I switched from AVG to Avast

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by cheater87, Oct 3, 2006.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I found out all AVG did was scan files you downloaded and Avast has real time protection.
     
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    I think Avast has better detection rates also.

    I always thought that AVG had typical real time protection.
    But I haven't used AVG for years.
     
  3. cheater87

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    how do i register? it said something about that
     
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    thanks
     
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    i feel safer with avast and zone alarm
     
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    which is the best settings for avast's protection?
     
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    Use the default settings.

    The default settings really provide a good balance between security and performance, this recommended by avast! developer.

    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10751.msg91660#msg91660

    I also believe that "High" sensitivity in the standard shield doesn't bring any better protection, but adversely uses more resources and slow down on a slow machine.
     

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    What about the WEB SHIELD? Should also be set to NORMAL?

    Cheers.
     
  10. ellison64

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    If you mean ,that AVG doesnt have a proxy web scanner then you are correct.However it does have real time protection in the resident shield.Antivir doesnt have a web scanner either but that didnt stop it being in the top tier for detection at av comparatives.That said ,avasts web scanner isnt bad at all and doesnt slow browsing down that much like some others can.
    ellison
     
  11. vlk

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    No wonder given that av-comparatives (and most other AV testing institutions/sites) are confined only to on-demand scanning, right...;)

    I.e. they don't, in any way, evaluate the feature set of a given AV product. A simple command-line scanner has exactly the same chances to win as a super-duper multi-GUI multi-shield set and forget AV o'matic.


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    Well theres no doubting the feature set of avast ,thats for sure.One of the features i particularly liked about avast is not detection or http scanner at all...it was the visible headers of emails that were being scanned ,shown near the taskbar.I havent seen any other av with that feature.
    ellison
     
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    If I use Firefox to check my Gmail and Yahoo Mail or use AIM to instant message someone, I can see in my AOL AVS that it's scanning files like Antivir does while doing so. You can see this with Avast Web Scanner, and IM protection as well. If I had my choice between Avast and AVG Free, I would lean towards Avast at this time because of it's better better features, the way it updates, and the way it seems to be improving at a greater rate than AVG is. It also has some spyware detection that AVG Free doesn't, and apparently comes close to the detection AVS has with it's own spyware protection. You can read about this on Donna's Calender Of Updates Website in her unofficial test results of free AV's. She does stipulate however, that there are other quality tests like AV Comparitives we should consider when choosing any AV.
     
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    Well said. LOL
     
  16. ASpace

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    Although it was said different , I believe it is best to have Avast set on High for the Standart shield (file protection)
    Every other shield is fine in Normal mode

    :thumb:
     
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    how do i do that?
     
  18. ASpace

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    Simply open it and move the cursor from Normal to High and press OK
     
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    If you're using Web Shield + Standard Shield you should be fine at Normal sensitivity.
    If you're using JUST Standard Shield you should use High sensitivity level.
     
  20. cheater87

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    im usin both. Oh and i LOVE the steven hawkins voice when it updates the def files haha
     
  21. ASpace

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    I most like the sound when Avast find a virus :D :D :D :D
    (Wiu - Wiu - Wiu ) :D ;)
     
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