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Q: About Avast Free...

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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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 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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,
 

A:Re Downloading Free Avast

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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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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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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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Was recommeded to install Avast as one of the best free AV programs. When doing that I'm told itīs 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?
 

A:Solved: Avast for free

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Many independent av test labs are showing different results about different anitiviruses. But in real world,users have different experiences. I will be glad if you share your experiences about those 4 antiviruses.

A:MSE,avast! Free,avira or avg-which one is better as per your experience.

Those kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results. As such, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results.You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations.Here are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:* What is the best antivirus protection?* What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?* Recommend a good free antivirus program* Which antivirus and malware programs should I use together?* Antivirus Solution?

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I have installed Avast free and every time I turn on my lap top it says aprogram i have been using for years has a virus and it removes the icon. I put it back and Avast removes it. This has never happened with any other anti visus program! Does anyone know how to stop this? Thanks!
 

A:Avast free anti virus

Submit that file to:

VirusTotal

Jotti's Malware Scan

Let's see what they say about that program.
 

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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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My computer took about an hour to reach this forum...plagued by problems. I had AVAST free download put on a borrowed laptop..now when I went online to do the same for the desktop, they ran the scan, found all manner of awful things..and now want money? First question..where can I find the FREE DOWNLOAD OF AVAST? And will the scan I downloaded interfere if I do try to install one over it? AVG must have gone to sleep back there somewhere. My appreciation is beyond immeasurable if anyone can help me out here. It is eating up my LIFE!

A:Free Avast Download wants money...now what?

Download it from HERE
Go to the bottom section of the page

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I have just got a new PC that came with 12 months of McAfee LiveSafe. Is it worth it to uninstall it and download AVAST (it is a Win8.1 PC which means no MSE) or wait until it expires to download AVAST?

A:MCAfee LiveSafe vs AVAST Free

If you uninstalled McAfee LiveSafe, wouldn't you be using MSE by default - it is just called Windows Defender.

Or do I have that wrong?

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Whats the difference between avast home edition and avast free anti virus besides the color of the little circle globe
 

A:Avast Free and Home Edition

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Hi

Avast was alerting me that there was a new update for the program which was normal and i pressed update like usual, it ask me to restart the computer which was normal because ive done these updates before but then when my computer was loading my desktop i got the blue screen indicating my laptop crashed , at first i didnt think it was a big deal but then everytime i tried to start my laptop up i kept getting the screen , so i went on safe mode and did a system restore which fixed everything , however i realized that avast was acting up saying that it was disable so i try to enable it but it woudlnt start up so i planned to uninstall it and then install again but when i went on to add and remove programs , it wouldnt let me remove , a message popped up saying something like the setup cannot continue because there was a error found in the avast program found in driver C. so i went to try to manually delete the whole avast folder in my program files but that didnt work either , im guessing that the system restore deleted important files from avast , Now im asking someone how can i delete avast !? i really like this antivirus so i really wanan try to reinstall it . thankss!

A:Avast Free wont uninstall ?

Have you tried

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Avast-Uninstall-Utility.shtml

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Is anyone using the Free Avast AV? If so, could you answer a few questions I have?

I notice two places to download the Free Avast from.

#1- I went to http://www.avast.com and that takes me to a CNET download page. The file is named "avast_free_antivirus_setup" and is about 90MB. Is that the one I should download even though it is from CNET and not directly from Avast? It doesn say ".exe" at the end!

HOWEVER there is another download at http://www.avast.com/en-us/support (under 'download this software") that has a "Avast_free_antivirus_online.setup.exe" that is only 4.6 MB. (under 'Download software)
WHICH ONE IS CORRECT as they both differ in size?

#2- I understand that when I am installing I will be requested to 'register.' Is that correct? And if I do not register, I will be only allowed to use the Avast for 30 days.
If I do register will I be able to use the Avast forever?

#3- Can I install on more than one of my computers? If so, will I be asked to register for each one? And if so would I input the same information in each one that I put in when I registered the first one?
Thanks for any help.
 

A:Avast Free Anti Virus

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My friend had a free version of Avast and now believes that there is some kind of dead line date, . . and so I think she told me it's gone !

If that is true can she renew the latest free version ?

A:Avast Can Free Version Be Renewed ?

Yes you can renew. Just verify your name and email as you did when you first registered.

Yes, they will try to get you to buy the paid version, just ignore it unless you are interested

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Hello,
 
Today I have been experiencing problems with Avast! Free AntiVirus.
 
It started randomly and when I tried to make some searches on Chrome, all of the taps did not load the page and all said "Untitled". After researching a bit I found it could be tied to my AV program. So I tried launching avast (which was strangely not running from startup like usual).
 
I first got an error saying the "side by side configuration is incorrect".
 
I did some research again, and:
-uninstalled avast
-ran Avast Clear, the official removal tool from avast
-ran Rejzor's avast cleaner tool
-searched in device manager for any remnants of avast
 
Now Chrome works fine, but I'm still not able to launch avast. I am getting the following error now:
 
"The application was unable to start correctly (0x0000022). Click OK to close the application."
 
I also know that I have windows visual c++ 2008 installed, I know some people have suggested that as an answer to the problem.
 
Any ideas what's wrong? I would be open to running a system diagnostic and posting the results if someone would walk me through it.
 
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks!

A:Avast! Free AV Failing to Launch

I think error 22 is access denied message.Perhaps if you post your computer system, avast version#, what other security software you had and now have over, at avast forum you might get some helphttp://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0There might even be something in your event log with a bit more information.

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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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Been using free Avast antivirus for years. Key expired. Went to re-register. I get prompt saying "missing atttoolbar.dll". Can't get pass this to continue process. Tried agn after Avast removal, but still problem. Tried Uniblue registry repair. Still problem. Any ideas ?? deadeye
 

A:problem downloading free Avast!

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My free trial of AVG 8 internet security ran out so i decided to try Avast free ( version 4.8 home) . AVG uninstalled surprisingly easily and Ccleaner did not find much residue.
Since installing Avast there is a distinct hesitation before pages open . I am sure that this can't be normal after all the glowing reports i have heard about Avast.
The on demand scanner in my right click menu also does not appear to work . I downloaded an avi movie, right clicked on the file and selected Avast scan, the Avast dialogue box appeared, sat on 0% scanned for a couple of seconds and then disappeared . I tried that a couple of times, with the same result.

Any ideas, please.

Edit . I am using Win 7 , 64 bit.

A:Problem with Avast Free version 4.8

I'm assuming you tried to re-install it? Just gonna confirm it worked fine on my x64 install of build 7000. Also the lag in opening web pages is also very anomalous.

Did you try disabling the Web Shield engine to see if that affects the page loading performance? It shouldn't but if it does, then that's a start.

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I started to download the free Avast into my notebook with Windows 7 but I noticed something strange. While doing the downloads, the address window started with www.avast.com. But after going farther, the address bar changed to cnet.com and then to zoombli.com. When I saw zoombli.com, I immediately stopped the downloads. My friend said that zoombli.com could be an infected site trying to sneak into my PC. Did I do the right thing? I cannot download Avast without going to the www.zoombli.com in the address bar.
 

A:Solved: Downloading Free Avast into PC

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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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Hi
I am planning to download the free Avast . When a month is up, is it easy to download the upgraded avast ,or do you have to have someone walk you through it? In other words, once you pay, can you just click on a link and instantly download it?

A:Signing up for free AVAST, then what to do after a month?

Please reach Avast support or Avast Forum who can give you a better idea about the Avast Products.
 
You can use this link:
 
http://forum.avast.com/
 
Also you can submit a ticket for help in the Link
 
https://support.avast.com/

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Avast Free---

Custom Install---

File Shield
Web Shield - HTTPS disabled
PUP enabled
Rest default settings
Popups/Ads disabled (AvastUI.exe outbound connection blocked in Win FW to avoid popups/ads)

360 TSE---

Custom Mode---

Bd enabled (Realtime/Ondemand)
File Protection disabled
Registry Protection disabled
{File protection & Registry protection are HIPS features i.e all those creating/modifying this/that popups. And I dont want HIPS features so disabled}
Rest default settings

Avast Free or 360 TSE?

Plzz suggest only on the basis of protection with the above mentioned config of the products.
 

A:Avast Free or 360 TSE (Config Mentioned)

Hmm difficult one.
I like both but Avast is well known and trusted.
If i was to use either of them i would go for 360 TSE because in the past i have found it to pick up more nasties than avast
 

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I run avast as my main antivirus and MBAM and hitman pro for on demand.If I run hitman pro.alert along with them,would it cause any conflict or system lag?Is hitman pro.alert effective?

A:Can I run hitman pro.alert along with avast free?

There shouldn't be any problems. I use HitmanPro.Alert with ESET on my machine, with avast on my wife's notebook and with avast on our spare laptop...all without issues.Known issues in HitmanPro.Alert 2.5.1 (or older):Alert is currently not yet compatible with Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security on 64-bit Windows versions. We've already identified the cause and are working on a solution.

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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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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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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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I am trying to download this Belkin Advisor program so I can have it tell me the guts of my computer for... who knows whar reason really. I got to get this info to Garmanma for him to help me. I successfully completed the download to my program files and when I clicked to open it I got an error message that read "not a valid Win 32 application". As I've seen this before today I thought maybe I should try opening the file with this new IZarc program to maybe unzip it..? I don't know what I'm doing really. So then I downloaded the Belcan Advisor again but this time I put it in my systems Win32 file and tried to open it from there. That error message read "access to the specified device or path or file is denied". What the heck am I doing wrong now? I re-read the Belcan sites FAQ and there was mention that my "firewall" might be denying something. I don't know that I have a firewall but I do have Avast downloaded on this Win2000 Pro and it's the free version and it seems to run all the time and I have never had this problem before so I don't know the answer. Any help?

A:Does the free version of Avast have a firewall?

Download SIW [with installer] Free versionhttp://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.htmlDownload it to your DesktopDouble-click on it and it should start right upAvast Free is just an AV

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right i a have been using avast for a year now and see in the options on the last page it says enable/disable rootkit scanner on start ....is the rootkit scanner got anything to do with that memory thing when you start avast lol coz i aint got a clue and thats the only thing i can think of
i downloaded a program sophos rootkit today is that any good or if there is one on avast is it suitable
thanks

A:is there a rootkit on avast free edition

Features overviewAnti-spyware built-in Web ShieldAnti-rootkit built-in Automatic updatesStrong self-protection Virus ChestAntivirus kernel System integrationSimple User Interface Integrated Virus CleanerResident protection Support for 64-bit WindowsP2P and IM Shields InternationalizationNetwork Shield

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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 11.2.2262

Changelog:
----------------------

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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A:Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 Beta

in my eyes, the previous white Avast UI is better
 

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Recent postings here from some users seem to indicate that the current version of MSE is quite good. I was thinking of using either Avast or Avira, but if MSE really is as good at detection and removal then I thought I'd give it a try first. Anyone try all three recently? The reports I've found online still seem to show MSE as not quite as good.

Nevermind. I did more searching and found more info. I'm going to try MSE, SpywareBlaster, and MAMB (which I already use).

A:Is MSE as good as the free Avast or Avira?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tony22


Recent postings here from some users seem to indicate that the current version of MSE is quite good. I was thinking of using either Avast or Avira, but if MSE really is as good at detection and removal then I thought I'd give it a try first. Anyone try all three recently? The reports I've found online still seem to show MSE as not quite as good.

Nevermind. I did more searching and found more info. I'm going to try MSE, SpywareBlaster, and MAMB (which I already use).


Good move. Strictly from a BSOD perspective MSE causes much less than Avira, or Avast.

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I have ESET NOD32 4.2 AV. The license ends in a few days. I'm looking for a free alternative.
Which one do you suggest ? avast! free 5 AV or panda cloud AV ?
 

A:avast! free 5 AV or panda cloud AV ?

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I always get this message after a schulded scan, im pretty sure it has something to do with outlook 2010, but i dunno, can anyone help?

A:Avast free scanning problems

My bad more info.

OST File - Know All About Exchange / Outlook OST Files





Quote:
What is OST file?

OST is the abbreviated form of Offline Storage Table files of MS Outlook. Offline folders allow the users to work offline i.e. in the absence of Exchange Server and then synchronize the changes later when they connect with the Exchange Server. The capability of working offline, that these OST files offer, is ideal for environments having limited or unreliable network connectivity. This feature of OST files allows a user to work in Server downtime situations too.

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In cleaning up a mess over on the "HJT log" forum the advisor who helped me out noted that I'm only using the built-in Windows firewall, and that I really need a firewall that can monitor outgoing as well as incoming traffic. Based on my experience, I'm inclined to (belatedly) agree with him. He suggested either ZoneAlarm or PC Tool Firewall Plus.

I'm leaning towards ZoneAlarm, based on what I've heard in the past, but I would like to know if anyone has any experience in running the ZoneAlarm Free firewall with Avast! Antivirus 4.8 (free version). Will they work well together without conflicts? A quick check on Google was inconclusive.

Does anyone have any real-world experience?

A:Zonealarm free firewall and Avast!

No better, no worse. I had that setup for a while and it served me well

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Can anyone suggest a good free anti virus program besides AVG and Avast, that has real time monitoring? Thx
 

A:Need A Free Anti Virus Prog BESIDES AVG & AVAST

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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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this one keeps coming back even after moving to The Chest

C:\Windows\System32\gaopdxnojfjbxwewqqpcpxifocmrymxnfixeqv.dll

can't find it with a google search

any suggestions please
 

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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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Hi!
 
I am clueless what this issue is concerned. My Avast! always blocks every kind of download or certain programs/games like (Python IDE Canopy or Counter Strike Global Offensive).
 
I added such a message as a picture. Can you help me resolve that issue and maybe clean my system from Malware?
 

 
King Regards,
Chris

A:Avast! Anti Virus Free blocks everything

File System Shield checks any programs at the moment they are started and other files at the moment they are opened or closed. If anything suspicious is detected, the file system shield will prevent the program from being started or the file from being opened to prevent any damage being caused to your computer and data. A suspicious detection does not mean the file is actually malicious so avast allows you to add the file to the exclusion list and report it as a false positive so the detection will be removed.This detections has been reported previously (and not exclusively by avast) but may need to be reported to avast again.Steam.exe being detected as a TrojanSteam.exe was just flagged as a trojanSteam.exe False PositiveThe detection has also been reported at the Steam Community forums.avast blocking csgo.exe and steam.exe thinking its a 'dropperSteam.exe Virus?

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This is my first real post so please go easy on me..........Ive had the same problem with avg 8.5 where after several tries it will not update (windows xp) so i was thinking of downloading Avast home edition free, would i need to go to "Add and remove programmes " and remove avg from there before downloading Avast home edition........Phew....Thanks

A:Installing Avast home edition free

Hi novice21 welcome to Bleeping Computer, You should remove the AVG first running two will cause them to slow your system down, here is a tutorial on how to install Avast to help you get the best use out of it.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-avast-antivirus/

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Does anyone know if this is going to get fixed? Avast tech support blames my pc for this btw, well known issue and its not my pc.
 

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I once tried using ZoneAlarm free and Avast on a Windows98 computer. It worked well but I haven't used it long enough to be sure.

I now have a chance to try ZoneAlarm free and Avast free on Windows2000 computer.
I'm uninstalling McAffee firewall and on-access scan (hope it does not leave traces!)

I intend to take the latest Avast, and ZA 6.5.714 (not 722 which is current, but has some issues with the hosts file). There is also Pest Patrol running as resident on this computer, a corporate version, not the one from CA.

I will be using Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D on demand.

Any suggestions? advice? golden thoughts on the mix and installation?

A:Do Zonealarm Firewall And Avast Free Coexist Well?

That should work fine. I would include the following free programs to help prevent spyware, homepage hijacking and increase your browser security:? SpywareGuard? SpywareBlaster? IE-SPYADAnd use Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 as a stand-alone scanner to supplement your anti-virus program.Ewido Install and Scan Instructions

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I am stuck in Avast hell. Ultimately I just want to unstill the program.

I cannot even stop it or shut it down. It was installed on my PC months ago and never have I had a problem. Today, It says I am infected w/ all sorts of issues and in order to remove them I need to buy there product. Well I try to work around and just cancel the option or program and I cannot do anything. Downloaded Revo unistaller and it won't let me run it as it just blocks all actions. so I am just frustrated. Thanks in advance.

A:can't uninstall avast free home-version

To uninstall avast you will need the ' avast! uninstall utility ': http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.htmlFrom what you describe, this sounds more like some type of infection. It might be better to post your problem in' Am I Infected? What do I do? ': http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

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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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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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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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I have a Windows XP Home OS on a Toshiba laptop. I had many viruses that I just deleted, using a variety of anti-virus scanners.
I then downloaded the Avast 5.0 free anti-virus program and installed it.
The Avast program indicates that everything is working fine and the virus definitions have updated.
However, Windows little red shield in the task bar says that my virus definitions are out of date.
I have tried to update, but it starts to initialize and then nothing happens.
I don't know if Windows XP doesn't recognize the AVAST program updates, or has to have today's date on them, or if I still have viruses.
The version of definitions I have is 10101100
(Also, don't know if this is the right place for this question.)

Help!

Thanks.

A:Can't update new virus definitions in AVAST 5.0 Free

What firewall are you using?

After installing Avast this last fall I was unable to update the definitions. It turned out to be the firewall I was using, it seems that there are a couple that it doesn't like.

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Hi all!!! It's been a while since I have posted anything. I have a quick question. I have been using Avast for over 2 years and have been very happy with it. The problem is Avast is getting pretty old. (in my mind) I downloaded and installed Avira Antivir Free Personal in one of my Vm's today and was pretty satisfied with the UI and features. The one thing that bothered me was that there was no feature to password protect my settings like there was in Avast. (even the free version) This is one of the things that is deterring me away from using Avira, since I have four other family members who could easily screw around with some settings. Another thing is that according to the Avira features list on their website it doesn't have some features that Avast has. (and i am not talking about the p2p shield, email scanner, online email scanner) If any one who has used both of these security products can tell me which one was better for them I would really appreciate it. The main thing is password protecting the settings.

Have a great day
 

A:Solved: Avast vs Avira (Free Versions)

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Hi guys
Why is it that Software developers seem to think everything needs to be accompanied by Multi-media

AVAST! 4.2 (Free edition) comes with Horrible clicks enabled (like Windows explorer start navigation click -- I ALWAYS switch that one off) and a vocal message sounding rather like an old Dr WHO Dalek to say data base has been updated.

I can't find in any panel etc how to switch this stuff off.

Don't these people ever realize that you might be testing in a QUIET AREA for instance.

(Note please don't reply -- there are better / worse AV solutions -- I KNOW -- I'm MERELY TESTING several of these programs.).

Cheers
jimbo

A:AVAST! 4.2 (Free) How to switch off annoying sound

Well, it's 4.8, 4.2. right click the avast icon, Program settings - Sounds.

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