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Re: Priority fix list to make avast! great again
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2016, 12:43:29 AM »
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I was talking about big changes that need to be done, not tiny petty issues like shields re-enabling without warnings or whatever
Many small things make a big pile.
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1 small thing, people don't like it but accept it.
2 small things, people start to think if they should keep using avast.
3 small thing, people step away from avast. Enough = enough.

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Is this information correct?
No it is not.
A virus is just one of the many malware types.

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Re: Priority fix list to make avast! great again
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2016, 01:01:22 AM »
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Is this information correct?
No it is not.
A virus is just one of the many malware types.
Right, but I'm more asking about the function of mail and web shield features and how important they are.

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Re: Priority fix list to make avast! great again
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2016, 01:03:33 AM »
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Is this information correct?
No it is not.
A virus is just one of the many malware types.
Right, but I'm more asking about the function of mail and web shield features and how important they are.
You should start your own topic. where your problem can be addressed.
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Re: Priority fix list to make avast! great again
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2016, 09:09:12 PM »
Ok, here's a request.  Please stop changing settings or installing software without notifying the user of the changes or giving the option to opt out (ie mail signatures, safezone browser, what's next??).

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Re: Priority fix list to make avast! great again
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2016, 08:31:23 AM »
Added additional point for Virus Chest submissions. That also has to improve because it's appallingly bad. I've maybe got a response to my e-mail about the verdict once. It usually takes forever or doesn't even get a verdict at all. Submitted 2 false positives to AVIRA and they replied in 1 day! It looked like a generic system generated verdict and not a personally sent e-mail. It was also correctly resolved as a false positive. Learn from that avast!.
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Re: Priority fix list to make avast! great again
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2016, 01:54:11 PM »
Agree with all of Rejzor's points, especially re. detection - get up into the top 2 places!

Another wish: I'm now trying Avira (but I 'like' Avast for the Web and Mail Shields). Apps. start faster (a spreadsheet in LibreOffice takes 6s with Avast off, 12s withs Avast on,) and importantly, boot is quicker. Seems that in W7 (Pro, 32-b-t - don't know about others), a slow start causes the system tray (notification area) to be underpopulated; with Avira it's fully populated. Also, the PC is useable about 25% sooner.
I read that some viruses don't need to be saved to hdd to execute so the mail shield is important.  Avira lacks a mail shield but will scan on open but this could possibly delete or corrupt the inbox.  Avast catches the virus before it hits the hdd thus the inbox has no risk of deletion or corruption.  Is this information correct??  Or is mail/web shield not that important when you have a file shield already?
Indeed. Although I'm liking the agility of Avira, it's in the back of my mind that I don't have the same shields. Horrible feeling that I might switch back. Oh dear.
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Re: Priority fix list to make avast! great again
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2016, 07:51:16 PM »
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The gift is a trip to the Avast store to purchase a paid product.
And then it is not a gift    :(

The gift is a reduced price, but who wants it.

It should be called an offer then. Not a gift.
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