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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 06:17:20 PM »
Qihoo isn't the only one that beat avast in this test.

Forget about core components, there are more important things like:

* Improved! Software Updater – new installation wizard lets you download and install multiple updates at once directly from download.com
 
* Improved! Browser Cleanup – improved detection and removal of browser protectors, those tools that try to block us from getting rid of annoying toolbars

* Improved! GrimeFighter – now supporting 12 additional languages and with an advanced console for more control of optimization tasks.  Go ahead and fight the Grime!
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 06:21:45 PM by Charyb »

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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 06:23:54 PM »
I guess this is sarcasm ?

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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 06:29:56 PM »
I have to express the same level of concern as some other users. This isn't an isolated incident, it has been like this for a while and i frankly expected far better results from version 2014. The DeepScreen is totally underwhelming, DynaGen is nowhere to be seenm Evo-Gen was fantastic like first 2 weeks and then it sort of fell of the radar and their cloud backend seems to be randomly broken with no indication to the end users (which is just bad). As much as i can be a "fanboy" i'm also very disappointed with avast! for the last 3 or so months. What the hell is going on guys?
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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 07:04:01 PM »
Damn!
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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 07:10:53 PM »
Detection vary from day to day.......so dont worry and dont read tests    ;)     you only get more worried

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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 07:11:38 PM »
Yes, agree with some posters here to quite an agree.
What again was the name of that UK program?
Wasn't it - "Back to the Basics".?
That should be the motto for avast! as well for the time coming at least.

To-day I made a visit to an acquaintance that reported a GrimeFighter detection,
and we could not make it to work less he paid  and he did not felt like that.
So we were "stuck".

After a thorough analysis of the crap report,
I installed  AdwCleaner, that took out some remnants of a Bing toolbar and three registry remnants.
His computer is fine after a restart and he was good to go again.

To what an extent is this Grimefighter tool avast! nagware itself?
Has the "department for bundling affairs" taken over there?  8)

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« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 07:30:54 PM by polonus »
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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014, 07:40:09 PM »
GrimeFighter ......... oh my ********

Situation:

Customer brings his dead PC in to workshop. The hard drive is so dead it won't spin at all.

Instructions : Remove old drive, fit new WD hard drive, install customers Win7 Ultimate, and his copy of Avast Pro.

Add all Windows updates and test, customer will install his backed up software at home.


Fit new drive.

Install Win7, install Avast Pro.

Avast Pro updates, run Windows update.

5 minutes later Avast Pops up " We have discovered grime on your system "

Now which is the grime?

Win7 Ultimate or the only other software on the machine which is  ............. ummm ,  yes, Avast Pro.

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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014, 07:42:51 PM »
Detection vary from day to day.......so dont worry and dont read tests    ;)



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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 07:50:57 PM »

Has the "department for bundling affairs" taken over there?  8)

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Did you mean "department of bumbling affairs"?  ;D
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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 09:30:29 AM »
Hello All,

We unfortunately had some problems with backend systems and DB servers till beginning of March. Everyone from Viruslab Systems as well as IT guys worked hard to solve the situation and shorten our reaction times back to the normal. Fortunately they did great work and now everything runs well again and we are looking for the next test results.

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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 10:07:56 AM »
How can users know the backend problems won't just randomly re-appear? There is NO indication to the end users as such and while they expect protection, there might be none of it or less than one would expect...
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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2014, 12:42:12 PM »
Well, at least we have safe price, google toolbar, grime fighter and dropbox  to keep us warm... 

P.S., ah, there's also that thing in the browser that says which website is naughty and which is good - but only when it's not too busy trying to crash the browser itself...
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 12:46:47 PM by Tetsuo »

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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2014, 02:25:26 PM »
Qihoo isn't the only one that beat avast in this test.
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It is a very interesting free AV program!   ;)
One of the few "Install & Forget" AV's, complete, thorough, flawless and light.

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Re: avast! beaten in test by Chinese Qihoo free av?
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2014, 03:03:02 PM »
Qihoo isn't the only one that beat avast in this test.
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It is a very interesting free AV program!   ;)
One of the few "Install & Forget" AV's, complete, thorough, flawless and light.
I don't remember having to do anything to avast! once it's installed. :)
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