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avast best free antivirus :)
« on: April 02, 2012, 04:16:49 AM »
hello i was using mse and i have just installed avast free edition to try a new antivirus , then i found this website
http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/removal-tests
in the removal test avast looks bad.
the most important things in antivirus are detection and removal
according to tests avira free is the best option for free antivirus,and avast free looks worst any comments?


thank you for answers, i did not think about prevention before ,no advertising yet free anvirus and definetely best lightweight antivirus software
« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 09:55:06 PM by bluefare »

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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 04:25:35 AM »
I have had avast installed on this computer for a long time now.. and i have to say.. that i haven't got a virus on this computer yet! :D
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 04:53:49 AM »
@ thread title....LOL.....mmmmm, not really, no.
the most important things in antivirus are detection and removal
Really?   And here I was banking on Prevention...

Honestly, those tests are in part irrelevant shortly after they are released.  That is just how fast things move.  So tests from December hold even less weight.  Add to that the fact that you are looking at Avast! 6 test. (ver. 7 is out now, with many improvments).

Plus, you will get even more confused looking at focused tests.  They in no way measure a products effectiveness as a whole.  If you must look at tests, at least you are looking at what is probably the best Testing Firm in AV Comparatives....but look at their whole product dynamic tests for a more accurate picture.   Even then, as previously mentioned, you will be looking at Avast! 6 tests.
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 10:47:23 AM »
I'd say it's irrelevant to me, as a computer user, at the very least. I guess it's more of a psychological effect when one sees those kind of tests. I mean, those are data and data don't lie so long as they are not manipulated by some sort of conspiracies.

I do think avast! is the best out there and I know it's protecting me everywhere I go in the cyberworld. Just that all results come down to end users eventually. :)
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 11:07:08 AM »
hi

in my opinon i think avast is the best, a antivirus software doesent protect you against all threats. new ones are found ever day. if you look at false positives avira is good at give that to you. those results are from last years tests using version 6, now we are on version 7.
 much better.

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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 12:04:15 PM »
Well the preamble information makes it fairly clear the test has nothing to do with detection:

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These tests focus only on the malware removal/cleaning capabilities, therefore all used samples are samples that the tested Anti-Virus products are able to detect. It has nothing to do with detection rates or protection capabilities. Of course, if an Anti-Virus is not able to detect the malware, it is also not able to remove it.

The main question is if the products are able to successfully remove malware and its leftovers from an already infected/compromised system.

Since avast could detect all of these malware samples, so if you haven't got an infected/compromised system before you install avast, the name of the game if prevention rather than cure.
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 01:28:48 PM »
the most important things in antivirus are detection and removal

So you rather get sick and spend time with the Doctor and medicines to get better than never qet sick at all.

Prevention is the most important feature in AV and Avast! is one of the best.

No AV is good for removal. You will, most of the time, end up looking for certified personal to get rid of malware.
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 07:35:35 PM »
I once tried Avira and I was very badly disappointed. It had only English language. It was updating 1.2kb/s and was pop-uping ads. When I tried to access internet my browser everytime frozen and crashed because of it's toolbar. Without that toolbar you are not protected on internet...
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 08:55:00 PM »
Well I have seen those tests before, but if practical use of many antivirus, avast is kind of the best. Have saved my work a lot of times!
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 08:57:03 PM »
I think that we have exhausted this topic, given that the OP hasn't responded (different time zone), so I suggest we wait for their response.
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 04:39:22 AM »
thank you for answers i have never think about prevention before, now i am using avast ,
also i heard about avira's annoying advertising popups,
now i think avast is the best free antivirus

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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 04:48:49 AM »
Plain and simple, if you never get infected, you don't have to worry about removal. If on the rare chance you do get infected by a brand new piece of malware while using Avast, (which could happen while using any AV product),  the detection signatures will very soon be able to detect the infection and at the very least, render the malware inoperable if not completely removed. Avast now has the fastest updating free product that I know of.

There are very good free malware removers like Malwarebytes that will clean the system of any remnants of an infection  99% of the time .
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 09:35:50 AM »
Plain and simple, if you never get infected, you don't have to worry about removal. If on the rare chance you do get infected by a brand new piece of malware while using Avast, (which could happen while using any AV product),  the detection signatures will very soon be able to detect the infection and at the very least, render the malware inoperable if not completely removed. Avast now has the fastest updating free product that I know of.

There are very good free malware removers like Malwarebytes that will clean the system of any remnants of an infection  99% of the time .

It has faster updates than 90% of paid products even...
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 12:11:46 PM »
thank you for answers i have never think about prevention before, now i am using avast ,
also i heard about avira's annoying advertising popups,
now i think avast is the best free antivirus

Then it would be nice if you changed the title of this thread in your original post.  :)
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Re: is avast the worst antivirus ?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012, 07:03:32 PM »
I think it depands.. I am using this antivirus from last 3 years .. In past its works well and every thing was perfectly good so i was thinking avast as the no.1 antivirus in world ;D ;D ; But now a days its version 7 is blocking my internet access. So I think its the most worst/bad anti virus in the world >:( >:( >:(.

 

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