Should I back up Avast?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by notageek, Jul 6, 2005.

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  1. notageek

    notageek Registered Member

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    Should I back up Avast free? I switched from McAfee becuase I got tired of the errors and crap.
     
  2. RejZoR

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    What do you exactly mean with "Should i back up avast! free" ?
     
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    Maybe he means, use a back-up scanner along with Avast?
     
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    Avast is a good choice, but there is no harm in looking at a layered security approach, particularly if your surfing habits are not conservative.

    For AntiVirus backup, you could use one of the on-line scanners or Dr Web's CureIT as backups. The main advantage here is that nothing is installed to cause possible conflicts with Avast.

    For Anti-trojan backup, why not try one of the free scanners, Ewido or a2.
     
  5. notageek

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    I mean a back up scanner to back up Avast. I use panda scan once a week but I was just wondering if I should use an on demand av for a back up.

    Blackcat I already use an anti trojan scanner. Thanks for the online AV scanners. My surfing habits are as safe as I can be but my wife goes to silly sites with alot of popup. Plus she downloads things like games and what not from site I question.
     
  6. rdsu

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    Try to use the free versions of ewido and a2 to combat malware... ;)
     
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    Avast is a good AV. I, personally, would use a backup scanner just in case.

    I run NOD32 on my system and I have 2 backup scanners (F-prot & Bitdefender).

    For Malware/trojans..I run Ewido, AdAware, Spybot S&D, MS anti-spyware, and SpywareBlaster. All of which are free and keep my system clean.
     
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    Thanks
     
  9. RejZoR

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    If you're not a total n00b you should be fine with just avast!.
     
  10. notageek

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    It'd not me I worry about clicking on something that has a virus. It's my wife.
     
  11. WSFuser

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    avast should be fine for an AV but rele it depends on ur wifes surfing habits. what reason do u have to worry about ur wife getting a virus? if u rele need the protection switch ro KAV realtime or NOD32.
     
  12. rdsu

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    I installed avast! HE on the computer of my girlfriend, about one year ago, and never had a problem with it... ;)
    So I think that your wife will not have too...
     
  13. notageek

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    My wife goes to games sites like game hippo and downloads games.
     
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    I use Avast! with BitDefender as backup, BD has never found anything so Avast must be doing a good job. If your wife's surfing, downloading habits are worst than mine-you'll need to have a serious talk with the wife :D
     
  15. RejZoR

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    I think there shouldn't be any problems...
     
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    BitDefender Free Edition.
     
  17. notageek

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    Thanks everyone
     
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    You should be totally fine with AVAST! The only one I trust. Have not gotten infected with viruses or worms since I started using it.
     
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