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Offline decopi

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AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« on: May 12, 2017, 11:51:13 PM »

I have Avast Free Antivirus and Malwarebytes Premium 3.0.6.

I understand that both have some similar functions, however both have different methods.

Please:

1) What exactly are these similar and different functions that each software has?

2) Is out there any other software providing a security/protection function that both software don't?

3) Windows firewall is enough? Or a third-party is needed?

Thank you!

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 11:56:34 PM »
1) read the avast and malwarebytes website.

2) There is McShield (amongst several others)

3) A good hardware firewall is the best. If you want to use a software firewall, make sure it also has outbound scanning.

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 12:19:54 AM »
1) read the avast and malwarebytes website.

2) There is McShield (amongst several others)

3) A good hardware firewall is the best. If you want to use a software firewall, make sure it also has outbound scanning.


1) I already read, didn't understand clearly... that's the reason I'm here asking.

2) Please, could you detail the McShield function, that Avast Free Antivirus and Malwarebytes as a combo doesn't have?
And, what are the "several others"? What functions the several others have, that Avast & MWB as a combo doesn't have?

Thanks a lot!

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 02:10:13 AM »
MCShield USB Protection  >>  http://www.mcshield.net/

Reviews (click and read)  >>  http://www.mcshield.net/reviews.html

16 pages with FAQ  >>  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=104046

and more  >>  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=196168


« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 02:13:11 AM by Pondus »

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 02:31:45 AM »
MCShield USB Protection  >>  http://www.mcshield.net/

Reviews (click and read)  >>  http://www.mcshield.net/reviews.html

16 pages with FAQ  >>  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=104046

and more  >>  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=196168


Thank you Pondus!

Please, could you just point, what function McShield has, that Avast & MWB doen't have as a combo?

And I repeat my 3 original simple questions:

1) What exactly are the similar and different functions/options that Avast Free Antivirus VS Malwarebytes Premium have?

2) Is out there any other software providing a security/protection function that both software don't? With which different function/option?

3) Windows firewall is enough? Or a third-party is needed?

Thank you!

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 02:50:12 AM »
Stop asking and start reading/learning.

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 02:07:11 PM »
Stop asking and start reading/learning.

I understand that most of the people ask before read/learn. But, is not my case.
I already read and tried to learn before asking.
Sadly, I am not a genius and have to ask.
I posted same questions in other tech forums and received lot of help, excellent answers, positive feedback etc. I can see my questions are useful.

By the way, sometimes simple questions have simple answers, without need to read/learn an encyclopedia. For example, when talking about MCShield, just mentioning that is an "USB or external drive protection"... would be more than enough! (instead sending tons of pages for reading/learning).
Some replies without simple answers, just commanding people to read/learn... usually indicates lack of knowledge of the own replier.

I appreciate your help, but don't lose your time with me, because I will continue to ask whatever need to ask.

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 02:10:04 PM »
See replies #1, #3 and #5

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 02:51:21 PM »
I have Malwarebytes Premium 3.0.6 and Avast Free Antivirus.

I understand that both have some similar functions, however both have different methods.

Please:

1) What exactly are these similar and different functions that each software has?

2) Is out there any other software providing a security/protection function that both software don't?

3) Windows firewall is enough? Or a third-party is needed?

Thank you!

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2017, 03:01:55 PM »
I believe you've been given a few links that will provide much information for you, on top of that Malwarebytes can detect things that Avast might miss and visa versa.

Malwarebytes is also on stable 3.1 build as of a few days ago and more information about Malwarebytes can be found on their forum.

imo Windows firewall is adequate and simplest but as everyone needs are different opinions will vary.

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 03:23:56 PM »
I believe you've been given a few links that will provide much information for you, on top of that Malwarebytes can detect things that Avast might miss and visa versa.

Malwarebytes is also on stable 3.1 build as of a few days ago and more information about Malwarebytes can be found on their forum.

imo Windows firewall is adequate and simplest but as everyone needs are different opinions will vary.

Thank you CraigB for your answer.
I appreciated the links I received. However:
1) Those links are totally partial, and don't answer most part of my questions.
2) Before asking, I already read most of those links. I am looking for a comparison answer, and those links compare nothing!
3) Respectfully, I believe that "the last word" about "be answered or not"... is only mine. I didn't expect such much bulling in this forum. I am copying some answers here and posting in other forums... let's show future Avast users that they can't use Avast forum.

Now, regarding your answer:
I don't have questions about security/detection methods.
My only questions are about functions/options/features, similar or different, of Avast Free Antivirus & MWB.

Thanks again

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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 03:30:48 PM »
As mentioned, questions about other security products should be directed to their relevant forums as they know more about their own products obviously and can answer your questions better, we are not a comparison website hence the name "Avast Forum"

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2017, 03:34:20 PM »
As mentioned, questions about other security products should be directed to their relevant forums as they know more about their own products obviously and can answer your questions better, we are not a comparison website hence the name "Avast Forum"

Hummmm... very strange answer, considering that I found lot of product comparison in this Avast forum.
But thank you anyway.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2017, 03:37:22 PM »
I think you would be better to ask somewhere such as Wilders Security Forums.

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Re: AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS & MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2017, 03:43:11 PM »
I think you would be better to ask somewhere such as Wilders Security Forums.

CraigB, thanks a lot for the tip.
As I mentioned in other comments above (yesterday), I posted my questions in other tech forums (including MWB forum)... and I received excellent answers.
Here at Avast Forum, I am negative surprised, with some arrogant and dictatorship bulling attitudes.
But again, thank you for your time and help.