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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2005, 11:11:11 PM »
You're wayyy over protective, which is good.  You only need one firewall and at least one antivirus with one resident shield enable.  Most of us use Bit Defender or Clamwin antivirus cause they don't conflict with avast! at all.   :)

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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2005, 11:16:14 PM »
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Most of us use Bit Defender or Clamwin antivirus cause they don't conflict with avast! at all.   
Cause they aren't resident. ;D
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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2005, 11:21:48 PM »
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Most of us use Bit Defender or Clamwin antivirus cause they don't conflict with avast! at all.   
Cause they aren't resident. ;D

Oh oops, forgot to put the reason why.  Thanks Bob  ;D

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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2005, 11:24:01 PM »
wats avast evangelist? ???
and what are the sites to those antivirus that don't clash
I'm always afraid to click on a wrong site and download it from the wrong source and get malware :'(

tim ;D

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Re: avast & norton conflicts
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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2005, 11:36:52 PM »
i would have never thought
the name and .com ;D
thanks
hey whats avast evangelist?

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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2005, 11:38:25 PM »
wats avast evangelist? ???
and what are the sites to those antivirus that don't clash
I'm always afraid to click on a wrong site and download it from the wrong source and get malware :'(

tim ;D
evangelist is someone who has been here a long time so called veteran of this forum(made alot of posts) ;)
www.majorgeeks.com here you'll find all you need it's a clean site :)

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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2005, 11:40:28 PM »
i would have never thought
the name and .com ;D
thanks


tim

I don't really get you're last post, just click on the name and it will lead you to the link.  :)

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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2005, 11:48:53 PM »
I think he wanted to say that he didn't figure that for example bitdefender site is simply www.bitdefender.com   ;)


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« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2005, 11:52:19 PM »
yup
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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2005, 11:53:24 PM »
Oh I see, but my link will automatically take you the the page where you can click on the download button.  ;)

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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #56 on: August 06, 2005, 08:23:55 PM »
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I have tried a number of AVs over the years and avast! by far is the one I like best.  I've had NAV 2003 and 2004, McAfee, Dr. Web, ArcaVir, NOD32, etc 

How would you compare Avas to NOD32 as far as speed and system resource usage ?

NOD32 claims to use the lowest system resources and have the quickest scanning speeds as compared to a few of the major AV programs.  No comparison is made to Avast, however.

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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #57 on: August 06, 2005, 08:45:46 PM »
NOD32 claims to be use the lowest system resources and be have the quickest scanning speeds as compared to a few of the major AV programs.  No comparison is made to Avast, however.
Well, I think there are a lot of comparisons/review including NOD32 and avast! in the web. If you search this board for the keyword NOD32 you'll find some differences. Negative points as far I could know:
NOD32 is not free!
avast! does not use Heuristics (lower detection), on-demand scan is not fast.
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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #58 on: August 06, 2005, 08:55:51 PM »
I intend on removing Norton AV and I've noticed it does not have an uninstall program for 2004 version.  I will apparently have to use the Add/Remove function in the Windows Control Panel.

After 7 years, my reasons are many some of which is that it does not work so well on my ancient 98SE OS and was not addressed by their very slow to respond tech support.  It will hang my computer now and then and also will usually launch my dialup (box) window on shutdown for no reason.  It used to also launch the dialup window on boot until I turned off the auto update, which btw, was essentially non-functional with my dial-up.  It seems that Symantic has elected to focus on the newer OS's at the expense of my 98SE OS as well as to ignore dial-up users issues.

I have heard, just as some have posted here, that Norton does not uninstall well.

Before I do so, are there any suggestions which might helpl me to avoid problems.
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Re: avast & norton conflicts
« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2005, 09:16:23 PM »
I intend on removing Norton AV and I've noticed it does not have an uninstall program for 2004 version.
Before I do so, are there any suggestions which might helpl me to avoid problems.

A lot of people who used NAV and want to use another antivirus now, have a lot of trouble with completely uninstalling Norton.
See http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=12583.msg106379#msg106379

1. Remove through "Add/ remove programms"
2. Then for Windows 98/Me use here.

Oh, avast! works and updates smoothly with Windows 98  ;)
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