Latest version of Avast Antivirus

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  1. Posts : 2,127
    Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
       #271

    cheeriokilla said:
    So after a clean install of Windows, I decided to give avast! a try.

    Everything's been going smooth as silk so far.

    Here are some things I've noticed in comparison to Avira AntiVir:

    - Wider range of RAM usage, I've seen it as low as ~5 MBs or as high as 21 MBs. Right now (3 tabs of Google Chrome opened, Digsby and Steam) it's sitting at a very comfortable ~10 MBs, right around Avira's average RAM usage.

    - Full system scan takes much... much longer. 1st time I ran it, it took a good ~50 min, when in Avira, it takes a cool 7 to 8 min.

    - Updates are about the same I'd say. Both with very light update packages, although there were times when Avira servers had some serious issues.

    - GUI is by far much nicer now than what it was before, major props for that. Avira has a very XPish style which IMHO sucked.
    Airbot said:
    Although a full scan doesn't take nearly as long for me, you can also turn on using the persistent cache and a full scan shouldn't take as long.

    Attachment 55603

    Excellent summation and advice here. Thanks both, I must give persistent cache a try. Yes, running a scan - the duration involved - has often been a bugbear with anti-virus installs: I have not run a new one since the upgrade to version five so will give that a go. I don't use Avira but that time is astonishing (relative to Avast I mean). Not that I'd ever switch from Avast. Anyhow, nice advice here unlike yesterday's virus thread contest. That thread was weird Lol.
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  2. Posts : 18,408
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #272

    cheeriokilla said:
    Will give it a go Airbot.

    Thanks!

    =)

    EDIT: What about 'store data about the scanned files in the persistent cache'?

    Should I leave it checked?

    Yeah, since it is checked on at default, and I don't think enabling the persistent cache will work with that unchecked.
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  3. Posts : 750
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       #273

    Airbot said:
    cheeriokilla said:
    Will give it a go Airbot.

    Thanks!

    =)

    EDIT: What about 'store data about the scanned files in the persistent cache'?

    Should I leave it checked?

    Yeah, since it is checked on at default, and I don't think enabling the persistent cache will work with that unchecked.
    Ok.

    Thanks again mate.
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  4. Posts : 51
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #274

    Hmm.. my license just expired like 3 days after installing it and I'm not receiving any registration keys in email (yes, checked spam etc.). Weird.

    EDIT: NM about the expirary. I had an issue with my BIOS and it set my time to June 10th 2010. lol
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  5. Posts : 51
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #275

    I just popped in my license from Avast 4 and that worked.
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  6. Posts : 79
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       #276

    Many people will find this usefull :) If you have windows, you better have a virus protection :P
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  7. Posts : 18,408
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #277

    New pre-release build of avast 5.0.447

    What's new
    Most notable improvements include:
    - important fixes related to the installation of the firewall under 64-bit Windows
    - fixed a potential memory leak in the firewall
    - fixed multiple issues in the sandbox (plus a few performance improvements)
    - this new version is now able to communicate with avast! WHS Edition
    - fixed a bug related to the inserting of license files into the program
    - fixed a problem in the Outlook plugin related to inserting of notes into HTML emails
    - improvements in the submission system
    - improvements in the Free AV registration system
    - new language packs: Greek, Slovak and Ukrainian. This makes the current number of supported languages 19
    New pre-release build of avast [5.0.447]
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  8. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #278

    Thanks for the info Aaron. Have rep.
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  9. Posts : 18,408
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #279

    You're welcome.
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  10. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #280

    Thank you Aaron. First post updated. :)
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