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Re: CPU Support for Avast NG?
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2014, 06:19:02 PM »
It might be important to some people for other things they do not be broken and for the performance of the computer not to be badly affected by their anti-malware solution.

Never forget that implementing/following a good security policy for computer use can render Avast an almost never used safety net.  How many resources should someone be willing to spend on that?  How much slowdown or instability should they be willing to bear?

I say again:

At what price security?

Here's another for you:  Ever hear the following phrase?

The operation was a success but the patient died.

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You be the judge :)



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If your system isn't up to the specs to handle NG, then you're still protected just missing one of the features that
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There comes a time when you need to realize that you can't depend on keeping your outdated Computer and OS as safe as
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Re: CPU Support for Avast NG?
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2014, 06:40:36 PM »
I don't think we're in disagreement, except with perhaps your doom-n-gloom implication that infection is inevitable if you don't turn on every bell and whistle of Avast.  While that might be good advice for the masses, everyone does different things, and it's impossible to generalize.  That's why the software has options.

By the way, what tool are you using to gather those stats, Bob?

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Re: CPU Support for Avast NG?
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2014, 06:57:55 PM »
Guys, ALL I'm trying to point out in my tests is that Avast's V10 "installer" may be installing NG with the BIOS setting DISABLED....even if the system "passes capability".  My simple tests and ready some posts seem to indicate this.....but I only threw this out there in the event it is something Avast can look into.  My point is "if" this is truly happening....and most PCs even that are HW Virt capable have BIOS option DISABLE.....then this could be a fairly large problem that many users see and can falsely give NG a blackeye as not working on there system.  I'm made no argument, comment, etc. about what NG is or is not......just an observation about what may be an Avast Installer bug/loophole.


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I find it funny that people will read my signature to "help" me and not the flipping post or link that explains my commentary.....Sorry @bob3160....I call BS on this comment.
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Re: CPU Support for Avast NG?
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2014, 07:11:56 PM »
The signature is one of the place we check to give us a clue in attempting to help someone with a problem.
When it's missing it makes the task that much harder and usually prolongs the time it takes to solve the problem.
Since you usually aren't here to ask for help, your assumption is that it's not an important item.

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Re: CPU Support for Avast NG?
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2014, 07:20:50 PM »
The signature is one of the place we check to give us a clue in attempting to help someone with a problem.
When it's missing it makes the task that much harder and usually prolongs the time it takes to solve the problem.
Since you usually aren't here to ask for help, your assumption is that it's not an important item.

OK...I can agree with that perspective......agreed.......BUT, it would have been advantage to read the post I made too not just my signature......but point taken.