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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

29 Nov 2009   #131
catilley1092

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

You can't beat Avast, no matter what anyone says. I've used it for three years on four different systems, three laptops and this new PC that I'm using. Most antivirus programs slows the system noticeably, while Avast doesn't. And you have realtime protection. But it is a must to set the program to auto update. You'll know that it is updating, because it actually tells you so in audio. Add Ad Aware for a complete 1-2 punch against all malware, adware, spyware, tracking cookies and much more. The best thing about it is that both programs are free. And you get no "nag screens" trying to get you to make a purchase. But keep in mind that the free versions are for personal use only. They both have paid versions for business or professional purposes. You can't go wrong with this kind of protection.


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29 Nov 2009   #132
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

New 5.0.254 Avast Beta version available. See first post for more details.
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30 Nov 2009   #133
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
New 5.0.254 Avast Beta version available. See first post for more details.
Yep, this is the version that I have downloaded and installed. Just for fun I've been trying the Avast 5 Beta 3 that was recently released. Pretty impressed with it so far. Very light and did very well in the tests that I've thrown at it.

For a FREE anti virus product, I don't think you can go wrong with Avast. Nice interface as well.
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30 Nov 2009   #134
AussieGuy92

 
 

i am not sure all my friends say Avast! is good and i like it with all the features with a free sercurity product but MSE has been doing a good job what is better?
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30 Nov 2009   #135
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
i am not sure all my friends say Avast! is good and i like it with all the features with a free sercurity product but MSE has been doing a good job what is better?
I'd take Avast over MSE.
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30 Nov 2009   #136
mattburles

 

beta 5.0.259 now available

NEW Free AV and IS beta build 5.0.259
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30 Nov 2009   #137
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Matt. First post updated.
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01 Dec 2009   #138
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

New Avast 4.8.1368 WHQL (not beta) version released. See first post for more details.
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03 Dec 2009   #139
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Just a heads up guys and gals. The latest AVAST update (definitions I guess) is going absolutely bonkers with false positives. I don't know if it was malicious or database corruption, but a lot of systems are getting hosed right now. You might want to turn off standard/network shields for the time being until this is fixed...

avast is flipping out - Wilders Security Forums
False positive in Avast! or is it real? - dslreports.com

Hopefully we get through this unscathed.. not sure Alwill 'will' :/
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03 Dec 2009   #140
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would recommend to use the latest BETA build for now then. The 5.0.259 beta version is working perfectly fine for me currently.
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