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  • "mattdamonisdumb" started this thread

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Saturday, June 9th 2012, 6:56am

How can I tell Avira to allow a program to make registry changes?

I am using a program I know is safe but Avira keeps blocking part of it's changes to registry. How can I tell Avira it is safe to use so I can run it and have it do what it needs to do?


the software is the Windows 7 Start Orb Changer version 4.

http://www.door2windows.com/windows-7-start-button-changer-change-your-windows-7-start-button-with-one-click/

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Saturday, June 9th 2012, 10:13am

the only regkeys that the avira program should be blocking from being changed are the regkeys that are used by the avira program itself..

if you want the avira-regkeys to be unblocked, you can adjust the settings in avira's "configuration", disabling "protect files and registry entries from manipulation", in "security", under "general" (in avira's "configuration" )..

to access avira's "configuration", one way to do that is, in avira's main GUI, click "extras" then "configuration".. then, in avira's "configuration", switch the setting to "expert mode" in order to be able to access many of the settings-options, there..
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Monday, June 11th 2012, 1:33am

the only regkeys that the avira program should be blocking from being changed are the regkeys that are used by the avira program itself..

if you want the avira-regkeys to be unblocked, you can adjust the settings in avira's "configuration", disabling "protect files and registry entries from manipulation", in "security", under "general" (in avira's "configuration" )..

to access avira's "configuration", one way to do that is, in avira's main GUI, click "extras" then "configuration".. then, in avira's "configuration", switch the setting to "expert mode" in order to be able to access many of the settings-options, there..


thank you for helping out, redwolfe. Avira is blocking the program for making suspicious registry changes. I don't know what to tell you really but I find it strange that this well known software would attempt to alter Avira's registry keys. How should I proceed from here? The software is safe and very well known, I do not want to disable Aviras self registry protection just to use it.


p.s. Just read the security section, the registry protection is not only for Avira files, it appears it's for a whole lotta files.

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Monday, June 11th 2012, 2:51am

you can leave the avira program's "product protection" enabled or you can disable it..

one option would be to just ignore that the program that you are using is blocked from modifying avira's regkeys.. let the program modify whatever other regkeys it is modifying and ignore that it is not able to modify avira's regkeys..

so, you get to choose.. unprotect avira's regkeys so that your program can modify them or keep the avira-regkeys protected where your program cannot modify them.. my guess is that there is no need for the program that you are using to modify avira's regkeys and so it wouldn't hurt to just ignore that the program is not able to modify them..
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Monday, June 11th 2012, 4:26am

What do you mean by ignore the changes? I only see an option to scan and no option to ignore or allow any changes. With the product protection activated the changes will not take effect. Each time I reboot the changes are reversed.

If I disable the product protection, how much of a risk am I putting myself in just to make this simple program work?

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Monday, June 11th 2012, 5:57pm

What do you mean by ignore the changes?

i meant that, if you were seeing something like a message saying "start orb changer was blocked from modifying avira regkeys", you could choose to ignore the "problem"..

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If I disable the product protection, how much of a risk am I putting myself in just to make this simple program work?

there are myriad risks associated with anything and everything.. do i think that disabling avira's "product protection" would be a problem? no, i don't think that disabling avira's "product protection" would be a problem..

i always disable a program's "product protection" so that there won't be any conflicts between it and other programs, like the conflict that you are seeing between the avira program's "product protection" and your "start orb changer" program.. however, different people have different ways of looking at things.. for example, some people might say that using a program's "product protection" is important, despite any conflicts that may arise between it and other programs..

i don't know if changing the "start orb" involves changing any avira-regkeys or avira-files, but, if it doesn't, then changing the "start orb" shouldn't be being blocked by avira's "product protection"..

another option that you could try is, you could temporarily disable avira's "product protection", then modify the "start orb", and then re-enable avira's "product protection"..
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Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 1:08am

thank you for fully explaining to me, redwolfe :)

to answer your question. I have disabled the product protection because after disabling it and using the start orb software, once I enable it it reverts the changes.

would you be interested in trying the start orb changer software and telling me what you think?

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Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:41am

would you be interested in trying the start orb changer software and telling me what you think?

i am using "windows xp" (not windows 7) so i can't use the "windows 7 start orb changer" program on my computer..
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Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:16pm

that's okay, I still lub you :)

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Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 12:00am

:)
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