selected the Repair option?

Did you visit their own forums?  Some users noted that disabling and
reenabling Avira's guard gets Security Center to recognize it.  When you
search over there, you might want to include the Windows version which you
omitted mentioning here.

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terrypin@dial.pipex.com says...
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The only time I've seen Windows not recognize a AV product is when the
proper Service Packs and updates are not installed for Windows.

Avira is clearly seen on XP SP3 machines with the updates.



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On 1/31/2010 10:15 AM, Leythos wrote:
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I see this rarely. I think it might happen if the security center is
checking while Avira is still inactive for some reason. When you see
this, see if the Avira tray icon has stabilized. The alert normally goes
away on its own. Maybe it depends on order in which processes are started.

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The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is you have a
virus on your system.  Try and clean it with malwarebytes and then see
what happens.

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The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is you have a
virus on your system.  Try and clean it with malwarebytes and then see
what happens.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware does not target viruses.
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If it's an actual virus (and I doubt it), malwarebytes won't be cleaning
it. Malwarebytes is *not* an antivirus program.


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What exactly would you characterize it as?

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Anti *malware*, like the name suggests.

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is a computer virus malware?

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It can be. :o)

...and when they are, they are a special case that many general
anti-malware applications cannot deal with. This is why you need *both*
antimalware and anti virus.

(IMO *need* is too strong a word for the relationship between user and
antimalware, but is appropriate for the relationship between user and
antivirus)

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But if a virus can be malware, then the antimalware has to take care of
that. Otherwise why bother? You need endpoint protection.

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It does seem logical that the all-inclusive term malware should be
addressed with the all-inclusive term antimalware, but that is not how
it is. Antivirus programs have to do certain things in order to be
effective. Since they are *needed* for this task, then why not also
detect other types of malware that fall into view under the same
treatment. They detect quite a lot, but It leaves a lot of undetected
malware. So, antimalware is designed to use a different treatment in
hopes of addressing much of the rest. Still, some gaps exist, and a
second antimalware is often recommended.

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So this sounds like, I know that you know that I know that you know
that I know that you know. You went around in circles a few times
there pal ;-) Second malware!!! Haha. You are pretty funny.

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I said "second antimalware", not second malware.

Reading comprehension problems?

Lemme break it down for ya.

Viruses are best detected by an antivirus program, if you aren't using
an antivirus program, you are not going to detect most viruses.
Antivirus programs can detect some other kinds of malware, but
antimalware programs are better at this task than most antivirus
programs are. Antimalware programs are not antivirus programs.

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Nope no comprehension problems. Nice of you to try to twist it into that
though. Malware "CAN" be a virus. Yet you seem to believe antimalware
cannot deal with viruses. Do the math...

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Any antimalware program that addresses viruses, will call itself an
antivirus program to distinguish itself from those that cannot.

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@speranza.aioe.org:

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An antimalware scanner... not viruses. :) just your run of the mill
glorified trojans...


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On 2/3/2010 7:57 PM, jetterset wrote:
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My security center shows the same message but I don't get any complaints
on startup.

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