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Windows 7: Avast gives you rock solid protection !

22 Dec 2009   #31
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

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22 Dec 2009   #32
gregrocker

 

Have put Avast on over a hundred machines without a single issue or virus in 10 years time.

First learned about it from MS tech support who also offered AVG as on par as a worthy free competitor, until it bloated up 4-5 years ago and never recovered it's lean mean profile again.
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22 Dec 2009   #33
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

gregrocker:

Following your past post, you're clearly an AVAST Freak

Regards-
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22 Dec 2009   #34
shinsekidoll

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

im using avast together with spybot s & d. is it a good combination or any other suggestions?
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22 Dec 2009   #35
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neoasr View Post
av-comparatives dynamic result december 2009
Symantec sure has improved, Kaspersky still way up their and then avira follows.
Avast done "Okay" but it could have done better.
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22 Dec 2009   #36
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neoasr View Post
av-comparatives dynamic result december 2009
Symantec sure has improved, Kaspersky still way up their and then avira follows.
Avast done "Okay" but it could have done better.
i dont know about others.. but why i [v] go for av which could have done better????????

i personally go for which is doing better..
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22 Dec 2009   #37
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neoasr View Post

i dont know about others.. but why i [v] go for av which could have done better????????

i personally go for which is doing better..
All this again comes down to personal preference and tastes.

Every situation and every individual case is exclusive.
So if one program is doing really (and I mean Really) good, then it dosen't mean it will be best option for me aswell. There may be a lot of things that will make that particular software the worst (and I mean not only on usability, but form security point of view) I could get.

Simple example, I may not like it's interface or even don't understand as it is too complicated (or given only few options to configure so I can't tweak it), so I will not touch it and leave like out of box.
Or I don't understand how this product is different from the one I have used, so will use it wrong way, making it useless.
Or I don't like that it is to annoying and turn it off.
Or otherway round, I am used to and like to be told about every little change on my system, but the product which is rewarded with top awards made for people who like not to be disturbed. So I will open myself to dangers believing that my software will tell me if something happens (But it will not, and it's not products mistake. And it's not my mistake that I opened myself to danger, because in fact it's not danger as in my old software would warned me)

And in my opinion all those tests and comparatives are just marketing, to make people change from one product to another and change to another again every month or so....

Even if there are honest people who want true tests. They will never use that particular product YOU use or I use. They will use it their own way and face dangers their own way. So it only means that it was good in particular their situation and their way of using it.
Because they are not me, they don't know my tastes, they don't know how I will use it..

And I think following those comparatives results just blindly is stupid.

But I am not saying those tests are useless, it may be helpful if you can't decide between 2 products or want more details on it's reaction to the way maybe similar to yours and so on...

But following them just because they won lots of awards......

No offence meant to any member of the Forum. If some took it personal, I apologise for that...

But if you are still interested, new Performance test from Av-comparatives: http://www.av-comparatives.org/compa...formance-tests
And even from there I can tell you that my own experience was different then from the results


Hope you understand what I meant

EDIT:
Quote from AV-comparatives own site:
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If you plan to buy an Anti-Virus, please visit the vendor's site and evaluate their software by downloading a trial version, as there are also many other features (e.g. firewall, HIPS, behaviorblocker, etc.) and important things (e.g. price, graphical user interface, compatibility, etc.) for an Anti-Virus that you should evaluate by yourself. Even if quite important, the data provided in the test reports on this site are just some aspects that you should consider when buying Anti-Virus software.
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22 Dec 2009   #38
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Ok turns out I hadent of updated Avast! (LOL?)
Even thought it said up-to-date, I learned you must right click on the program's taskbar icon and tell it to update.

I updated avast!, rebooted and done a full scan.
TURNS OUT, I had a trojan and rootkit still running.
The rootkit was in my SySWOW64 Drivers folder, and the trojan being a a fake winlogon.exe. I deleted both after the full system scan.

I think ill keep avast! as long as it last
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23 Dec 2009   #39
AussieGuy92

 
 

Avast failed my test even with it updated it still let virus in and did not detect all the test files that i downloaded while MSE detected all of them.
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23 Dec 2009   #40
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
Avast failed my test even with it updated it still let virus in and did not detect all the test files that i downloaded while MSE detected all of them.
It seemed to find two things that: Norton, MSE, Malwarebytes and superantispyware failed to detect!
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6775/virusl.png

Off topic: COMODO 4 is being worked on. Untrusted applications are ran in "sandbox" mode - Making it a super strong security program. The antivirus is expected to be MUCH better in terms of detection and not harm performance. Firewall isent expected to be tweeked much, as its already 99% perfect. A new, red interface looks very well on the new COMODO Internet Security Suit 4. Cant wait till the release.

Until COMODO 4, I will be staying with Avast! 5 Beta!
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