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Offline Avastuser83

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Protection against ransomware
« on: December 31, 2019, 06:33:15 PM »
Hello,

I'm using Avast on my Mac for many years. I worked nicely most of the time so I did not have a reason to use another Antivirus instead. Now I realized that an upgrade to premium would be necessary to be protected against ransomware. Other free antivirus solutions for Mac (for example AVG) do have this protection against ransomware included. Now I'm not sure if my Mac is still well protected with Avast free. Against which scenarios Avast free does not protect? Avast itself doesn't give a lot of information about the necessity of this additional protection (of course...).

Thank you in advance and best regards!

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Re: Protection against ransomware
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 07:47:18 PM »
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Other free antivirus solutions for Mac (for example AVG) do have this protection against ransomware included.
30 September 2016 >> Avast and AVG become one  >>  https://blog.avast.com/avast-and-avg-become-one


"Secure personal files with an added layer of ransomware protection" not in avast/AVG free according to website

https://www.avg.com/en-ww/avg-antivirus-for-mac
https://www.avast.com/free-mac-security


Offline Avastuser83

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Re: Protection against ransomware
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 08:07:46 PM »
Thanks, I didn't know that. I just read on the AVG-Site that they recommend the Free Antivirus for protection against ransomware so I thought that this is included.

My main question concerned the necessity of this protection because as an alternative I could change to Kaspersky Internet Security (payed version) but I don't want any uninstall problems with Avast. And because I'm quite happy with Avast, I would online change if the missing protection against ransomware would be a major threat. I'm not an expert concerning ransomware and I didn't have any contact with ransomware because I'm very careful using the internet.

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Re: Protection against ransomware
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 08:22:58 PM »
« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 08:26:45 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Protection against ransomware
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 04:06:20 PM »
Thanks. I found very interesting information in this post about some questions I had.