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  1. Posts : 70,233
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       #51

    You're welcome Charles. :)
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  2. Posts : 913
    Windows 7 x64 Professional
       #52

    I tried out Avast a few days ago... load of rubbish imo... too slow and big...
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  3. Posts : 121
    Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
       #53

    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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  4. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #54

    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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  5. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #55

    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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  6. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #56

    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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  7. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #57

    You're welcome Kari. Please let us know what you think of it if you give it a try. :)
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  8. Posts : 24
    Windows XP Pro 32-bit
       #58

    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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  9. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #59

    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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  10. Posts : 24
    Windows XP Pro 32-bit
       #60

    Thanks Shawn. I'm good to go now.
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