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Offline geneva554

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avast8?
« on: March 24, 2013, 12:27:25 AM »
just read this review which cant be right about the firewall can it?


This package has some serious disadvantages. For one, it doesn't offer parental control and firewall protection. It also performs poorly in terms of anti-phishing detection.

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Re: avast8?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 12:33:18 AM »
If you're going to quote a source, kindly give a link to the original material.
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Re: avast8?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 12:38:23 AM »

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Re: avast8?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 12:39:53 AM »
Poor phishing safeguard.
Firewall service not safeguarded.

also this one http://www.bestinternetsecurity2013.com/avast-internet-security-suite/

not bashing as i like avast and am going to renew just noticed it when i was looking at other options

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Re: avast8?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 12:55:05 AM »
1. Before relying on a review, you need to make certain that the person making the review has nothing to gain by
the way a review slants the outcome.
2. You need to know if all of the criticism is true:
Avast internet suite has a firewall and it does an excellent job.
3. Parental control isn't really a function that needs be done by the AV program and there are many good and Free
programs available  to do that job so, why pay for it.
The following shows you exactly what each of the 4 avast!8 versions provide you.

I have personally been quite happy with the free version of avast! for almost 10 years.
It has done an excellent job of keeping my computer safe while continuing to be light on system resources.
The items not covered in the free version are added in my system with other free programs.
We all have our own way of keeping our system protected. avast! has done that job for me for a long time. :)
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Re: avast8?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 12:25:25 PM »
I have used AIS since its release.  Parental controls are not a tool that an antivirus needs and as Bob states there are plenty of free alternatives.  I am not sure what they mean by firewall protection, as Avast has a built in self defense on all variants

Personally I find it light, fast and very unobtrusive.. Fire and forget 

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Re: avast8?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 12:33:41 PM »
best parental control.  OpenDNS   and the best is there is no software to install since you sett it in your router

http://www.opendns.com/home-solutions/



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Re: avast8?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 10:00:24 PM »
Well, what is best? I think K9, while requiring installation, offers a lot of settings to be configurated.
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