Just a question on Avast...

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by sweater, Jun 13, 2006.

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Philippines, the Political Dynasty Capital of the
    Avast Home, I think is one of the best free antivirus coz it has 6 protection modules that gives users more confidence in surfing safely the cyberspace.

    But, is it okay if we just enables the 3 modules instead of using them all? Just the basic protection modules like the Resident Shield, Network Shield and Web Shield...and we are still protected from other things around? Because some antivirus maybe is more lighter coz they don't have lots of protection modules like avast has.

    I was then thinking that everything will pass thru the Web Shield and Network Shield, and then even if they are able to passed thru the pc and are already inside the sytem the virus will still be detected by the Resident Shield. Am I right?
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    May 31, 2004
    Sure, why not? I'm using it this way most of the time when i'm using it.
  3. TAP

    TAP Registered Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    For optimum protection, I think you need at least 4 providers

    1. Standard Shield: basic real-time file scanner
    2. Web Shield: HTTP traffic scanner
    3. Network Shield: network traffic scanner

    4. Internet Mail: it's still useful even you don't use any e-mail client program (e.g. Outlook Express), Internet Mail has some kind of proactive detection (to detect/prevent mass-mailing worms, botnet, etc.) that monitors suspicious mass-mailing behaviors and prevents the spread of worms to friends, family, and co-workers.

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    Last edited: Jun 14, 2006
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