Avira sends suspicious files to Protection Cloud; includes Avira Free Antivirus

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  1. Spawn

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    Disclaimer: I am neither an Avira or Malware-testing expert. Not click-bait either.

    For Avira Antivirus users, you can enable this setting to get a notification before Avira wants to a Suspicious File(s) to their Cloud; Avira Protection Cloud (APC) for analysis.

    Taken today, as tried to run a file from a simple web search - not recommended. It has a re-assuring fact that it's monitoring for anything suspicious. Avira Protection Cloud asking for permission with a list of file(s):

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    If found unwanted or malicious, it will be dealt with by Avira Antivirus - Security Alert shown below:

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    If you like what you see, you can enable this option in the settings window below:

    Open Avira > Extra > Configuration (F8) > General > Advanced Protection.
    Make sure "Enabled Protection Cloud" is checked and then mark "Confirm manually when sending suspicious files to Avira" > Apply and OK to save changes.

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    Sending suspicious files to Avira may vary depending on your computer usage and downloading habits.
     
    #1 Spawn, Mar 20, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017
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  2. Lockdown

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    All correct.
     
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  3. Arrabida Rock

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    I don't know why APC only works running files... :confused:
    It should work with real-time protection, before running suspicious files... :rolleyes:
     
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