Is Avast a worthy AV?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by tonyseeking, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. tonyseeking

    tonyseeking Former Poster

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    Anyone recommend avast?
     
  2. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    It'll be my last option. Avast has not bad detection rate and removal, but it has horrible heuristic. If you're looking for a rock-solid free antivirus, Avira Antivir free will be the perfect choice.
     
  3. firzen771

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    avast is a good AV for free, try it out, if you like it, keep using it.
     
  4. Pseudo

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    Avast is a good anti-virus, both the free and professional edition. There are just a couple things that stop me from using it right now... should be "resolved" in v5.
     
  5. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Avast offers top-tier protection, is very stable, has relatively small footprint, is stringently maintained, & has an excellent forum with a friendly/helpful community of users.
     
  6. Tarq57

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    +1 what Bellgamin said.
    Never caused a significant problem for me.
     
  7. Makav3l1

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    avast! Home Edition (free) has many features and I generally would recommend it over Avira free despite my like for both of them.
     
  8. clocks

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    I like Avast, and it is worthy. Not my first choice though.
     
  9. Dark Shadow

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    What bellgamin said and then some.:thumb:
     
  10. Arup

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    Fully agreed with Bellgamin, you won't find a better free offering in the market period and that includes Avira, Avast is the least crippled of all free offerings there and in recent tests has done exceptionally well. It also comes with industry's best GMER anti rootkit module, also has malware url blocking via the network module.
     
  11. zfactor

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    good overall av but def not my first choice.. actually there are many id take before it.. but its not a bad av... i know people who use it and love it and they have had great success with it
     
  12. tonyseeking

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    I was using Avira Antivir free, but it gives constant problems updating itself so I removed it.
     
  13. deanmartin

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    Avast is a good choice, I've installed it on many of my freinds PCs + one of mine. And to date there still running trouble free.
     
  14. farmerlee

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    Its always my first choice whenever i'm setting up a free security solution for a friend.
     
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    For free AV i think Avast is good i used avast some months back and never encountered any problems:thumb:
     
  16. Saraceno

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    +1 to bellgamin's comments. :)
     
  17. gery

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    Avast is the very best free antivirus covering everything for a home user. AV AS antirootkit and so on.It is light and fast. The free version only lacks some features like script blocking and automatic treatment of malware but overall it is very recomanded and useful.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  18. Fuzzfas

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    Avast is fine. Just complement it with some other security application and you won't have to worry.
     
  19. lodore

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    its the only free av i reccomend.
    i have reccomended it to two friends and neither of them have had any issues.
     
  20. risl

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    I use it on my laptop and recommend it always to everyone who asks me for an AV. It's stable, troublefree and works right out of the box without extra configuring. This makes it the ideal free AV since most of the people looking for free solutions aren't experts.
     
  21. Makav3l1

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    Something that is overlooked in avast free is the removal ratings. Guest test shows some of it's ability. Avast is able to remove malware when many other avs have trouble even installing. The boot scanner is also a very useful inclusion. The web shield is very light.
     
  22. progress

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    I don't like the outdated GUI ... :rolleyes:
     
  23. risl

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    You can download much better custom skins for it from their website
     
  24. RejZoR

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    Or use skinless design... and wait for few more months for avast! 5.x...
     
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    Without a doubt it is !
     
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