I have a paid license for Avira, and I swear, if this doesn't end, it's the last time I'm using it. I opened Task Manager today because something new called "OrganiZen" or whatever popped up in my right-click menu while in Explorer. I saw it was an Avira item and turned it off. Then, I notice "Optimizer Host" is now an entry that's running all the time. I didn't pay for that. I don't want it. I paid for anti-virus and that's all I want. I have a gaming system, and I like to keep background processes down to as little as possible.
I don't want Mail protection as my mail is all done online. Yet, I can't turn that off without it coming back on later or constantly giving me an "action required" notice.
I like the Phantom VPN. I may have been tempted to get it. However, Avira is getting to be on par with adware programs that install stuff constantly when not asked.
I want a lean, mean, anti-virus that does that. Nothing more, nothing less. No added features "previewed" by being installed, especially when I have to pay more to actually get them to work. You run to advertise? Send me an email and I'll look it over, but integrate it into my context menus or have it running in the background to do absolutely nothing but advertise for itself? No.
So, just letting you know, as a customer. When the time my license expires, if this isn't cut down to anti-virus and nothing but (since that's what's paid for), I won't be resubscribing. I have 11 Avira processes running right now, and that includes the MailScanner service that I just told Avira to turn off.
Oh, and I don't like scheduled scans I don't control. I don't want Avira running scheduled scans. I'll run a manual one when I want. Windows 10 was bad enough for that, which is one reason I paid for Avira, now it's doing it. Give me an option to disable that, which carries across reboots.
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