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  • What antivirus do you use?

    I'm using Avira AntiVir but I'm getting real tired of the pop up.

    What do you guys use?

  • #2
    Antivir, hands down. It works so incredibly well that I purchased 100 licenses and renew them yearly for all of the servers and workstations in our office.

    There are ways to make the popup go away (adjusting execution permissions of the executable that creates the popup).

    I'll never understand the popup annoyance. Just hit the spacebar and it goes away.
    Originally posted by Ranshackle
    I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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    • #3
      Personally, I got tired of all the free AVs and ended up purchasing NOD32 (eset.com). I haven't looked back since. It sits there and keeps its mouth shut unless there really is something to alert me about and it is nice and light and fast. I never notice it being in the way in any way, shape, or form. That said though, I have been hearing very good things about Vipre AV (vipreantivirus.com). I'll probably try Vipre on a different computer the next time I have to purchase an AV, but I really have been happy with NOD32.

      BTW, I haven't tried Avira in a while, but you used to be able to get rid of the pop-up. IIRC you had to change the permissions on one of the Avira files so the pop-up wouldn't run or something like that, google can help there if you just want to try something like that.
      "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." - Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cerwin_Vega View Post
        I'm using Avira AntiVir but I'm getting real tired of the pop up.

        What do you guys use?
        hit google

        there is a popup "fix"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by shifty View Post

          I'll never understand the popup annoyance. Just hit the spacebar and it goes away.
          it has the tendency to minimize games. So you can imagine the annoyance factor at crucial moments

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          • #6
            I see what you mean - but mine only tries to update right when I connect to the internet, and doesn't try updating any other time.
            Originally posted by Ranshackle
            I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shifty View Post
              I see what you mean - but mine only tries to update right when I connect to the internet, and doesn't try updating any other time.
              maybe we are thinking of 2 different popups?

              The free version pops up an ad. I think thats what everyone is talking about.

              The small update popup on the bottom right is never an issue for anyone and doesn't interfere in games.

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              • #8
                The free version of Avira antivir, I just close the ad pop before starting any games.
                I'm back, just like a bad penny

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                • #9
                  Mine pops up about 8PM every night, a guaranteed game stopper. Haven't bothered disabling it yet.

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                  • #10
                    Ok, so let me clarify.

                    From what I have experienced, the popup ONLY occurs when a successful update has been made.

                    So, if yours pops up at 8PM every night, I would go into the console and see if you have an automatically shceduled update at that time. If so, change it to 8am or something. When you open up the console, click the Administration section and look in the Scheduler. It should list the update. If needed, you can delete the existing one and insert a new one.

                    This is what I did - and being that I usually get on my computer only at night, it runs 24 hours after the last update. No problems.
                    Originally posted by Ranshackle
                    I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by shifty View Post
                      Ok, so let me clarify.

                      From what I have experienced, the popup ONLY occurs when a successful update has been made.

                      So, if yours pops up at 8PM every night, I would go into the console and see if you have an automatically shceduled update at that time. If so, change it to 8am or something. When you open up the console, click the Administration section and look in the Scheduler. It should list the update. If needed, you can delete the existing one and insert a new one.

                      This is what I did - and being that I usually get on my computer only at night, it runs 24 hours after the last update. No problems.
                      Shifty- if you bought Avira, you wont get the popup ad.

                      The FREE version will produce a pop up ad (web browser based) every now and then unless the permissions for a certain exe file are taken away.

                      This has nothing to do with the updating.

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                      • #12
                        My pop-up happens at update, which is once a day.

                        I searched for the option to change the time before and gave up on it. Just found the option under Administration (as shifty said). But I had to delete the update task and recreate it to change the scheduled time.

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                        • #13
                          The update only has one setting. Update every 24 hours, and you can't set when (Mine says "Last update 22:24:16" and shows the same time with the next date on it as the scheduled next update.)

                          shift, you may have gotten a special version somehow, or it just likes you more.

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                          • #14
                            Delete the task and recreate it, like I just posted.

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                            • #15
                              I just manually update before I game.
                              When you girls are done kissing, I've got some asskicking for you!

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