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UnnamedPlayer

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Avast protection 50%
« on: April 09, 2014, 08:20:29 AM »

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nice Bitdefender IS protection 100%

Matthew_Wai

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 12:54:45 PM »
360 Internet Security is on my computer but not on the list above.

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 01:00:28 PM »
360 Internet Security is on my computer but not on the list above.
bc you dont see the hole picture....  http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-8/novdec-2013/

anyway, this test has been posted already ..... those who search the forum will see



Matthew_Wai

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 01:08:20 PM »
The picture shows that 360 Internet Security provides better protection than avast, should I uninstall the latter in favour of the former?

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 01:09:59 PM »
At the end of the day it is your choice, I have been using Avast since 4.something (before webshield) and I have had zero infections.  So for myself I am quite happy and tend to ignore these surveys

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 01:13:24 PM »
The picture shows that 360 Internet Security provides better protection than avast, should I uninstall the latter in favour of the former?
your computer.....your choice.  teenagers seems to reinstall evrytime they see a test with a new AV on top.  ;)

detection will change from day to day.   
daily statistic.  https://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/VirusDailyStats
week.  https://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/VirusWeeklyStats
90 day.  https://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/Virus90-DayStats





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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 01:36:26 PM »
I have been using Avast since 4.something
How long approximately?

your computer.....your choice.  teenagers seems to reinstall evrytime they see a test with a new AV on top. 
I am not a teenager but as ignorant as such when it comes to AV, so I want advice on the choice.

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 01:54:00 PM »
latest 4 version (4.8.1368) was released Nov 2009 .... the oldest i find is 4.5.549 from Dec 2004

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so I want advice on the choice.
find and install the AV you like ..... and dont install multiple AV. 
if you want a extra scanner, Malwarebytes is highly recomended.  www.malwarebytes.org
also recomended is MCShield USB protector.  www.mcshield.net


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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2014, 02:18:39 PM »
Just checking it would have been towards the end of 2004 so that is 10 years now.  Sometimes in my research I go to the darkside :)

Matthew_Wai

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2014, 02:40:56 PM »
find and install the AV you like ..... and dont install multiple AV. 
Multiple AV have been on my computer for 3 days but not running simultaneously, so far no problem has arisen.

that is 10 years now... I have had zero infections.
I will take it into account.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 02:44:28 PM by Matthew_Wai »

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2014, 02:45:41 PM »
Multiple AV have been on my computer for 3 days but not running simultaneously, so far no problem has arisen.

Not good.....it will and you may not like the results of the conflict.
Your decision but I'd uninstall all but one of your choice.....and not just uninstall but clean: http://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB11#artTitle

Matthew_Wai

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2014, 03:03:41 PM »
it will and you may not like the results of the conflict.
What will be the possible results? Blue screen?

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2014, 03:12:56 PM »
Blue Screen, slowdown, system errors, false positives...................
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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2014, 03:19:29 PM »
if those happen, I will uninstall 360.

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Re: Avast protection 50%
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2014, 04:45:52 PM »
There is also the strong possibility that having more than one antivirus installed may not allow any of them to do their job, allowing a virus to slip past all the antivirus programs while they are fighting with each other trying to scan the file/web connection.  The truth is that with more than one antivirus installed you wind up with less protection.
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