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AVIRA Website Safety Advisor #719132
23rd Aug 2012 10:44pm
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Hi, I've been using Avira free antivirus for a few months and today it has started popping up a window - Website Safety Advisor. It looks a bit suspicious because it just tells me what it's supposed to do and then asks am I excited about this, yes or no. I have the feeling it could be adware as it simply won't go until I click on it. Any ideas?

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Re: AVIRA Website Safety Advisor [Re: cmw2a] #719133
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Re: AVIRA Website Safety Advisor [Re: reddragon] #719154
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thanks for that, I'm running it now. (it's pretty slow!) I'll have to leave it running all night I think.

Re: AVIRA Website Safety Advisor [Re: cmw2a] #719185
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Avira is quite good compared to some of the other freebees - but of later (last 3 months) it has become much more invasive with their own advert reminders. I have not yet found a way to block them - and will guess that an organisation like Avira has made them "unblockable" in the hope that users will get the paid-for version that should be free of such things

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Re: AVIRA Website Safety Advisor [Re: cmw2a] #719217
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I was using Avira on a laptop until I got fed up of it advertising itself . Got shut & now use Avast! .

Re: AVIRA Website Safety Advisor [Re: zigzagwanderer] #719227
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Re: AVIRA Website Safety Advisor [Re: cmw2a] #719248
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i have found avast the best free anti-virus around, i am not getting trojan horses and worms like i used to with other ones.

Re: AVIRA Website Safety Advisor [Re: sunnyside] #719271
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I ran malware bites and the problem seems to have righted itself. Thanks to everyone for the interest, and if I have any difficulties again I'll definitely go back to Avast, they were good. Just that the hard drive had to be wiped and it came back with Avira installed.


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