avast! AV 4 Professional Editon

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Smokey, Mar 5, 2004.

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  1. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

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    I'm searching for a recent, independent test about avast! AV 4 Professional Editon.

    Anybody who can help me?

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
  2. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Have a look over here. Fill in the survey first. :D

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    Greetings,

    Gerard
     
  3. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

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    Thanks!

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
  4. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    Hi Smokey ... here is a site that reviews Avast in company with the big boys!!

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
     
  5. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

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    I have take a look at the AV comperative, and confirms my doubts about avast.

    Alwil have still to do an detection rates improvement. :rolleyes:

    When that job is done, I think avast is a great AV with a lot of potential. ;)

    On the other hand, the support from avast is one (or maybe already) of the best there is, a lot of the so called "great brothers" can learn from avast how support should be.

    Ciao,

    Smokey
     

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  6. Tinribs

    Tinribs Registered Member

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    I agree with you on Avasts! future Smokey, if they work hard and dont do anything daft then I truly believe that Avast! Antivirus definately has the potential to be right up there with the big boys.

    :)
    Kev
     
  7. Peaches4U

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    I got rid of AVG on Friday and downloaded AVAST. So far so good but it did detect a false positive [I think] when I did a scan. [refer to my post in Viruses & worms]. I have a lot to learn about this software but will give it a try for awhile and see for myself how well it works. There are a lot of features it has that I prefer to say, AVG. Even a giant like Norton has let me down on more than one occasion. I guess there is nothing that is 100% foolproof. Personally, I do not feel too vulnerable with a freebie because my ZoneAlarm Pro also has anti-virus features. Along with this & my OE mail rules properly configured goes a long way towards decent computer safety. Touch wood - I appear to run a very clean computer & only my lack understanding occasionally can be a tad of a problem. Cheers, Peaches
     
  8. Technical

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    You can bet on it!
    Oh, they copy our name? We are the great brothers!
    Technodrome is at avast! forums too and can say the guys there are making a good job :D
     
  9. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    Unfortunately I still am a rookie over there. My Avast! Pro version works perfectly and that could be a reason for me being a newbie over there... :D ;)


    tECHNODROME
     
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