The evolution of avast! Antivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Tyrizian, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. Tyrizian

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    It has definitely come a long way.
     
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    The smiley face shouldn't have evolved........... Looks like Red John's calling card.
     
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    I agree, that's probably the only thing I don't like about the newest version.

    It would be better if it was a white lining of a shield or something.
     
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    Visually and detection wise to, when I first started using Avast! (v4.:cool: sure its detection rates were high (way above norton ect.) but below Avira. Now come all the way to v8 and avasts detection rates arguably beat avira's (IMHO) and offers alot more security for free. Add on FileRep and the evo-gen detections and avast is really starting to become something that you could trust to protect a WITHOUT a secondary resident scanner/hips/BB.
     
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    Most definitely, I agree

    That's why I like avast! so much, you can tell that the company wants to better it's product for it's paid customers and free users. To me, this shows that the company truly cares about providing a top notch product for everyone.

    Plus, the resource consumption that this product uses is near non existent.
     
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    Thats also part of the reason why I love avast! so much. Other companies seem to just want to/be happy with keeping up with the curb of malware, while avast wants to beat the malware at every corner that it can.
     
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    I like a lot of free AVs and have used a lot of free AVs through out the years, but I always seem to go back and feel fully comfortable using avast!.
     
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    I can't say I'm a fan of the beta interface in that screen shot.
     
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    i agree.i prefer the version 7 interface.
     
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    I like the new interface, I think it looks a lot cleaner looking than previous versions, except I don't like the smiley, I think that needs to go.

    Everyone is different though, some will like it, some won't.
     
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    I was rather fond of the interface of 4.6. Avast detections have gone up greatly and for the better. The interface however has steadily gone downhill in my opinion and "feature creep" has begun. Just my two pennies.
     
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    Feature creep has been going on for a long time, but it somehow remains pretty light and fairly trouble free. I remember the old interfaces from way back when, when I used it for a few years.
     
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    The new GUI is the Win 8 tile look that I first saw with AVG.:thumbd:
     
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    I guess it's supposed to look like WIN8 Metro. I'm not a fan either.
     
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    I used to have a friend that ran Avast! back in 2003-2004 and every time it found a malware it played like an alarm/nuke warning sound. Always found that funny. :D
     
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    Yep, it did. I ran it back then too... :)
     
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    I used to run Panda back then . . . and when the trial expired i ran Ad-Aware + SpyBot only. :D
     
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    If comparing AVG's interface with Avast's new interface, I think AVG over did the whole metro look even more.
     
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    Oh man, that brings back memories....hahaha, I remember that.
     
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    I remember the alarm sound :) MP3 player interface lol
     
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    it looks like an old radio i used to have by then in the 80's:)
     
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    I miss how you could re-skin old avast! versions, can't do that anymore.

    If I can remember correctly, I think one of the nicer looking skins was called "Zeppelin" or something.
     
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    Don't worry, Mentalist will eventually stop him.
    Sorry for a bad joke.
     
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