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Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« on: May 31, 2013, 01:56:46 PM »
Was it possible to install Avast 7 on a Windows 7 OS?

Is it now possible to install Avast 8 on a Windows 7 OS?

Thank you.

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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 01:57:52 PM »
1. Was it possible to install Avast 7 on a Windows 7 OS?
2. Is it now possible to install Avast 8 on a Windows 7 OS?

1. Sure.
2. Yes.
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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 02:51:46 PM »
Was it possible to install Avast 7 on a Windows 7 OS?

Is it now possible to install Avast 8 on a Windows 7 OS?

Thank you.
You can even install it on XP
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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 02:58:27 PM »
Thank you for the response, but it is specifically Windows 7 that I am interested in.

Might you know whether Avast 6 could have been installed on Windows 7?  Again, my line of questioning is specific to Windows 7.

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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 03:01:33 PM »
1. Thank you for the response...
2. Might you know whether Avast 6 could have been installed on Windows 7?

1. You're welcome.
2. Yes. May I ask why you would be interested in V6..!?
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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 03:08:49 PM »
Thank you for the response, but it is specifically Windows 7 that I am interested in.

Might you know whether Avast 6 could have been installed on Windows 7?  Again, my line of questioning is specific to Windows 7.

Thank you.
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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 03:22:36 PM »
Right now I am interested in any version that can be installed on Windows 7 and as my research continues I will probably be interested in any version installed on Vista.  But my research can only, at present, be specific to Windows 7, and that is because it is only Windows 7 for which I have of the confirmation at this time.  Confirmation on Vista is pending.

I suspect you will not care to know why I am conducting this research, but you can thank Aventador's persistent posting in that other thread.

You see, Windows Defender is a realtime protection system, yet, according to posts here on this support forum, Avast can run on an operating system where Windows Defender is only inactive, not uninstalled.  The reason for that is obvious -- we cannot uninstall Windows Defender.

The obvious question is why do so many here maintain a realtime protection product must be uninstalled instead of just deactivated so that Avast can run without conflict?  Has Avast written a special code for their products so their products will run with Windows Defender only inactivated, not uninstalled?  And that special code would have been written into Avast 6, as well?

And I just saw that post Mr. Bob and that is very unkind of you and does no credit to this company.  In fact, it is also a slight to that special group you are a member of.  Unfortunately, it isn't a suprise to me.  It might be a surprise to a new member, though.

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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 04:02:10 PM »
Windows Defender on Vista and Win7 is only "AntiSpyware" and will run alongside Avast, we suggest to turn Defender off because it's rubbish.

MSE ( Microsoft Security Essentials ) needs to be removed ( not disabled ) before installing avast on XP - Vista - Win7.

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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 04:10:56 PM »
Windows Defender on Windows 7 and Vista has no parts of it resident when disabled.  Most antivirus programs have drivers resident even when they are disabled; thus there can be conflicts between two antivirus programs.
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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 04:16:16 PM »
Before you posted, Gopher John, I had already grabbed the following:

From this Windows 7 page:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-za/windows7/using-windows-defender

Real-time protection.‍‍ Windows Defender alerts you when spyware attempts to install itself or to run on your computer. It also alerts you when programs attempt to change important Windows settings.

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Now I would like to ask Gopher John what you mean by no parts of it resident?  I don't want to misunderstand you.  Thank you.

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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 04:39:27 PM »
I apologize, but I have read that opinion there and and quite similar posted here and many places, but I am now trying to find out why that opinion doesn't apply to Windows Defender, which we cannot uninstall.

And I am now waiting for Gopher John's answer.

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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2013, 04:56:35 PM »
Do you simply not listen to what has been explained  ::) Windows Defender is Anti-Spyware therefore it does not conflict and as you know it can't be uninstalled on Vista or Win7 but can be disabled.

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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013, 05:05:01 PM »
I believe that places you in disagreement with Lincoln Spector at PCWorld who wrote the following on April 20th, 2011.

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Norton AntiVirus and Windows Defender are both real-time antivirus programs. You should remove one of them.

You'll find that here:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/225240/too_many_AV.html

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Re: Avast 7 or 8 Installed on Windows 7
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2013, 05:12:10 PM »
I believe that places you in disagreement with Lincoln Spector at PCWorld who wrote the following on April 20th, 2011.

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Norton AntiVirus and Windows Defender are both real-time antivirus programs. You should remove one of them.

You'll find that here:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/225240/too_many_AV.html
You can go searching for all the quotes you want but that isn't going to change the fact that Defender on Vista and Win7 is only Anti-Spyware, the author of that post you quoted " miss quote " was wrong.