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avast antivirus

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:44 pm
by argueritha
How well does Avast Antivirus work for you? I have been using Avast Antivirus along with widows defender. So far Avast has caught every trojan and spyware, but I was wondering if it really is as good as they claim... Has anyone ever had any problems with Avast Antivirus?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:09 am
by fussnfeathers
LOL WAY wrong forum bud. This needs to move to the General Discussion forum.

Been using it for a year, haven't had a problem........but isn't that the point of an AV? You're doing something wrong if you're getting viruses it can't handle for some reason.......change your surfing habit.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:56 am
by Ghen
avast! usually gets high marks in anti-virus testing. I mainly follow PCMag's tests because they seem to do the most realistic testing.

That being said, the free program has daily popups saying the program has been updated, this made me want to uninstall the product. I want everything to be silent. Your mileage may vary.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:58 pm
by Karlsweldt
Avast is a good program, so too is AVG and others. But those 'free' programs don't give total protection.
Link scanners, rootkit scanners, Email scanners.. plus other features, may only be included in subscribed-to programs.
Whatever the level of protection, do a full system scan at least daily.
My AVG programming is auto-updated several times daily.. without a whimper or notice. But when a major update comes down, then I may have to reboot.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:29 pm
by fussnfeathers
I used AVG right up until the newest program update (well, newest-ish, last year sometime), and it turned into a resource hog. Slowed my poor mom's rig down so bad she could barely check email, what with the multiple redundant scanners running. Typical cycle, I expect Avast will wind up doing the same thing...........there used to be a day when Norton was good, too.

Good, simple AV, malware scanner, and common sense is all you really need. Avast as a good range of basics, IM, network, web, access, P2P, email......all works without interfering with each other.

Even the best, top rated paid AV suite with every protection known to man isn't gonna help if you click a link, then ignore the warning and click through.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:18 am
by dve83
Agreed. AVG turned out to be pretty resource hungry in later versions. Used avast for about a year, only had problems with regard to over optimistic detections - sometimes it would see certain files as infected when in fact the weren't - other than that no problems (except for the interface :-) ). Now using Kaspersky - around R50 ($5) for 1 year license, must have been a special or something for OEM cd- havent seen or heard from it since installation - very happy.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:46 am
by Copper
I have been using Avast Antivirus along with widows defender. So far Avast has caught every trojan and spyware

i thinks that answers the question