About Avast home protection

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Link, Aug 2, 2009.

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  1. dansorin

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    I remember that, some time ago, I did an online scan on my computer and it detected viruses that were quarantined by the active/installed antivirus. isn't it possible that nod32 detected those 103 threats in the chest of avast?
    additionally, I have colleagues at work that received the "virus detected"-message from the antivirus and yet clicked on "run". more of that, on some ocasions I was near them, saw the message and told him to click "block the damn thing" but they clicked "allow run". sounds impossible? I have seen this.
    as for myself, i'm using avast free and i'm satisfied, never encoutered a problem.
     
  2. JimIT

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    Have avast! network client edition (essentially Professional version) installed on about 50 PC's and 2 servers. ~25 of which run 24/7. Installed middle of last year, and has worked great for these businesses, and protected them fine.

    There's some real-world experience for you.
     
  3. Macstorm

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    Lord help me. My deepest condolences mate :D
     
  4. twl845

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    I have numbers too. My Grand Daughters infected their computer big time. They were using a Comodo beta AV. I uninstalled the Beta, and installed Avast. It immediately did a boot scan and found 77 instances of the Vundo Trojan and sent them to the Chest (quarantine). All better now. I'm really impressed at how it updates itself. Not to forget the daily definition updates. As for lousy skins, you can download one you like. ;)
     
  5. dell boy

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    yeh v5 has a nice looking gui and is scrapping the skins, all one layout and its good so no worries..
     
  6. icr

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    Yep the GUI is quite good also the new Avast! has firewall and other additions can't wait for beta to start.
     
  7. twl845

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    icr - will the firewall be optional? I don't want a firewall included.
     
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    :shifty:

    :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Baserk

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    A 2/3-page topic on Avast, based on anecdotal evidence about one computer brought to a local computer repair shop?
    I have a review ready about Avira, based on my neighbourhood butcher's laptop and one about Kaspersky, based on my grandfather's PC.
    Anyone interested? :rolleyes:
     
  10. RejZoR

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    It's optional. Besides, there will be different editions so no one will force you to use something you don't need.
     
  11. twl845

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    Great! :D
     
  12. trjam

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    vlk also said, dont build this up to be more then it may be.
     
  13. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    He said that for something completely different.
     
  14. cheater87

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    Looks beautiful :D
     
  15. Saraceno

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    Updated blog post:
    http://blog.avast.com/2009/08/10/what-is-avast-responsible-for/

     
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  16. cheater87

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    Avast has a boot time scan which is very useful. :) Plus the auto updates are great and the new version will have heretics.
     
  17. QBgreen

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    Heretics, you say? Alwill had better watch out for Cardinal Fang, then. :D
     
  18. dell boy

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    well if you actually heard the truth, avast has been using heuristics for a while now but not marketing it, i read it in one of those blogs about the new avast 5...
     
  19. raven211

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    I'd be more interested to find out about their planned proactive features in detail as that's what is really needed today. :doubt:
     
  20. firzen771

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    ye im waiting for blog posts going in depth on the tech.
     
  21. lonelywolf

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    I would think that blocking scripts as a way of preventing malwares is very important, wouldn't you all say so? I think the pro edition of Avast is way better in detecting malwares than their free version. Avast pro is only lacking a good firewall. Anyway, no antivirus solution alone, not even with a good integrated firewall, can give every user peace of mind right now. Only multilayered protection can. One can look for instance at the new kaspersky internet security 2010, its antivirus engine plays an insignificant role in it. More important is its HIPS module and something new in version 2010 i.e. Sandboxie.
     
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  22. cheater87

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    If you want to block scripts and still have the free version of Avast get Noscript for Firefox as your script blocker.
     
  23. dell boy

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    i wouldnt agree that it is "very" important, because the script runs the malware then the traditional scanner will pick it up, so its not like theres a huge gap in protection but im confident it helps...
     
  24. RejZoR

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    avast! detects most of the scropts with Web Shield anyway so i wouldn't worry much about it.
     
  25. lonelywolf

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    True but those people using Avast home edition have no idea what no script is and for the other part of the Avast home edition population it's pretty annoying. As for me, I am using something completely different. Online Armor premium and basically running the browser in safe mode i.e. without administrator privileges plus shadow defender running C:/ in shadow mode (most of the time ) plus Rising Antivirus (free edition), pretty light and safe altogether. Blocking scripts is important, many viruses are basically scripts.
    :cautious:
    Besides I wonder....Avast without the blocking script feature activated...hm..on avcomparatives tests for instance. There must be a a reason why this feature is being activated in the pro version. Don't be naive.
    :cool:
     
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