Avast Security

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by murphy2010, Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. rogervernon

    rogervernon Registered Member

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    Just for the hell of it I'm trying a trial version of Avast! Internet Security.
    It has little or no discernible effect on my Windows7 64 bit system.
    Boot-up is quick and web filters and virtualisation have minimal effect, too.
    I like that it can be set to scan SSL emails - the method is interesting in that you have to tell Avast the settings for your SSL email and then set your mail client to work non-SSL.
    Avast! scans in and out in non-SSL mode & then actually sends or receives your mail in SSL mode - cool. (I use Thunderbird with Gmail's POP & SMTP servers)
    If I was in the habit of paying for software, I would be very tempted by this offering!
     
  2. trjam

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    no, actually it is one of the best.
     
  3. trjam

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    nothing wrong with a new habit. ;) Especially while the price is addicting.
     
  4. trjam

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    Avast scored 99.2% on detection for trojans, on the last on demand test in August by AV-C.
     
  5. mike21

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    trjam thanks
     
  6. Ed_H

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    Have there been any tests on the effectiveness of Avast's sandbox?
     
  7. firzen771

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    hmmm, not that i know of, at least no good tests, im sure if u go on youtube ull find any random joe with a test on it if ur interested in those kinds of "tests" :doubt:
     
  8. Ed_H

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    I kinda figured that. I'm looking for a new setup for my wife's laptop...I'll give Avast a try.
     
  9. rogervernon

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    Interestingly when I click on any of the "BUY" buttons, anywhere in the interface, all I get is a small window telling me that it is gathering more information.
    A short while later, with no other action, the window closes!
    Don't they WANT me to buy it?
     
  10. firzen771

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    must be a bug, u shuld report it to the avast forums because wen i press the buy now button i get a popup showing me prices and how i can buy
     
  11. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Congratulations, you made it. Though already back to Eset :p
     
  12. Rilla927

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    Can someone show some screen shots of the firewall? I'm looking around for a girl friend. Avast suite looks real good. Is the FW application based or rule based or what?
     
  13. Page42

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    Maybe you'd already have a girlfriend if you quit looking at screen shots of firewalls... ba-boom ;)
     
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    Thanks arc1965.
     
  16. Rompin Raider

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    I saw a comment over the weekend about a Wilders discount for Avast...is this still in effect?
     
  17. trjam

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    Yes sir Texas Tech,;) 55WILDERS2010 55% percent all products.
     
  18. Rompin Raider

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    I have used the free Avast in the past on an older computer and think I will give the new version a shot on this PC (Win 7)....Kaspersky hasn't been a problem but I like the energy I see from the folks that use Avast! Sounds impressive!
     
  19. ReverseGear

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    I Will Buy Avast Next year When I Start To Earn .. Till then sticking with the free version
     
  20. trjam

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    I own KIS and like it to. So I am not going to cross that line. Try it for yourself, try the suite and you judge. The price right now cant be beat, especially on a 2 year license. They have 2 newer versions coming out in time, that will make the current version very obsolete.;)
     
  21. Rompin Raider

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    Thanks to you both...I keep reading that Avast is fast and light....can't beat that!
     
  22. eugene91

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    Avast! 5.1(Soon) and 6.0 (Next year) sure is promising :D
     
  23. zfactor

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    i also have tried everything.. literally everything .....and i keep going back to avast
     
  24. trjam

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    I nose how u feel Z, I nose how u feel.;)
     
  25. JerryM

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    Avast has always been one of my favorites; my fallback AV. It still is.
    However, it has not shown very well on the AV Comparatives Whole Product Dynamic Test for September.

    I just got the notification that the results are on the AVC website.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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