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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

08 Jun 2009   #51
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Charles.


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24 Jun 2009   #52
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I tried out Avast a few days ago... load of rubbish imo... too slow and big...
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26 Jun 2009   #53
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I use Avira with zero problems... except the updating runs slow for some odd reason... otherwise it works great and also has the highest virus detection rate of any anti-virus out there

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09 Jul 2009   #54
Kari

 
Norton expiring, AVS a good alternative?

My Norton expires in 5 days, and Im wondering if its worth to pay another year.

Ive been quite happy with Norton antivirus and Firewall. Do I get about the same if I start using AVS? Is it enough working alone or do I need to start using Windows Defender or other additional software as well?
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09 Jul 2009   #55
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kari,

You get great antivirus protection from Avast. However, it will not hurt to additionally run anti-malware programs like Windows Defender or Malwarebytes as well. You just do not want to run or install more than one antivirus program.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jul 2009   #56
Kari

 
Thanks, Brink!

Just what I was asking. With Norton Ive been used to let it do the job alone. No other mal/spyware software, no Defender. I just didnt know what to do if I change to Avast.

Thanks, I think Ill try it.
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09 Jul 2009   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Kari. Please let us know what you think of it if you give it a try.
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09 Jul 2009   #58
desertjedi

Windows XP Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote:
You get great antivirus protection from Avast. However, it will not hurt to additionally run anti-malware programs like Windows Defender or Malwarebytes as well. You just do not want to run or install more than one antivirus program.
Brink, I just installed Avast and was looking at the Control Panel and noticed that Windows Defender is running! I didn't even know this existed on the Win 7 platform. I was advised by 7 to go get an anti-virus and I don't think anybody is simply running Windows Defender by itself.

What do you suggest I do?
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09 Jul 2009   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DesertJedi,

Windows Defender is just a anti-malware (ex: spyware) type program, and is not a antivirus (ex: trojans, worms, etc....) program. I would strongly recommend that everyone have only one antivirus program installed, and as many anti-malware programs that they like. For example, Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, and SUPERAntiSpyware.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jul 2009   #60
desertjedi

Windows XP Pro 32-bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn. I'm good to go now.
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