Avira is not updating
The update bumps the software version to 184.108.40.206 and the definitions file to 7..The result is that the Anti Vir Pro Activ component starts detecting critical processes as malware, including the following: The update is also blocking other Microsoft software (such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Works) as well as various third-party applications, including Byki 4 Express, Documents To Go, Garmin, Google Talk, i Pod and Palm services, Opera, Open DNS Updater, Polipo, Shadow, Stickies, and many others.The popularity of the Avira free antivirus started going downhill ever since they partnered with whose toolbar is often being criticized as spyware/adware.Other than that, Avira also encouraged the installation of Ask Toolbar bundled in the setup by enabling the Web Protection module only if it detects that the toolbar is installed.I have contacted Avira for more information and will update you if I hear back.Update at AM PST - Administrator Stefan Berka has posted a link to the help document on Avira's website."The issue only arose on 32bit windows premium, suite and professional products, whom had Pro Aktiv turned on (by default Pro Aktiv is a opt-in feature, so the infected base was not the entire base).I do not have Avira anti virus in my PC for years now.
Avira is analyzing and discussing this suspicious behaviour detections with high priority.
We deeply regret any difficulties this has caused you. If you still encounter the issue: In the unlikely event that applications continue to be blocked by Pro Activ, please update your software as follows: Again, as I've already mentioned, if you are having trouble getting to the actual Avira software, try booting into safe mode first. "If you had problems with the Pro Activ module after updating to the latest Service Pack, then please initiate a product update which will automatically fix the issue," an Avira spokesperson said in a statement.