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By dimefan10 ยท 5 replies
Sep 6, 2009
  1. Hey guys, I have a tiny problem... I used to have avast free on my desktop, and talking to a couple of buddies of mine they informed me about how great avira is. So I try it. The damn thing never updated in the first place, nor did it update the two days I had it. I searched different ways to do it including usb porting it in offline. So I get rid of it and go back to avast cause I never had problems with it.. I just wanted to see what was so great about avira. The thing is.. now it won't install. It keeps telling me that there are errors upon installation and I should restart my pc. So this sucks cause I tried avast, avg and even norton. Nothing installs. I feel naked and insicure. Any input or advice would be great. Thanks.
  2. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Posts: 392

    Get this http://www.ccleaner.com/ and perform a cleanup of your system and scan your registry for invalid entries. Then use Windows checkdisk to scan for error on the drives. And download hijackthis http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html and save a log. Then post the log on your next reply.

    Avira's detection rate is greater than avast. But, avast is also a pretty decent AV, you can also use AVG(which I personally use BTW) and don't forget to use a firewall. Choose from these firewalls: (they are all effective)

    Windows Built-in Firewall or

    http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php (install only firewall) or


    Also use antispyware program such spybot S&D, Malwarebyes and Superantispyware.

    All the software listed above are free, if you have preference for Paid software, just let me know.

    Good Luck
  3. dimefan10

    dimefan10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your quick reply Jawshh. Here is my log. I used to use avg but moved to avast for the sole purpose of the automatic updates. I also have the spybod sd, malawarebytes and superanitspyware but none of those found anything when I ran them. I keep them in a usb for just in case. But normally my small combo was the avast & online armor. I'm thinking of running that again until I finally decide which full suite to purchase. Like I said thank you for your help. I won;t try anything as I'm still learning this stuff and have no clue as to what you are looking for or why.
  4. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Posts: 392

    Your computer appears clean according to the log. A possible reason why Avira isnt installing maybe because you haven't fully uninstalled Avast. I see some components of avast are still on the computer(Only registry components I think).

    As I said earlier, use ccleaner to scan registry for invalid entries. And use checkdisk, accessible by right clicking on the C drive and tools the do "check Now", check automatically fix file system errors.

    P.S Online armor is also a good firewall.
  5. dimefan10

    dimefan10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Jawshh, sorry for the delay, bunch of stuff going on. I ran the ccleaner and the checkdisk. After that ran, I was able to install avast again. I ran it and everything else (spybot,malaware and superanti... just to make sure I was cool) and avast got rid of a couple of things on the startup checkup. I'm back to the avast+online armor combo right now and everything is awesome. I just want to say thanks for all your help... and toast you with a black-tooth grin... Getcha Pull!!!!!
  6. ntoren

    ntoren TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Jawshh, can you recommend a good Paid antivirus software? Tired of "renting" Norton's software from them. It'd be nice to buy something I can install on 4 computers. We are running Vista and Win7.
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