computer issues ..........

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    my windows security is saying my anti- virus is out of date ?? and not sure why this is as i have both avira "free" anti-virus and now super anti spyware"free edition" being used . what's happening is avira can't update and everytime i try it says it failed to update . on avira's set up page everything is set up correctly and is set for automatic updates

    what can i do to get this resolved ???
     
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    Javelin3o4 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Have you tried uninstalling Avira and reinstalling it?
     
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    My stupid Windows 7 install does this to me too with my Norton. I did the uninstall/reinstall once and it seems to update just fine now. Give it a shot.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    problem solved ................ removed avira antivirus and installed avast
     
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    I have used windows for the last ten years and NEVER run an anti-virus software, if you arent browsing porn sites and are careful what you click on, you dont need one.
     
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    Then again, if you don't scan for viruses, you don't know if you have one (or more).
     
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    maybe stop looking at internet porn...?


















































    nbl chuck!:p
     
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    His shoulder must be feeling better! :D
     
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    you can usually tell if you have a virus becaure or irradic behaviour, popups, crashing etc. I know my computer is clean. I am just saying all of this because all that anti-virus and spam block application just bogs down the computer, when really if you know how to tweak windows you dont need an antivirus software.
     
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    Disagree. Even legit sites can be hacked.

    A while back I went to buy.com, my antivirus warned me site was trying to dump a trojan on me. Google search turned up others reporting same thing. Buy.com fixed the issue, but how many got infected in the mean time.

    Small sites like this get hit too. A S&W bulletin board I go to got hit a couple weeks ago. That time Firefox blocked it cause site was on Google's blacklist (firefox ties into google blacklist), compromised. Site admin fixed it, got off Google's blacklist.

    When there are free, good antivirus programs available (I use avast too), why risk it?
     

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