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websave

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Goodbye, avast (Apparently also a troubleshooting topic)
« on: May 11, 2013, 01:59:05 AM »
I have really appreciated the people here but I am leaving avast. The two main reasons are:
-Avast hogged CPU (up to 80%)
-Scheduled scan never works and avast admins never helped me with this issue

I will be switching to AVG now. I might come back to see how avast is doing in 2014 or earlier.

Anyways, goodbye everyone. I will miss you all. Thank you avast for protecting me from viruses.


Warm regards,
websave
« Last Edit: May 12, 2013, 01:54:22 AM by websave »

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 02:08:17 AM »
« Last Edit: May 11, 2013, 02:10:23 AM by Pondus »

websave

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 02:11:18 AM »
Yes

websave

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 02:11:49 AM »
Thank you for the advice, Pondus.

ram1220

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 02:14:38 AM »
 While I still use and recommend Avast I do think it is getting bloated. I stopped using AVG years ago because it got bloated and slowed my computer to a crawl. Avast seems to be headed in the same direction. When I boot up my computer and can't use it for several minutes while Avast does it's thing I do get frustrated. I have even changed the setting to load Avast after my system boots but it makes no difference. The older versions of Avast never did this. And I don't have a slow computer with tons of items starting in the back round upon boot up. Just my observations and opinions. I'd like a lite version of Avast and not the bloated Avast that it has become.

websave

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 02:19:37 AM »
I know right? Avast says it's really light but it is becoming bloat-ware.

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2013, 02:20:28 AM »
ad/remove programs > avast > uninstall > change > remove the modules you do not want


iroc9555

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2013, 02:32:06 AM »
Something must be off in your rig. Avast! scored pretty low for performance impact in systems according to the latest AV test done in April, and much much better than AVG see image

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/avc_per_201304_en.pdf

BTW are you running Comodo 6 ?


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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2013, 06:21:58 AM »
I've installed Avast on an older system, circa 2007, 2GB DDR 1, AMD 64 X2 4200 dual core.

When I installed Avast I did a custom install, deselected the IM and p2p shields and all the "extras" in the middle column.
I don't want any of it.  Startup is reasonable in XP SP3, I would say there is about a minute of extra activity,
probably Avast searching/downloading and activating updated patterns.

Beyond that, I find the performance impact mostly unobtrusive; it behaves better than MSE (in my experience)
in terms of its general impact.  (That may be not saying much).
AMD FX-4300 4GB DDR3
avast free 2279 (Windows XP), MBAM free

Dch48

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2013, 06:32:11 AM »
Something must be off in your rig. Avast! scored pretty low for performance impact in systems according to the latest AV test done in April, and much much better than AVG see image

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/avc_per_201304_en.pdf

BTW are you running Comodo 6 ?
Why did you ask about Comodo 6?

websave

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2013, 07:18:55 AM »
Something must be off in your rig. Avast! scored pretty low for performance impact in systems according to the latest AV test done in April, and much much better than AVG see image

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/avc_per_201304_en.pdf

BTW are you running Comodo 6 ?

Yes I am running Comodo 6. It did not work well with AVG....(Computer went really slow and would not log in). I guess I'll be using avast again.

true indian

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2013, 07:35:15 AM »
Btw,if you need any help forum is always open  ;D

websave

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2013, 04:37:07 PM »
Thank you. :)

websave

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013, 04:40:24 PM »
I'm going to run some tests with avast. First I'll do a clean uninstall of everything then get avast again. If everything works fine, I suspect it is COMODO. Even though I have had problems with avast! it was hard to leave. I am still loyal to avast! :P

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Re: Goodbye, avast
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 04:51:47 PM »
By Comodo do you mean the firewall or the firewall "and" the anti-virus?  ???
You shouldn't have two resident a/v's at the same time http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/260844/two-anti-virus/#entry1441638

To install just the firewall follow these instructions to the letter http://www.knightwithapc.com/2011/11/download-comodo-firewall/  :)
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