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Windows 7: Avast free antivirus + Win7 firewall ?


14 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Avast free antivirus + Win7 firewall ?

I've previously used Avast free antivirus with ZoneAlarm firewall and also with Comodo firewall. I'm currently using Norton Internet Security but was thinking about switching to Avast free antivirus & using the Windows 7 firewall. But I was looking on the Avast forum & it appears people are having a problem with that combination.

I've read through a lot of the threads on this here forum & am left with mixed thoughts. There seems to be some problems & some people are switching from Avast 8 back to Avast 7, or to the latest version of Avast 8 which I have not seen any comments on. And of course some people are not having any problems.

Is there a consensus of opinion on which version of Avast free to use with Windows 7 Firewall?
If it version 7, where can I download a copy from?


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14 Mar 2013   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Mike99,

I'm using the latest Avast 8 version with Outpost FW Pro (latest version 8) without any trouble even though they are not compatible. Outpost program files are added to Avast exclusion list.
Both of the above try to do the same thing but I don't allow it.
Outpost FW has 'Web Control' and 'Antispyware' but I don't use them. Avast handles Spyware for me.
Avast has browser plug ins, I don't use them. I use Opendns.
I also use Winpatrol free + WOT in Firefox 19.0.2
See my PC Specs for more.
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14 Mar 2013   #3

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Hello Mike99,

I have Avast 8 free on a Win 7 32 Bit system using Windows Firewall, MBAM Pro, and WinPatrol free.
I also updated to IE 10 on this system (FF is my primary browser).
No problems so far...

I have Avast 7 free on a Win 7 64 Bit system using Windows Firewall, MBAM Pro, and WinPatrol free.
I have IE 9 on this system (FF is my primary browser).
No problems.

You can download Avast 7 from
Old Version of Avast Antivirus Download - OldApps.com
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14 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Hello Mike99,

You can download Avast 7 from
Old Version of Avast Antivirus Download - OldApps.com
I went to the website that you recommended & have a big problem.

I tried to d/l avast vers 7 and initially my browser (Firefox) said it would take 2 days. I tried again & it said 7 hours. I tried several times & kept getting similar d/l times.

Whenever I looked in my download file folder there were 6 partial avast downloads there, & I kept deleting them. But they keep re-appearing even though I stopped trying to d/l avast 7. I've even cold re-booted the PC but as soon as I open Firefox & close it the 6 avast partial downloads re-appear in the download file. I've even restored the PC to an earlier time, but as soon as I open FF & close it the 6 partial d/l files are there again.

Here's the filename that keeps appearing:
avast_free_antovirus_setup_7.0.1474.exe.part

The second one has a (2) the third has a (3) at the end & so forth.

And the d/l times are the times that I opened FF. IOW every time it's new d/l attempts.

How the heck do I stop these downloads?
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15 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I finally got the screen where it says "Save As" or "Run", And then the Download Manager. This displayed 6 d/l happening, but the green status bars were not moving. I paused 5 of them & kept toggling the other one on & off. This sometimes moved the status bar slightly. Eventually that one d/l was complete & I deleted the other paused d/ls.

So far everything appears to be back to normal. But I have no idea why the "save As" or the Download Mgr took forever to come up.
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15 Mar 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I downloaded it with FF 19.0.2 and it took less than 2 minutes.
I have Uverse with 12 Mbps Down speed.
Maybe they had server problems when you tried to download.
Can you Right click the FF download and Cancel the download?

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15 Mar 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You posted your last reply while I was typing my reply...

Glad you got it sorted!
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