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Task Manager Pro is a powerful utility that provides a comprehensive set of tools to put you in full control of your computer. It gives you full detailed information about every process or application that is running, and lets you easily block or change the priority of each.

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AnVir Task Manager Pro ($49.95)
AnVir Task Manager Pro + 3 additional years of updates and priority support ($79.90)
Review Written by Roger Thomasson
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Alexander Deliyannis I'm a registered user of AnVir TM Pro and have relied in it significantly in the past. It offers the most comprehensive management of startup items that I have come across. However, I found that on several occasions it would use up to 20% of resources which I found excessive. I wonder if this is to be addressed in upcoming versions.
Mar 8 2014 at 1:29am Copy Link
Stephen B Certainly a very comprehensive piece of software. I have it running on 3 computers and actually use it a lot, blocking services, managing startup, etc.

Baffling though that there hasn't been an update for ages.
Mar 8 2014 at 5:29am Copy Link
Tortuga I do hope the company shows up this time, as it rarely makes an appearance or answers any questions !!!
After using this tool for a couple of years through giveaways, decided to encourage the Dev. & bought it on BdJ 27Sept.2012 with 3Y extended updates.
Last month had a problem on Paypal & decided to verify ALL transactions for the past year, just to make sure ...
And found a charge from Avangate for AnVir on 27.Sept.2013 for $49.95US
Apparently this was "pre-authorized" during the purchase!!? We went back, verified ALL the screenshots we made during purchase, the invoices, the PDFs, the eMails and can NOT find ANYWHERE where this authorization would have been made.
Furthermore, this makes no sense at all, as by buying the 3Y extension we were already covered for 4 Years!!
What is this charge for??
I did NOT ask for, did NOT authorize, nor do I want another license!!
It's quite frustrating! Did anybody else had this charge?
Plus, on AnVir's own site there is no "automatic update charge" mentioned anywhere
Can somebody from AnVir or BdJ help?
Thank you
Mar 10 2014 at 3:35am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Tortuga - We've just contacted the vendor to help with the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 10 2014 at 4:26am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Tortuga,
I had exactly the same problem. $49.95 taken from my account without my permission. I emailed AnVir four or five times and got no reply, the same from Avangate. It's a great program but unless they change their underhand practise I advise people to steer clear.
Mar 10 2014 at 4:35am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Peter Gabriel - We've contacted the vendor regarding your issue as well.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 10 2014 at 6:58am Copy Link
Tortuga @Constantin, Thank You!
Just sent you an eMail w pertinent information
@Peter :) Thank You for your post. Really!!
There I was, thinking I was the only one w this problem :(
Now I'm wondering how many are being charged "under the radar".
With such busy lives, there's hardly time to verify/control/inspect everything ...
But really, totally discouraging that you never got a reply from AnVir.!!!
Hoping that BdJ involvement will produce immediate results, it's their reputation on the line as well.
Dunno if you bought RadarSync, if so check that as well. Just realized we were charged again on 21.2.2014, a year after the initial purchase *sigh*
Well, lets see how this evolves. So, keep us posted, Peter
Mar 10 2014 at 7:28am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Constantin,

Thanks. I'd given up all hope of getting this resolved.


No I haven't bought RadarSync, thank goodness!
Mar 10 2014 at 8:01am Copy Link
D Rogers Well I am all set to purchase Anvir Task Manager Pro when it is promoted in a few days. However, the secret charges, the lack of developer response on these boards has me scratching my head to say the least. I am on trial version right now and it is impressive software. Great product. Poor marketing.
Mar 10 2014 at 3:52pm Copy Link
Ilya Kheifets Hi,

There were some problems with setting for automatic license prolongation on Avangate. If you were charged without your permission please write to our support or to Avangate support to get a refund.
AnVir Software - Mar 10 2014 at 11:41pm Copy Link
Frank Stephens I also used to like AnVir, but it crashed my computer. After years without an update, they finally released a version which I thought had fixed the crashing issue (and I was using a different version of Windows, so a different OS installation). I also purchased the new version with one year of updates plus 3 additional years. The crash issue was never fixed (crashes the network driver when there is no network monitoring). I quit using it and was hit by the surreptitious "upgrade" charge, even though I wasn't using it and was well within my 4-year additional upgrade period, and for a price far larger than what I paid for the software with 4 years of upgrades. Took about 3 weeks to get my money back, I was about to turn the matter over to my credit-card issuer, and I would have prevailed since there was no authorization. Needless to say, I won't be having anything to do with AnVir ever again.
Mar 11 2014 at 12:20am Copy Link
John Terdik I was all set to purchase but did not like the fact that the company is not responding.
Mar 11 2014 at 12:49am Copy Link
Jason Howard Several years ago I purchased AnVir. I didn't bother to renew. Bugs were left unfixed, no updates released within the 12 month license I had purchased. Looking at the "support forums" there appears to be a very casual approach to addressing user questions and issues, many left unanswered still. I'm not re-purchasing AnVir because to me it appears that AnVir is little more than a side project for the developer (a nice little source of residual income). I've since replaced AnVir with other software that receives the deserved focus and support, and not something that just gets wheeled out each year when licence renewals are due.
Mar 11 2014 at 12:54am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Ilya Kheifets

If you knew about the problems why didn't you reply to my many emails? Same goes for Avangate. I shall send yet another email and hope for the best.
Mar 11 2014 at 1:06am Copy Link
CodeDog One of the programs I purchased here at BDJ last year was through Avangate, and I too had an additional charge deducted from my account soon after that I hadn't authorized.

I went straight to PayPal, who worked with me to resolve the issue and get the money back. Very pleased with their support. I decided after that, though, that I'd never purchase another product through Avangate...
Mar 11 2014 at 1:19am Copy Link
njw I came here to buy as well but have changed my mind with the comments here about the secret charges and the lack of updates. I don't feel confident
Mar 11 2014 at 1:37am Copy Link
William Gorman I had this program throgh a Giveawayoftheday offering a few years ago and didn't renew at the end of the free period. I guess I'm glad I didn't from the comments. I'll pass now too.
Mar 11 2014 at 3:25am Copy Link
Software Guy I ordered AnVir with 3 additional years of updates too. I used the key they sent me and all worked well for 1 year then I too received a renewal request. I went back to look at my keys and found they had sent 2 keys to activate - the first was the normal 1 year key. The second was different than the first and it added 3 years of updates. So for the folks that ordered AnVir Task Manager in the past - please carefully check your emails from the purchase - you will see that 2 keys were sent in 2 separate emails and the key you want to use is the second key for the extended updates.
I hope that clears up some problems because AnVir Task Manager is a nice and useful program and it would be a shame to see them lose sales because of a key misunderstanding.
Mar 11 2014 at 6:15am Copy Link
patara I also had purchased previously a year plus 3 additional years. I had no reminder because I applied the 2nd key right from the start as per the email sent to me. It stated to enter the 2nd key to get the 3 additional years. Free Updates: 4 years.
Mar 11 2014 at 7:09am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Wow,

Just received an email from Avangate confirming a refund. Resolved at last!!
Mar 11 2014 at 7:12am Copy Link
D Rogers I'm going to take the plunge and buy the program, because I am impressed with it. Anybody have thoughts on if the upgrade purchase for the extra $12. is worth the price, and risk?
Mar 11 2014 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Kelly Major I purchased this offer about a year ago with the 3 years of updates. A few weeks ago I received a notice that I needed to purchased another year renewal to continue my coverage. Typically I renew all of my software unless I don't use it. I keep Anvir running all the time so I didn't want it to expire. I was leaving the next day to go out of town so I quickly renewed it only to find out upon my return that I had coverage for another 3 years from my original purchase. I haven't tried to contact anyone regarding a refund because I felt like it was my error, and I was afraid if I received the refund it might cause some confusion and cause my original purchase of the addition 3 years to get cancelled in error. I was planning to just "eat" it since it was my own mistake and I still might.

The one thing I don't like is the comments about getting a response from the vendor, especially since the forums are essentially dead. Also, in the year I've had the software there hasn't been a single update of any kind. Which seems very unusual for this kind of software.
Mar 11 2014 at 2:57pm Copy Link
Jason Howard @ D Rogers - Purchasing 12 months of updates could mean nothing, when you consider the history of released updates (ie. no releases or updates between Apr 2010 and 2012, then nothing since Jan 2013).

Paying extra for 3 years of possible updates is a gamble when there is no published "road map" or development plan and no history of *regular* release dates. You don't know where the product is headed, or when it is scheduled - so paying for 3 years of updates is just an insurance policy. Maybe it is a wise purchase, maybe not.
Mar 11 2014 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Brian W I also bought last year and had an automatic renewal appear -- I NEVER choose that!! Lost trust. Will stay with the free version.
Mar 11 2014 at 4:44pm Copy Link
Tortuga Hi Everybody! Just got home, so was unable to contact AnVir till now.
Have not received anything either from Avangate nor AnVir.
Just sent a message through the "Contact Us" on their site, hoping that was the right way to do it. But I am encouraged that Peter had his charges reversed!!

@Kelly I encourage you to also ask for a reimbursement, as this is a known tactic ie, they know people are too busy to read/analyze everything & most probably just click "Next". I find these practices deceiving!!
@Jason You said "I've since replaced AnVir with other software"
What is the soft you are using now? I remember many moons ago, you said that several other apps could do the same, but it was more practical to have everything integrated by the same app. That's why I've been using AnVir :)
Mar 11 2014 at 4:57pm Copy Link
J S Constantin Florea [BitsDuJour Administrator] I have one question to ask you or You and the Vendor.

Is there any discounted code or URL available for people - such as myself, who bought the 1Year+3Years Extra Updates & Support package almost 4 years ago?

I had hoped that as my original 4 year package came up for renewal, I would be able to simply purchase an additional "3 additional years of updates and priority support for AnVir Task Manager Pro" but I have NOT seen anything to that effect and NO license renewal notices have appeared in my email.

OR, is there NO option but to buy the entire package again for $31.96 USD ?

- - - - - - - - - -

Finally - "If" it is possible to just buy "3 additional years of updates and priority support for AnVir Task Manager Pro" packages, I DO NOT WANT TO DO IT WiTH PayPal, because PayPal DOES NOT ALLOW GiFT Purchases (ie. intended to be a gift), NOR does PayPal allow for variations in License Names being different to the name as printed on the credit card.

At least Avangate & a few other companies do allow for GiFT or Buyer & Different Recipient variations. Some people may be fans of PayPal but I am not one of them.
Mar 11 2014 at 5:25pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @J S - I've just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 12 2014 at 1:57am Copy Link
Jason Howard @Tortuga - The theory of replacing lots of smaller tools with an integrated tool makes sense when the capabilities of the integrated tool best meets the users needs. Over the past few years there have been several programs that have developed into very capable and mature tools. Of course this comes down to what the needs of the user are, and AnVir (in my case) has fallen well behind what the competition offers.

At the moment I use Process Lasso Pro, Process Hacker (from SourceForge), Sysinternals Process Monitor, Listary Pro, Netbalancer, and the Chameleon Manager suite of tools. All of these tools have free and commercial versions - most of which have previously appeared on BDJ. To get the depth of specialised features, provided with tools like Process Monitor or NetBalancer you have to move away from the generic integrated tools towards more specialist or dedicated tools.

I guess when AnVir stops growing, users out-grow AnVir, and move on.
Mar 12 2014 at 3:17am Copy Link
Louis H I am another who was charged 49.95 "renewal" without authorization following the first year completion of the extended 3 year deal I purchased here back in Feb of 2013. I had trouble finding the emails with the info confirming that three year option had been paid for until those of you who already experienced this problem as well alerted me to the realization that I had made the purchase here.

I have written the vendor and will post back once they resolve the matter to my satisfaction.

Program wise, i really do wish there would be more of an indication that the vendor is actually committed to active development of this product. If I had not had the 3 year extension I would NOT have renewed anyway. There really is no need to keep upgrading a program that is not getting at least yearly major changes. My real concern is that I frequently check my PayPal account to insure there are no unauthorized charges or "automatic renewals" scheduled. I never check for those when making a purchase and thus am very leery of Avangate. Either I somehow missed this or it was added at a latter date than when I first placed the order. Wherever the mishap occurred I have learned to check my paypal account on a daily basis just as I do my checking and credit card accounts.
Mar 12 2014 at 11:12am Copy Link
Mark Johnson Whether the deception was intentional or not, the business practice discussed here definitely needs to change.

When a customer purchases a 4-year license of a product and is sent a 1-year license and a 3-year license, it is only common sense that many of those customers would apply the 1-year license and then totally forget about the 3-year license during the next year. If the company then sends the customer notices about license expiration as the end of that first year approaches, what could be expected other than for many of those customers to go ahead and pay again?

I see that on the Anvir website the same 4-year license process is in place that is discussed here. I definitely recommend that Anvir changes how that works.

Mar 12 2014 at 11:58am Copy Link
Louis H I am in full agreement with Mark. This whole situation has indeed soured me towards AnVir as well as Avangate. Eliminating the "auto renewal" unless clearly labeled as such with a clear message offering the easy opportunity to decline it would go a long way in repairing the damage done.

What really bothers the most, however, is the Vendor's acknowledgement that there were/are problems with this auto renewal being set but they have NOT sent out a notice to their customers proactively alerting them to this knowledge. In other words, they appear to be simply waiting for the customer to find the problem. THAT gives rise to the possibility that they are hoping some will never catch the problem. And THAT is VERY bad business practice. Like the recent GM recall for faulty ignition switches that it now appears was known about as early as 2004 and apparently left unaddressed until recently.

Companies that demonstrate an awareness there may be a problem with their products and/or services and avoid being proactive by alerting their customers to the problem bring into question exactly what level of actual commitment they have for their customers. It may all have been an honest mistake/error, but now that it is known there is a problem, AnVir needs to demonstrate their commitment to their customers by taking the time to review ALL recent "auto renewals" and proactively taking steps to refund those inappropriately charged. Anything less will speak far worse of them than the mistake itself.
Mar 12 2014 at 12:17pm Copy Link
Tortuga Hi all, I don't have good news, in fact NO news at all ...
As per my previous post, contacted AnVir (this is +24hrs ago!), still no acknowledgement from them nor reimbursement from Avangate!!
Very disappointing!!!!
Same w RadarSync: Mr Florea continued working behind the scenes to get me in contact w the company. I wrote, no response at all
I am grateful to BdJ for taking the matter seriously & making an effort to resolve the matter. Though not having any positive results is quite frustrating.
Wondering what I could/should do next!!?? Any ideas?
Mar 12 2014 at 2:18pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Tortuga,

Did you try contacting AnVir via this method:
I got a pretty quick response.
Mar 12 2014 at 2:57pm Copy Link
Louis H I just received my refund from Avangate. I sent an email to both AnVir via their online form AND Avangate. I have not heard anything directly from AnVir, but within 2 hours of sending an email to Avangate a refund was issued with an explanation that they had been informed BY AnVir that the order was in error and a refund was due. The credit is also now showing up in my PayPal account.
Mar 12 2014 at 3:54pm Copy Link
Tortuga Dear Peter, Yes, that is indeed what I did, as I searched but did not find another means of communication. As of yet, have heard nothing from any of the 2 companies :( I'm glad you were able to get the matter resolved quickly. It is therefore puzzling I've not got at least a reply ...

Hi Jason! Sorry, so stressed w all this, didn't see your reply. Thank you.
Of those you use, I bought Process Lasso Pro & the wonderful Listary Pro!
Will investigate the others!! Also bought, but hv yet to install WinPatrol, which you did not mention. What do you use as a startup guard?
We use AnVir mainly 1) to stop new unwanted startup entries 2) for the 'Save As' dialog 3) for the extra enhancements & the Windows buttons.
Thank you again, Peace
Mar 12 2014 at 3:54pm Copy Link

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