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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2016, 10:38:12 AM »
Well the reason I first started using avast free back in 2005 was after trying a compeitors beta program and going to a bunch of dodgy websites, ended up with a very bad boot sector virus, while Avast did it's best cleaning it at the time, unforuately wasn't able to clean all of it.   Ended up losing Motherboard, original PC hard drive, and had to get a new CPU Processor at the time. 


Ever since then been using Avast Free Steady just about, briefly tried Microsofts product again in 2009, then eventually came back to Avast


Now I practice better safety, no more dodgy sites, no more beta antivirus from other companies lol, secondary scanning from Malwarebytes or online scan once in a while,  Overall though it's personal preference which antivirus stay with on your computer, basically what you feel comfortable with using in layman terms
You can hardly criticize the competitor product for infecting your machine if you were using the beta version.Its not exactly a fair critique.

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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2016, 03:46:15 PM »
Ratings are always nice and everyone likes a winner.
For me, it's always been about having a clean computer and actually being able to use my computer.
Avast has done that for me since I ditched Norton back in 2003.
I have a computer I can actually use and my computer is clean. I don't need anything else. :)
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2016, 11:48:51 PM »
Yes I know my infection back then was my own fault, I grown up since then, and learned a lot over the years, than I knew back then


Well the reason I first started using avast free back in 2005 was after trying a compeitors beta program and going to a bunch of dodgy websites, ended up with a very bad boot sector virus, while Avast did it's best cleaning it at the time, unforuately wasn't able to clean all of it.   Ended up losing Motherboard, original PC hard drive, and had to get a new CPU Processor at the time. 


Ever since then been using Avast Free Steady just about, briefly tried Microsofts product again in 2009, then eventually came back to Avast


Now I practice better safety, no more dodgy sites, no more beta antivirus from other companies lol, secondary scanning from Malwarebytes or online scan once in a while,  Overall though it's personal preference which antivirus stay with on your computer, basically what you feel comfortable with using in layman terms
You can hardly criticize the competitor product for infecting your machine if you were using the beta version.Its not exactly a fair critique.
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2016, 10:52:24 AM »
Ratings are always nice and everyone likes a winner.
For me, it's always been about having a clean computer and actually being able to use my computer.
Avast has done that for me since I ditched Norton back in 2003.
I have a computer I can actually use and my computer is clean. I don't need anything else. :)

To be quite honest, even Symantec has gone a long way since 2003 and has proven as very capable competitor in the recent years.
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2016, 03:49:14 PM »
Ratings are always nice and everyone likes a winner.
For me, it's always been about having a clean computer and actually being able to use my computer.
Avast has done that for me since I ditched Norton back in 2003.
I have a computer I can actually use and my computer is clean. I don't need anything else. :)

To be quite honest, even Symantec has gone a long way since 2003 and has proven as very capable competitor in the recent years.
Even if that's the case, the price still isn't right. :)
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2016, 10:35:48 AM »
Hi,

I just looked at AVG again, which I used before Avast.
Their forum is a mess, it changes nearly once a year, so you have problems with looking at older threads.
Interesting - there seems to be the same art of flooding users with unwanted crap as we discuss here.

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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2016, 03:14:31 PM »
Wonder if it's the same users ??? ??? :) :) :)
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2016, 04:04:10 PM »
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To be quite honest, even Symantec has gone a long way since 2003 and has proven as very capable competitor in the recent years.

I have used Symantec years ago, it was nice but not to my liking at the time, I'm actually wondering about it now! maybe I will give a shot   :)

I know there is a lot of people complaining about avast bloatware and unnecessary add-ons, but those are free avast users, I'm wondering what avast Pro users think about the resent program changes and behaviors and sometimes self-inflicting add-ons during updates/upgrades, is there other thing they don't like about the avast Pro.
I would like to hear their beef and reason for leaving or if they have a plans for leaving  ;)
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2016, 04:07:30 PM »
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To be quite honest, even Symantec has gone a long way since 2003 and has proven as very capable competitor in the recent years.

I have used Symantec years ago, it was nice but not to my liking at the time, I'm actually wondering about it now! maybe I will give a shot   :)

I know there is a lot of people complaining about avast bloatware and unnecessary add-ons, but those are free avast users, I'm wondering what avast Pro users think about the resent program changes and behaviors and sometimes self-inflicting add-ons during updates/upgrades, is there other thing they don't like about the avast Pro.
I would like to hear their beef and reason for leaving or plans for leaving  ;)
What "self inflicting add-ons" did you receive ??? ???
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2016, 04:18:47 PM »
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What "self inflicting add-ons" did you receive ??? ???

Safe Zone and Secure DNS.
Apparently that has been fixed in this version..2261, which is good but this isn't the first time occurrence, it happen in the past to multiple of my workstation.

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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2016, 05:07:30 PM »
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What "self inflicting add-ons" did you receive ??? ???

Safe Zone and Secure DNS.
Apparently that has been fixed in this version..2261, which is good but this isn't the first time occurrence, it happen in the past to multiple of my workstation.
Those happen to be parts of what you pay for in that version. SafeZone Browser was recently made available to those of us that use the free version.
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2016, 05:36:44 PM »
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Those happen to be parts of what you pay for in that version. SafeZone Browser was recently made available to those of us that use the free version.

I'm aware of that I will never, ever use them. I run Outpost FP and hardware firewall on my network and all I want AV.
Glitches do happen and occasionally  software can be buggy so I understand that but if it happens more often that shouldn't be our issue.
If avast decides to release their updates/upgrades prematurely, they should make sure that paying customers get ONLY what they want it to be installed, the silent installation of some add-ons happen in the past and  so recently.


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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2016, 07:19:22 PM »
Not to argue with you but you're mistaken on the erroneous install on the paid versions.
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2016, 08:29:33 PM »
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Not to argue with you but you're mistaken on the erroneous install on the paid versions.

If you not trying to argue what exactly are you trying to do?
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Re: Should I consider looking for a different antivirus program
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2016, 08:37:24 PM »
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