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Windows 7: Avast custom install - what are the shields?

26 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gautam7 View Post
Well currently script shield doesnot work anyway they have modified the script shield in the new beta which is expected to release soon. One question why you wanted to uninstall shield? Avast is already very light on resourse. I have installed all the shield (even script shield which does not work) and uninstalled only webrep and gadget these two are not security measure so i think they are unnesesary. I think you should install filesystem shield, web shield, network shield and behaviour shield.

Personally, I did it because sometimes these things can lead to unexpected complications....however there was probably/hopefully no need as Avast seems to be a pretty decent piece of software.

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26 Aug 2011   #12

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Personally, I did it because sometimes these things can lead to unexpected complications....however there was probably/hopefully no need as Avast seems to be a pretty decent piece of software.
Yes avast is petty decent and rest assured the shield of avast don't conflict with each other, if you have any other program to monitor other thing then only you should uninstall those shield. I personally have disabled the web shield of online armor so that webshield of online armor and avast don't collide. There are many other user who has used both shield with no conflict. Apart from that there are no reason to uninstall any shield IMO.

File system shield is the most demanding shield because it accesses the HDD all the time other shield are only active when relevent data hit the HDD. Sure they use some memory but the difference is really so minimal i don't think anyone would notice it even with a memory monitoring program.
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26 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

If you want minimal shields running, I would recommend:

Network + File + Web + Behavious

Though if your system can handle the AV software as a whole, there's really no point in unchecking any of them. There's never such thing as too much protection so for the most efficient results in virus detection, let avast! do its job fully. You can always change the settings later if it lags up your computer.
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