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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2015, 03:26:40 AM »
It just shows how aggressive adware is nowadays..  However a reformat would be an overkill as this was adware pure and simple nothing else like key loggers etc. are present


Spyware showed 4 trojans found too, also firefox was completely hickjacked even the icons replaced, and although i apparently solved those issues i wasn't sure...  I opted to go the hard path this time and i installed windows 7 during the weekend, what a pain is to do that more thatn 200 windows update already, took me an entire day... but that's Microsoft blame.

Time for me to buy a dedicated SSD and also adopt windows 10 when ready.

This advice stays with me as long as i use avast:

- Avast - Settings - General - Check for potentially unwanted programs ( PUPs )

IMO it should be enabled by default...we get the avast ads instead...just saying.

I'm not sure about this though:

Avast - Settings - Antivirus - Enable Hardended Mode - Aggressive


I will be continue using an admin windows 7 account though and keeping disabled the avast online security pluging...at my own risk.
It certainly isn't MS fault that you don't do regular image backups. The function is available and works well. :)
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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2015, 03:38:30 AM »
It just shows how aggressive adware is nowadays..  However a reformat would be an overkill as this was adware pure and simple nothing else like key loggers etc. are present


Spyware showed 4 trojans found too, also firefox was completely hickjacked even the icons replaced, and although i apparently solved those issues i wasn't sure...  I opted to go the hard path this time and i installed windows 7 during the weekend, what a pain is to do that more thatn 200 windows update already, took me an entire day... but that's Microsoft blame.

Time for me to buy a dedicated SSD and also adopt windows 10 when ready.

This advice stays with me as long as i use avast:

- Avast - Settings - General - Check for potentially unwanted programs ( PUPs )

IMO it should be enabled by default...we get the avast ads instead...just saying.

I'm not sure about this though:

Avast - Settings - Antivirus - Enable Hardended Mode - Aggressive


I will be continue using an admin windows 7 account though and keeping disabled the avast online security pluging...at my own risk.
It certainly isn't MS fault that you don't do regular image backups. The function is available and works well. :)

I'm too obsessive about old software being installed as part of the new installation, i prefer to perform a clean installation when i need to.

What i'm talking here about is a thing called Service Packs...used to be pretty handy.

In large software applications such as office suites, operating systems, database software, or network management, it is not uncommon to have a service pack issued within the first year or two of a product's release. Installing a service pack is easier and less error-prone than installing many individual patches, even more so when updating multiple computers over a network, where service packs are common.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_pack


and yes i know this already:

Microsoft has never commented on the possibility to release a second service pack for Windows 7 users, but with so many new Windows versions hitting the shelves, it’s pretty clear that the company has abandoned this concept. Instead, it goes for rapid releases, as outgoing CEO said so many times, so large updates and new Windows editions are expected to come at least annually.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Suggests-That-No-Windows-7-Service-Pack-2-Is-Coming-389947.shtml

Perhaps Microsoft should stop releasing unpopular windows versions like vista, 8 and 8.1? Perhaps then more people will move on???.

Anyways Windows 10 is almost here, time to start again.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2015, 04:04:41 AM by psikofunkster »

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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2015, 04:03:40 AM »
Not a thing wrong with Windows 8.1. Been using it since early beta days.
It's actually faster than Windows 10. The only thing that gave Windows 8 a bad rap was a missing start menu
which was very easy to overcome.
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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2015, 04:07:05 AM »
Not a thing wrong with Windows 8.1. Been using it since early beta days.
It's actually faster than Windows 10. The only thing that gave Windows 8 a bad rap was a missing start menu
which was very easy to overcome.

Exactly the start menu (among other things). I don't think that was easy for Microsoft to overcome at least not yet, windows 10 is supposed to be a new start (well more or less).
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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2015, 04:13:22 AM »
Not a thing wrong with Windows 8.1. Been using it since early beta days.
It's actually faster than Windows 10. The only thing that gave Windows 8 a bad rap was a missing start menu
which was very easy to overcome.

Exactly the start menu (among other things). I don't think that was easy for Microsoft to overcome at least not yet, windows 10 is supposed to be a new start (well more or less).
Classic Shell has been available for Windows 8 since very early beta days for those that felt lost without the standard start menu. The latest version also works in Windows 10. :)
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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2015, 04:41:44 AM »
i prefer to perform a clean installation when i need to.

But if you make an image of the clean installation, you only have to put it back - and update it when needed. It would safe you time :)

This advice stays with me as long as i use avast:

- Avast - Settings - General - Check for potentially unwanted programs ( PUPs )

At least we have learned you something my friend ;)

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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2015, 07:26:35 PM »
i prefer to perform a clean installation when i need to.

But if you make an image of the clean installation, you only have to put it back - and update it when needed. It would safe you time :)

This advice stays with me as long as i use avast:

- Avast - Settings - General - Check for potentially unwanted programs ( PUPs )

At least we have learned you something my friend ;)

Greetz, Red.

IMO that something shouldn't be learned Renose, i don't know why it is not enabled by default for all users, instead the Avast ads are enabled even for subs....just saying...

Regarding the image, Windows 10 is almost here and i'm planning to move from Windows 7 finally also i will be adopting a full SSD for the first time and because windows 10 has new special features to restore a system i think making an image wouldn't be anymore an issue, a clean restore with all the windows updates included by default will be more than enough for me.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 07:35:10 PM by psikofunkster »

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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2015, 07:35:52 PM »
Always have a (recent) image and backups of data.
A OS (or other software) can give you a lot of options, but they won't do you any good if your drive(s) break down.

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Re: Avast your protection is a Joke by Crossbrowser
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2015, 11:45:34 PM »
Having an Image backup available has always been a lifesaver and wouldn't be any different after Windows 10 has been released.
I already create an image backup of my Windows 10 partition. It's a lot easier to restore it than to rte-install Windows 10 and again
add all of the programs. :)

 
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