Avira Free Antivirus 2013

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  • 3.0 stars

    "works great, pop-up adverts are very disruptive"

    March 10, 2013  |   By sgt.pinback

    Pros

    great malware prevention / detection

    Cons

    pop-up advertisements very disruptive, interrupts (and crashes certain) games in progress

    Summary

    Do not install this on a gaming PC, my son complained every time it occured - and of course, was in-game. The pop-up even crashes certain full-screen games so do not install on a PC if you play games that rely on real-time of any sort.

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  • Reply by AJ North on March 24, 2013

    Though a technical violation of the EULA one agrees to when installing Avira Free A/V, disabling the large pop-up that occurs with each update is not difficult to effect. See "How to Remove the Popup Ads in Avira Antivir" -- http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-the-Popup-Ads-in-Avira-Antivir (Win XP through 7). I've successfully applied the outlined procedures to more than a dozen Windows boxes, Win XP through 7 (though they should extrapolate to Win 8).

  • Reply by Tinkumon on March 11, 2013

    If you install the toolbar there wont be any pop up ads.

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