Avira AntiVir Personal Free Antivirus

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    "Might not install right or be working on XP SP2 & XPSP3"

    July 12, 2009  |   By musicman4you

    Pros

    Use to be the best and may still be if it is working.Mine still updates and scans but I dont think it is working.I have a bootable Norton Disk with Norton WinDoctor on it.It finds problems on your PC and always right.Says missing Program Files.Avira

    Cons

    Windoctor found 3 problems concerning Avira.Missing File "C:\ProgramFiles\Avira\Antivir Desktop\setup.exe'cannot acess a necessary file mfc90u.dll also msvcp90.dll and msvcr90.dll I googled Avira mfc90u.dll and found another XP PRO SP2 same problem

    Summary

    I don't know if my Avira is working and protecting me or not.It updates and I can do scans but it did not and does not install correct.I am using Windows XP Home SP3 and read on Googe another person was having the same problem with XP PRO SP2 .I installed Avira before taking the SP3 update.I have a Norton bootable disk with Norton Windoctor on it.It found 3 problems concerning Avira.Missing File "C:\ProgramFiles\Avira\Antivir Desktop\setup.exe'cannot access a necessary file mfc90u.dll also Missing File "C:\ProgramFiles\Avira\Antivir Desktop\setup.exe'cannot access a necessary file msvcp90.dll and Missing File "C:\ProgramFiles\Avira\Antivir Desktop\setup.exe'cannot access a necessary file msvcr90.dll I completly removed Avira and all traces from my PC and reinstalled Avira again.Same problem as above with the same 3 files above.I know that msvcp90.dll is the C++Runtime Library Version 9.0.30729.1 in my WinSxS Folder and that the msvcr90.dll is the C Runtime Library Version 9.0.30729.1 and that mfc90u.dll is MFCDLL Shared Library Retail Version 9.0.30729.1 Is this part of the Microsoft Visual C++2008 Redistributal-x86 9.0.30729.17 that has been upgraded by SP3.How can I get Avira to work right.If I remove download and reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++2008 will it still be the version 9.0.30729.1 that I got after updateing to SP3.Just bought a New Dell a few weeks ago and don't wont to have to start all over again.Have everything working on this PC except Avira.If I didn't have the WinDoctor tool I would not have known this.Google Avira mfc90u.dll or mfc90u.dll Avira and it is in about the top 3 or 4 I think concerning XP PRO SP2.So I don't know if it is protecting me or not since it needs these files to work.I posted this on the Avira site about 24 hours ago but no replies from anybody.If anybody knows a workaround for this then please post it.I went to a site on Google to test your Antivirus and my Avira did not pick up the safe test Virus but Avast did on my other PC so go figure ????? Without Windoctor or some other Tool I wonder how many other Avira users have the same problem and dont know.I will update my post if I get and answer from Avira or find another Tool so other users can checkout there computers for this problem.Thanks

    Updated on Jul 14, 2009

    As I promised I would update if I got anymore information.Okay Avira replied back to me.They recommended I test my Avira with a Free online Antivirus tester and here is how it went.Okay I went to www.eicar.com and here are the results.I hope they are normal.When I clicked on eicar.com at the beginning of both rows under standard protocol http and SSL enabled protocol https Avira popped up that a virus had been detected and I denied access.For all six of the others, three under standard protocol http and three under SSL enabled protocol https I could and did downloaded all six zip and txt files to a Folder.After I downloaded these six files I did a scan on each one of them in the Folder and a Virus was detected on them all.Is this normal and what Avira should have done or caught them during the download?Please let me know ASAP and thanks a bunch.Got my fingers crossed.Then Avira replied and told me I was okay and Avira was working even though I got those errors.

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