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Windows 7: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7

20 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7

At over a month since it hit the milestone of 100 million users globally, Avast! has released its latest lineup of security products, version 5.0. There are no less than three flavors to the new security solution: Free Antivirus 5.0, Pro Antivirus 5.0, and Internet Security 5.0, with the first one, as the moniker implies, available free of charge to customers. In fact, Avast! Free Antivirus is one of the most comprehensive security products offered completely for free, and the promise from the company building the solution is that version 5.0 takes its free offering to a whole new level.

Full read here: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7 - And available for download - Softpedia

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20 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Actually been running it for two days now and it really does impress me. I have been an avira die hard but thought I would take this for a spin and must say it doesn't disappoint at all.

The gui is nice and easy to navigate. It has a small footprint and i don't even notice it running even with real-time scanner. It also comes with gamer mode to stop those pesky interruptions such as updates etc.

Overall "I" give it a 9 out of 10.
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20 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

I currently opt for MSE on all three of my systems, and to be honest i really can't fault it....

However i did use avast on a previous system before MSE was available. Again, no major complaints, MSE just seems to be lighter and has a more windows integrated feel (i guess that's kind of obvious being a microsoft dev.)

I would be interested to hear what the reasons someone would use this over say MSE are? Are there free AV's out there that really exceed what MSE has to offer? Would love some input... anyone convince me that i should give this new version of Avast a run over myu existing setup?

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20 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

avast has been running stably on windows 7 for a few months now.
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20 Jan 2010   #5

XP Pro, Windows 7 Pro

I have been running Avast free for about 2 years now on XP,Vista and Windows 7 Pro and i must say it's very good. Just does it's job in the background quietly untill it's needed. All i had to do was turn off the update sound in the settings, easy.
For extra security once in a while or if i detect a problem i run a SARDU boot USB i created with loads of programs on it + 5 antivirus boot disc's.
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21 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

i want to upgrade my 4.8 pro but there website seems to be down or its crashed.
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21 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

ok , went to cnet and got the free 1. very good!
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24 Jan 2010   #8

Windows XP & 7

Working well on Windows 7 64 bits here
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24 Jan 2010   #9


I used AVAST for years,but recently switched to Panda. It's unnoticeable while running. Uses VERY little system resources. Very satisfied with it
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24 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 64 bit

Just tried Avast Internet Security 5.0 (trial) and it did not work. Once installed, could not get an internet connection to activate. Uninstalled and installed again, same problem. Programs that usually start up (weatherbug & Malwarebytes) were extremely slow in coming up. Used the windows uninstall to Avast off (no uninstall with Avast). This took quite bit of time to uninstall. Program is finally uninstalled, does not show up on desktop or in all programs. However, if I go to computer, drive C:, Programs, the files are still there. I am unable to delete them, indicates I need admin permission. I am Administrator with full rights. Even tried to delete at command prompt, gave me access denied. How do I remove the files?
Went back to Norton NIS 2010.
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