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Offline Matthew_Wai

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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2014, 04:29:57 PM »
Like I said "sooner or later"
Later? How long? 10 years?

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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2014, 04:33:12 PM »
I a few updates maybe you will get issues.
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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2014, 04:33:53 PM »
Like I said "sooner or later"
Later? How long? 10 years?
It'll happen when you least expect it, like DavidR just stated it's your system your choice.

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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2014, 04:34:26 PM »
I a few updates maybe you will get issues.
Do you mean definition updates or program updates?

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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2014, 04:35:59 PM »
Most likely program updates, but also Windows  updates can give you issues.
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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2014, 04:36:42 PM »
I a few updates maybe you will get issues.
Do you mean definition updates or program updates?
Quit being a smart arse and listen to good advice ::)

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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2014, 04:36:47 PM »
The worst case scenario would be if they conflicted during boot, which could lock your system.
Even if that happens, I can still use System Restore on my Windows 7, correct?

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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2014, 04:39:16 PM »
Like I said "sooner or later"
Later? How long? 10 years?

No one can possibly answer that, some find problems immediately when they just bump into remnants of a previous AV. Which is why it is important to completely remove an AV before installing its replacement. Here you are doing the reverse, leaving an existing AV whilst installing another. Just stopping the resident part of an AV still has the low level drivers.

System Restore frequently messes up avast, just browse the forums to see this.

As I have said, your system your choice, we have given you the information, act on it as you see fit.
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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2014, 05:24:57 PM »
If I may chime in...

1) Completely uninstall Emisoft.
2) It is quite safe to have both avast and MBAM.
3) As far as the dangers of running two anti-viruses read this.
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Re: Is Avast! Free good enough to protect my computer?
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2014, 06:38:53 PM »
Okay... Got it, no longer need to post.
Thanks guys, I now know that I am safe with avast! free 9, MBAM and other cleaning software which stay uptodate everyday and i clean everyday.
Cheers! :)
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