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Windows 7: Avast gives you rock solid protection !

31 Dec 2009   #51
Lange

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I still have 75 days with NIS 2010 and will probably try avast when it expires... Thanks for the heads up!
I would not wait 75 days and dig it right away. Nothing from Symantec will ever infest my OS anymore. It's a resource hog, it's slow, it doesn't do what you want, does what you don't want and you pay "a lot" for it.


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02 Jan 2010   #52
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lange View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I still have 75 days with NIS 2010 and will probably try avast when it expires... Thanks for the heads up!
I would not wait 75 days and dig it right away. Nothing from Symantec will ever infest my OS anymore. It's a resource hog, it's slow, it doesn't do what you want, does what you don't want and you pay "a lot" for it.
Here we go again...
Another person who hasn't tried Norton 2009 2010 and realized its much better than avast.
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03 Jan 2010   #53
Lange

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I have tried Norton Internet Security 2009 and the latest version of Ghost and i stay with my statement. About the 2010 version i can't tell anything but honestly, i don't give a **** about it.
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03 Jan 2010   #54
Qdos

 

What's all the praise for Avasts freeware edition when the pro version offers rootkit and malware detection in addition - are people trying to say the freeware version is better than the paid for one...

I can hardly believe some of the anti-virus 'wars' which occur in discussions...
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03 Jan 2010   #55
manhunter2826

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
What's all the praise for Avasts freeware edition when the pro version offers rootkit and malware detection in addition - are people trying to say the freeware version is better than the paid for one...

I can hardly believe some of the anti-virus 'wars' which occur in discussions...
^I agree, it just shows that when it comes to anti-virus software, it's so very much a matter of personal preference - I love Avast (using the free version) and I think it gets better with each and every upgrade. But...always open to ideas.
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03 Jan 2010   #56
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lange View Post
I have tried Norton Internet Security 2009 and the latest version of Ghost and i stay with my statement. About the 2010 version i can't tell anything but honestly, i don't give a **** about it.
Don't make your statement, if you aren't going to respect other's.
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03 Jan 2010   #57
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
What's all the praise for Avasts freeware edition when the pro version offers rootkit and malware detection in addition
Well, rootkits perhaps, but to be fair, all viruses, whatever, are considered malware. Malware is short for "malicious software". I would say the "free" edition offers protection against malware, otherwise it isn't doing anything.
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03 Jan 2010   #58
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I always used to HATE Norton with a passion.

But the newest incarnation, 2010, is actually quite good.

Its been rated as one of the best this year in AV tests, so I thought id give it a try.


I must say, I was quite surprised.
Easy on resources, high detection rate... yet low rate of false positives.

Perhaps not the very best of all choices, but its up there in the top few.

It's come along way, and by no means the resource hog it used to be.

Its also one of the fastest scanners now .....

Not saying everyone go get Norton its the best ... just simply saying .. the new 2010 is far better than most would think. its nothing like older versions.
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03 Jan 2010   #59
manhunter2826

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

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Its also one of the fastest scanners now .....
That's an interesting point WM; the scanner in Avast (what I use) is quite slow and also some other ant-virus solutions; perhaps that's just the nature of scanning? File for file, bit by bit scanning. I notice the same for SpyBot also (which I also have installed).
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03 Jan 2010   #60
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Norton 2010 is very light and fast. Anyone who says differently is lying or hasn't tried it. People like to blindly hate on Norton like they hate on Vista. And while not free, you can get Norton very cheap. I just bought NIS 2010 3pc - 2 year license for $12 on Ebay.
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