Tech Problem Aggregator

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

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

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.

14 more replies
Answer Match 106.26%

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.
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 99.96%

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.

9 more replies
Answer Match 99.12%

Hello folks,

Everytime I plug in my USB wireless internet, Avast picks it up as malware, so I click ignore everytime. How do I set up an exception for it in Avast. I tried but couldn't find a file to click on for the exception.

A:How do I make wireless usb an exception with Avast Antivirus?

Perhaps you should stop using Avast if it is giving false positives?

You need to use the Exclusion lists:

For the Standard Shield provider (on-access scanning):
Left click the 'a' blue icon, click on the provider icon at left and then Customize.
Go to Advanced tab and click on Add button...

For the other providers (on-demand scanning such as the screen-saver or the Simple User Interface):
Right click the 'a' blue icon, click Program Settings.
Go to Exclusions tab and click on Add button...

2 more replies
Answer Match 99.12%

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

Download for Google Chrome: Avast Passwords

Spoiler: AVAST Passwords for Android and iOS
Download for Android: Avast Passwords - Android Apps on Google Play
Download for iOS: Avast Passwords on the App Store

IMPORTANT: This extension requires Avast Antivirus for Windows. You can download the Avast Antivirus at Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android for free.

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?
Avast Passwords stores all your login details safely with just one Main Password, so you can sign in faster without reusing your passwords ? or worse ? saving them on your browser.

Free Features:

Create strong, unique passwords for all your accounts - yet remember just one
Save and store all your login details in one secure place
Safely store your personal and payment card information - Passwords encrypts everything in a 5-layer security vault.
Automatically auto-fill online forms using a browser extension
Synchronize your passwords across your platforms and devices
Upgrade ... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 90.3%

I had Avast installed some time ago. I didn't like it and read reviews that suggested it wasn't the best defence so I uninstalled it. Easy. No. If I use Outlook or attempt to use a "Contact Us" link on a website up pops this message, "Error Avast: Unable to connect to the Avast Engine. Avast Mail protection cannot be started". If I go to programs>alwil software and try and delete the file it won't let me. It's not showing in Add/|Remove programs. I just want it to go away! Suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Make Avast go away!

I think I may have just solved my own problem! I used the "Avast Uninstall" utility on the Avast website. Duh! Bye!
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 86.94%

I keep getting a balloon in the lower right on startup telling me my antivirus isn't working and my computer might be at risk. I am using Avast! and i can't tell how to check if where it might be turned off, so that I can turn it on to protect my computer.
 

A:Solved: Avast antivirus (disabled?)

7 more replies
Answer Match 86.94%

Hey everyone...
My Dad's been on the computer, and, well, it seems that he's downloaded some viruses.
I'm pretty sure a few were from MySpace links sent to him.

Anyways, I have AVAST! Antivirus, and after scanning I moved all the files into the chest. I'm not sure what to do now, however, to make sure it's completely removed. I'm also very very VERY scared to mess with the Registry on my own (at all, even looking at it... heh)

This is what the AVAST! chest contains right now.

egd2.exe
kernel32.dll
kernel32.dll
popcaploader.dll
winsock.dll
wsock32.dll

Although it's not in there, I should mention that the file "minibug.exe" was in the chest, but it got deleted.

Thanks a lot!
 

A:Solved: Avast! Antivirus says I have some viruses. What should I do?

12 more replies
Answer Match 86.94%

I just installed Avast last night and I can't seem to find these control settings so I'll ask for your help!

Last night there was a little blue ball w/ an "a" on it in the box next to the clock and now its not there. What happened to it?

I'd like to have Avast program not scan on start up when windows starts up after a reboot but I'd like to have the program run on start up. But it doesn't.

Can I schedule Avast to run a scan in the middle of the night so it will be done when I wake up in the mornings?

It did run a scan this morning after I was doing something else and I rebooted the computer but I really don't want it to scan everytime I reboot. How can I control this?

Thank you all for your time on this matter and I hope to hear from someone soon. Thanks, Jerry...
 

A:Solved: Avast antivirus settings

16 more replies
Answer Match 85.68%

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

14 more replies
Answer Match 84.84%

i have read all the threads in this concern in this site...but my kaspersky setup still shows a avast antivirus installed on my system..i have tried uninstalling the avast from ADD/REMOVE Programs in control pannel...no results
i have tried REVO UNINSTALLEr..but no results..
i want to install kaspersky 2009 and i have tried everything for uninstalling the avast but when i install kaspersky it asks me to uninstall the avast installed on the system...
wat to do???
 

A:Solved: how to uninstall avast antivirus????and install kaspersky???

6 more replies
Answer Match 84%

A few months ago, my mother bought herself a new laptop and at first she used the free Norton trial for antivirus and firewall protection until it expired, then used the trial version of Kaspersky, which is about to expire. I was thinking about downloading Avast antivirus on to her laptop for her, but as far as I know, it doesn't have a firewall, so I was thinking of also downloading the Comodo firewall.

So my question is this: is Avast antivirus with Comodo firewall a good combination? are they compatible? And do they work well on a laptop? I have heard of some laptops having problems running Avast so I'm not 100% sure about using it, and I'm not sure if there are any compatibility issues between Avast antivirus and Commodo firewall, so that's why I am asking.

I appreciate any help or opinions on this.
 

A:Solved: Avast antivirus and Comodo firewall, a good combination?

6 more replies
Answer Match 84%

i couldnt uninstall my old avast antivirus (my new one is antivir). this message keeps appearing everytime i try to uninstall it through add or remove programs
 

A:Solved: buffer overrun detected when trying to delete avast antivirus

11 more replies
Answer Match 84%

i couldnt uninstally avast antivirus! the buffer overrun detected message keeps appearing everytime i try to!
 

A:Solved: buffer overrun detected when trying to delete avast antivirus

used avast uninstall utility to remove avast.
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 83.16%

Hi folks,
I use hp compaq 6730s window vista, 32 bits, i discovered lately that there is always a security icon at the system tray showing "windows did not find antivirus software on this computer" do you want to monitor it your self if you have antivirus, if i insist window should monitor it then i always get the message in the above quote. NB My window is up to date using window update.

Best regards.
Wakss3.
 

A:Solved: Window did not find antivirus on computer yet avast 6.0128 is intalled and wo

11 more replies
Answer Match 81.48%

i was scanning for viruses with Avast! and it popped up and said that some DLL files were viruses. i scanned them again and it said that they were clean. i tried to restore them, but they were System32 files and when i tried to restore them, it said i didnt have permission. I tried to open Avast! right now so i could check what the files were called but it wouldnt open! Whats happening?
 

A:Avast!: System32 files stuck in the Virus Chest! Now Avast! won't open.

8 more replies
Answer Match 81.06%

I got a pop up that said my virus protection found a bad toolbar and wanted to remove it.  After that my computer kept rebooting.  Finally I was able to debug the boot up and was able to finally use my computer.  My firefox was disabled, so was Maleware Bytes, Avast, and other programs.  I was able to reinstall Maleware Bytes which found one virus (pup.optional.sweetIM.a).  I wasn't able to reinstall Avast! so I installed AVG which didn't find any viruses.  My kids have been using my computer lately and I've had to remove other viruses they accidentally installed.  At this point, I'm pretty sure I still have a problem. 
 
Thank you in advance for your help!
 
DDS Log
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Heather at 21:46:31 on 2014-06-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3055.809 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Users\Heather\AppData\Local\Ak... Read more

A:infection mimicing Avast! - but removed avast and other virus protections

See here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/537174/infection-mimicing-avast-but-removed-avast-and-other-virus-protections/

1 more replies
Answer Match 81.06%

I got a pop up that said my virus protection found a bad toolbar and wanted to remove it.  After that my computer kept rebooting.  Finally I was able to debug the boot up and was able to finally use my computer.  My firefox was disabled, so was Maleware Bytes, Avast, and other programs.  I was able to reinstall Maleware Bytes which found one virus (pup.optional.sweetIM.a).  I wasn't able to reinstall Avast! so I installed AVG which didn't find any viruses.  My kids have been using my computer lately and I've had to remove other viruses they accidentally installed.  At this point, I'm pretty sure I still have a problem. 
 
Thank you in advance for your help!
 
DDS Log
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Heather at 21:46:31 on 2014-06-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3055.809 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Users\Heather\AppData\Local\Ak... Read more

A:infection mimicing Avast! - but removed avast and other virus protections

Hello and Welcome on board spudnud , my Name is Machiavelli and I will assist you with your problem.If you booted into safe mode on your computer then print my instructions!I'm in the 'Malware Staff Team' and will provide you with advice: To remove Malware on a computer can be very complicated. Malware (malicious software) is able to hide and so I may not be able to find it so easily. In order to remove Malware from you Computer, you need to follow my instructions carefully. Don't be worried if you don't know what to do. just ask me! Please stay in contact with me until the problem is fixed. Below are a few tips:Removing Malware is usually very difficult.We need to search and analyse a lot of files. As this is done in our free time, please be patient especially if I don't answer every day!Please follow these instructionsIf you don't follow the instructions your computer may crash. If you fix your PC by yourself, this can be very risky!Please stay in contact with me until your problem is resolvedAs Malware may not be totally removed in one session or in one day, please stay in contact with me until the problem is resolved.Please don't run any other tools without consulting with me as this can complicate finding and removing all MalwareDon't run any tools while I'm fixing your PC. That is counter productive and again, will only complicate finding and removing all Malware!Read my post completelyIf you don't do so, you may make mistakes that could result in your S... Read more

50 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

Hello,
I am having a few problems with my system (currently using Windows 7 Home Premium). Here followes a not-so short description of my problem:
A few days ago, I encountered a somewhat strange problem. While browsing (using Firefox), the computer suddenly froze. I assumed it was caused by an unresponsive script in Firefox , which happen all the time owing to the large number of tabs I run simultaneously, which usually stop in a matter of seconds (sometimes minutes). I did, however, get impatient, and shut down the computer by pressing the on/off button. When I restarted, it updated the registry (nothing strange there, I presume it was the Windows updates that it was installing). However, when I logged on, the Avast! antivirus software I was using was disabled (which caused me to shut down the internet connection immediately so that further (possible) infection could be avoided), and when I tried to restart the Avast! service, it gave me the following message: "Unable to start the File System Shield! Shield unreachable." I tried scanning as well, which resulted in this message: "File System Shield provider not found." Messing around with avast! did, however, slow down the computer tremendously, and the CPU usage was subsequently stuck at a 100%, and I was hardly able to use the computer. Therefore, I shut it off again. When I started it this time, I could not log on: logging on simply resulted in a black screen. I found this highly distur... Read more

A:Possible infection, Avast! disabled and CPU stuck at 100% after trying to restart Avast!

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterWindows UpdatePress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware,... Read more

11 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/how-avast-is-performing-these-days.371019/


 

A:Avast 2014 vs Avast 2015 shows improvement .

I myself Stick to Avast! 2014...To be honest, Avast 2015 is more buggy than 2014.. Sorry for my Comment
 

13 more replies
Answer Match 79.8%

Could I make Norton and Avast run together? Where I could make Norton be my firewall and have Avast be another virus scanner? My friend says that he has it setup somehow but he gets a message from avast saying that they are conflicting or something. I was just wondering if there was a way to get around this?

A:Norton + Avast = Could I make them run together?

Can you? YESShould you? NOIs it a good idea, do you get better protection? NOThe danger, is that one antivirus program may (Read this as eventually will) see the others definition files as viruses, and will remove them. This is not so much a problem with manual scans, where you only run one Antivirus program at a time, if you pay close attention to what it detects, and where. If you manually configure it to ignore the other program, and its files, then you minimize the risk from this problem. The big problem, is the silent threat. Most antivirus programs will scan web based (not necessarily all, like P2P, and IM) file transfers. It is quite common, for one antivirus program, to detect the incomming virus updates for the other. Thinking parts of the definition files are viruses in their own right, the AV will strip these out of the update. The end result? Instead of having two, or even one, up to date fully functional antivirus programs, you have two severely crippled programs, which are each missing critical definition, and detection files .So, it is best to have one antivirus program, and keep it up to date and use it properly. Then, if you experience a problem, or question its efficicacy, you run an online scan.http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

1 more replies
Answer Match 78.96%

AIS has SecureDNS.

A user in Avast forum mentioned "It is programmed so that it is used, and not your isp or other dns services".

I think during install this should be mentioned that SecureDNS enabled will use Avast DNS instead of ISP DNS or system DNS.

SecureDNS enabled gives randomly "check if the site name entered is correct".

SecureDNS disabled gives no probs.

And this is confirmed. I am checking for past few days.

Anyone with the prob?
And does SecureDNS has malware/phishing protection?
 

A:Avast SecureDNS in avast Internet Security?

SecureDNS is design to provide protection against hijacking webpage which translates the web address to IP to determine if its in blacklist + in my view the malware/phishing protection may already incorporate in Web shield so there's no problem if both turn on.
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 78.96%

I m using Norton 2010 but thinking to take Extra security.
So should i use Avast with it or MSE ????
Which one will be lighter & better ???????

A:Can I use Avast with Norton 2010?Is Avast is light AV?

your best bet will be leaving norton alone...

9 more replies
Answer Match 78.96%

Could I make Norton and Avast run together? Where they wouldn't be conflicting? Where I could make Norton be my firewall and have Avast be another virus scanner? My friend says that he has it setup somehow but he gets a message from avast saying that they are conflicting or something. I was just wondering if there was a way to get around this?
 

A:Norton + Avast = Can I Make This Work?

Hi..Why would be my question? your friend has achieved it but Avast says there is a conflict..
That would be enough info for me to just use Avast as a Anti virus and install a different Firewall..Sygate personal..would get my vote...
Others may know the answer..I will watch this space...
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 78.96%

my computer is beyond messed up with maleware. ive tried posting before but to no help. i cant run an exe files even in safe mode. i can open files on cd so i was wondering if there was anyway to set up a auto run disc to have avast start on its own without me having to install it.

please let me know my computer have been useless for over 2 weeks now.

thanks to all in advance.

A:can i make an avast auto run disc?

I'm moving your topic to Am I InfectedI'm sorry that your last post was overlookedIf mbam won't install or runSome types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.

9 more replies
Answer Match 78.96%

HOW DO I MAKE AVAST IGNORE JOKES?
 

A:How do i make avast ignore jokes?

What kind of jokes? Are we talking about Avast the antivirus program?
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

a friend said to try avast! free home version by ALWIL Corp. I got rid of AVG Home antivirus software because whenever i went to it's website to update i got an error msg saying IE can't find it. Whats your opinion of ALWIL avast!?
thanx, Jim
 

A:avast! antivirus

Running Win98SE, on a DSL line. Downloaded avast! a few months ago myself, got rid of NAV, and have had no problems at all w/ using this program. Its free. Its easy. It works. Good luck!
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

hello, i have been uising avast antivirus after seeing it advised inthe forums, used to use avg antivirus. i think avast antivrus is superb, but a question WHY IS IT FREE, anyone help me .
 

A:avast antivirus

Avast like AVG have paid versions...they hope that after awhile you will see they are effective and then get the paid versions...the paid versions have some added things but the free versions use the same databases and scanning as the paid versions...there are bad people on the internet and there are good people...AVG and avast along with all the people that write spyware adware and malware removers that are free are the good guys and it doesn't hurt if you donate a little to them or as I have done buy the paid versions to let them know you appreciate what they do....
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

I downloaded the AVAST! antivirus that was recommended on the malware n' virus resource page of this
site n' since then web pages are seeming to load slower.
Has or does anyone use this program?
What do you think of it?
Thank You
-Cheryl

A:Avast! Antivirus

I've had it for quite some time and pretty much love it.
The page load times may be caused by the On-Access settings.
Just a guess.

2 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

ok i have avast antivirus, will i download an antispyware like superantispyware and antimalware like malwarebytes or should i stick with my avast antivirus? thanks

A:Avast antivirus

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Free are both anti-malware scanners intended to supplement an anti-virus (avast, AVG, Eset, etc) not replace it.

5 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

I ran Avast on my C: partition and have a worm (Sober-ao) is what Avast tells me. I cannot delete it....

It sits in my Oulook archive.pst.

When i transfer the file to another computer, i get the message that the file is missing, so i had to transfer it back.

I like to remove the worm. So my question is:

is AVG a better antivirus program or is there a way to get rid of the virus without deleting the archive.pst file


thanks

Fran?ois

A:AVG-antivirus better then Avast?

The archive.pst file is a list of emails inside the .pst file. I think what Avast is telling you is that there is a file attachment in an email inside of the .pst file that is Sober-ao. Need to find the email in your .pst file and remove the infected file attachment.
I prefer AVG but since there is not a freebeAVG for Vista X64 I have to use Avast.
Raj

6 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

www.avast.com (free with free subscription or free trial)

Is anyone using it or has anyone tried it out?

I have been using it for awhile. I think it's pretty good, except it's a mess to configure. (not difficult to configure, just annoying)

I am just curious as to what others think about it.

I used to use Computer Associates InnoculateIT, which was awesome until they came out with ez antivirus. The first few versions of the ez antivirus were basically the same as InnoculateIT, and worked great (except for it being only a free trial), but now the newer versions of ez antivirus have gone down the drain.

I guess this is a hint for others to suggest other antivirus programs that I might like.

I always disable real-time protection, email protection and automatic scans and automatic updates in whatever virus scan program I use.

I just like to manually scan using the antivirus intergrated scan command in the explorer shell. Plus manually update.

so besides wanting opinions on avast, suggestions for free virus scan programs would help as I might be looking to switch to something different.

thanks all
 

A:Avast Antivirus

I liked AVG free so much that I bought the paid version (which isn't really any different except it lets you schedule scans for something other than "every day").
www.grisoft.com
Note that it seems to always fail the VB100 tests - but who knows what those are. And it has frequent updates.
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone eles out there has had this problem.

Ok, ever since i installed avast (bout a week ago) i've been getting pop-up notifications in the windows toolbar saying "an avast antivirus database update is avalible - click here to install"
everytime i click on it it goes away for a while but does nothing and i get nothing from windows defender saying anything about an install or update. Please Help!!!

Thanks in advance
 

A:avast antivirus

6 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

just looking for some comments on avast antivirus from people who have used it. tks
 

A:Avast antivirus

I tried it and it locked up my computer. I have Windows XP Home.
My Norton AV could have been the reason??? I have AVG free, no problems.
Jeannie
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

Is it possible to run 2 different Antivirus products? I thought that I had seen somewhere that it's not the best idea. I've been using Avast but I'm thinking of changing to AVG.
Which do you think is better? Also, if I change, do I need to uninstall one first and then immediately install the new one?
I need to decide now because if I don't install AVG now after January they won't be supporting new downloads of the free version but they will continue to support it if you download before then.
Thanks!
 

A:Antivirus - AVG or Avast?

I usually run one free scanner and use a free online scanner from one of the major vendors.
Here is a pretty good article explaining the pros and cons of more than one scanner.

I have been using AntiVir for a couple of years and I am very happy with it.
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

My Avast Antivirus expired not long ago, so I went to the Avast homepage to download an antivirus again. I downloaded the setup onto my desktop, but everytime I try and open it to complete my download this message appears "C:\Documents and settings\Chelsea England\Desktop\avast_home_setup.exe is not a valid win32 application".

I've tried everything I can think of, I tried different AntiVirus software but it all says the same thing. Please, any help would be great, I have no idea what to do!

A:Avast Antivirus help.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

1 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

I installed Avast Antivirus Home Edition on my WindowsXP and when I ran a scan recently, Avast listed 585 files that Avast AntiVirus was unable to scan. Avast suggested not to leave it that way but to move it to the "Virus Chest". I tried upteen times to move it to the chest without success. So I emailed their support group and they instructed me to go to this site: Bleeping Computers and then have you guys do a "system scan" and send them the log file. Whoa!

I thought that idea rather severe and extreme. Avast said they doubted that the old antivirus has been removed. Well, of course I removed the old before downloading Avast and it has worked great for a year now; this is my 2nd year with Avast. I don't know what to do. This is my first time at your site. Thank you in advance.

A:Avast AntiVirus

If the files are not infected,then just leave it there and do nothing.Also, if you have any problems or questions with avast,it is better to post it on their forum rather then emailing them.Link to avast forum http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0

2 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

Does it work to detect tracking cookies?
I have had AVG 8.0 for the last year but don't have the money to renew the license. I found the link to avast and I'm trying it out now. I just wondered if anyone else has.
 

A:as anyone tried avast Antivirus?

biolearner said:


I have had AVG 8.0 for the last year but don't have the money to renew the license. Click to expand...

You can still use AVG 8 for free

biolearner said:


I found the link to avast and I'm trying it out now. I just wondered if anyone else has.Click to expand...

Avast is good, been using it for years
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

i downloaded avast antivirus the other day, i like it alot
tells you there's a virus on your computer, if you have
outlook express it will let you know you have a virus and who it's from i got it from download.com
 

More replies
Answer Match 77.7%

Using Windows Explorer 7. Vista 32 bit. E-machines. I think it uses I think it uses RAM. I have Avast 4.8 and upgraded to 5. But it shows I only have 4.8. But that I need a key for one or the other. I tried the key for both and nothing works for either. I have neither color ball at the right corner of my computer to show either is active. In the security area this is the message I get when I try to activate my Avast. "Avast antivirus unknown error. Program cannot activate resident part. Standard Shield provider not known."
 

A:Avast antivirus

15 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

Among both, AVG and avast! (free) which one is better?

i heard that AVG isnt able to detect some trojans.

btw im using vista. so which will suit better?
 

A:Antivirus: AVG or avast! ?

11 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

I just had a quick question. My Norton subscription just expired and I am looking at switching to a better program. I was thinking about going for NOD32 (paid program) as I've heard its one of the top anti-virus programs available, however, I just recently had to take my laptop to a computer shop for a hardware problem. While I was there they noticed I had Norton installed and recommended I switch to the free version of AVG. They highly reccommended it. While I was glad to hear a free program would be good, I've also seen a number of places online that Avast is significantly more secure than AVG. Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks!
 

A:AVG or Avast Antivirus?

6 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

After a scan with avast, it says I have a virus. kuang2. I put in in the chest. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it. Thank you, John
 

A:Avast Antivirus

Here is a link you can check out
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32weird10240.html

You may want to do this first and let us take a look at your system first

Go to http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/downloads.htm and download 'Hijack This!'.

First make a folder on your computer in my documents called Hijackthis and then Unzip it to that folder.
Then doubleclick the Hijackthis.exe.

Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here
in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.

Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

I am trying to re-add avast antivirus...when I go to their webiste and try to download the english version it says page unavailable. I tried to get it from download.com... but cant bring it up there either. Anyone else having trouble or can tell me a alternate location to try to download it from?
 

A:avast antivirus

had no trouble downloading avast from here,

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

Hi there. I think I have a virus which is causing problems.I have installed Avast Anti virus Home edition but I am unable to access it. I see the screen and then nothing after that. I cannot scan anything. Also there is no Avast Icon in the task bar. I also cannot access the task manager.Here is a log from Hijack this:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 17:54:29, on 27/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE... Read more

A:Avast Antivirus

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

3 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

I just recently installed Avast! Antivirus and I'm just wondering what would be the recommended protection settings for each of the 7 modules it has (....okay, 6 are running).

Should I just experiment a little bit between the Normal and High settings for a few days and see how it reacts or is there a recommendation that would be adviseable? I'm probably going to leave Outlook/Exchange off since I don't use Outlook Express for e-mail. For the rest, though, which would be recommended?

(great, now I'm just repeating myself.........so....shutting up)

A:Avast! Antivirus

scff249,

I've been using avast for over 2 years, when I installed I set all modules to high. The mail exchange only runs when it is used, the same with the P2P's and such. Running with any of them off would seem like no protection if something tried to use a module that wasn't supposed to. I would also recommend you download the manual from avast and read the protection module sections so you have a better idea what is going to happen when you change the settings.

Dan

2 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

Well i can say that my comp is relativley safe,but ive just cleaned up alot of adware and 2 trojans(though i downloaded them BECAUSE I AM STUPID AND NON CAREFUL),so i would like to an expert is Avast a good antivirus or do you suggest another?Can you also recommmend me also an extra antivirus program(Except Zone alarm,i have that and its working briliantly)

A:Avast Antivirus?

There are many good, free AV applications for the computer user (see the link):http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html I have used Avast and AVG, but the former at least on my computer with its configuration, was slower than AVG and used more resources. Other Members have had good experiences with Avast.However, it is best to have only one resident AV on your hard drive, especially if both attempt to provide real-time protection. Running two concurrently can not only slow down your computer, but produce serious conflicts. Just as importantly, it can be confusing when one AV discovers the virus definitions of the other and wants to quarantine them.There is always the option of using one of the many good on-line AV scans to double-check the protection your own AV is providing.Regards,John

3 more replies
Answer Match 77.7%

I recently ran a scan with my Avast anti virus program. Several Threats found came up in the results. There we're options to delete or isolate them. I tried both but nothing happened. How do I get rid of these viruses for good? Thanks. Hal.
__________________

A:Avast antivirus

Run a scan of malwarebytes
Malwarebytes

3 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

Poll created to find out what is the most popular edition of Avast security is installed on Home PC/Mac users.

Please share by voting in the Poll above to which edition of Avast security you currently use, or which edition you have used the most in previous years.

Thank you.
 

More replies
Answer Match 76.86%

Hello,a few days ago I realized all of a sudden that my Avast Antivirus wasn't working anymore. So I tried several times to delete the programme and insall it again but I always get the same error message: CAN'T FIND ASHAVAST.EXE FILE.I also tried to install another antivirus after deleting Avast - but NO OTHER ANTIVIRUS WORKS!!!Please find below my log file.Please help me. Thank youLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23.53.59, on 16/09/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programmi\FreePOPs\freepopsservice.exeC:\Programmi\FreePOPs\freepopsd.exeC:\Programmi\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\PAStiSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorEngine.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Programmi\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exeC:\Programmi\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exeC:\BITWARE\NT\bwprnmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.... Read more

A:Unable To Run Avast Antivirus

Hello mary, I am SifuMike and I will be helping you. Sorry for the delay. We have many logs backed up. but I always get the same error message: CAN'T FIND ASHAVAST.EXE FILE.I also tried to install another antivirus after deleting Avast - but NO OTHER ANTIVIRUS WORKS!!! You should not be deleting AVAST, but uninstalling it. Try uninstalling Avast and then reinstalling it. Click on start, then control panel, and then double-click on add/remove programs. From within add/remove program uninstall the following (if they exist) by double-clicking on the following entry:AVAST If AVAST still does not work, then download the HostsXpert Here http://www.funkytoad.com/download/HostsXpert.zip Unzip HostsXpert to your desktop Open up the HostsXpert program. * Make sure that the "make hosts writable?" button in the upper left corner is enabled. * Click back up Host files * then click "Restore MS Hosts File" * close programNow try downloading and installing AVAST. If you still can get AVAST to work then download the free AVG antivirus orAntiVir

2 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

Hi not being sure if I am seeing a problem, or if is really a new version.

Here is what I have occuring:

Win 2000 Pro system on which I am running Avast free home 4, Also with Zone alarm, also all the freebie cleaners etc etc. Just started up, machine got pretty sluggish trying to open Firefox to browse, after about a minute it was opening, and same time get a flash pop up from Avast saying to download an update. Sure I say, and click on, as soon as I do I get a RED screen alert from Zone Alarm saying is a "change program alert", trying to change my program. This has never happened before with Avast updates. The pop up did look like a normal Avast pop up, but usually they show as already being loaded on, and just give new version #.

For whatever reason the lil hairs on me all stuck up at once, and the DANGER WILL ROGERS message started playing in my head. I disallowed the update.

I went to Avast to see if they had a bulletin on this new version, nothing at the site. Next went to e-mail, nothing from Avast, but had 6 messages from Panda, which I use on another system warning of a "Bagel.BC", and new variants BD, and BE. The description is:

1. Spreads through email and P2P applications like KAZA.

2. Attempts to take out firewall and antivirus programs running on the computer.

All of this made me pucker up a bit, find nothing else in e-mail from varied and sundry other venues I get alerts about new threats from I figured I`d ask about thi... Read more

A:Avast antivirus A new version? HELP!!!!

Forgot to mention on the initial start of the load of the Avast update the files were called "Jolly Rancher", just then was when Zone Alarm kicked in with the Red warning.

I think the name Jolly Rancher was what really made me think, a strange name for an anti virus program to use for an update, but for a malignant SOB, it would fit like a glove.

g.w.

3 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

Hey everyone...

I have AVAST! Antivirus, and after scanning I moved all the files into the chest. I'm not sure what to do now to make sure it's completely removed. I'm also very very VERY scared to mess with the Registry on my own

This is what the AVAST! chest contains right now.
Command.com
Kernel32.dll
Winsock.dll
Wsock32.dll

I have also used hijack this' and have the log but am not sure what or if I need to delete any thing. Can you help? here is a copy of the log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:42:15, on 12/11/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\PCI Audio Applications\Mixer.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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!!
 

5 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

Hiiii friends...

i uninstalled my avast 7.0.1474 free antivirus.....

but it does'nt goes out from laptop its there....

but i cant scan or cant do anything...

there s a file program files but i cant even delete it....

i need to remove it from my lap pls help me plssssssssssssssssss....
 

A:avast antivirus problem!!!

6 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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.

More replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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

11 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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

More replies
Answer Match 76.86%

Hi,
I have a desktop PC and recently installed windows10 OS
Then when that was up and running I went to install an antivirus. I wasn't aware that Windows Defender was part of the package and so I went to look for an antivirus program.
I like Chome browser and read that Avast was the best option with this browser.

Now in the days of old, it was always a safe bet to go to download.com/CNET to download free programs as they could almost guarantee the stuff was clean. No I find out this is no longer true!
The first surprise was that Defender blocked my efforts to install Avast saying 'this is a malicious file' - so I went via this website to what I thought was Avast web page (still think it was) but ever since I downloaded Avast free version I have had nothing but problems!
The main issue has been that it has blocked all access to the Internet, then my PC doesn't boot up normally as it did before and it hangs midway and requires me to come back and press F1.

I have since uninstalled Avast but all the problems have remained behind. And I began to think it may be an infected file so I ran windows defender which didn't come up with anything, except those three items which were quarantined but were invisible so I don't know where abouts they are,or if I should worry about the warning pop ups I received.

I also ran Malwarebytes but it came up with nothing.
I don't know if I have a virus or not, but ever since I installed Avast my PC is is being prevented from connecting to the Int... Read more

A:Avast Antivirus Problem

Nowadays it's a good idea to stay away from hosting sites like CNet & others. Most of them run an installer that like to add unwanted extras to the your OS.

Depending on how badly your OS is compromised, you may want to consider doing a refresh.

Refresh Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

If you want to attempt to clean it out, malware scanners you can run are Malwarebytes (the free version will work fine) & AdwCleaner. BTW, you can trust any d/l's from Bleeping Computer, they are a safe site that does not try to hijack your PC with unwanted crapware.

It wouldn't hurt to run RKill before you do a scan with MBAM or AdwCleaner. Do NOT reboot after running it.

RKill Download






As RKill only terminates a program's running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again. Instead, after running RKill you should immediately scan your computer using some sort of anti-malware or anti-virus program so that the infections can be properly removed.



Also, anytime you uninstall a AV, be sure to use the AV's uninstaller to make sure you get it completely out of your system. Only leftover orphan files can cause problems down the road. You can find a list of AV uninstallers here.

Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus softwareESET Knowledgebase

0 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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?
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

avast! Internet Security 2015 10.2.2215.880 R2 SP1

Download avast Internet Security 2015 10.2.2215.880 R2 SP1:http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe

Changes in avast Internet Security 2015 10.2.2215.880 R2 SP1:
Fixed:
Unable to insert Avast SecureLine license
Failed to load language dll [1033\UILangRes.dll] error after update
Mail Shield blocked Windows Live Mail connection
BCU problems with removing addons in silent mode

some minor internal fixes for BSODs

Homepage:http://avast.com
 

A:avast! Antivirus 10.2.2215.880 R2 SP1

avast! Antivirus 2015 10.2.2215.880 R2 SP1

Download avast Antivirus 10.2.2215.880 R2 SP1:
Free
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
Pro
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
Premier
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe

Download avast Cleaner:http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avastclear.exe

Changes in avast Antivirus 10.2.2215.880 R2 SP1:
* Fixed: Unable to insert Avast SecureLine license
* Fixed: Failed to load language dll [1033\UILangRes.dll] error after update
* Fixed: Mail Shield blocked Windows Live Mail connection
* Fixed: BCU problems with removing addons in silent mode
* some minor internal fixes for BSODs

Homepage:http://avast.com
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
THE PRO'S
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Really light on the system
Fully customizable installer: can select features to install
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
THE CON'S
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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)
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

my antivirus won't up date Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5Scan saved at 10:38:04 PM, on 7/17/2016Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)  Boot mode: Normal Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Codebox\BitMeterOS\BitMeterCaptureService.exeC:\Program Files\Codebox\BitMeterOS\BitMeterWebService.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\tinySpell\tinyspell.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 76.86%

I can't update avast antivirus? i have installed licensed version of antivirus still it causing problem in updating. it was last updated 3 months back. pls anybody suggest me solution.

A:I can't update avast antivirus?

If you can't update your Anti-Virus that means you are infected. We cannot assist you with malware removal here. Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and do those things and post in that part of the forum

1 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

My Avast! antivirus can not start itself. It says that service is stopped and I can not restart it. Is my computer now unprotected.
I try to push fix button and nothing happens when I push it. What is going on here?

I have no longer mobile web connection. I have now 50MB web connection.

My computers action center says that both AVAST! and Windows Defender are DISABLED.

I fixed AVAST! antivirus by re-installing it. Sometimes solution is quite simple.

More replies
Answer Match 76.86%

What is the read on Avast Antiviris?

Any thoughts?

The tech guy at Dell says its better than Norton or McaFee? and its free to download

Reason I'm asking is because my McaFee has expired. Need something new

Dell Demension 3000 Windows XP
 

A:Avast antivirus???? any thoughts?

14 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

I recently bought a new laptop (with help from members of this forum - thank you) so of course it had vista. Well I recently removed the trial Virus software and installed Avast. From reading reviews one of the big features people liked was the scan in screen saver mode. Well when I adjusted the setting for this Vista ended up hanging up on me 3 times in 2 days when it tried to initiate the screen saver. So just a heads up on that bug.
 

A:Avast AntiVirus on Vista

7 more replies
Answer Match 76.86%

i did the 60 day trial on the product and now it has expired, and my question is:

does the product (avast antivirus) still protect my computer even though i cannot do scans or should i just uninstall it?

A:avast antivirus expired

If either of those are expired than you are protecting your PC with an aging database of defense. Why not install AVast free?

2 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

I play a game called League of Legends. After I updated Avast I ran a full scan and moved all of the files that it told me to to into the "Avast chest". I then went to play League of Legends and got this error message:
LoL 0002: mod/win/ClientWindow.dat [IOErrorEvent type="ioError" bubbles=false cancelable=false eventPhase=2 text="Error #2032" errorID=2032]

I am not adept with technology so not connecting the dots I re installed League of Legends multiple times, I deleted all of the LoL information and then reinstalled again. With no luck. I then started doing some research and saw some forums that stated that it was most likely because the Avast software thought that the exe League of Legends file was a virus. So, I uninstalled Avast (not the smartest tool in the box). I reinstalled League of Legends with no luck at all.

My question was what happens with stuff that is moved to the Avast Chest that is not reinstated before you delete the software?

I apologize if this isn't the right place to ask this question, I've never posted in a forum, nor am I particularly tech savy.
 

More replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Latest Version of Avast Antivirus Released

   Information
2016 R1 SP1 Version: 2016.11.1.2245 (free version)
Release Date: December 1st 2015

Release Notes


What's new:

+ Added option to disable the email signature to Setttings-> General
+ SafeZone browser now automatically imports bookmarks and passwords from old SafeZone
+ Added shortcut for SafeZone browser to systray menu
+ Passwords extension for Firefox is now signed
+ Added icons for scans
+ HTTPS scanning now supports SPDY protocol
+ Fixed problems with browsing on Windows XP
+ Fixed issues with expired certificates needed for HTTPS scanning
+ Update popup not shown when just checking for latest version
+ Fixed missing option to delete custom scan
+ Fixed wrong displayed text in menu
+ Fixed problems with SecureDNS
+ Fixed missing Spanish language in Home network security

How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here:

avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_internet_security_setup.exe

avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe




   Information
WHQL Version: 2016.11.1.2241 (free version)
Release Date: November 3rd 2015


Release History


What's new:

NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
- checks your pass... Read more

A:Latest version of Avast Antivirus

Hmm, will have to check this out : )

more replies
Answer Match 76.02%
A:Avast Free Antivirus 12.4 Beta

in my eyes, the previous white Avast UI is better
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

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

4 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Hi guysHaven't really noticed anything untoward but on running a recent antivirus scan I've been greeted with loud sirens from Avast!RSIT logs below, thank you for any help =)EmmaLogfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by HP_Administrator at 2008-12-14 20:34:09Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3System drive C: has 60 GB (33%) free of 182 GBTotal RAM: 2047 MB (51% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:34:22 p.m., on 14/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\arservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHo... Read more

A:Avast! antivirus 4 found infections

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. After it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both. log.txt will be maximized and info.txt will be minimized. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. Thank you for your patience.If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instructed to do so! Let me know if any of the links do not work or if any of the tools do not work. Tell me about problems or symptoms that occur during the fix. Do... Read more

4 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Latest Version of Avast Antivirus Released

   Information
WHQL Version: 2016.11.2.2262 (free version)
Release Date: April 26th 2016

Information

Release History


What's new:

+ fixed crashing installations

+ fixed critical crashes on some AMD processors

+ fixed problem with huge antispam logfile

+ fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after avast update


How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here:

avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_internet_security_setup.exe

avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe


   Warning
Avast Free Antivirus is a free antivirus program, but you will need to register it each year to get a free license key for it.
avast! Free Antivirus works for 30 days after installation in trial modeAfter 30 days you need to register to get your free license key and stay protectedYour free license key is sent within 24 hours by e-mail after registrationIf the license does not come in 24 hours please check your junk or SPAM folderYou need to enter the license key in the program to continue to use it after the 30-day trial period

A:Latest version of Avast Antivirus

I have this running in 10TP. If you want to run Avast as just a standalone scanner, turn off all 3 resident shields and ignore the ominous red banner when you fire it up. When installed, it will turn off Windows Defender. After disabling the 3 resident shields in Avast, go into control panel/system and security/security and maintenance and turn Defender back on. Do not use settings app to do this, the option is not there, use old control panel. Clear your notifications to get rid of warnings about no protection.

60 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Hello, everyone.
 
I've recently been getting pop ups from my antivirus, Avast, saying that a virus called ''Win32: Evo-gen [Susp]'' was moved to the chest. It all started a few days ago, when I was trying to download Bluestacks but I accidentally downloaded something else, which threw about 10 weird programs onto my computer. Avast went berserk when I did, warning me of said virus, so I quickly uninstalled everything that had just been installed on my computer, and that was that. This was on Friday, July 18th. Yesterday Avast did not warn me at all of this virus, and all was well. However, today, about half an hour ago Avast warned me once more of the same virus. I am not sure if I am indeed infected, or if it's a false positive.
 
Would anyone be willing to please help me decipher whether it's a true threat or if it's a false positive, and if it is the former, how to rid my machine of the malware which has infected it? I will also provide a dds log and attach log if that helps at all.
 
Thank you so much for reading. Your help would be GREATLY appreciated.   

A:Avast Antivirus: Win32: Evo-gen [Susp]?

Hi there,Avast, saying that a virus called ''Win32: Evo-gen [Susp]Can you please tell me what files (filename with full path) avast has detected to be this threat?Also, please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

4 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

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.
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

I was wondering if this product is good. Some of my friends say that its not like the old norton which was a pain in the ***. Wanderer ,greenbrucelee oldrich,joeten all the experts out there. What are your comments? Should I still stick wit my all time favourite Avast?

A:Norton Antivirus 2014. Is it better than MSE, Avast etc?

stick with whats working. IMO, unless you are having problems with avast, there is absolutely no reason to change, especially to one that you have to pay for.

There is nothing wrong with nortons but it has become bloated over the years and will tend to slow down older or low resource computers.

8 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

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

4 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

My computer HP Presario for some unknown reason is now unable to make a "Restore Point" or "Backup". I am now using Avast Antivirus software (Free), and note a "Rescue Disk" application is available, and I have made a copy on a USB flash drive. I would appreciate information and advise as to how it works? Is this "Rescue Disk" entirely different from Windows Restore Point? How is the USB "Rescue Disk" activated? Thank you, BobbyScot.

A:Avast Antivirus (Rescue Disk).

This is what you do. It is easy and it is the best. Download the free Macrium Reflect. Its only purpose is to make back ups. You will then make a rescue disk that is only used when you have to rescue your computer
Once a week you back a back up image (very similar to system restore point). If you ever have a problem and you cannot boot, you use the rescue disc to boot and then you put the most current image on your hard drive. You are up and running again. The avast is not the same. It allows you to get the computer to boot, but if you have a virus or other problems you will still have them. With Macrium, you get rid of the old and install a new image.
Macrium Reflect Free

4 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

I new install Avast Antivirus . But I am getting registration code. Any friends can help me ?
 

A:Avast Antivirus Registration Code

Could you be more specific on what you want?
 

14 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Latest Version of Avast Antivirus Released


   Information
2016 R1 SP1 Version: 2016.11.1.2245 (free version)
Release Date: December 1st 2015

Release Notes


What's new:

+ Added option to disable the email signature to Setttings-> General
+ SafeZone browser now automatically imports bookmarks and passwords from old SafeZone
+ Added shortcut for SafeZone browser to systray menu
+ Passwords extension for Firefox is now signed
+ Added icons for scans
+ HTTPS scanning now supports SPDY protocol
+ Fixed problems with browsing on Windows XP
+ Fixed issues with expired certificates needed for HTTPS scanning
+ Update popup not shown when just checking for latest version
+ Fixed missing option to delete custom scan
+ Fixed wrong displayed text in menu
+ Fixed problems with SecureDNS
+ Fixed missing Spanish language in Home network security

How to install:

1. Update from existing Avast version via Settings -> Update -> Update program

2. Or you can download and install from here:

avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe

avast_internet_security_setup.exe

avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe



   Information
WHQL Version: 2016.11.1.2241 (free version)
Release Date: November 3rd 2015


Release History


What's new:

NEW: Passwords - Avast can now manage your passwords and generate strong passwords for you. Just one password to remember.
- checks your passwords security
- stores your passwords secur... Read more

A:Lastest version of Avast antivirus

Hey Brink,

I thought I got an upgrade from them last night! (30 Mar.)

Thanks Shawn

Later Ted

more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Hi everyone,

I received a virus alert from Windows Security Centre on Vista while browsing.

I quickly disconnected my from the internet, and I ran Avast AntiVirus.

It found something called "SKYNEToqbcibak.sys"...something about a rootkit.

Then it suggested I restart my computer and let it scan my files for me, which it's in the process of doing at the time of posting.

I wasn't able to find anything about this specific file, but I see some threads in this forum with similarly named suspicious files (ie SKYNETabunchofletters.extension) and it seems the general consensus is that this is a really nasty one?

Please help me remove this! Thank you!

P.S. This occurred on my laptop, HP Pavillion dv6000

A:Avast AntiVirus found SKYNEToqbcibak.sys

Hello and welcome!.. Please run these..Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" w... Read more

13 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Hello there. Recently, (A couple of days ago to be exact..), I switched from Malwarebytes to Avast! Due to my Malwarebytes trial expiring. I switched to Avast! because it was the second best antivirus I knew about, at least, from what I remember. I ran a full system scan shortly after installing Avast! to find there were no threats detected.

Yesterday, I was all set to go to bed and I shut down my computer the right way, by using the "Shut down" button on the start menu in Windows 7. I turned off my screen to find it was still trying to shut down 10 minutes later, this is something that usually, doesn't even take 20 seconds for me, so I figured the PC hung and thought nothing of it, so I used the power button to hard power off.

I turned my computer on about 20-25 minutes ago to find it took 2-3 minutes (After entering password) to log on. Again, this is something that never even used to take 20 seconds. This has lead me to creating an account here and making this post, blaming Avast!.

I'd usually just get rid of the program that I thought was causing it, but since I have no other antivirus, I wanted to keep it until I got your thoughts and opinions on Avast! Could you please recommend a new (free, if possible) antivirus to me that is fast, and can run without tampering with my PC performance or other programs open?

If it helps, here is a screenshot of my Avast! information and some basic information on my PC specs, thank-you.

-Tamzin.

A:Is Avast! Antivirus Known To Effect PC Performance?

I have Avast free on a couple of systems and I don't see the performance issues you see.
I don't have any of the optional Avast "bloat" installed.
You can see what you have installed in Avast Tools.

You could try other lighter AVs such as MS Security Essentials or Panda free.
Download Microsoft Security Essentials from Official Microsoft Download Center
Best Free Antivirus Download | Panda Free Antivirus 2015

If you do want to try another AV, use the Avast uninstall utility to remove Avast before installing another AV.
https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

Also, MalwareBytes is not an Anti-Virus, it is an Anti-Malware.

9 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

I have picked up a a virus on one of my computers. Pop up indicates "Antivirus software alert", "INFILTRATION ALERT" it goes on to indicate that "Threat: Win32/Nuquel.E This message is then followed by another that offers to "Activate your anitvirus software" Shortly after the second message a web site will appear offering porn or viagra. What steps can I take to eliminate the virus.
Thank you,
jsinatlanta

A:Antivirus Software Alert - Avast

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

2 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Latest Version of Avast Antivirus Released



   Information
R3 SP1 Version: 2015.10.3.2225 (free version)
Release Date: July 29th 2015

Release notes


Fixes:

- Fixed problems with HTTPS browsing on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed problems with email clients on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed issues with firewall during program update and during update on Windows 10

Download links:
avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
avast_internet_security_setup.exe
avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe








   Information
WHQL Version: 2015.10.0.2208 (free version)
Release Date: November 7th 2014

Available through program update option.

If you already have Avast installed, then you can click on Maintenance, Update, and Update Program to update to the new version. You will need to restart the computer afterwards.

Avast 2015 (10.0.2208) Program Update Download Page
(select the "Free" option)

Avast 2015 (10.0.2208) Free Antivirus Download Page
(Click on Download, and the No thanks, I want free protection option)


Release History


Here is the list of major changes/improvements:

* Fixed problem with missing NG component under certain circumstances
* Fixed a bug in the keyboard driver causing problems with keyboards
* Better compatibility of the WebShield with some https pages (e.g. spotify, waze, etc.)
* SecureDNS - better logic of server selection resulting in performance improvements
* Fixed reported crashes... Read more

A:Latest version of Avast Antivirus

Hello Brink....

Thanks for the update!















Later Ted

9 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

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.

10 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

So i did smart scan with Avast and apparently i have performance issues on my computer..? I cant solve them with Avast if i dont update Pc optimizion tool. What should i do now? Can i delete the performance issues with myself or just let them be there?
 
 

A:Problem with Avast Antivirus 2015

Just below the Activate button is an option to Skip.
 
I would select that one and just move on.
 
It is simply Avast trying to sell you something. Please note that I use (and am using) Avast and love it, but, like all Free Products, will still try to sell me something from time to time.
 
No concerns here. Just select the Skip option and then you're good
 
Winterland
 
 

7 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Good midnight....

i have been hours trying to solve my own problem, but it seems that im totally helpless...

i even scanned with the only running antivirus, and its seems clean, Housecall wont run...

So the main symptoms is that i Can't run any antivirus or diagnosis program, but some will run if been renamed. Im totally confused in whats happening to my desktop, and Everytime i boot windows, "not enough priveledge to run this program" comes out.

Hijackthis was one of the softwares that would run after being renamed

Update :

It deletes Malwarebyte's .EXE file and a few other software after being run

Any ideas, please?

A:All Antivirus Programs Disabled except avast

What happens when you try to install Malwarebytes?

1 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

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.

76 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

As many of you know, there are two security companies that often get confused: Avast and AVG. Shortly after I started as CEO almost 8 years ago, I remember giving a presentation to a large audience about Avast. About an hour later, a gentleman walked up to me and complimented me on how good the presentation was and how he enjoyed hearing about AVG. That was my first lesson in how easy the companies are to confuse.

This confusion is because the companies are so very similar. Both company names start with the letters ?AV?. Both started in the late 1980s and were amongst the first few companies formed to fight the viruses and malware nearly 30 years ago. Both are historically Czech: Avast was founded in Prague and is still based there while AVG was historically in Brno, the two largest cities in the Czech Republic. Both pioneered the free distribution of top quality security products (although to be honest, I must admit that AVG was first and we followed). Both make great security products. Both are innovators with world class R&D teams. Both have most of their users outside of their home Czech market. Both have had similar user bases for many years: about 200M each. And most importantly, both treat their users with respect and consequently each has a large and loyal user base. One slight difference though is that while Avast is a private company, AVG is public and listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
In spite of this one difference, these companies are so similar ... Read more

A:Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG

Poll is added.
 

62 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

So I have an Acer Aspire E1-527G and I had Avast installed. Recently I have had issues with my wireless connection that kept shutting down, and I asked someone who knows (a lot more) than me about the subject, and he said Avast could be a problem. In fact, when I wanted to uninstall it, it would freeze and I had to reboot several times. Eventually I got rid of it and now I just have Windows Defender and the free version of Malware Bytes. This laptop isnt just used by me, and safe browsing isnt always practiced, so I need something (free) that is more efficient than Windows Defender. What do you guys recommend?

A:Antivirus for Windows 8 (excluding Avast)

Why not use Windows Defender on Windows 8 which integrates a more robust version of Windows Defender (and uses that name) for its anti-virus and anti-malware protection? Although it uses the same name, it is not the same as Defender in previous operating systems. Windows Defender 8 provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on older operation systems and uses the same daily virus definition updates.Windows Defender and Windows SmartScreen fight viruses and other malwareWindows Defender on Windows 8 - Introduction and FAQsWindows 8: new and improved security featuresSince Windows 8 Defender includes anti-virus protection, it may be disabled by the installation of a third-party anti-virus program. If a trial anti-virus came preinstalled on your computer or you installed one, it most likely turned Windows 8 Defender off (disabled) to avoid conflicts. Windows 8 Defender will remain disabled until that anti-virus software has been completely uninstalled and then Windows 8 Defender needs to be activated if you choose to use it. When uninstalling the third-party anti-virus you may receive a message indicated your system has no protection...click here to turn on Windows Defender. If not, you will need to manually turn it on.How to activate Windows Defender in Windows 8How to turn Windows Defender On or Off in Windows 8How to Access Windows Defender in Windows 8If you have not done so already, you may want to read: Choosing an Anti-Vir... Read more

29 more replies
Answer Match 76.02%

Hello.
The wonderful people of bleepingcomputer helped me indentify that I had zeroaccess virus, and transferred me to another person who so patiently walked me through cleaning it out of my computer.
I have come to the step in the process where I have to choose an antivirus, and I need a little help.
I had been using Symantec Endpoint Protection.  I got it from my school. It was offered free to all students. My major was Information Systems. Our IT teacher talked up the Symantec offered to us on blackboard as top-of-the-line.  He explained to us that it was offered to students by the school as a protection to the school’s website. The school invested in Symantec in hopes that the students would download it, and keep their computers free and clean of viruses so that they would not transmit viruses to the school’s website when they logged onto blackboard.  He told us that the Symantec software offered on blackboard was not just your regular average free software with limitations, but it was the exact same as the version you have to purchase at $50 or more.  He also gave us a tip as IT students, that it is a lifetime copy, and we could download it onto a USB drive and keep it, of course keeping up with the updates.
So I kept it, and downloaded it to my pc, my husband’s laptop, and his work pc (he was also a student and had free access to this antivirus.) I also downloaded it to my dad’s laptop, because he is computer illiterate (but h... Read more

A:Help me choose an antivirus? Symantec vs. Avast

Personally I use Avast. Not only is it free, but when I install it on other computers I can set a password so they can't disable it when it interferes in their nefarious web surfing and downloading. I've been debating upgrading to the paid version. For the past year I've only had the free version and I can tell you it's kept my system clean.

11 more replies