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How can I uninstall Avira System Speedup?

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    c627627

    Due to the intrusive nature of the mandatory "Speedup" feature which cannot be uninstalled, I have decided to make new drive images on my computers without Avira.

    I hope that Avira reconsiders its decision to not allow us installation customizations. Good luck.

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    Dominik Kowalski

    Hello,

    Please check the following link for all the information regarding your System Speedup question:

    https://support.avira.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012607258-Avira-Free-Security-l%C3%B6st-Avira-Free-Antivirus-ab

     

    Regarding your second question:

    We do understand that high speed internet is not available for everyone even in current times.

    That's why we try to keep our updates to a minimum.

    Nevertheless we are responsible for the security of our users which is the reason some updates are absolutely necessary.

    In a usual scenario we only update the virus definitions multiple times a day and optimize the application about once a week.

    There shouldn't be a massive download happening frequently regarding our product.

    Maybe you can send us a screenshot of the update history so we can check if there might be an issue that needs to be fixed.


    Thank you and best regards,

    Dominik Kowalski

    Customer Service Engineer

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    c627627

    Thank you kindly for your reply.
    Please correct this if it's not accurate: I understand that Avira no longer offers anti-virus software only. In order to get infected file protection, customers must agree to also install "optimization features" which modify user systems for reasons that go beyond anti-virus protection.

    Does Avira offer 'pay-for' software that would allow us to continue to benefit from Avira's antivirus definitions while turning off "optimization features"?

    Avira has been consistent in having some of the best anti-virus definitions, and I have therefore spent considerable time promoting Avira on computer forums as it truly did have definitions that were better than most, if not all, free and pay-for antivirus software. I am very interested in continuing to use Avira.


    Consider the following user feedback from a loyal customer and nothing else:
    Regarding screenshots of update history, specifically this is about having multiple laptops which, if not used for a week, when started, immediately start pulling downloads, which take up resources immediately upon startup, preventing their use on limited speed internet connections. So it's a question of Avira downloads or work downloads, can't have both when I start my laptops once a week on limited internet connections.

    It just occurred to me that a solution to this could be complete blocking of all internet access to Avira, and then allowing internet access manually when our computers are not in use.

    However, we have a different major problem now, a product-abandoning issue, that seems to have no solution:
    There is no way that experienced users who drive image their computers and who configure every little detail of their computers, from right-click menus to turning system protection on/off, we cannot have so called "cleaners" taking over / uncontrollably modifying our machines. Please consider offering us software which simply pops-up a *warning* if there is a file on our system it considers malware.

    That's it, nothing else. That's all we need. Please consider under what conditions can Avira have an anti-virus product again, that does not offer anything except intercepting malware with a warning (no auto-deletion). That would be ideal.

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    Bogdan Secara

    Me too: such a shame due to bloating computers. 

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