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Elwood

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Thursday, October 6th 2011, 6:08pm

No webguard in 2012 version?

Hi,

I just removed AntiVir 10 and installed 12 and realize that there is no webguard in this version and no AntiVir/Ask.com toolbar. I'm a little bit disappointed.

Is this the correct configuration or am I missing something? I would like to have the webguard back, but I guess I can live without it.

Thanks for any information you may provide.
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Thursday, October 6th 2011, 8:12pm

Hi Elwood,

Make Internet Explorer your default browser and after that follow these instructions.
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Thursday, October 6th 2011, 10:12pm

thank you very much, Farger, for your help, i was having the same problem, thank you

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Thursday, October 6th 2011, 10:18pm

Okay, thanks Farger, I now have webguard enabled and have switched my default browser back to SeaMonkey.

Odd that IE has to be default browser to install webguard, but easy enough to switch back.
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Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:03am

Hi guys,

You are welcome. Thank you for the feedbacks :)
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Friday, October 7th 2011, 6:11pm

Hi Farger & all,

I always opt not to install any Toolbar ... but since I saw this post and Elwood & joe7 ... seem so interested in the Toolbar and "WebGuard" portion of Avira ...

Just out of "Curiosity" ...

Q1: What does "WebGuard" really do for you?

Q2: Does it block you form a lot of sites ... like download sites and what not?

Q3: Does it Slow Down your downloads?

Thanks,

G! :)

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Friday, October 7th 2011, 6:19pm

Hi gonwk,

Q1: What does "WebGuard" really do for you?


WebGuard stops you from landing on malicious websites.

Q2: Does it block you form a lot of sites ... like download sites and what not?


Yes. Webguard monitors all sites which you visit.

Q3: Does it Slow Down your downloads?


How does Web Protection impact my Internet download speed?
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Friday, October 7th 2011, 6:33pm

Hi Farger,

THANKS for the answers!

G! :)

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Friday, October 7th 2011, 6:50pm

Hi Farger & all,

I always opt not to install any Toolbar ... but since I saw this post and Elwood & joe7 ... seem so interested in the Toolbar and "WebGuard" portion of Avira ...

Just out of "Curiosity" ...

Q1: What does "WebGuard" really do for you?

Q2: Does it block you form a lot of sites ... like download sites and what not?

Q3: Does it Slow Down your downloads?

Thanks,

G! :)

1 and 2. It blocks potentially harmful sites, like registry cleaner sites (try a search for easy cleaner and click on the toniarts site and try to download easy cleaner) or eicar files.

3. It actually seems to speed up my downloads, don't know why, but it does.

It's just another layer of protection, similar to the WOT extension for Firefox only it does it all in the background, it works in all my browsers, even the ones without the Searchfree toolbar installed.
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Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:08pm

Hi Elwood,

Thanks for the additional info ... appreciate it.

G! :)

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Saturday, October 8th 2011, 12:31am

You're welcome. :)
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