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Windows 7: Avast gives you rock solid protection !

04 Jan 2010   #61
Lange

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I had various "annoying" problems with Norton AV in the past. For that reason i simply will not have anything from Norton on PC any more (for now). It's a bit the same as with buying a new car. You buy a Ford (just an example or people call me a Ford hater which i'm not) and find out it's crap, you buy your next car which still is a Ford and you still find it's crap. Then you buy your 3th car and again you buy a Ford and again you have issues with it. If you buy then your 4th car and go for a GM car people say: why didn't you buy a Ford? They have become better you know...
I have the same with Norton...


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04 Jan 2010   #62
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
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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31 Jan 2010   #63
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Looks like Avast is becoming more and more better.

Avast gives you rock solid protection !-capture.png

VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan - Result


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31 Jan 2010   #64
manhunter2826

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

I still have not updated to version 5; I am waiting for the Avast reminder - prompts when an update version needs installing
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31 Jan 2010   #65
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi there, why don't you download and install the version 5 manually?
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31 Jan 2010   #66
manhunter2826

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Hi there, why don't you download and install the version 5 manually?
Lol, good Q Dinesh; well, version 4 is still working fine for me; I do love the new Avast interface et al. but I thought - it ain't broke...no doubt Avast will prompt for the update soon enough. In fact, I wonder why it hasn't - maybe as it still remains in beta?
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31 Jan 2010   #67
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

No its no more beta.
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31 Jan 2010   #68
manhunter2826

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
No its no more beta.
Thanks D, in which case I might just update manually; I am using XP but it won't make a difference.
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31 Jan 2010   #69
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Hiya,
Sorry to randomly jump in, im new.

I have ALWAYS used avast, 4.8 and now 5.0 and it has never let me down. 4.8 picked up a low level trojan after I installed windows update (always hated windows update, anybody can replicate it) but that was 4.8 (old version) on a new windows 7. The new avast 5 is brilliant, takes up less RAM consumption than 4.8 and as always. Does it's job in silence, never pesters me with "are you sure you wanna open that?", "that could be malicious!", and thankfully it now has files + folders,size,infected files,data speed and time elapsed showing so I can see exactly what's going on. Fingers crossed avast 5 picks up infections as soon as it's aware without me having to scan to find it.
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31 Jan 2010   #70
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
No its no more beta.
Thanks D, in which case I might just update manually; I am using XP but it won't make a difference.
Hallo Manhunter, I have it running on XP pro & it is running just as good as the 4.8 build
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