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# Windows 7/64-bit scanned with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes (free)/ and Avast (free)

Q: Windows 7/64-bit scanned with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes (free)/ and Avast (free)

Kaspersky found HEUR:trojan.win32.generic
says it's awating re-boot, i have re-booted several times and no change.

Malwarebytes found PUP.riskwaretool.ck and

Avast didn't find anything

and i can not gain acces to the internet , but do see a strong signal.

can you help me out, Bleepingcomputer? did i provide enough information?

thank, you.

A: Windows 7/64-bit scanned with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes (free)/ and Avast (free)

Please boot into safemode with networking and let me know if you can connect to internet

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hi i would like to see which every one prefers?

A:Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time

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Avast and SecureAPlus have been fairly interesting for me. Both seem to have great scanning and protection. Which would you choose?
NOTE: I have heard that SecureAPlus may have a really slow scan in the beginning. If that something you don't like that fine, Avast has a slow scan as well so I am not counting against either one.

A:Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

System Resource Usage
Realistic Performance Impact
Ease of Use
Graphical User Interface
Inclusive Product Features
Preferred Product and Why?

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I'm running Zemana Antilogger Free and I would like to know if there's any benefit in also having Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free, or does ZAL Free's SSL Intrusion Prevention module do pretty much what MBAE Free does.

The ZAL Free SSL Intrusion Prevention module does the following:
-Protects SSL (https) data pre-encryption
-Prevents Man-In-The-Browser and HTML injection attacks
-Monitors the Trusted Root CA Store for fake root certificate installations

A:Zemana Antilogger Free and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free?

@uninfected1 ZAL Free is compatible with MBAE, use them both

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I had previously installed NORTON SECURITY and accidentally uninstalled it. It would not open after re-installation. Now AVG free and AVAST free will not open from download. Win 7pro

A:AVG free AVAST free NORTON SECURITY will not open

first off you should only have one anti virus program installed on your computer. did you use norton's uninstall tool ? run the tool , restart , run the tool the second time.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_d4749.html

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My eset 1 year key just expired, thinking of installing Avast free av for my home pc.,is it a good choice ?

A:Avast Free - Are Free antivirus software good ?

Avast free antivirus is an excellent choice in hardened mode! just make sure you deselect all the crap that you do not need during install ( secureline - browsercleaner - avast cleaner - software updater and so on. )

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I have always used Avast and Comodo as my AV/Firewall combination. I find it to be very useful, and although Comodo provides many annoying popups, they are useful and informational (I would consider myself a competent computer user, though no expert).

Recently, I just wanted to see how good my combination was and if there was a better one. I found topics that said of how Avast's web shield completely bypasssed Comodo's rules. I tested this:

1) Block chrome.exe in Comodo completely
2) Check that both Comodo and Avast are updated, and Avast web shield ON
3) Open Chrome and see what happens

Results: At first I thought it was fine, google.com was blocked. Then I tried clicking on bookmarks. yahoo.com would open, youtube.com would open, etc. I was shocked to find that Comodo was letting these websites open even though chrome.exe was blocked!

After doing some more research, and realizing that this was a big problem, and that many solutions did not work, with avast being blamed or comodo being outdated, or even that Win 7 64 bit was limiting comodo, I tested it again with web shield OFF.

I repeated the process of blocking chrome and opened google.com and other websites. This time all the websites were blocked!

Is there a solution where I can keep web shield on and have comodo be effective in blocking? Or do I need a new firewall?

A:Avast 7 free! AV + Comodo Free Firewall Conflicts

No one has a solution?

Offtopic: Spybot S&D or SUPERAntiSpyware? It's kind of obvious, but is spybot still horrible?

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Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies about security. You can sugges other free products that are easy and protect well. Only antivirus.

A:Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

If they absolutely don't know anything ("Hey, what's quarantine? What's scanning? What's definitions?") then Bitdefender without a doubt. If they know basic settings and to tell the difference between false positives than Avast!. I'll have to vote Bitdefender here, but Avast! is a much greater antivirus with those with basic security knowledge.

Update: See below post. I know longer reccommend Bitdefender. +1 to Avast!

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On April 8, I took down Microsoft Essentials and downloaded free Avast.

I also have Century Link and failed to explore if they had free anti-virus, which turns out, they have Norton.

That said, should I stay with free Avast or transfer to free Norton?

Thank you.

A:Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

you will get a lot of different opinion with that question, also products change over time, for example MSE was one of the better products late last year, but is slowly falling down the comparison sites tests.

here are some comparison sites
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
http://www.virusbtn.com/index

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I am running avast free, spybot s&d free. should I turn off windows defender? What about malwarebytes pro instead of spybot? will more then 1 antispyware program slow down my computer?

A:avast free,spybot s&d free and win defender

I haven't used spybot in many years, it got too glitchy and difficult to use for me...
I tested several Anti Malware programs years ago and chose Malwarebytes (MBAM) Pro, no regrets here.
If you're thinking of MBAM paid, you should get the PRO Lifetime license while you still can.

Newegg.com - malwarebytes pro

I don't use Windows Defender, I use MBAM real time on all my systems.

For additional "real-time security" I also use:
WinPatrol - WinPatrol- Ruiware, LLC

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I downloaded Avast because it was free. It says that I have to register to Avast! Free Anti-virus. I thought this program was free? Or is registering for free?

A:Is registering Avast! Free Antivirus free?

It is free.

Registering it is simple.

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Both designs to work together with existing antivirus, and adding additional layer of protection. But which one is good when it come to free and pro version?

A:Reasoncore Security Free/Pro vs Malwarebytes Free/Pro

The protection capabilities of Reason Core Security way back when tested by some members is premature but of course as development goes it should provide convincing results.

MBAM and Reason Core are good to be your on demand scanners in such way.

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Hello everyone, which one do you think is better? Personally I would choose and use Avast because Avire has terrible 0-day protection and heuristics but what do you think, and does anyone know why their file scanner is called Luke Filewalker?

A:Avast Free vs Avira Free

Pros:
both offer great protection if tweak optimally.

Cons:
Avast! - I don't like their UI.
Avira - I hate the launcher.

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I've been reading so much about these two AVs and just cannot make up my mind which would work best on my Vista HP. Can I run them side by side as one webpage suggested? Or will that throw a spanner in the works?

I'd appreciate some advice please as although I have Avast at the moment I don't find it particularly easy to work out.

A:Avast free av vs avira free av

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I just installed bit defender free edition but I'm alreadt getting confused. I can't find it's settings menu anywhere, when opened from the task bar all it gives is a small window in the bottom right corner, the "my bit defender" box on the page claims i need to register it (but this is the free edition??) and when clicked opens a small box window which just displays white saying "you need to have javascript enabled to view this page". whats more i find this page which suggest bit defender isn't an antivirus at all but rather it is a purely on demand thing like the free edition of malwarebytes, what is going on here?Please explain.Thank You.http://www.bitdefender.com/support/bitdefender-free-edition-549.htmlSee the section marked "important" at the bottom of the page.My machine windows 8.1, previously had AVG but I fully removed that before starting bitdefender's installation.Should i uninstall bitdefender and switch to avast instead?

A:Need some help bitdefender free vs avast free

Can you open the Bitdefender program/interface, then take a screenshot of it to post it here so we can see what you're seeing? Also, many free Antivirus products will ask you to registry in order to use them. So they are free, they just ask you to register yourself in order to be able to use them.

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So, I'm choosing a free antivirus software to use on my daily driver (I'm a vary advanced user) and I'm trying to decide between Bitdefender free and avast free.
First, I've heard that Bitdefender is dead/unmaintained/buggy?
Also, I've heard avast is kind if shady, I've heard rumors that when you call tech support they pretend there are problems on your computer to get you to pay money, and that it downloads malware on the users pc (Just rumors I've heard, Not accusing them of anything).
So which do you think I should go with? Thanks

A:Avast Free or Bitdefender Free?

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Which antivirus to put a bunch of SpyShelter Premium +Windows Firewall Control(binisoft) ?
Win7 x64 Other ? Thanks

A:BitDefender Antivirus Free vs Avast Antivirus Free vs Avira Antivirus Free

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM): draw, with the indication of Avira, since BitDefender takes overall a little bit less of CPU time, but consumes much more RAM.
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker): Avira has more features, configuration options and is generally more effective when it comes to the malware detection (Proactive and Reactive).
Overall Winner: Avira.
Edit: I've just noticed, that you've added Avast - as the third contestant - to BitDefender and Avira. Still Avira is the winner here. Avast is not too hungry for PC resources and perhaps has more features, but its engine is not so good, and its detection ratio usually lags behind both: BitDefender and Avira.

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I changed my antivirus to Avast!, and was using AVG. After installing Avast! and re-booting, the stupid clicker keeps having one of those 'loading' timer things appear next to it. I think it has something to do with the antivirus, or my system. If anyone has had this problem or knows how to end it, because it;s REALLY getting on my nerves, advice is gladly accepted!

Someone on chat said I might need a logfile, though I doubt it. Gonna make one and name it Avast! Problem, and link it back here.

A:Avast! Free For Windows Xp Pro

Do you still have AVG installed on the system? It may be the one causing the problems if so uninstall it and try downloading Avast! Again.

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quick question....

I was about to download Avast onto my netbook that has Windows 7 and Windows 7 was not listed when I got to that point in the setup. is there a free version of Avast that works with Windows 7? or will the one online work on this machine even tho Windows 7 is not listed?

A:does free Avast work with Windows 7?

See here: http://www.avast.com/eng/press-release-windows-7-logo.htmlPartialPrague, Czech Republic, September 10, 2009 -- avast! antivirus software has earned the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo after successfully completing Microsoft Corp.s’ testing regime to prove it can be readily installed and run reliably on Windows 7. “It’s important that our users know avast! is fully compatible with Windows 7 from the very beginning,” said Ondrej Vlcek, Chief Technology Officer at ALWIL Software, makers of avast!. Microsoft’s “Compatible with Windows 7” logo can now be used with Avast! version 4.8 software. The logo will help Windows 7 users easily identify software and other products that have passed Microsoft tests for compatibility and reliability with Windows 7.

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Apologies for the long post.

I am still using windows XP pro, unfortunately. (I tried to create an bootable Ubuntu trial disk at a friend's pc, in order to use the web that way, but unfortunately, my dvd player couldn't fully read the dvd-rom.) Meanwhile, I logged on in this unprotected state, to download a strong firewall like zonealarm.
Obviously, something happened because the next time I booted up to my computer, malwarebytes wouldn't start, Avast free was disabled and "locked" and my firewall (windows) was turned off. I disconnected my LAN, and tried to figure out what to do. I tried rebooting into safe mode, but that did not help.

At some point, I attempted a system restore, which turned out to successfully restore access to my virus protection. I was quite leery about going back online, however.

I ran Avast, and super antispyware, but they found nothing. I set a password for avast free. The next time I turned off and restarted my pc, Avast was again turned off, despite my previous system restore.

I enabled the web connection in order to install zonealarm. However it prevented me from accessing most websites, and I kept getting popups asking to access the web. I have k9 webfilter installed also. It seemed to me that there was some kind of conflict between zonealarm, firefox, and k9filter, although all were listed as trusted in the zonealarm settings. Finally, in frustration, I uninstalled zonealarm and despite the risk I came here to look for... Read more

A:something turned off my avast free and my windows firewall

G'day Alyab123, and   to BC !
Lets do a little ferreting around and see what we can find...Please run the following tools IN The Order Listed
Read these instruction before you start, so you get the gist of what we are doing.
If you are not sure....ask !

RKill
Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply.
A log pops up at the end of the run. This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.

Now.....DO NOT Reboot here......just go ahead and run the next tool......

Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.
Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe t... Read more

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Today I will show you small tip how to deal with avast free ads

Pros:
- No ads in avast UI, and probably no annoying popups
- AV components still work normally. Signatures and program updates are not affected - Tested
- Potentially less resource & bandwidth usage
Cons:
- Avast UI won't be able to connect to the internet: "The online content is unavailable"
- Must be unblocked to register a new 365-day free subscription
- (...to be added if any...)

Screenshots:

Spoiler: Expand

Steps:
1/ Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Firewall -> Advanced settings
2/ Outbound Rules -> New Rule -> Program -> Next
3/ ?This Program Path? -> Browse... -> to Avast install directory (usually C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast) -> choose AvastUI.exe -> Next
4/ Block the connection -> Next -> Next
5/ "Name:" -> Type AvastUI -> Finish

You can do similar steps if you use other third-party firewalls, Make sure you block AvastUI.exe

Have fun

A:Block Avast free ads using Windows firewall

-Hello? Avast? @Evjl's Rain is hacking you!

Many thanks, going to apply this right now.

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At over a month since it hit the milestone of 100 million users globally, Avast! has released its latest lineup of security products, version 5.0. There are no less than three flavors to the new security solution: Free Antivirus 5.0, Pro Antivirus 5.0, and Internet Security 5.0, with the first one, as the moniker implies, available free of charge to customers. In fact, Avast! Free Antivirus is one of the most comprehensive security products offered completely for free, and the promise from the company building the solution is that version 5.0 takes its free offering to a whole new level.

Full read here: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7 - And available for download - Softpedia

A:Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7

Actually been running it for two days now and it really does impress me. I have been an avira die hard but thought I would take this for a spin and must say it doesn't disappoint at all.

The gui is nice and easy to navigate. It has a small footprint and i don't even notice it running even with real-time scanner. It also comes with gamer mode to stop those pesky interruptions such as updates etc.

Overall "I" give it a 9 out of 10.

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Battle:

Avast Free Antivirus vs Windows Defender and Windows Firewall.
I almost never use Avast as an On Demand Scanner anyway just protection. What do you guys think?

A:avast! Free Antivius vs Windows Defender

If we're talking about Windows "10" Firewall/Defender, I might be inclined to go with Windows Defender/Firewall + some other realtime prot like Zemana over Avast AV. However, if we're talking about Windows 7, I'd go with AVAST. In my circumstances as a W7 user, I'd go with AVAST.

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The report says it is a rootkit. I couldn't place it in the chest. It gave a warning which I did not write down but amounts to "cannot do that". I ended up selecting repair as I didn't want to delete it without knowing what it was. It then restarted and did a bootscan.
I'm posting to find out what that thing is, and if I need to go further. I updated and am scanning since it restarted after the bootscan.

Thanks
VFU

Avast identified this as a Severe Threat- C:\Windows\Prefetch\AgAppLaunch.db

A:Avast free found-C:\Windows\Prefetch\AgAppLaunch.db

closing duplicate, please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue. Respond at http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1005775-avast-found-c-windows-prefetch.html .

thanks,

v

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I run both Windows Defender and Avast Free Anti Virus but I am wondering if I really need both of them running at the same time. Can I safely remove Windows Defender and rely on Avast Free to do the same job?

A:Windows Defender v Avast Free Anti virus

No you shouldn't run two AVs at the same time, it's asking for trouble. I'm surprised Defender didn't turn off automatically when Avast was installed. But yes, uninstall one. Just make sure it's Avast you uninstall and keep Defender, Avast is well known for causing BSODs whereas Defender doesn't.

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Just a quick question, or two. Sorry for my ignorance. I've been reading some of the topics here but cannot seem to find an answer so I'll ask.
Can I have Win defender, Avast Free Home edition and MalwareBytes all installed on my machine with no conflicts? I know I should only run scans with one at a time, just making sure that they can be installed okay.
Also, I know some or all of them have a type of "Resident Shield", which one should I use? Or should I let all of them run?
Thanks!

A:Windows Defender, Malware Bytes, Avast Free

Hello Tom_Slick,

As far as I know there is no problem running those tools. However it should be mentioned that malware bytesis on demand and as such wont pick up any malware unless you tell it to scan for it.

What are you using for a firewall?

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I thought it would be a good idea in keeping with the overall goal of this site to start a thread to give people a list of legal and secure sites for downloading free or dirt-cheap movies, music and software/games.
I believe this would helpful in terms of not just telling people not to visit/support pirating websites,
but to also give them other alternatives so that there wouldn't be a temptation to go there anyway
(And also for people like me that Don't want to steal, but also don't want to pay more than I have to)

Master list of sites for free/dirt cheap movies, music and free/free to try software:

Music

Open Music Archive
LEGAL NOTICE:
Contains music with expired copyright according to UK copyright law, which states that the copyright expires 70 years after the author's death.
As such, some of the music may be considered "pirated" in countries with longer copyright periods.
For example, The longest copyright period I know of is Mexico (100 years after the author's death).
INCOMPETECH
This guy composes his own music and gives it away for free!

Movies and/or TV
Hulu
Movies and tv free with ads, or (for cost of membership) watchable without ads.

http://www.epixhd.com/
Free for Dishnetwork users?

Netflix
Not completely free, but VERY low price!

Software

A:Good source sites for secure & legal free movies and free/free to try software?

That is a good question.
When I think about it Hulu does have movies.
I use Netflix.
I can use http://www.epixhd.com/ as I have Dishnetwork and can use that to be able to watch. Yup, just tested works good.
Many of the Movies channels can be watched that way.

Cheers
Roger

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My brother in law who has a very weak knowledge of computers has obvious issues affecting his laptop's performance.  It is obviously infected by spyware, trojans and viruses.   I tried downloading the free malwarebytes to his computer to run a scan but it will not open.

I was able to download and use awccleaner to remove some infestations along with the free Norton Eraser but I trust Malwarebytes the most.

It is since running a bit smoother but I still want to run the scan.

I saw another topic that was locked. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/549399/malwarebytes-wont-start/

Using the information from that thread, I have used the clean uninstall tool from malwarebytes and have re-installed the application.

I downloaded the Farbar Recovery Scan tool for his 65 bit system and completed the scans as per the instructions.

I have pasted the FRST.txt in my next reply and then attached the Addition.txt in my reply.

A:Can't open Malwarebytes free version on Windows 7 Laptop

Here is the FRST.txt as instructed to paste:    attached is the Addition.txt document

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 20-11-2014
Ran by VBD (administrator) on VBD-PC on 21-11-2014 14:42:23
Running from C:\Users\VBD\Desktop\Farbar
Loaded Profile: VBD (Available profiles: VBD)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\PNRSvc\SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe
(Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries) C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\Core Update Service\Garmin.Cartography.MapUpdate.CoreService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe
(Mindspark) C:\Program Files (x86)\SuddenlyMusic_93\bar\1.bin\93barsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corp.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE

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Ok, here is what I am trying to do here. I have avast free. Version 7 will not let you use the auto scan function. I found where someone posted (http://www.dposorio.com/blog/173/ho...ic-scans-with-free-version-of-avast-on-vista/ ) instructions to add a task to Windows Task Scheduler but it was for Avast 4 under Windows Vista. I am trying to do this same thing with Avast 7 under Windows 7 64bit. They say the path should be something close to this -------> C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4 , That path will not work because with my setup when you get to the ( Alwil ) it goes off track. I have and am still looking for the correct path here but wanted to know if someone out here knew the file name in version 7 that will trigger a scan using Windows 7 Task Scheduler. Any ideas are appreciated.

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Hi,

I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system on my Acer laptop, and have an issue that seems to be strange, and at odds with what it should be showing.

I recently did a windows update, in which the update stuck a th

A:Windows firewall issue - Avast free antivirus stopping it being turned on?

I will attempt to see if the above message will this time finish. I had written out a longer thread than the above and when I posted it stopped abruptly on the second paragraph well before the rest. Even when I repeated it and then copied and pasted it on word it then finished at exactly the same place. And it did the same on wordpad or notepad. The issue I was having occurred after a windows update and I found both disconcerting and rather strange and also very odd that whatever I tried to do it would not post the whole message I had written. I have now done a system restore back to yesterday afternoon, as mentioned in the earlier message of which I could not wholly post, I did not do a system backup restore before updating, which I normally do. I will now attempt to test this message first to see if it posts in its entirety before I repost the original message.

Testing now..

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C:\Windows\Installer\537ef9a.msi|>cabs.w1|>go.exe69
Avast detected it as Win32 Trojan-gen, I get error 42111 (from what I've read it's due to inability to remove without corrupting the file)

HijackThis Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 22:14:47, on 2012-11-21
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16455)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_5_502_110.exe

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Which av is best ?

A:Bitdefender free vs Panda free vs Avira free 2016

1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.

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Battle:

Avast Free Antivirus vs Windows Defender and Windows Firewall.
I almost never use Avast as an On Demand Scanner anyway just protection. What do you guys think?
Which is better when it comes to the following:

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM)
Real World System Impact
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker)
Overall Winner

A:Avast Free vs Windows Defender and Windows Firewall

If we're talking about Windows "10" Firewall/Defender, I might be inclined to go with Windows Defender/Firewall + some other realtime prot like Zemana over Avast AV. However, if we're talking about Windows 7, I'd go with AVAST. In my circumstances as a W7 user, I'd go with AVAST.

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A:FREE Kaspersky

After $35 rebate... and you still have to foot the shipping. So, assuming the rebate actually comes through in 2-2.5 months, then it is$3.

And why would you ever want to have software shipped to you when you can get a digital download?

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I am running Kaspersky 2011 and the license is about to run out. I don't know whether to pay for it or get one of the free virus and security programs. Any opinion?

A:Kaspersky vs. Free

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This is a free AV that is a service of AOL. No sign up required. Anyone tried it yet?

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Evan at 19:22:41 on 2012-05-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6135.4257 [GMT -4:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

A:Windows Keeps Reporting that Antivirus is Turned Off, and cannot enable real-time shields on Avast! free version.

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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Just in case you haven't seen this one:

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As of lately I have been receiving random pop-ups on my computer. They usually come whenever I open internet explorer. I use kaspersky and it's updated, i've scanned the deep system scan in safe mode and it found nothing. However, my computer's overall slower performance and random pop-ups come feom a virus. I don't know how to remove it, I'm not very computer literate. Please help!

This is my log report from Hijack this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:59:39 PM, on 10/19/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jucheck.exe

A:Kaspersky says I'm virus free, But I KNOW I'm not. HELP

Hi,

Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this do following, please.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds file to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

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Hi all!

I just purchased a Dell computer with Windows 7. I immediately downloaded avast! Free. Shortly after, I realized that something called Windows Defender was also running. Not knowing exactly what this was and knowing you should not run two anti-virus resident programs at the same time, I turned off Defender real-time protection and the auto scan.

I posted over on avast! forums asking if these are two things that could run together or not. At present, there seems to be a difference of opinion on the answer. Since I was familar with this great site here and someone over there referenced a thread on this subject here (from 2009), thought I'd ask you good folks since that 2009 thread is so old.

What exactly in the Windows Defender that runs on Windows 7? I've read that it's an anti-spam thing, not anti-virus. Regardless of that, is it safe to run that real-time protection and leave auto-scan on while running avast! Free (or any resident anti-virus for that matter)? And if it's safe, is there any real need to run it? (I also use Malwarebytes, but not as a resident program.)

Thank you!

Pam

A:Windows Defender and avast! Free on Windows 7?

Hi and Welcome -
Please read This Topic By quietman7 with directions on the New Windows Defender.
It includes details + links to more information + what you can use as extra protection -

That topic is generally more related to the Windows 8 version, as Win7 is more suited to private / other programs.

Thank You -

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Hi I got "Kaspersky 30 day free trial" and all was fine until the licence ran out. I uninstalled it (or tried to anyway) but the uninstall failed 3 quarter way through! Theres a file in C/programs called Kasperskylab and I cant rename/remove or delete it.
The main problem was I got Avast antivirus but it wouldnt install fully due to Software conflicts or something (I cant recall exactly the phrase) then my pc froze and kept freezing on startup until I used safe mode and removed Avast.
Obviously I cant install a new antivirus until I lose Kasperskylab but as I say I cant delete or rename it etc, any ideas how I get rid?

A:Kaspersky 30 day free trial problem

have you tried removing kasperskylab in the safe mode also? maybe that might work.

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AOL and Kaspersky have got together and re-leased a 'FREE' version of Kaspersky...(No you dont need to be an AOL customer)
This is basically Kaspersky slimmed down and re-skinned but offers the same excellent detection engine as Kaspersky
Protects against Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Jokes, Hacktools etc

This has to beat AVG as the 'Best Free Anti-Virus Program' Available
to get license key you have to register with email address, I may suggest using a 2nd free email address as the EULA specifys that you may get SPAM from AOL and other companys so using a 2nd email address (just for these sort of pruposes) will avoid your usual email address from being bombarded with SPAM

Kaspersky is one of the best detection engines on the market and has won awards for its detection rate, namely the 'VB 100%' Award which means it can detect 100% of the Viruses in the Viruslist.com

A:NEW!! FREE Kaspersky Anti-Virus.....

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A:Kaspersky Free Online Scan

Here is a link to Norton's removal tool. Whether it will allow you to remove the quarantined items or not, ????????http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...005033108162039

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My Norton 2006 will run out in 15 days and want to replace it. This was a three month trial package installed in my new Dell 530 when I ordered it.

Been looking at AVG 7.5 Free or Avast as free anti virus programs until I can buy either Kaspersky or Bitdefender for fuller protection. I realize AVG and AVAST do not have separate firewalls like Norton does. Something I would miss but was Just tired of Norton's resource hogging that slowed down my new PC to think of renewing it.

But which free one would be better?

This computer is a huge business investment for me after using less than decent computers in the past. Since I also do more than "occasional" gaming (and act as a PC gaming website admin), this one will have to last me for several years if possible.

Dell Inspiron 530
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2ghz
320 HD gig
1 gig RAM
512 Nvidia 8300GS video card

My ordered my computer with WinXP SP2 instead of VISTA

Although I have IE7, my browser of choice is FireFox. RARELY use the IE7.

Ad Aware 2007 is my anti spyware program (used LavaSoft for years) I use my local ISP provider's McAfee "Postini" to filter my email for any virus/spam. WildBlue satellite has just become available to me. But still use dialup occasionally.

A:AVG Free or AVAST?

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isnt it free know more ,, i put it on pc and laptop and says that trial version has finished and all features disable themselves i downloaded it from filehipo and all there downloads are freeware

A:avast not free no more

Avast home is still free. You do have to register it though. avast! - Download antivirus software for spyware and virus protection

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My Avast was compromized.Can you suggest a better free Antivirus.Is Bit Defender any good?

A:Free Avast

Hello, do you mean you need to reinstall it?We have a list of free Antivirus' here L@@K.If you are going to change, Download the new one and save it ti the desktop.Next uninstall,reboot and install the new one. I preferred Avast and Avira over BitD... but it's more what works for you.

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Hi guys. I've spent this morning testing some AV's with Malware Hub samples, tweaking settings for better protection. I usually use Emsisoft Internet Security, but lastly i'm a bit concerned about its detection and protection against new malware. I have experience with ESET and Kaspersky, but i was looking for a lighter solution, not too bloated. I was a bit surprised, when i tested Avast with Jack's Maximum Protection Guide, that the results were near perfect in all samples i ran on Malware Hub, while other suites, as ESET, Avira or Emsisoft, had worse results. Now, i'm running Avast Free and i wonder what components do you have installed and what cons have you found in a regular use of this AV.

Thanks

If u want a bloatfree avast just install web and realtime shield. u dont need more to have the core protection moduls and for maximum security. i dont use it anymore but found no cons, it is realy light, one of the stablest av u can have and realy good protection if u tweak it abit. nothing wrong with using avast if someone of my family want a av, i always recomment avast because its easy and can be made to sit and forget.

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http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.htmlI just installed it without any problem. It uninstalls ver. 4.8 automatically. I really like new interface. It much easier to navigate than the old one.

A:Avast 5.0 free is out

The fact it uses such little memory has been the most impressive thing I've observed thus far. The GUI is a vast (no pun intended) improvement and crucially, I trust avast to keep me out of trouble as it has done for several years now.

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Avast has a increase performance app. Can I use this without worrying about my computer not work again?

Also win 7 (64 bit) has a disk clean up app. Again can this be used without a problem.

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What's the best free antivirus that detects quick and knows when it's something bad before running/extracting/etc

A:AvG Or Avast ? Free?

none of them Windows Defender do the same job

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Hello again everyonejust installed Avast free on my laptopneither IE or Firefox will not connect to internetwhen I switch off the web shield in Avast then they work?can anyone help?(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum.jgw)

A:New free Avast

Hello - I would pose that to the AVAST blog

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Just installed Avast free Anti-virus. Looking thru this program, it looks like I need to pay for optimizing, & a lot of other things. Weak passwords ?! I should pay for them to change passwords ? Someone told me there isn't much 'free' with Avast free...'they pay for everything'.

A:Avast free

I moved your post from our FAQ section to the Software forum. Please pay attention to where you post. Thank you.

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Hey guys. I am interested in your opinion as to whether or not I should move to Avast 6 Free. It looks great, being comprehensive and supposedly lightweight. Currently I use MS Security Essentials, MalwareBytes Full (w/real-time protection), and Firefox w/NoScript. My computer has been running great without crap issues or viruses but just trying to minimize the memory footprint while maintaining protection. Also seeing if Avast would be a more simple setup for my clients rather than them using MSSE & MalwareBytes Full. All opinions welcome!

A:Avast 6 Free or..

Avast 6 is still in Beta, no? I'd wait till the "dust" settles before making any move, if ANY. IMO what you have now is SOLID--If it ain't broke don't fix it.

BTW, I use Avast 5 free, Mbam Free.....EVERYTHING free. I'll NEVER be forced to pay for something I can get free, and I can donate whatever I CHOOSE TO to the software creator.

I'm funny that way LOL

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If you online bank with Barclays in the UK you can obtain a free copy of Kaspersky 2009 Internet protection...Log onto your account and you will see the link on the righthand side column.

A:Free Kaspersky 2009 Internet protection

Great for Barclays Trying to get people to sign up I guess.

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Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab is launched beta version (russian only) of their free antivirus, which is free for 1 year. It's public beta and it can be downloaded from here .

Screenshot:

I'm currently testing it

A:Kaspersky Free Antivirus - Beta Thread

Kaspersky 365 1/4 16.0.0.667 Beta
online installer (russian only)
http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/Fast/KFA/KFA16.0.0.667ru-RU_8687.exe

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Kaspersky earlier this year released a free edition of its antivirus software. its very basic and only offers anti-malware protectioh. Officially its only available for users in the Ukraine, Russia and Belarus at this moment, however the downloads of this product are not geo restricted. but you will need to use a VPN and obtain a russian IP address for activation.

Interface is only in russian and Ukrainian. An English version is apparently going to be released next year.

A:Kaspersky Free Edition (ukraine and Russia)

Thanks for the info! Although, maybe this post could be merged into this thread (Kaspersky Free Antivirus (Russian only) - Beta Thread)

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Read an article in my local newspaper today (1-16-2010) by James Derk tech columnist.

He said to use AVG Free Anti-Rootkit.

Installed it on my computer and my Kaspersky Anti-Virus went wild with threat and suspicious activity alerts.

Is AVG Anti-Rootkit safe??????

A:Avg Anti-Rootkit free blocked by Kaspersky

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Compusa has a deal where you can get Kaspersky Antivirus 6.0 for free after rebates:http://www.compusa.com/products/product_in...&tabtype=rb

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Gday.

I have kaspersky internet security but my license has ran out. Im just wondering if I should purchase another license or if their are free programs that are better? Or is kaspersky better than all free programs?
Thanks.

A:kaspersky internet security VS Sas, AVira free.

Whether one antivirus is better than another is more a matter of opinion than fact. It all depends on what criteria you use for the comparison.

Having said that, I think the free antivirus solutions available are more than adequate. I personally use the freeware Comodo antivirus/firewall combination. Why pay for something when you can get it for free!

Remember though, all the protection in the world won't stop you from getting infected if you're not careful about how you use your computer.

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I have had Malwarebytes free version on this computer for several years. I usually update it when I get ready to use it to scan. Lately, when I start to update the program, it stalls and says my license has expired.  How can a free version of this software, advertised by the producer suddenly determine that my license is no good?  There is a current version that has a 14 day free trial but this is not what I have been using.  Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Malwarebytes free

I'd try an uninstall then a fresh reinstall. Be sure to untick the box for the trial pro version. Post back with results.

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Newbie Question:

I have had two Infections over the past year and MBAM Free has cleaned up both of them, with some help from SAS.

But I was wondering, if I had the Pro version, it would be running in real time and if I understand how MBAM Pro works, it would have stopped these two infections in their tracks from infecting my system and I would have avioded having to boot in safe mode and go through the long headaches of cleaning everything out.

Is this how MBAM Pro would work?

Thanks

A:Malwarebytes Pro vs Free

That's pretty much how it works. Could have spared me and my good faithful desktop of nearly five years from A TDL3 infection the other day.

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I am losing faith in the free version!  When I got my new laptop Mbytes and Super Antispyware Along with MSI were my first down loads.  After several scans by both Mbytes and SA Mbytes always missed a few, I deleted it and have done without until today.  I just down loaded a freah copy and ran a scan, again it missed several items that the follow up scan with SA picked up.  To me it seems to have lost its edge, is the paid version any better?

Phil

A:Malwarebytes free

I'm thinking that both versions use the same updates. For a scan, they probably act the same. You get more features with the full version and it stands guard against incomming.

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Does anyone use the free version of Malwarebytes?

Whenever I ran a scan in the past, I would always see a Scan Log in the History/Applications area. But I notice since May 6th, I no longer see the Scan Log, only the Protection.

Has anyone else noticed the same thing?

MB doesn't seem to know what is wrong. I uninstalled and reinstalled and same results on my Win7 and also on my Vista.

Now I can't tell when I ran the last scan.

A:Malwarebytes Free

Yes. I have not had any issues concerning scan logs. I use the following to view mine.

From the main page. Scan logs can be found by clicking "History". Then clicking "Application Logs".

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What is a good free Anti-Virus program to replace the now dead (Internal Virus Database is out-of-date) AVG Free 7.5.557 version 270.12.11/2089? The AVG icon in my task tray is black and gray.AVG Free 8.5 will not work on Windows ME! It must be an Anti-Virus program that will operate on Windows ME. I can not afford to buy a new computer. This computer does not have enough memory to upgrade the operating system, we already tried that for other reasons.

A:Need good free AV to replace AVG Free 7.5.557 on Windows ME

HI, you can get AntiVir Personal Edition or avast! Home Edition to replace AVG

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Hi
Does anyone know if there is somewhere in settings you can tell Avast that a web site you go to all the time. is not a threat. so I do not keep getting a window popping up and telling me it is? Thank you

A:Avast free Antivirus

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I have tried most of the antivirus tools available in the past but settled on Avast to protect my computers for several years now. It just does the job without annoying me unnecessarily, protects everything, and suits me fine.A major new upgrade is now available and is very user friendly. Check it out-http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-downloadCheers

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I need to uninstall Avast free but am having problems.

Avast does NOT show on windows Programs and Features. Therefore I can not uninstall it from there. I have Revo Uninstaller but it also does not show up there.

I downloaded aswClear and tried to run it in Safe Mode. Got the error message below.
I also tried to reinstall avast and got the the same error message.

What next?

Thanks

A:Uninstalling Avast free

See if this works ....
Special Note: Needs to be started from Safe Mode, the program will offer to reboot you into Safe Mode on launch. If you did not install the Avast product to the default install location, you need to point to it in the box.

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Recently I emailed avast about an issue where avast will not run a scheduled scan at the specified time. They checked my log and found no issues. Then later they could not find a fix.

Dear customer,We have received and acknowledge your issue. Now we will analyze whether there is anything related to avast! that we could change, and if so we will provide a work-around or fix it in a future release. We will monitor how often this issue appears in our customer base and the impact on our market. If you have any additional information about the issue please let us know because it could shed more light on the issue and help us to solve it or identify the cause more quickly. Thank you for helping us to improve avast!Best regards,Avast Software a.s. 2nd level support team

I am really confused!! I did a clean install and everything! I have win8 64bit. No one else with windows 8 has this problem.   . Please help me!!!! I am really confused and frustrated.  Here are more details:
-My comp is set to sleep in 30 mins of inactivity
-Avast is set to scan every Wednesday at 13:00 (1:00 PM) and has wake up comp checked
-Avast WILL scan if I set it for when I am on the comp

A:Problem With Avast! Free

Users have complained for years about unresponsive behavior when the computer attempts to awake from sleep. There is no universal fix solution as there have been various reasons given for this particular issue and various suggestions to correct it. If avast is not able to determine the cause, the next step is to contact the computer manufacturer via thier support or customer service web site.

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-The world's most trusted security has moved to the cloud to provide your business with great protection starting at a price that?s pretty nice, too. It's free.-

1.Manage and protect all the devices that power your business, anywhere, anytime from the cloud.
2.Set it and forget it. With Avast for Business on guard, you can focus on running your business.
3.Our robust alerting and reporting engine will let you know if we need you.

System requirements

1.PC workstation

A minimum of Windows XP (with SP2) needs to be installed. Windows Vista, 7, 8, and even 8.1 are fully supported (unless your device runs the Starter or RT edition) in both the 32- and 64-bit variant. A 10-year old Pentium 3 processor will do, with 128 MB RAM and 1 GB of hard-drive space. Now imagine the stellar performance with your new hardware!

2.Mac Workstation

If you?re on a Mac running OSX, it will work. You need 128 MB of RAM and 750MB of disk space. Beyond that, you can be running just about any stable version of OSX (even Yosemite), and we?ll keep you protected.

3.Server

It will work with any operating system listed below:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 (any edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (any edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit... Read more

The log in delay is appalling, for a good 30 seconds on multiple reboots I experienced:

No desktop files
Blank File Explorer
Task Manager reports High Startup Impact
Signing up is easy:

No background checks
Set-up is simple:

Available for Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Mac OS X
Web installer and Full installer
Remember to Activate Device once installed
Web console:

Confusing between Groups and Devices
Unclear (OOB) about how to send template settings to current devices, do I need to delete device first or not.
Browser Cleanup and Secure VPN on by default

Easy to navigate UI, but lacks details for new users.
If Devices are removed from Web Console >> Avast Pop-up to Reboot PC (possible to post-pone) >> Avast Business Security will be uninstalled and gone after reboot.
avast for Business - Web Console UI

Created a Custom Template

Exploring the Advanced for Active Protection | General Settings | Antivirus Settings

This is only a quick and small review of Avast Business Security 2015 (Free).

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I use Avast with my Win 8.1 and have been happy with it til now. I have been getting daily reminders to update my Avast to a premium version and to stop getting the reminders last time, I uninstalled it and reinstalled it making sure I have the Free version downloaded and not a Trail version but it has started to prompt me again after only a few weeks on the new install.

If I have the free version I wouldn't expect to be prompted to upgrade to a paid version or is this what to expect? Is this the same for others that have it?

A:Avast FREE Version....

1. Yes that is what you may expect
However, if you are using Free Antivirus 2015, the only way to disable the sale offers is to upgrade your protection to the paid one.
2. The simple solution is to uninstall AVAST and use the FREE and no sales pop-ups - Windows defender included with 8/8.1
and indeed IMHO your system will run more smoothly and with no problems - as against the use of the FREE Avast.
Avast is good of that there is little doubt, but I am not convinced that the free AVAST is the best for Windows 8.1

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The title says it all. I am actually using both without issue. Well, I do have one small issue and that is that WD pops up with a message at boot up that it has not been started. I think I can fix that by going into Services and have it start automatically with a delay. But do I really need both? I am using W7-64.

A:Do I need Win Defender if I use Avast Free AV?

Believe it or not there are some threats that a program like Defender will catch that an Anti Virus may miss... With system security, you dont want to take any chances... Use both!

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http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=47740.0Expect computer to blow up, lots of limitations and bugs so only for the very interested - still cool.

A:Free Avast 5 beta available

A little demo

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Latest Avast Free
Win 10 64

TaskManager - Startup - Startup Impact shows "High".
Do you see the same on your system?

A:How is Avast Free on Win 10 working for you?

Yes, I have Avast! Pro version, and got the same.

But, it does not have a lot of impact and slowdowns on my startup time.. Windows 10 still boots fast.

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Was recommeded to install Avast as one of the best free AV programs. When doing that I'm told it´s on a 60 days trial period - in fact with the new 5.0 version only 30days. After that point I should decide if I want to register and start paying. So what's the deal here, is it free or only free for a period?

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Hey guys I ran a full format on a PC that I use to download and save drivers. After the format I installed XP sp3, the I installed Avast Free. Well when it came time to Register, I clicked the Register button and a new page opened asking if I upgraded. So I opened Avast, went to Settings, and under General I clicked Registration, and it said, "You Are Registered". My question is, how ? I never filled out the registration, not my name or e-mail address. It never gave me a way to register. Any ideas on what is going on ?

A:Avast Free Registration

Did you have avast installed prior to the format? If so, avast probably stored your prior registration info on their servers so when you connect with them, they can identify you and your computer. I believe its the same info you see when signing into your avast account (https://my.avast.com/en-us/devices) which lists your computer.

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Hey. I was wondering if Avast! 5.0 Free Edition and ESET Smart Security 4 would conflict with each other or not. I don't know since when I tried using AVG and Avast!, I couldn't connect to the internet. Please help, thanks.

A:Should I use ESET S.S. 4 and Avast! Free 5?

I can only think that you would see conflict between the two programs as they are both Anti-virus. I would say try it and see but make sure you are testing in a sandbox, not leaving your test machine vulnerable.
My 2-cents (not-worth much )

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I have been using Avast Free Antivirus for more than 4 years without any problems. It quietly does it's job in the background. It has a relatively small footprint and the false positives are extremely low. It's set to automatically update the Engine and virus definitions, and to notify me of Program updates. So far so good...

But, now it's doing things without my knowledge.
1. Avast SafeZone Browser. This downloaded and installed without any input from me - twice! It even added 2 shortcuts to the Start Menu. The folder in Program Files now has a size of 364 MB!

2. Avast Antispam. Also downloaded, installed and disabled Windows Defender (Windows 7) without my permission.

It might be time to move on...

A:Avast Antivirus Free.

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Not sure if this is in the correct place,apologies if it isn't.I'm running Windows XP SP3 on a Virtual machine (Oracle VM) on a Windows 10 Desktop computerThe Windows 10 Desktop has Avast Free antivirus working ok.I assumed,maybe inncorrectly, that I would also have to protect the Virtual machine with AV software.I have installed and repaired Avast Free Antivirus several times but it refuses to run.All I get is the message-                                                             YOU ARE UNPROTECTED                                                 Avast background service is not running Can anyone throw any light on this.The only advice I have found so far is to do a repair via control pannel or to uninstall/reinstall which I have done several times to no avail.

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I downloaded the Avast Free when it was offered to me on my computer, BUT NOW when I tried to open it, it tells me >> Application configeration incorrect, reinstall. I went to website and clicked on FREE only but NO Downloading took place. Please help me as I do like this adware Help.
Thank You,

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I've been trying to install Avast Free 5.0.677 on Windows 7 x64 and keep getting :

"error 82 (00000052) has occured. Last performed operation was extracting main exe"

Windows Error 0x00000052 - 82
ERROR_CANNOT_MAKE
The directory or file cannot be created.

I wondered if this had anything to do with moving the TEMP and TMP folders off my SSD Drive C:\ and onto the Hard Drive F:\

I've not had problems like this installing any other software.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:trying to install Avast Free 5.0.677

Move the folders back, reboot and try to install again. Then you'll know if it is or not.

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Is this antivirus great? I have been using it for years, and i was told that it slows down the computer by a lot. Is this true?Is it a RAM hogger?

A:Avast free antivirus

FastestCrib0439 said:

Is this antivirus great? I have been using it for years, and i was told that it slows down the computer by a lot. Is this true?Is it a RAM hogger?Click to expand...

No it's not a RAM hogger!!

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With respect to the Best Free Antivirus 2015 competition, I'm starting a thread series where users of the various products will be joining together to state the Pro's and Con's of each antivirus/internet security software and why they think it is a contender or not for the Best Free Antivirus.

Each person can post either one Pro or one Con of the product per post. You are free to share your views with respect to that.
One person's Pro/Con can be a matter of debate in the following replies.
Try not to post (Pro/Con) twice in a row just after your previous reply, unless it's necessary.
The first post will be updated by me with what user's think is good and bad about the product, so an informed decision can be made for newcomers.

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THE PRO'S
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Really light on the system
Fully customizable installer: can select features to install
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THE CON'S
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A:Avast Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's

Pro: Really light on the system

Bad: Many ads and popups (Can be disabled in the paid versions)

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Is there another good, free anti-virus, other than Avast out there? User friendly would be nice too.
Thanks, help is always greatly appreciated.

A:Free alternative to Avast?

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I am using windows 10 on my HP desktop. I currently use MES but am unable to access certain games, puzzles on GameScene (ie) . I thought perhaps changing my antivirus would remedy this situation. is Kaspersky antivirus totally free for download on home computer?

A:Is Kaspersky antivirus totally free for my home computer?

Err.. MES, presumably you mean MSE but known as "Windows Defender" on Windows 10. If that is preventing access to games and puzzles then most likely there is something wrong with them. MS Windows Defender is usually quite docile. You didn't ought to be looking for an anti-virus that lets them through if they are dubious.As for Kaspersky, as far as I am aware they don't do a totally free version, only a free trial. There are free AV's around, such as Bitdefender, but as I said that doesn't sound like the right way to go for your game problems. What exactly happens when you try to access them and is there some reason you suspect Windows Defender is implicated?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Source: Kaspersky Cleaner is a free CCleaner-like program for Windows - gHacks Tech News
Kaspersky Cleaner is a new program by Russian security firm Kaspersky that has been released as a free beta version on the company's website.

The program has been designed to assist users in removing junk files and temporary files from PC systems running the Microsoft Windows operating system, and to improve their privacy on top of that.

You can download a web installer from the Kaspersky website which you need to run on a local device to install Kaspersky Cleaner on the computer.

Kaspersky Cleaner
The interface of the program is bare-bones currently. It displays a "start scan" button in the center of the program window, and four additional icons below it that don't reveal right away what they are used for.

You need to move the mouse cursor over the icons to reveal their function. They do the following from left to right:
System Cleanup - Clear Recycle Bin contents and temporary files.
Restore System Settings - Restore settings that affect operability of your operating system.
Private Browsing - Block collection and use of your personal data.
Remove Activity Traces - Clear cookies, history, logs.
If you hit Start Scan, all of the four tools will be used to scan the system. The software displays the issues it has detected after the short scan, and it is up to you to fix them automatically, or review them first.

You can do that with a click on one of the too... Read more

A:Kaspersky Cleaner released, a free CCleaner alternative

Awesome, thanks for share kev

But....

Another issue with the current version of Kaspersky Cleaner is that you cannot customize the scan before you start it. If you don't want particular items scanned or fixed, you have to have them scanned anyway and uncheck them each time after the scan to make sure of that.Click to expand...

I will wait till they change that, so we able to customize it before scan.

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Here in Brazil the most used are Avast and Avg free, and honestly do not think the two are good because I got to use both and did not like.
The kaspersky would make a big deal bringing the free version for Brazil, it quickly dominate the market here, here ah many users of their paid versions, and certainly if it launched its free version in Portuguese would win quickly Avast and AVG free.
I hope they launch Kaspersky free to Brazil

A:Friends you think the kaspersky will launch its free version in Portuguese?

I don't think it will come out for Portuguese or not for a long time anyway.

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Kaspersky Internet Security Offer for Windows 7 Launch Parties

offer valid only on 22 oct..

just visit the site

A:Kaspersky internet security 2010 1 year key free

hi !

THANKS !

KIS 2010 is one of a few A/V?s that i want to have.

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Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab is launched beta version (russian only) of their free antivirus, which is free for 1 year. It's public beta and it can be downloaded from here .

Screenshot:

I'm currently testing it

A:Kaspersky Free Antivirus (Russian only) - Beta Thread

Kaspersky 365 1/4 16.0.0.667 Beta
online installer (russian only)
http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/Fast/KFA/KFA16.0.0.667ru-RU_8687.exe

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Hello-New at this site. Found this program "Malwarebytes" is this aprogram that will get rid of Malware on your computer or is there a better one out there. I believe that's what I have on my system. As Norton Antivirus 2009 can do Live Update anymore.

Can anyone help. I running Windows XP Professional on my system.

A:Is this a free Malwarebytes program

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I always put this on any new setup I do. Since most are seniors, it's easy for them to use the free version.
I can't seem to find it on the Malwarebytes site anymore.
Pete

Here ya go