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  • "galange" started this thread

Date of registration:
Jul 30th 2012

Avira Free Antivirus

Operating System:
windows 7

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Monday, July 30th 2012, 1:17pm

Disable Auto Update Avira Free Antivir


preferred practice is to be IN FULL CONTROL of when and which
applications receive Definition and other updates. I prefer to set aside
a time during the day/evening for update-checking/updating, and also to
have the choice to SKIP a day or two of updating, at MY discretion.
That Avira 12 has removed this no-brainer discretionary choice to
disable automatic updating is NOT COOL.

Moreover, on my two
laptops with identical OS's, WinXP Pro SP3, Avira 12 on one of them
allows for the modifying of the interval between automatic updates to
the maximum 22 Days, 18 hours, and 7 minutes, whereas Avira 12 on the
other laptop displays the update setting in grey, with the pre-set 1-day
interval seemingly locked in place. I am therefore unable to modify the
interval setting. NOT COOL.

Is this yet another
indication that Avira truly is becoming full of itself? And on that
vein, what is this 'License' business!! That's silly enough, let alone
that a license should have an EXPIRATION DATE. This is freeware, after

Hmmm... : disable avira auto update

You should be able to locate it under C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\JOBS\updjob.avj

Open it
with an editor and make sure it has a line that reads JobEnabled=0
(instead of =1)...

but how do I replace it, I do not know, several times I tried did not work :cursing: :thumbdown:
Our computers use a deep freeze, it's not fun to use auto update

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "galange" (Jul 30th 2012, 1:20pm)

Date of registration:
Sep 11th 2013

Avira Free Antivirus

Operating System:
Windows 8 64 bit

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Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 5:15pm

Run your Windows in safe mode.. U will surely do it and fine..