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Windows 7: Can I use Avast with Norton 2010?Is Avast is light AV?

07 Feb 2010   #11

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Norton is better than Avast5
I guess its the other way round..

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08 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Avast has many compatibility issues with 64-bit
Such as what? Please specify and give examples. I'm currently running Avast! on all my OSes, both 32-bit and 64-bit, and I haven't had any issues whatsoever.
Some advanced features such as Boot Scan and Kernel Protection module won't work in x64
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08 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Norton will throw a fit if another scanner is active! Especially if it continually scan Nortons own files. It really, really hates it, as do many others.
I would just use Norton myself, but its your call.

However, as already stated, you should only run one active scanning virus program, regardless what you choose.

for secondary scanning:
Something like Malwarebytes, that only scans manually, is fine to run along side it however and Norton will co-operate with it.
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08 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Avast has many compatibility issues with 64-bit
Not on my computer it doesn't. The only decent AV from norton worth a look is the gaming edition. Norton has never been good with computers but recently they do seem to have sorted it out. However avast is(imo) better than norton.
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08 Feb 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

I believe that norton has tried their best to make their suite as good as possible =D
Do you know their latest version includes jumplist support and integration with control panel, etc..
Also, I believe that this assertion is true: that norton's product is more optimized for 64 bit os, though I cannot back up that assertion. Since Avast is a free solution, they do not have as much pressure as a company like Norton.

I also agree that running two antivirus is horrible. If one of those two antiviruses is Norton, it's unthinkable.
I suppose the fact is: Trust Norton to protect your computer, or Trust Avast to protect your computer (though I would personally go with Norton). However, don't trust them if they are together.
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