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How to reinstall Avira AntiVir Personal Edition version
including non-default installation and configuration options)


1. Verify that your currently installed Avira AntiVir Personal Edition product version is either v10.0.0.592 or v10.0.0.596. (Navigate to Help > About Avira AntiVir Personal... > Version information).

If it is already version, you don't need to do anything.


2. Download Avira AntiVir Personal Edition v10.0.0.567. Save it to the desktop or to another location where you'll find it easily.

3. Completely uninstall Avira v10.0.0.592 or v10.0.0.596 from Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > (Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus) Remove button.


3a. Click Yes to completely remove. An Avira feedback page will load in your browser, which you can ingore.


3b. Click Finish to reboot your computer and complete the uninstallation.


4. Navigate to the Avira v10.0.0.567 executable file you downloaded and double-click it to start the default installation.


5. Click the 'Continue' or 'Next' buttons through the defaults, except for those pictured below:


5a. On the 'Choose Installation Type' screen, chose ' Custom '.


5b. On the 'Optional registration' screen, uncheck the box that says ' Yes, I would like to register as a user of Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus '.



5c. On the 'Configure AHeAD' screen, chose ' High detection level '.



5d. On the 'Select extended threat categories' screen, check ' Select all '.



5e. On the 'Guard start mode' screen, select ' Secure start '.



5e. On the 'System scan' screen, uncheck ' Performs short system scan after the installation '.



6. Click ' Finish ' on the last screen and click ' Abort ' on the initial update when it starts automatically. Click the Close button or just wait for the installation screens to disappear.





7. Open Avira by double-clicking on the red umbrella icon in the Windows Taskbar.
Click on the blue ' Configuration ' link in the mid upper-right hand corner of Avira's main window.



8. Check the 'Expert mode' box in the mid upper-left hand corner. Make the changes to the default settings pictured below.


8a. Select Scanner > Scan > Action on detection > Automatic, Copy file to quarantine before action, Primary action: repair, Secondary action: delete.



8b. Select Update > Product update > Do not download product updates.



8c. Select Update > Restart settings > Query whether computer should be restarted.



8d. Uncheck General > Warnings > Files have been successfully updated, Registration with administrator rights.

Click OK to save these configuration changes.



9. Back on Avira's main screen, click on the ' Start update ' link on the middle right-hand side. The update should progress as below. When it's complete, a green checkmark should replace the red X on the right of the 'Last update' row of Avira's main screen. It should also show the current date.







10. Finally, set up a daily shutdown scan for a time that's later than anyone normally would be using your computer. This will ensure that your system undergoes regular complete scans (in addition to being protected by Avira's realtime scanning).


10a. From Avira's main screen select Administration > Scheduler. Right-click on the default Complete System Scan and select Edit job.

Click 'Next' through the defaults except those pictured below.


10b. On the 'Time of the job' screen, chose the time for the nightly shutdown scan to start.


10c. On the 'Selection of the display mode' screen, check the ' Shut down computer if job is done ' box. Click Finish.


10d. Lastly, check the box under Enabled on the Complete System Scan.


Close out of the Avira window. You're all done.


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