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Windows 7: Avast Internet Secuirty Yes or No?

21 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Avast Internet Secuirty Yes or No?

Right now im running the trail version of avast internet secuirty.. before i was running free. There an offer that i got that is $30 for 1 full year of avast internet. I want to buy it, but im not sure that i really need how.

How is it better than free as i dont see much difference

Edit: I saw Vipire Antivirus for the same price, so as well as the above question. Which is better avast internet or Vipre Antivirus

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21 Oct 2011   #2

windows 7 Pro x64

You definitely want to spent money on antivirus? Why? There are free alternatives as you know yourself... And as you said you did not spot the difference, spend your $30 on your loved ones... they would be more grateful... It's my thoughts made loud...The choice is yours, of course...
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21 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It all depends upon what you do on the internet. I don't do much that's pirated software, no hacking sites, no peer to peer sites, no newsgroup downloading, etc. For me, spending anything on AV is simply a waste of money. In fact, I often am disappointed that I spent the time running malwarebytes scan since it never finds anything on my boxes.
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21 Oct 2011   #4

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I am using Avast free antivirus from when my Eset expired in last year, and I haven't seen any difference in my security state . The free Avast works as good as anything else I have used earlier for me .
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21 Oct 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

The Avast AIS also gives you the firewall.

I have the paid version and like it.
I got it on special last year buy one year and get two years.
$30 for 2 years was a great deal.
I'm not sure I will renew at $30 for a year.

Many run the free Avast with the Windows firewall.
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21 Oct 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Take the 30 bucks and treat your better half to a couple of big Macs - plus fries and chocolate shake.
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21 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

FWIW: I run Vipre premium (all you can eat variety, unlimited home computers) and also the paid version of Malware bytes. I have never had a problem and feel so much better knowing that even a good popular web site can get hacked and have an injection wierdo on it. Without any AV, your at the mercy of the bad guys.

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22 Oct 2011   #8

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
How is it better than free as i dont see much difference
The differences are listed here;

avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection

but as you have stated there is not a great deal of extra features.

I have not used AIS so i am not really in a position to give advice but for myself i have found i am happy with Avast free version along with Mbam & SAS on demand free scanners

Might pay to check you have not got two firewalls running if you are using A.I.S.
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22 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Well im still not sure...
i tend to use the internet for mainly social netoworking, and research... i do tend to do internet banking online and buy stuff online. I use torrents for stuff i shouldent, and i vist adults sites
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22 Oct 2011   #10

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Free versus Paid Anti Virus...

* You are asking for opinions.

Opinions are not always based on logic.

* Avast versus
Vipre? For me neither.

* Paid versus Free. I would always choose paid.

Generally, free apps have less-frequent malware-signature updates than paid products do, which can leave a window of opportunity for brand-new baddies to evade detection. Most of the free apps we tried update their signature databases only once daily.
Can You Trust Free Antivirus Software? | PCWorld

......there are some differences between the paid and free versions of security software of the same company with regards to the protection components offered.
In other words, the engine components available in the products are what you are paying for.

More -

Thus, free apps may have antivirus or anti-spyware capabilities, but a paying customer definitely receives increased protection for the system through a bunch of components (such as email scanner, web shield, behavioral analysis, etc.) not included in the free edition of the product.
Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection - Softpedia
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