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So out of curiosity, I removed AVG Free from my system and installed Avira Free as per Medion's recommendation. I had no problems with it until I restarted. Every time you turn on your computer once windows loads a popup shows up suggesting you buy the full version. There is no way to turn off this notification. So it has been uninstalled. Piece of crap.
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So out of curiosity, I removed AVG Free from my system and installed Avira Free as per Medion's recommendation. I had no problems with it until I restarted. Every time you turn on your computer once windows loads a popup shows up suggesting you buy the full version. There is no way to turn off this notification. So it has been uninstalled. Piece of crap.
Even not in ur start up list of programs?
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Even not in ur start up list of programs?
Yeah couldn't get rid of it. But I just did some more searching and found this.

http://www.avira.com/en/support/kbdetails.php?id=211

You have to disable it through the registry. Oh well, I was happy with AVG....never had any problems with it. Avira didn't pick up any viruses that AVG had missed.....
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By the registery? ... Damn!

Well why not try Avast! ?
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Every time you turn on your computer once windows loads a popup shows up suggesting you buy the full version. There is no way to turn off this notification. So it has been uninstalled. Piece of crap.
Really strange. I've never had this. the only thing that pops up for me since installing it was the small Avira startup screen. No pop-ups or anything other than that. I've used it for almost a year now as well. Are you guys sure you downloaded the free version instead of the trial for the premium version? It could be that I have an older client version that they didn't add this in. I'll download the new version from their site now and see what happens.

Dragunov, Avast bogged down my PC and it used far too much resources when it was active, so I've uninstalled it and never looked back. The proactive and normal detection rate is a little lackluster compared to Avira. Not to mention it's slower.

Guess it boils down to whatever you want to use.

Checking AV-Comparatives, you can see the December tests there.
http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/overview.html

They also have their tests results in .pdf form as well. Pretty interesting read.
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I will try this Avira again after I try Norton Gamer Edition.
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