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Avira (free) problems

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Rigsby, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. Rigsby

    Rigsby Thread Starter

    Dec 18, 2008
    I hope this is the correct place for this post as I don't need help removing anything.

    I had Avira Antivirus (free) on my PCs - gave it another chance - and just the other day it popped up a window reporting that Superantispyware contained a trojan and subsequently quarantined it. (Happened on 2 computers I have). Because Avira admitted - about a year ago or so - that on some systems it had a memory leak - and that was true because one of my PCs would completely freeze up after a while - I replaced it with another antivirus program.

    Has anyone else had this trojan alert ? I presume it's a false positive because Superantispyware has a good reputation in it's field.

    I'm becoming increasingly put off with Avira - even tho it's highly rated on many sites/forums.
  2. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor

    Apr 11, 2009
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    I would assume that it's neither an accidental detection nor a sign that SAS is malicious.

    The more likely issue is that Avira detected the signature files which SAS uses to detect malware. I've seen this once when I accidentally ran a scan (I think it was MBAM though it may have been SAS) at the time my Avast scheduled scan was going to begin. It didn't happen unless they were scanning at the same time, but Avira may be different.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Get rid of Avira AntiVir and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials - which coexists just fine with SUPERAntiSpyware AND Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. (y)

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