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Q: cant remove avast free antivirus

trying to install avg and unistall this program, but avg wont install unless this is gone.

A: cant remove avast free antivirus

Run the Avast Uninstall Utility.

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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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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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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 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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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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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.

How to post your reply?

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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Many ad's and pop-up's

 

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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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 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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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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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's always great when free software adds additional features/components but, it's not acceptable when they download and install without the users knowledge.

It might be time to move on...
 

A:Avast Antivirus Free.

Was that a default install/upgrade? Was there no Advanced/Options checklist available?
 

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I have done an Avast scan and the results are that it has found evidence of Grime in on my pc, System Settings and unnecessary apps. Is grime, malware\bloat? I have done windows update, troubleshoot, disk cleanup, run ccleaner, Delfix, Adware cleaner, sfc scan, dism..../restorehealth, chkdsk scan, malwarebytes and superantispyware but I have still got this grime and I don't know how to get rid of it because I just don't know what it is. Can anyone help please?

A:Avast Free Antivirus Grimefighter

Hi,
Do you have a problem with your PC? if GrimeFighter detected something it is not 100% sure that it is truly a grime.
So if you see that you have any problem just ask here and were always here to help.

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 Beta

in my eyes, the previous white Avast UI is better
 

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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 11.2.2262

Changelog:
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fixed crashing installations
fixed BSOD on AMD processors
fixed problem with huge antispam log
fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after program update
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Download: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
 

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Running Windows Xp Sp3. I recently did a complete system restore back to factory default, 2003. It was a lot of work, but now I have a clean slate before I have to upgrade to Window 7 next year. After so much help here, I now have a rule; I will not download Anything ever useless Bleeping computer provides me with a link. I always check at Bleeping computer, download first. If it is not there, I look for the tutorials, very diligent about this. That being said, the question is, I’m looking to download Avast antivirus free, I found a tutorial (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/bleeping-computer-forums/#post). However, It does not match my screen shots. I keep getting “from download.com or Cnet” and then a bunch of crap comes with it. Yes I do select  “Custom install” & untic the added garbage.  I am still getting unwanted “Google Chrome” ect.. I am just looking for an updated link, external or otherwise, not taking any chances without Bleeping Computer. Thank you.Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Avast Free Antivirus download

Hi,
Download Avast Free from FileHippo its a trusted site click the button on the right side then wait for a pop-up to download the file
Execute the avast_free_antivirus_setup on the first install screen make sure you uncheck the check box's and click Express Install like on the image:During install make sure you select the Free version, its enough for most users.
You need to provide a valid e-mail address to activate Avast, the program is free but you need to register every year and opt for the free version.

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I use a screenreader to access my computer and had some problems with viruses yearerday. I restored my system and it is working properly, however, I have two antivirus programs that I'd like to uninstall and then update the AVG. both of these are free. I am not able to perform the install due to the following error messages:
AVG gives me this both from the control panel and from the userinterface itself:Installation failed to following error:
Error: @AvgErrorCode_0x0253 %FILE% = "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8"
@AvgErrorCode_0x0020.
I've also tried to reinstall the setup file for Avast and I get this: both when uninstalling from the control panel and downloading from the web: a setiface error has ocurred: 536875929.
How do I uninstall both of these programs so that I can successfully update my antivirus software to AVG? I use Windows XP home edition.
 

A:Removal of AVG Free 8.5 and Avast antivirus

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Avaist tells me my free antivirus will be up in a few days. Is there another one I can download free that last a long time. Thanks so much. I have exployer 9 and windows 7. Thank you so much. Carol

A:avast antivirus + free trial

Just keep Avast & renew it.






Quote:
HOW TO RENEW AVAST FREE EDITION
Register for Free at http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registration.php AVAST will then send you an email with a key code Copy and paste the code into AVAST by: - Right clicking on the Avast icon in your task bar at the bottom right of your screen - Choose "About Avast" - Click the "License key" button
- Copy & paste the code


Register avast! Free Antivirus

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Hey guys,
I want to create a shortcut to scan my pc on the desktop,
But I need the parameters for the avast! program.

Thanks in advance
Techwizard10

See!

A:avast! Free AntiVirus parameters

You can see the command line options here - https://support.avast.com/index.php?...articleid=1240

But i believe you can only run a scan from command line with the professional version.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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I've tried many free antivirus over the years, but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most.

After some issues with Windows 10 last year, I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years. However, I'm open to reassess my position between these two excellent products. Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the "The Best (Free) Antivirus App for Windows".

On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set:

File System Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Blocker (DeepScreen)

Still, I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail. I also disable the Web shield because:

It seems to slightly slow down my browsing
I don't like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program
Sometimes it doesn't play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website's certificate (I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only)

So, in practice, I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings (no Hardened Mode) to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software. I've had no problems with this set up for a long time.

Regarding Avira, it lac... Read more

A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.
 

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I've previously used Avast free antivirus with ZoneAlarm firewall and also with Comodo firewall. I'm currently using Norton Internet Security but was thinking about switching to Avast free antivirus & using the Windows 7 firewall. But I was looking on the Avast forum & it appears people are having a problem with that combination.

I've read through a lot of the threads on this here forum & am left with mixed thoughts. There seems to be some problems & some people are switching from Avast 8 back to Avast 7, or to the latest version of Avast 8 which I have not seen any comments on. And of course some people are not having any problems.

Is there a consensus of opinion on which version of Avast free to use with Win7 Firewall?
If it version 7, where can I download a copy from?

A:Avast free antivirus + Win7 firewall ?

Hi Mike99,

I'm using the latest Avast 8 version with Outpost FW Pro (latest version 8) without any trouble even though they are not compatible. Outpost program files are added to Avast exclusion list.
Both of the above try to do the same thing but I don't allow it.
Outpost FW has 'Web Control' and 'Antispyware' but I don't use them. Avast handles Spyware for me.
Avast has browser plug ins, I don't use them. I use Opendns.
I also use Winpatrol free + WOT in Firefox 19.0.2
See my PC Specs for more.

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Hi,

I've used many free antivirus programs in the past such as AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials. In these I've been able to setup a scheduled scan to run once a week.

However, since installing Avast 6 Free I can't seem to be able to find that option. How do I setup the scheduled scan in Avast 6?

A:Avast Free Antivirus 6 - Scheduled Scan

avast! UI > Scan Computer > Quick or Full Scan > More Details > Settings > Scheduling

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I uninstalled my previous expired antivirus, avira antivirus personal, after that i try to install avast AV free, but it pops out an error message.
Image here: http://i.imgur.com/JLH8UKR.jpg
Im using Window 8, please help...

A:Avast free antivirus installation error, HELP!

See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/how-do-i-fix-theinstaller-error-unable-to/4d96ac6d-cb91-4798-b3e5-dc592665ba27?db=5&auth=1 .
 
Louis

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Hi

As soon as I try to install Avast Free Anti Virus my system(Win XP) reboots without giving any error message.

I have already ran Dial-a-fix, MBAM n Trojan remover.
 

A:Solved: Not able to install Avast Free Antivirus

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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 12.1.2272

Changelog:
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NOTE TO STAFF: Add the changelog from here: Avast Free Antivirus Changelog, then approve.
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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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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 12.3.2279

Changelog:
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New:
Passive mode - new compatibility mode, which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable
Added SafeZone browser, Security browser extension and SafePrice extension to Settings->Components for better management

Fixed:
BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Randomly opening Avast UI bug
SafePrice browser extension component is not installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version
Compatibility problems with PICO(Bash) processes on Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Incorrectly displaying firewall network profile notification
Avast is correctly recognized in Windows Security Center after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update
Showing all passwords as reused in passwords list
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hello, first post. My problem is I recently installed avast! free antivirus after hearing very good things. My problem is to be able the search the internet I have to disable shields. If I leave them on I get a connection error. I turn off shields I can connect. What setting do I need to change to be able to leave avast shields on and still go on IE on firefox. thanks

A:avast! free antivirus problem with shields

This may happen if your firewall is blocking the avast! web shield to connect to the internet. Check your firewall settings and allow the web shield (aswWebSv.exe) to access the internet.

Which firewall are you using ?

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Hi all

avast! Free Antivirus 11.1.2254 Beta

Beta 11.2.2254

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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I have had avast! for a few months now and loved it...until a few weeks ago, I noticed that it had stopped working. When I open avast! it says my system is unsecured and to re-start avast. When I click the start now button, it opens a box wanting me to allow avast to make changes to my hard drive. Even after clicking yes, it still won't start. I even tried un-installing avast and it won't let me. Anyone know how I can either fix this or remove it? Not to computer smart when it comes to codes & computer language (so the easier to understand the better )

A:avast! Free antivirus quit working and will not re-start!! :(

Pretend your installing it, then select repair.

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I am using "Avast Antivirus Free 2015".When i ran the Full System Scan,the Antivirus didn't found a single Virus or Malware.

I had seen somewhere on youtube that,having "Malwarebytes Anti Malware" works great along with your regular Free/Complete Antivirus Software for complete protection.So,i installed "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".After scanning,it detected almost 85 PUP Malwares,which i quarantined with the help of "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".I would like to mention that the "Scan for potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)" is check Marked in my Avast,which you can see from the attached Picture # 2 (Below) of Avast General Settings.

Now,does this means that my Free Avast Antirus 2015 isn't effective OR PUP Malwares are no big deal?

A:Almost 85 PUP Malwares not Detected by Avast Free Antivirus 2015....

Avast is one of the best free Anti-virus programs out there. You need a few different tools to get everything off of your PC. Avast doesn't typically scan for PUPS by default, typically I believe you have to place a checkmark in the box you show for Avast.

Avast is going to be really good at blocking viruses above all else. You will want to continue to scan with Avast and Malwarebytes as well as programs like Superantispyware, Adwcleaner and/or Junkware removal tool. Now as a warning, running all of these, even if up to date, does not ensure a clean system.. There are a lot of places to look and clean on an infected computer.

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Real-time Protection
For some antivirus products, the minimal file access that occurs when Windows Explorer displays the filename is sufficient to trigger real-time protection. Avast waits until just before a program executes to run a real-time scan. In testing, it wiped out almost 80 percent of my malware samples immediately on launch.

Avast detected most of the remaining samples at some point as they attempted to install and run. In a couple of cases, it activated a powerful analysis tool called DeepScan. Avast also invoked DeepScan to make sure that a couple of my malware-testing programs weren't themselves malicious.

In one case, fortunately the last sample I tested, Avast requested a boot time scan for complete cleanup. That scan took almost an hour, and required my attention every so often to make decisions about the disposition of particular malware traces. You can launch a boot time scan at will, if you suspect the regular scan has missed something.

One way or another, Avast detected 93 percent of my samples, the same asF-Secure Anti-Virus 2015. However, because Avast allowed installation of some executable malware traces, its final score came out to 9.0 points, while F-Secure managed 9.3. The absolute winner among products tested with this sample set is Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015), which earned 10 of 10 possible points.

Avast's previous edition was among the first products exposed to my malicious URL blocking test. For many, many months, its... Read more

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avast! continues its series of updates and enhanced antivirus software solutions by delivering streamlined GUIs and several brand-new protection features. avast! Free Antivirus 2015 is one of the products from the antivirus editions (Pro, Internet Security and Premier) that comes with an updated interface and fresh features.

It gives you control over your home network security, supports HTTPS scans for malware and threats, as well as lets you activate a smart scan which looks for threats, updates and other issues.

The Software Updater now automatically pre-downloads software updates in the background without interfering with your work. Plus, it grabs the updates from its own servers, so the process is basically much faster.

MyAvast online console which can be run via your web browser also benefits from updates. It displays a simplified design with widgets and integrates the Rewards program where users receive Karma points and badges for mainly contributing to the online community.

Streamlined and smart GUI
At a first glance, avast! Free Antivirus 2015 hasn?t changed much since its previous 2014 version. This has to do with the fact that the developers from avast! have implemented some new features while delivering the same user-friendly environment that you got used to.

Actually, the newly reshaped GUI looks even more intuitive and follows the lines of the new trend in terms of flat design. While the old build gives you the possibility to make the panel with the key fe... Read more

A:avast! Free Antivirus 2015 Softpedia Review

Real Protection Does not come free !
 

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Hello,
 
Let me start off by saying I am new to this forum (first post) and not technologically inclined AT ALL, but my new years resolution was to immerse myself in things that I do not fully understand so here I am
 
Alright... so my computer has been moving mega slow (start-up is slow, freezing when watching things online) so I initially ran a complete system scan using my free Avast Antivirus software, and sure enough threats were detected. I was prompted to run a 'boot-time scan' which is currently under way (i'm using my netbook to write this). I have been writing down some of the infections coming up and researching them for more details, and this forum is where I have ended up.
 
Some if the infections that are coming up are as follows:
 
     -WIN32:PUP's (oneclickdown-A/searchprotect-A/installer-K)
     -DLL error 42127 (CAB archive is corrupted)
     -CAB error 42144 (OLE archive is corrupted)
     -NSIS:oneclick-D [pup]
 
I would like assistance understanding ...
 
     -what these infections are??
     -How do I determine whether to repair vs. delete ??
 
 

A:Threat's detected using Avast free antivirus software

Hello, the 2 PUPs(Potentially Unwanted Programs) can go.
 
These we need to know your Operating System an the full path to them.
 
  -DLL error 42127 (CAB archive is corrupted)
     -CAB error 42144 (OLE archive is corrupted)
 
Example:
 C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast_\unp37475553.tmp|>wm10l\wmp.dll Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted.}
 

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I was recently browsing People of Walmart when I get a message from Avast stating that malware has been blocked. I'm going to guess that it was from an banner ad on the site because the site that it originated from was not People of Walmart, but somethink called Afnolink. That was the only site I was browsing at the time. But when I check the statistics for Web Shield, it says there has been no blocked malware. I've checked all other Shield statistics and they are all clean. So, where did the info for it go? Does this mean that it was not sucessfully blocked?
P.S: If this is in the wrong section, I'm sorry.

A:Avast Free Antivirus not showing blocked malware

I actually don't see a section for blocked malware. I do see a part where it shows number of scanned pages and number of infected pages. This is under Shield Traffic in the Web Shield area. What does the "infected pages" number show?

Orange Blossom

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Wasn't there an option to remove the upgrade button in avast antivirus 2015 free?

I can swear when I installed it on a friends system a few days ago that option was hidden somewhere.

im referring to the green upgrade button at top of GUI.

Thanks
 

A:Upgrade button in Avast Antivirus 2015 Free

I dont think there was ever an option to remove top upgrade button in free version.
 

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

With best Regards
Mops21
 

A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2263 BETA

After reading the changes, the "Removed NG (VHardware virtualization) - moved the technology to cloud, in next betas we will introduce new flow for handling unknown files" sounds interesting. I know they had issues with NG (Windows 10 and some Windows 8 and 8.1).

They need to work more on the Suspicious Behavior (HIPS), some malware can bypass it.
 

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I've read in the pinned topic "List of Antivirus Uninstallers and Removal Tools > Antivirus removal tools"  at the top of this section about antivirus removal and It says to always use add/remove to uninstall programs from the computer. But when I go to the Avast site it says that the preferred method of uninstalling is to use their uninstall utillity. I'd like to say that I'm not having any issues with Avast nor am I unhappy with the product. I'm uninstalling because I want to try the free trials of Kaspersky and BitDefender and make a decision after that.
 
I've read a few times across multiple forums of people having problems uninstalling Avast so before I start I would like some feedback on which process I should go through to have the best chance of uninstalling without problems. I'm using Vista if this info is needed. Thanks

A:How do I uninstall Avast Antivirus Free 2015 properly?

Hi there,The Avast uninstall utility (AvastClear) is only to be used if the uninstallation of Avast products go wrong and left behind remnants on the system.I do suggest that you uninstall it the normal way using Programs and Features - preferably in Safe Mode since the service will not be running and less likely to leave behind trash. If it refuses to uninstall in Safe Mode (programs that depended on the Windows MSI service to uninstall will not work), do a clean boot and uninstall Avast from there. After that run AvastClear.Hope this answers your questions.Regards,Alex

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 Beta - New User Interface

in my eyes, the previous white Avast UI is better
 

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I have read that they removed the virus database pop-ups but I haven't even been getting program update pop-ups or any ads (not that I'm complaining about this one). Is this normal?
 

A:Did Avast Free 2015 remove all pop-ups?

Can you show me your settings:

Settings>General>Popups ?
 

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Hello, I'm new here. I just clean installed Windows 10 and am wondering what AV to use. I've used avast! free for the last 3 years (windows 7 and 8), but now that I'm on a new sparkly clean OS, I've decided to reevaluate and survey the field for cheap or preferably free options. Panda , Avast, Avira, BitDefender, etc.

It seems to me, from what I've read, the most balanced in terms of zero day and general protection (online or off) is Avast (talking about across the board protection, heuristics/behavior/signtatures/yada yada, avast just got HIPS too). Comcast offers Norton for free though, a full security suite. Norton is never mentioned as a top contender nowadays. However, how does it compare to avast free? Thanks folks!
 

A:AVAST Free Antivirus 2015‎ vs Norton Security Suite

Hello welcome to MT

I 'd pick Avast free, I'm used to its settings... and with hardened mode can protect more effective. Its been a while since I used Norton. It was pretty good when I used it.

It depends on if you want a change or go with what you know... but both are light and decent choices.
 

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Tonight I received the following error message when I tried repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, to update my free version of Avast antivirus:

Error processing packages.
0x20000011

Finally, I gave up trying. Then I uninstalled and reinstalled the free version of Avast. The program installed without any problem; however, for some reason I've thus far been unable to install the latest update, either automatically or manually. Although the onscreen indication read "Initializing, please wait," I waited 15 minutes and nothing happened.

Shortly thereafter, I received an automatic onscreen prompt from Avast to upgrade, but after one minute I got the following error message:

Last encountered error:
Invalid File Signature. Setup will terminate.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may help me solve this problem. Thank you
 

A:Solved: Unable to update Avast antivirus (free version) even after reinstall

Seems to be a common problem: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=106560.0

I was getting the same message earlier, but I just updated a few minutes ago and it worked OK.
 

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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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hello,

From yesterday, i have been getting pop up from avast about differentia .ru/diff.php. I think this happened after I plugged in a infected USB (pendrive). How to solve this?
 

A:avast free antivirus popup of http://differentia.ru/diff.php malware

no particular symptoms **
 

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known Issues:
- From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason
NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Today, I wanted to check out avast! Pro Antivirus latest Sandbox settings, but things took a turn for the worse. On a clean install of Windows 8.1 32-bit, I downloaded 3 malware packs from the Virus Exchange, but soon realised they were compressed as .7z. Windows natively only supports .zip files.

I headed to 7-zip's website to download the standard version, which redirected me to the file hosted on SourceForge (this is normal).

At first, I clicked on Run, but IE notified the file may have been moved or deleted. Next I tried to Save As and then I got this Warning from Avast! Pro Antivirus, telling me the version I am trying to download is outdated.



If I choose to "Download the Latest Version", it redirects me to Softonic and the download starts automatically (IE prompts for Run or Save As) for "SoftonicDownloader_for_7-zip.exe" at 378KB.



Now I have a Softonic Adware Installer running without avast! warning me of PUPs and the original developers version blocked.



To prove I didn't delete the file from SourceForge, it's here on the desktop.



I cannot be more disappointed! These are default settings in avast! Pro Antivirus, with a custom install consisting of the File and Web Shield and Sandbox. All other Shield and Tools are not installed. Note: PUP detection is disabled by default.

I also found this thread on the Avast Forums, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=149882.0
 

A:avast! Pro Antivirus, Fake Warnings, Softonic Partnership and Free Adware!

Further looking, I discovered it was the setting in the Reputation Services. I would advise any avast! user to un-check this for the time being.

[x] Check for newer versions when downloading installation files.
When checked, your avast! will identify any outdated software version you may be trying to download and will prompt you to download the latest version instead.


 

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Pls Help Me to decided which one should i go with? My eset smart security licence end in 15 days.Pls give your reason.
 

A:Avast! Free Antivirus 2015/2016 beta3 vs Eset Smart Security 9

I haven't tried Avast 2015/16 Beta but all the previous versions have been too much loaded ones, hate avast because of this.
Using ESET Smart Security 9, fees lighter than even ESET Smar Security 8, loving it.
 

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First, thank you for your reading.
I want to ask you about the better setting for building secure PC on Windows 10 as a consumer.

I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as the main anti-malware software and firewall software on my PC. It looks good.

But at sometimes, Bitdefender is heavy a little, especially when updating signatures.
And booting time of my PC is long. Updating time at start up Windows is also long. I think it.

So I seaching another security softwares for my PC, and I find some softwares which I guess that it is good for using PC. The soft is Avast Free 2016, and Microsoft EMET or Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free Edition.

~Q.1~
Which is better, Avast Free 2016 or Bitdefender Security 2017. I will use EMET or MBAE for covering protection of vulnerability when I use Avast Free.

~Q.2~
What is Bitdefender and Avast Free regarded as security software for Windows 10 Consumers?
Which software do many people regard as a good solution?
I heard that Bitdefender is getting very high level score in many tests, but it is heavy for many PC.
And I aloso heard that Latest Avast Free gives security enough for many consumers, but sometimes do false detection, and it may be serious for OS at sometimes.
Please teach me about above things. I guess my English is not well, but I will read all replies from everyone. If I will be late replyng you. excuse me.

Thank you!
 

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Hi There,

I ran my Avast Antivirus it found Win32 Trojan (other) in a program called Virtual DJ When I went to add & remove to remove it, it couldn't be removed when I had Avast try to delete it or move it to chest it got an error and said something like the process could not be completed I also had a couple of virus in system volume/ restore something...I'm sorry I am so vague I should have written everything down exactly when I was on my screen, at present I have a browser window logged onto Trend Micro running a full system scan that already has found EXPL_MHT.AF and SPYWARE_TRAK_WEBPOSITION and ADWARE_FASTERXP and ADWARE_180SOLUTIONS and ADWARE_180SOLUTIONS.ZANGO and RAP_GENERIC I am surprised because I am a web designer and don't do risky surfing of any kind. Since restore has come up infected and quarantined does that mean system restore won't work? And should I just try to delete the program Files>Virtual DJ folder since add and remove won't get rid of it? help! I was wondering how do I post a HackThis log and maybe get some help combing these things out? Thank you for your help and for helping so many

VelocityWebDsign
 

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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:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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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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I had Avast Internet Security for about 3 years. Recently, I had a computer problem and took my computer to Best Buy's Geek Squad. They installed Webroot, and uninstalled Avast. I am glad they did. Avast had automatically renewed my subscription last year and the year before, and altlhough I e-mailed them several times, I couldn't reach them to tell them that I did not want the installation. I don't want Avast anymore, but am afraid that, in the fall of this year when my present subscription expires (although the program is no longer on my computer), they will reinstall avast and automatically charge my credit card again. I need to be able to talk to someone who will assure me that this will not happen. Does anyone know how I can accomplish this and be done with Avast?

Many, many thanks for your help!
 

A:Solved: Must contact Avast antivirus people, make sure they don't reinstall Avast.

Hi! I would call my credit card company and tell them to stop the payment to Avast. If you have uninstalled Avast, they can't install it. You would have to install it.
 

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Yesterday I used the Avast uninstaller - avastclear or such name -  to uninstall Avast trial software.  I then installed BitDefender Total Security trial yesterday.
 
This morning in my BitDefender Event Log, I see this entry:
 
  The application C:\program files\common files\av\avast! antivirus\backup.exe attempted to connect to the Internet using TCP protocol on port 49etc.  Bitdefender Firewall has granted access for this application.
 
The next entry, about 24 minutes later was:
 
Firewall module status changed
Firewall has been enabled
 
I did nothing to disable the Firewall and have a question for BitDefender, but I am miffed that Avast is still slinking around on my computer after I uninstalled it.
 
Is that legal for them to do that?  How can I get ALL Avast off my computer?
 
Thanks for help in understanding this.

A:Uninstalled Avast but "avast! antivirus\backup.exe" accessed network

Backup.exe is distributed by emergency update to all avast versions...read the explanation by petr_matrix, Avast team in this avast topic. Did you use Windows Explorer to physically search for and confirm that backup.exe is still in that location?Yesterday I used the Avast uninstaller - avastclear or such name - to uninstall Avast trial software.Did you run avastclear in safe mode...per these instructions? If not, that may explain why it was not removed.BitDefender Total Security includes a Firewall. Anti-virus vendors which offer suites with a Firewall allow their programs to manage Windows Security Center & Firewall by default so it has complete control in order to prevent conflicts and duplicate warnings. This management action is normally taken during installation and many users are unaware of this fact. Windows 8/10 Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials are also typically disabled when installing third-party anti-virus software.

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Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016. Which one do you pick and why?
 

A:Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

I have to say that I haven't tried Sophos until now. But my opinion about Panda goes like this.

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM)?Panda is efficient in both of them, but during scans it may use more CPU resources

Real World System Impact?Quiet Low

User Friendliness? 5/5

User Interface? 5/5

Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker)?4/5
Overall Winner? Since i haven't tried Sophos I cannot give verdict for the best between the two.

Thankyou And Happy New Year.
 

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About AVAST Passwords: Passwords | Get Safer with Strong Passwords | Avast
FAQ: Avast FAQ | Avast 2016: Passwords - FAQ

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Part of our core security
Passwords for PC doesn?t come as a standalone PC app (yet) ? but you will find it in Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, and Premier.​
​Store all your login details in one secure place, and access it from any of your devices, any time you need. Gmail. Facebook. Your online banking. Who can remember all those usernames, passwords and pin codes?
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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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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
PUM.Hijack.Startmenu bad : (0) good: (1) > quarantined and successfully repaired.
 
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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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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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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Hi all my computer has been playing up today when ever I open internet explorer 6 and go to another page its fine for about 20 seconds then an error message pops up regarding spyware/antivirus software then I click no and it redirects the page to a free antivirus page.
I have tried scanning for viruses and spyware with Mcaffe, viruses and spyware with AVG (picked up a few and removed) and also tried spybot which picked up heaps but the problem is still there.
I have been through the control panel and there is no software that shouldnt be there and have tried my best looking through the program files .

Please help me I am out of ideas.
Cheers Shane

A:Pop up error messages and "Free antivirus removal tool popup" how do I remove ??

I have downloaded another internet viewing program and thats working but if anyone knows how to fix this please let me know.

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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

what version of norton are they offering for free ?

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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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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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

MBAM Premium (Ver 2) is an annual license (yearly fees).
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
EMET - Download Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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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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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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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?

Hi Robo11 First, I've heard that Bitdefender is dead/unmaintained/buggy?It's false. Bitdefender is still actively developped and have quite a good share of the Antivirus market. About the buggy part, it's down to the user's experience. Personally, most of the experiences I had with Bitdefender were quite bad. It was buggy, hogging resources, hard to uninstall, etc. But for some, it might just be the "best Antivirus" they ever used.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).It's false as well. There's no reputable Antivirus company that would do such a thing. Also, avast! forums offers malware removal assistance in the same kind as BleepingComputer, and there's also UNITE members helping on its forums, so I really doubt that this would ever happen.If you're torn between these two products, since both of them are free, I would suggest you to give them both a try (one after the other, not at the same time) and see for yourself which one you like better. My personal choice goes to avast!, but that's just me. You might also want to consider quietman's advice when it comes to choosing an Antivirus product.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry2316629I also noticed that you posted the same thread... Read more

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Recommended settings are same for all three.
You should read help file if you don't understand any settings.

AVG ANTIVIRUS FREE 2016

One good thing about AVG antivirus free is that the license granted never expires. So once you install it you can keep using it for many years without registering or getting a new key every year.

DOWNLOAD LINK AVG ANTIVIRUS FREE

AVG | Antivirus Software Download

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

You may untick ?Show AVG Shredder in the Windows context menu?

Untick ?Ask me before removing threats?
Tick ?Scan files on close?

Tick ?Scan for tracking cookies?

Select ?Complete at next computer restart?
Click ?Apply? and ?OK?


Spoiler: First time scan
FIRST TIME SCAN

After you have installed AVG antivirus free you must do whole computer scan for the first time.
To do so click ?Scan Now? as shown below

Let AVG complete the scan.


Spoiler: Read Help File
HELP FILE

It is recommended that user read the help file to understand various features and settings of AVG.
To open help file select ?options->Help contents?

User can also access help file by clicking ??? at lower right corner from advanced settings

AVG Internet Security/Antivirus 2016 Recommended settings

DOWNLOAD LINK
AVG ANTIVIRUS 2016

AVG | Antivirus Software Download
AVG INTERNET SECURITY 2016

AVG | Antivirus Software Download

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

You may untick ?Show AVG Shredder in the Windows context menu?

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I was thinking of the free ZoneAlarm firewall+free Avast! Antivirus combination. What do you think? Any better choice? Thanks.

A:Need advice for free antivirus+free firewall combo

See What's the Best Anti-virus? & Free Software Firewalls for Windows 7

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A:Bitdefender Free Antivirus 2016 vs FortiClient 5.4 Free

What if I were to tell you, there is NO best?

What Antivirus do you currently use, and why is it important for you to know which one is the better product?
 

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A:AVG Free Antivirus vs Comodo Internet Security Free?

Hand down CIS. Best free prevention and lock down security software ever, but this software is for advanced users only that knows what they are doing because by tweaking you can make CIS outperform other antiviruses easily.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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 [email protected]@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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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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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
 

A:About Avast Free...

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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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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Ok all, What is the BEST free Antivirus out there? And also BEST password manager? And should I even be using a Password manager???

Is the Password manager Dashlane any good?

A:BEST FREE antivirus? And best free password manager???

Hi there,

I have been using "MalwareBytes" for several years and it's a really great AV/Anti-Spyware program. It does a great job in detecting both anti-virus and spywares.

You can download the program here = https://www.malwarebytes.com/

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http://www.howtogeek.com/218675/beware-free-antivirus-isnt-really-free-anymore/

A:Beware: Free Antivirus Isnt Really Free Anymore

avast! is good compared to the others, and Bitdefender plus Malwarebytes just don't offer anything. Even thought, let's keep in mind that Malwarebytes is still just an Antimalware and not an Antivirus. Still nice to see it mentionned in an article like this to show that it doesn't put itself on the same level as the other security software.

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Ok all, What is the BEST free Antivirus out there? And also BEST password manager? And should I even be using a Password manager???

Is the Password manager Dashlane any good?

A:BEST FREE antivirus? And best free password manager???

Hi there,

I have been using "MalwareBytes" for several years and it's a really great AV/Anti-Spyware program. It does a great job in detecting both anti-virus and spywares.

You can download the program here = https://www.malwarebytes.com/

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Hello Forum!

This is my first post here and I hope I get it right.
Practically I want them to tell me their opinions on which is better between "Panda free antivirus and ad-adware free antivirus"

The so short djeo to be understood and be easy to answer

A Salu2! from Argentina!
 

A:What is better Panda free antivirus or ad-aware free?

Hello and welcome to malwaretips,
I think adaware got a better detection, but i would trust more Panda.
Both don't have proactive protection, and web filter are almost the same.
Adaware do more false positive than Panda (thanks bitdefender engine).
If you can use other antivirus than panda or adaware you should do it.
 

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I have a client that for some reason AVG will not update except manually going to the grisoft site and downloading the update. I have tried every thing including installing from a CD, Installing from the Grisoft website, updating manually, and for some reason the AVG update manager will not work. Can someone recommend another Free Antivirus that is as easy to use and as automatic as AVG is, that I can install on her computer. This is an elderly woman that needs things as simple as possible. She can be taught to follow prompts but I would like to keep things as easy as possible. for example I send her emails regularly to remind her to run Adaware and Spybot, Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Good Free Antivirus except AVG free

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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 ....
Download AVAST Software Uninstall Utility
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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Avast for Business FREE

-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.
4.Easy. Sign up, log in, and download. It?s that easy. Protect your first device in 5 minutes or less.

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

A:Avast for Business FREE

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
Use your existing avast! account
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:

No configuration for sending messages to desktop (Admin desktop notifications)
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



Upgrade to Premium Security for Business



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

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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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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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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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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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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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