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Title: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: NON on November 30, 2010, 02:38:00 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/5928/2011_free_av.html

Congratulations to avast team!
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Asyn on November 30, 2010, 02:44:18 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/5928/2011_free_av.html

Congratulations to avast team!

Great news...!!! Thanks for posting, NON..!! :)
asyn
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: YoKenny on November 30, 2010, 02:56:34 PM
Great news...!!! Thanks for posting, NON..!! :)
asyn

That's good news as PCWORLD promotes Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/210589/free_vs_fee_free_and_paid_antivirus_programs_compared.html?tk=hp_fv
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: schmidthouse on November 30, 2010, 03:32:54 PM
And it keeps getting better! :D
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: NON on November 30, 2010, 04:26:12 PM
That's good news as PCWORLD promotes Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/210589/free_vs_fee_free_and_paid_antivirus_programs_compared.html?tk=hp_fv

Well I don't care whether PCWorld recommends paid AVs or not, as avast won "Free Antivirus" comparative. ;)
As you know even AV-comparative awarded Symantec as GOLD prize...
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Brandonn2010 on November 30, 2010, 04:31:33 PM
It at least give them credit for saying you can have as good a protection as a paid suite by using things like Threatfire and a third-party firewall in addition to a free antivirus.
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Nesivos on November 30, 2010, 04:38:59 PM
I wonder if their use of the term Malware included Trojans, Rootkits and other so called "Viruses" or if they were just testing so called "Malware"

If they were just testing so called "Malware" then their published test results may be a bit misleading because a number of so called "Anti-Malware" free programs are compatible with Avast AV Free.  So a combination may have a very high blocking rate and still at no cost.

Does anyone know the answer to this questionz?
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Asyn on November 30, 2010, 04:49:14 PM
Does anyone know the answer to this questionz?

And the question would be..??
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: YoKenny on November 30, 2010, 07:47:00 PM
Does anyone know the answer to this questionz?

And the question would be..??

He can't even figure out how to update his PROFILE so you may have a problem having him figure out the question ???
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Lisandro on November 30, 2010, 10:21:13 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Silk0 on November 30, 2010, 11:34:31 PM
Yeah... I've like to see... but, yes... and i think some of you will agree with me.
Avast needs to start the improve seriously with the 0-day malware cause the only Con i actually find, it's just that... the rest, Avast beats them all (free anti-virus competitors) easily.
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: derick123 on December 01, 2010, 04:09:47 AM
Gratz to Avast! Avast protects me ;D
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Lisandro on December 01, 2010, 11:28:34 AM
Avast needs to start the improve seriously with the 0-day malware
+1
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: SpeedyPC on December 01, 2010, 12:46:33 PM
Avast needs to start the improve seriously with the 0-day malware
+1

+2 And congratulations to avast team!
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: nnoa110 on December 01, 2010, 01:10:00 PM
Great news and congratulations to avast! team!!!!!!
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: coolsilver on December 01, 2010, 05:04:41 PM
Great job. It's only going to get better.
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: coolsilver on December 01, 2010, 05:07:32 PM
Avast needs to start the improve seriously with the 0-day malware
+1

Agreed. Especially MBR malware that is becoming a very serious issue. Most customers that come to out repair shop has some form of severe rootkit. Within the last 2 months 75% have had MBR malware.
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Nesivos on December 01, 2010, 05:38:43 PM
Does anyone know the answer to this questionz?

And the question would be..??


My bad. :)

I should have been specific on the question.

What kinds of "Malware" were included in the test?

Quote
Types of Malware

The more you educate yourself on malicious software, the better off you'll be. Malware is not a virus. In fact, it consists of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, adware, rootkits and many other nasty infections. Some of these programs are more of an annoyance than anything, while others pose a serious threat to your computer. Regardless of the type, each of them offer their own unique security threat, and they should be avoided at all costs.


For a list of the types of Malware see link.

http://www.spamlaws.com/malware-types.html (http://For a list of the types of Malware see link.

http://www.spamlaws.com/malware-types.html)

Hopefully the question is now clear enough :)

Tests can be designed to favor one software vs others.

I use Avast because I found that it works very good and is easy to configure and use. :)
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: disPlay on December 01, 2010, 06:07:04 PM
Congratulations.
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: Tenko on December 01, 2010, 07:03:06 PM
I think Avast's behavior blocker needs to work and not only look pretty. And congrats Avast :)

I can't understand how MSE scored better than comodo... strange if you ask me. I wonder if they had D+ on.
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: CraigB on December 01, 2010, 07:07:19 PM
I think Avast's behavior blocker needs to work and not only look pretty. And congrats Avast:)

I can't understand how MSE scored better than comodo... strange if you ask me. I wonder if they had D+ on.
Comodo only ever score's good with the vender's that it pay's for testing (matousic)
Title: Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
Post by: DavidR on December 01, 2010, 07:11:35 PM
I think Avast's behavior blocker needs to work and not only look pretty. And congrats Avast:)

There are more behaviour shield improvements (more filters/rules, etc.) scheduled for avast 5.1.