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How the heck does Avira AntiVir work?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by hotlunch, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. hotlunch

    hotlunch

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    Trying out Avira AntiVir and don't quite get how to scan the pc. It's not like AVG which is stupid-simple and has a SCAN button to hit. Thinking of going back to AVG. Any advice?
     
  2. Washington D.C.

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    AVG seems better developed and has better detection.
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Definitely...

    Trying to remember, but I'm almost positive on Antivir, there's a "scan now" button, or something..

    It shouldn't be that hard to navigate, it has a good interface.

    IGF
     
  4. Indy_Guy_77

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    AntiVir found a few things on my machine that AVG didn't for 3.5 years...

    And if you double click the icon in your system tray, then click the scanner tab, you can select the sectors / drives you want scanned. Then just hit the little magnifying glass and the scan starts! Viola!


    -J-
     
  5. Washington D.C.

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    Years ago the very old version of AVG didn't have very good detection at all.The current AVG is about the best you can get.It's also one of the best at scanning archived files such as ZIP files.
     
  6. Toyman

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    I've seen stuff on computers that AVG didn't find, and Avast did. I wouldn't use AVG.
     
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    AVG has gotten a lot better recently.Avast isn't bad but has a more difficult time finding infections in zip files,rar files,etc.
     
  8. hotlunch

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    I guess what I'm saying is that with Avira AntiVir I have to select each drive I wish scanned whereas with AVG one click had it scan everything. I can't seem to find a "complete" scan button on AntiVir.

    Poor me I know. Not really a big problem, just wondered if I was missing something that was glaringly obvious. Can't complain since these programs are free.