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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

21 Jan 2010   #221
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

When it comes to security, the amount of time a scan takes should not even enter into the equation. I am using Avast 5 with MSE and find that its scan time is about the same....


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21 Jan 2010   #222
joeirish

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

well Tews it is definitely not the same as for a quick scan on Avast takes near 10 minutes and MSE takes half the time and i know time is not a problem as far as security is concerned , i was only wanting to know if it took as long on other peoples systems and i was in yahoo answers and most said that it also took double the time for a quick scan
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21 Jan 2010   #223
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeirish View Post
well Tews it is definitely not the same as for a quick scan on Avast takes near 10 minutes and MSE takes half the time and i know time is not a problem as far as security is concerned , i was only wanting to know if it took as long on other peoples systems and i was in yahoo answers and most said that it also took double the time for a quick scan
Hi there, Tews is right. Avast 5 takes about 5 mins for a quick scan; and so MSE.
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21 Jan 2010   #224
joeirish

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Well i shall agree to disagree lol

as it does not take anywhere near the same time on mine and before you say it my system is running perfectly well and has 70.9GB free of 101GB
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21 Jan 2010   #225
joeirish

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Security essentials quick scan just took 2 mins 14 secs and Avast quick scan only at 25% after 8 mins for a quick scan , so should i uninstall it and load up again
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21 Jan 2010   #226
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Hello Joeirish, Try utilising the persistent cache. You can read about it in the Help Centre top RH corner of Avast.

I did an initial full system scan which took over 50 minutes, but full system scans after this are less than 5 minutes

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21 Jan 2010   #227
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

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22 Jan 2010   #228
joeirish

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

thanks mitchell
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22 Jan 2010   #229
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joeirish View Post
so does nobody use Security Essentials or would i be better of uninstalling it and using Avast
Hello Joe,

I have no problems with running MSE and Avast at the same time on my system.
Brink, may I have your advice: we are often told to have only one anti-virus install (but one can have several anti-malware) so is this ok? thanks
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22 Jan 2010   #230
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hi Nick,

MSE is more if a anti-malware program with antivirus protection to replace Windows Defender, while Avast is a more dedicated antivirus program. That, and better protection since no one scanner can catch everything. MSE and Avast have been certified to work together as well.
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Yeah, they are supposed to be able to work without problems, side by side. You can read a small mention here from a few months ago.
avast! blog Greetings from Redmond
Ah sorry, just noticed, and thanks for the link Air; will have a read
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