avast! Home: set shields to "High" or "Normal"

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  1. brjoon1021

    brjoon1021 Registered Member

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    Is there any real advantage to the "High" settings? Is there a performance hit with shield(s) set to High ? Which one(s) do you set to High and why? Or do you run them all on normal?

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    B.
     
  2. timcan

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    I have all the shields that I use set to high (except for std shield) as I want the best it will do. As for std shield I have set at normal because it scans less files at boot up,thus a quicker boot. I notice no major slow ups with web shield on high.
     
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    The normal settings are sufficient and avoid the use of more useful resources...
     
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    i have the pro version so for me, some are actually set to custom. i dont notice any performance hits with high settings but that can vary with computers.
     
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    I think, it's ok to set all to high settings, for more peace of mind especially if you're visiting lots of "unpopular and unknown" websites. I am using Windows XP Pro and it works well smoothly. ;)
     
  6. RejZoR

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    Difference between Normal and High mode is basically just in scanning mode.
    Normal scans only specified range of filetypes, while High scans all filetypes regardless of filetype. Specific range of filetypes in Normal mode is also easily updated via VPS so it can be updates if there is some new infectabl filetype that wasn't infectable ever before.
    I'm using High mode and it works just fine. Maybe installations take 1 or 2 seconds longer but thats pretty much it (almost no difference).
    But thats on my system, might be different on others though...
     
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    Normal should be adequate for most users.
     
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    I am no technical wizard, but my first try resulted in me deleting AVAST (slowed the response on my machine to a crawl). I once again have it installed, and with this knowledge am really liking the product (no such problem this go around). I now join quite a few others in saying this is a good choice and epically for those who are dependent upon freeware. My hats off to the programmers of this product, they would appear to have their act together.

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    Great to hear WildMan ! Hope it stays good for you . WooooHoooo
     
  11. RejZoR

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    Good to see you're finally happy Wildman!:D

    If you'll had any problems just head to avast! forums ;)
     
  12. wildman

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    o_O Took me long enough didn't it? Yup I am liking this product, did the updates just a bit ago, took 12 seconds, remember I am on dial-up. I am also registered at that forum, but don't think I'll be posting much there, don't have any reason to do so, well maybe I'll drop in and tell them thanks for doing a bang up job.

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    Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it. ;) :D
     
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