Avira issue or normal operation??

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jopplehead, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    I have just started to really use windows 7 since I installed it on my Asus Desktop A8V-MX. I have noticed on two machine but mostly this one since I have used it more, that on occasion the hard drive will run almost continuos after a while. I have narrowed the issue to an Exe AVguard.exe from avira Antivirus. I am fairly certain because this process is using CPU when the issue is going on w/ the hard drive. When I play around activating and deactivating Avira in the control panel it will stop and the avguard.exe will stop using CPU power. Is this a setting I have enabled in avira causing this... or is it an issue w/ avira and win 7?? Any ideas guys... BTW... I am NOT using Windows defender, it is disabled. :confused:
     
  2. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    You might want to check at the avira site see if anyone else had had your issue. You could also try a different AV.
     
  3. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    Are you sure it's not the "indexer" who's playing with your drive?
    I don't have any probs with Avira.
     
  4. neomatrix

    neomatrix MDL Junior Member

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    I m using avira premium security suite from last one year & I have never face any problem like the one u mention here, I have tried avira in win7 prebeta, beta, rc1, rc2 etc & now using finally 16385.
     
  5. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    I never have any problems installing and using avira with windows 7.
     
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  6. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    #6 PrEzi, Aug 10, 2009
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    For my sense - if you used the same version on Vista and haven't had such kind of issues then it might indicate a bug. However all AV's are all CPU & HDD dependent since they use the CPU power for heuristic analyzer and AV scan, and the HDD speed is on-pair with them since for larger (custom) files some AV's do not use any smart filter (like scanning only the headers and parts that can be executed) and scan the whole file (that's probably why your HDD is running berserk).
    I would advise you to take a test on the same machine and Vista environment and if it behaves similar - then it's not a bug in the software.
    Some AV's are using more resources that others - you might experiment with other AV solutions (I won't name them since I don't want to advertise here - if you want I can give you a few possible names via a PM).
     
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  7. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    It may be the indexer as the other guy said. I will look into it a little deeper. Thanks guys.
     
  8. silvergate

    silvergate MDL Member

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    Wow! Ive encountered the same problem with avira 9 just like that but in my case in VISTA. avira 9 doesnt officially support win7 though so why not switch to an antivirus which officially supports the os youre using. saves you time and headaches.

    you can use the utility from sysinternal for monitoring hard disk activity. and you can find the culprit. in my situation, avira was calling for a something but with errors and thats make my laptop super slow to respond after hour of use.
     
  9. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    Well I actually am VERY VERY picky about Antivrus software. I want something that will notify me of virus but NOT something that will hound me about every F***ing change I make to my machine. Avira is not bad in that respect. I like it so far. What I DO NOT like about it is the BS it says about half of my known good keygens labeled as trojans when I know damn well they are not. Seems a little like legal BS to me. Anyway, it does let me ignore the files and run them anyway. I do not like kaspersky at all. I don't like Esets full blown sweet. I typically liked my XP setup of an old eset nod32 2.7 AV and zonealarm free firewall. Im conjuction with my freeware open port checking sofware of internet , it worked nice. But back to the story at hand... I think it may still be indexing service and avguard is actually scanning the activity of the indexing service. But could be wrong. I would like ESETs new AV by itself but not willing to pay for av right now and I am tired of the game of changing update sites with ESET (NOT WORTH IT).
     
  10. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    Check your PM ;)
     
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  11. truee2

    truee2 MDL Novice

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    why my avira always pop this driver have been disable on windows boot...then my avira is diactivated..im using the latest download..but i just updateed the installation...not a clean install of avira..could this be the prob? thanks
     
  12. silvergate

    silvergate MDL Member

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    seems you have a rootkit. or maybe you have deactivated avira services or maybe 3rd party conflict with avira. the best thing to do is go to the avira forum and post it there, ive done that before but failed to have answers to my problems (eg. right click desktop freeze, slow system response after idle....etc) :)