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Other => Non-Avast security products => Topic started by: Secondmineboy on January 27, 2017, 05:43:24 PM

Title: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Secondmineboy on January 27, 2017, 05:43:24 PM
So whats this forums purpose? This sint your average security related forum, this is the forum of Avast Software the most used AV Vendor on this planet why talking about Competitors products? There has to be a reason behind that :)
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: CraigB on January 27, 2017, 05:50:56 PM
I believe it states exactly what the purpose is in the sub heading "Discussion about competitor's products (ESET, Kaspersky, Norton etc..)"

Whether it be issues - ideas or simply keeping non Avast related discussions out of the normal forum topics...this is now where to do it :)
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Charyb on January 27, 2017, 05:59:03 PM
Just sneaking a peek. It could use a 4K Ultra HD and a coffee maker.
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Eddy on January 27, 2017, 06:06:31 PM
Non-Avast security products...

Hmm... Thinking... Thinking harder...
Ah, wait !
I know it.
It is about the baseball bats and guns people have ;D
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Asyn on January 27, 2017, 06:11:27 PM
There has to be a reason behind that :)
You live and learn. ;)
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Rednose on January 27, 2017, 06:16:37 PM
Lisandro won't like this :P

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: .: Mac :. on January 28, 2017, 01:14:00 AM
Guys!

Perhaps this could be used to discuss features of competitors that have merit and could be included in Avast! Or some not so good things in competitors that we want avast to avoid.

Think positive!

Cheers,
Mac
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Dwarden on January 28, 2017, 08:13:47 AM
this is to ensure you have place to lament about or praise the other security products w/o leaving this forum ;)
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Charyb on January 28, 2017, 05:50:45 PM
Perhaps, over time, it will increase the visibility of this forum when someone uses Google to search for an Avast competitor.
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: bob3160 on January 29, 2017, 12:09:32 AM
Why can't the Avast Program updater be as good as:
http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5 (http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5)
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Charyb on January 29, 2017, 12:31:32 AM
Why can't the Avast Program updater be as good as:
http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5 (http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5)
Avast has a very short list. When I run the Avast Program updater it only finds 2 programs. I downloaded Secunia PSI because I wanted to compare. Secunia finds 43 programs.
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: DavidR on January 29, 2017, 12:49:40 AM
Considering only Avast Team members could create a new sub-forum, it would be nice to see who created it.  In the past there has been an initial topic/post by the person creating the new sub-forum.

There are no Moderators assigned to this sub-forum either.
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: polonus on January 29, 2017, 12:16:44 PM
Hi DavidR,

You will see some more reorganising of the forums. Be in for some surprise.

Be glad the Avast Team finally lends a willing ear,
while it is not always obvious, they are very much aware of what is going on.

They haven't always got the time and occasion for it,
but they made it clear to us that they certainly will consider all the feed-back.

polonus
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: DavidR on January 29, 2017, 02:44:04 PM
I'm all for any improvements, but when they spring a new sub-forum on us you are bound to get questions like this Topic.

It would just be nice when they introduce (excuse the pun) something new that they actually introduce it with a brief topic about its purpose.
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: schmidthouse on January 29, 2017, 06:50:24 PM
I like the idea of this forum (Discussion about competitors products).
 Hopefully anyone interested in 'Overall Security' as many use a layered security profile, can offer input about their experiences and take information away as this forum grows in "Topics".
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Rednose on January 29, 2017, 07:12:35 PM
Considering only Avast Team members could create a new sub-forum, it would be nice to see who created it.  In the past there has been an initial topic/post by the person creating the new sub-forum.

There are no Moderators assigned to this sub-forum either.

This subforum is created by MartinZ.

He told he would do some maintenance, but this sub-forum came as a surprise for me as well.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: Lisandro on January 30, 2017, 01:01:10 AM
Lisandro won't like this :P

Greetz, Red.
On contrary, this is a wish of mine. We need to have a place to learn from competition :)
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: mchain on February 01, 2017, 07:14:47 AM
Why can't the Avast Program updater be as good as:
http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5 (http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5)
Avast has a very short list. When I run the Avast Program updater it only finds 2 programs. I downloaded Secunia PSI because I wanted to compare. Secunia finds 43 programs.
Agreed that avast is on the short end of covered programs but then again avast mission is not to catalog and notify every possible iteration of possible software programs one can run on their systems.  Actually, as there have been issues with Secunia in the past I have found this program works well as it is self-contained and does not require installation to do its thing:  https://patchmypc.net (https://patchmypc.net)
Like Secunia it will auto-update and install the latest known secure versions of programs.
Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: bob3160 on February 01, 2017, 03:36:27 PM
Why can't the Avast Program updater be as good as:
http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5 (http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5)
Avast has a very short list. When I run the Avast Program updater it only finds 2 programs. I downloaded Secunia PSI because I wanted to compare. Secunia finds 43 programs.
Agreed that avast is on the short end of covered programs but then again avast mission is not to catalog and notify every possible iteration of possible software programs one can run on their systems.  Actually, as there have been issues with Secunia in the past I have found this program works well as it is self-contained and does not require installation to do its thing:  https://patchmypc.net (https://patchmypc.net)
Like Secunia it will auto-update and install the latest known secure versions of programs.
I tried your suggested program. It not only updated some outdated programs but also let me know of multiple installs of 4 programs.
It helped to solve a slowdown caused by Malwarebytes multi install. Thanks.

Title: Re: Whats this forums purpose exactly?
Post by: mchain on February 03, 2017, 01:54:02 AM
Why can't the Avast Program updater be as good as:
http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5 (http://support.kaspersky.com/11827#block5)
Avast has a very short list. When I run the Avast Program updater it only finds 2 programs. I downloaded Secunia PSI because I wanted to compare. Secunia finds 43 programs.
Agreed that avast is on the short end of covered programs but then again avast mission is not to catalog and notify every possible iteration of possible software programs one can run on their systems.  Actually, as there have been issues with Secunia in the past I have found this program works well as it is self-contained and does not require installation to do its thing:  https://patchmypc.net (https://patchmypc.net)
Like Secunia it will auto-update and install the latest known secure versions of programs.
I tried your suggested program. It not only updated some outdated programs but also let me know of multiple installs of 4 programs.
It helped to solve a slowdown caused by Malwarebytes multi install. Thanks.
NP Bob.  Very useful program and it does not have to be resident to run.  You can post in the update section if you wish.