is any one using this avast! 4 Home Edition

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  1. mypenry

    mypenry Registered Member

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    Is any one using this application... avast! 4 Home Edition

    I found it at ......http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

    I am looking for any comments or advice on this programe, as I am still new to computers I would like to find out about the programme before I download it..?
    Thanks ..............Mypenry


    hope this is the right place to post this ..?
     
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    Thanks.. aigle, for your reply, I was just wondering why I did not see AVAST , talked about too much on this Forum..? I will now have a look at ...
    .. Antivir( probably best- at least to some)
    AVG

    so thanks for advice.

    mypenry

    PS just tried your link and get this message...............

    Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.
     
  4. aigle

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    Sorry my mistake.
    Just do an advanced search on the forum with "Avast", search for thread Titles only.
     
  5. TAP

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    I'm using it, and have been using for a quite long time, I'm very happy with its results. If you have any questions about avast! Antivirus, just get to its support forum and try to use "Search" to find out what you want to know or start a new thread if it needed.

    http://forum.avast.com/
     

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    If you're looking for well balanced, non intrusive antivirus, avast! is the one.
    If you're looking for raw detection force, then AntiVir is the answer.
    If you need very easy AV for some very old machine AVG is probably the best option.
     
  7. lodore

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    well if you dont mind paying antivir premium £13 A year then you get spyware and adware detection and you can make it so it just does it jobs and doesnt prompt you
     
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    Does avast! detect adware/spyware?
     
  9. mypenry

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    Thanks for the replys guy's ..... lodore, sorry but can you please tell me what is ment by ....£13 A year then you get spyware and adware detection and you can make it so it just does it jobs and doesnt prompt you

    I thought Avast Home was free..? or may be ive just got it wrong...?

    Thanks ...... Mypenry
     
  10. farmerlee

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    I have used avast in the past but it always seemed a little more hungrier on the resources compared to antivir or avg. However on a decent machine its probably not a concern.

    To the poster above (lodore) exactly how good is antivir's spyware/adware detection? Would it be good enough to not need a dedicated spyware program?
     
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    Avast home is free for home users. Antivir also comes in a free version for home users. However people can pay to upgrade to antivir premium which has spyware/adware detection as well as virus detection.
     
  12. TAP

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    Yes, avast! Home (freeware) detects all malware (viruses, worms, trojans, adware, spyware, riskware, etc.) that avast! Pro (shareware) detects but I think you'll have better protection with a dedicated antispyware using along with avast! or other antivirus. I personally don't use any antispyware, I have only avast! Home (with Windows Firewall) on my machine as a security software.
     
  13. mypenry

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    Thanks ..farmerlee

    as this is my first new computer, and I am still learning, your comment..

    ( However on a decent machine its probably not a concern ) .....this is the

    specification of my new machine, do you think I would /may have a problem..?

    Processor.... Intel Pentium 4 650 - 3.4Ghz L2 cache / FSB800 EM64T ( dual core cpu + 64Bit )
    Memory ........ 1,024 MB ddr-II RAM
    Hard Drive .....250 GB HDD SATA ( 7,200 rpm )
    Optical Drive..DVD / RW 16x ( DVD Writer Dual Layer Function )
    VAG Card .......Pci Express card X600 Pro 256 MB (16x) with TV -out / DVi +
    Sound Card ... Creative Audigy value ( 24Bits )
    Monitor ........... LCD 17''
    Speakers........ Creative speakers 5B370 With Sub Woofer
    Operating System ... Windows XP Pro Media center
    TV Tuner Card ( built in )
    System remote control with E Mode Management Software
    ATi Radeon Express 200 Graphic Chipset with 16x PCI Express Slot
    9 - in - 1 Media Reader with IEE 1394 Port
    Intergrated Ethernet 10 / 100 ( Lan Built In )
    56 k ITU V.90 External fax / Modem . Wake On Lan ready
    Intregated Realtek ALC880 Audio Codec With 7: 1 Channels Audio Support
    Support S / PDIF ( Sony / phillips Digital Interface) output
    Multi Media Wirless Keyboard and Mouse
    Logitech SX 2000 Web Camera

    I don't want to download any thing that may cause me (a newbie ) to have any problems..? , things seem simple when you know , but when your are learning like me I just feel I have to be a bit cautious.

    Thanks............ Mypenry
     
  14. Londonbeat

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    Thanks TAP.
     
  15. farmerlee

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    Nah you shouldn't have any problems with those specs, i ran avast on a machine with much lower specs. Heck you can run whatever you want with those specs. Try the program out and see how you like it, if you don't like it there are plenty of alternatives such as AVG, Antivir or even etrust antivirus (which normally isn't free but you can get a free 12 month license from microsofts website). Good luck!
     
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