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Windows 7: Avast gives you rock solid protection !

21 Dec 2009   #21
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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Norton does which is why I decided to install that instead.
Also nice one.
Are you instaling NIS 2010?
If yes, after installing there in application Ratings put "Full Scan". so it will scan all files regardless if it is trusted by Norton or not.

P.S. Dinesh, sorry for hijacking your thread
No problem mate.
I also want to tell you guys that there are many malware that some AV will detect and others may not. So you just can't fully rely on one anti virus. A combination perhaps helps protect the computer better.


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21 Dec 2009   #22
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post

Norton does which is why I decided to install that instead.
Also nice one.
Are you instaling NIS 2010?
If yes, after installing there in application Ratings put "Full Scan". so it will scan all files regardless if it is trusted by Norton or not.

P.S. Dinesh, sorry for hijacking your thread
Everything seems fine in that area. Norton has a lot of "Extra" features to help protect your PC.
Back on topic, Avast 5 did have a much-improved interface. Though sandbox mode needs some work.
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21 Dec 2009   #23
MyWin7

 

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Avast 5 is the lightest anti virus available in the market. Its always under 10MB. Cant beat that..

Whereas MSE, is always above 50 MB.

Looking up my task manager here MSE is one process of 2.4MB in ram


come again?
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21 Dec 2009   #24
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
sorry for a bit offtopic.

guys I see, you are using NIS 2010.
I am using it aswell, so I am just curious:
What you put on application ratings (Full scan, Standart, High trust? )

On Topic:
Dinesh, nice one.

Was it intended test or did it save your ass on real life scenario? (which would be really cool in a way)
m on full scan..
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21 Dec 2009   #25
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyWin7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post


Avast 5 is the lightest anti virus available in the market. Its always under 10MB. Cant beat that..

Whereas MSE, is always above 50 MB.

Looking up my task manager here MSE is one process of 2.4MB in ram


come again?
Click "Show all processes from all users"
Theirs 2 MSE processes. One averages around 3MB of RAM, Another 40-60MB of RAM.
Currently Norton has 2 processes, one taking 3.4mb of ram, another 4.9MB of RAM.
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21 Dec 2009   #26
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyWin7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post


Avast 5 is the lightest anti virus available in the market. Its always under 10MB. Cant beat that..

Whereas MSE, is always above 50 MB.

Looking up my task manager here MSE is one process of 2.4MB in ram


come again?
Check Show Processes from all users and then look for the MsMpEng.exe process.
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21 Dec 2009   #27
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyWin7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post


Avast 5 is the lightest anti virus available in the market. Its always under 10MB. Cant beat that..

Whereas MSE, is always above 50 MB.

Looking up my task manager here MSE is one process of 2.4MB in ram


come again?
Check Show Processes from all users and then look for the MsMpEng.exe process.
comeon dinesh , wats big deal . 50mb or 10 mb dosent count if av protect ur pc + didnt slow ur pc..

if 1 person using 4gb ram he didnt look 4 50 mb or 10 mb..

v all just want safe pc... use av with ur sys requirement
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21 Dec 2009   #28
MyWin7

 

Okay, thanks, 34MB on top but still nowhere near 50MB
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21 Dec 2009   #29
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

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Okay, thanks, 34MB on top but still nowhere near 50MB
Ive seen MSE at 60MB before.
Though it doesnt really matter since I got 8GB of RAM.
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21 Dec 2009   #30
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Avast 5???
I am so out of date... BSOD!

XD

I've also been using Avast for quite a long time, until I found out that I had over 500 malware on D:\ where I kept all my files. avast never reported a single thing, for over 3 years, so I switched to Avira until I bought Win7 and installed MSE. But now I'm tempted to instal Avast once again...
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