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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

21 Feb 2010   #271
manhunter2826

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
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.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
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.

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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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21 Feb 2010   #272
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
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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21 Feb 2010   #273
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
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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01 Mar 2010   #274
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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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02 Mar 2010   #275
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I just popped in my license from Avast 4 and that worked.
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02 Mar 2010   #276
Terrorz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Many people will find this usefull :) If you have windows, you better have a virus protection :P
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04 Mar 2010   #277
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

New pre-release build of avast 5.0.447

What's new
Quote:
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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04 Mar 2010   #278
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Thanks for the info Aaron. Have rep.
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04 Mar 2010   #279
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
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04 Mar 2010   #280
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated. :)
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