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Offline Patrick2

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Hi All

Got Upgraded Internet speed from Comcast previous plan Extreme 150/20, Now 250/20,  Local Friend and PC Tech states Avast will slow you down, use Windows Defender,  but before I switch all the machines, I thought i'd ask here to make sure i'm not making a mistake

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No security program have 100% detection or zero false positives, it may have it in a test but not evrytime

May 2018 - Win Defender  100% and 5 false positives  >>  https://www.av-comparatives.org/comparison/


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Local Friend and PC Tech states Avast will slow you down,
Only one way to find out

avast webshield may fool the online speed tests.
So you can download a biiiiig file and take the download time, then turn off shields and repeat ... is there a big or minor time difference?




« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 12:20:00 AM by Pondus »

Offline Patrick2

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I'll have to check out the time difference more closely, Will do that in a few moments here


Speed Test Result with Avast Fully on--Normal result for new plan



Download Test



Slight Difference like maybe 2 percent with Download of big file with the Shields off, nothing too noticeable i feel

So Nice and Happy now, almost listened to local friend around here lol



« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 05:22:41 PM by Patrick2 »
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If avast didn't slow you down on your 150/20 plan I don't see why it would on the new plan.
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Offline Patrick2

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Yes, I sometimes panic when not even needed, as your right didn't slow me down at all on the previous internet plan, so far working good on 250/20 plan, with over provisioning average around 300 on Download, which is perfect

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Proof is in the pudding, as they say.

Now you know how to test!
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Offline sonyboyj

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Think he mean Avast would slow the system down not internet, and at your speeds you wouldn't notice any change. Also Defender is trash imo, maybe it is a little lighter on the system but the protection Avast offers make the slight change in resources worth it, Been running Avast for years and have never said "Damn Avast is slowing me down i can't get anything done", Avast doesn't detect 100% of threat just like any AV can't

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Yeah well think all is well now, don't know what Local tech thinking, i'm not seeing any slowdowns that I can tell, speed tests still same as before, So This situation solved, satisfied, and Happy as can be
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Think he mean Avast would slow the system down not internet, and at your speeds you wouldn't notice any change. <snip>

No he was absolutely talking about Avast and his High Speed Internet connection.

You only have to view his speedtest.net image in Reply #2 above.
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Offline Patrick2

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Yeah Avast and High Speed Connection was purpose of the original post, Local Tech mentioned to me they were doing the speed upgrades as soft launch in Michigan last night and restart my bought Netgear C7100V Comcast Gateway to get the new speed, then Local Tech was like also just use Defender as that will give you max performance/speed with internet.

But after checking with folks here, and keeping Avast in, I have noticed no internet slowdowns, or problems all day in using it

Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1909 18363.476, Intel I7 7700 Nvidia Geforce 1050 16gb DDR4, WD 250GBSSD, 1tb Storage, Avast Free 19.8.2393
HP Omen Laptop Intel I7 7700HQ, 8gb Of Ram Windows 10 Home x64 1909 18363.476 128GB SSD, 1tb Storage, Avast Free 19.8.2393