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Avast! named as best antivirus download for 2007
« on: January 09, 2008, 02:01:32 PM »
PCWorld lists avast! as one of the 15 best downloads of 2007

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Re: Avast! named as best antivirus download for 2007
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 02:08:40 PM »
Does Launchy (quoted there) worth a try?
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Re: Avast! named as best antivirus download for 2007
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 02:41:25 PM »
Does Launchy (quoted there) worth a try?
Since it seems to interest you, why not try it and let the rest of us know what you think of it?  :)
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Re: Avast! named as best antivirus download for 2007
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 03:25:59 PM »
Funny thing is to see Download Accelerator Plus inside that list... I though it contains some kind of spyware/adware in itself... at least that's what some people has been reporting last few years.

Also... Comodo Firewall Pro... after all those problems on many computers out there, I am not sure...

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Re: Avast! named as best antivirus download for 2007
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 01:44:51 PM »
Does Launchy (quoted there) worth a try?
Since it seems to interest you, why not try it and let the rest of us know what you think of it?  :)

I just happen to use Launchy, and find it to be a really neat wee program, saves time going through all programs, just to find one wee program =, it does have plugins which I don't use, so I can't say how well they work, but I'm sure they're good :) Has themes if you ever get bored, even though the default one I find is simple and sleek :D

So give a try! :D

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Re: Avast! named as best antivirus download for 2007
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008, 12:18:47 AM »
Funny thing is to see Download Accelerator Plus inside that list... I though it contains some kind of spyware/adware in itself... at least that's what some people has been reporting last few years.

Also... Comodo Firewall Pro... after all those problems on many computers out there, I am not sure...

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Re: Avast! named as best antivirus download for 2007
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2008, 01:38:46 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Avast also did welll in this test: http://www.av-test.org/
But in the realm of proactive security and regarding FP's it was tested as mediocre. So this means that it is tops in normal signature scanning, but lags behind where proactive scanning and rootkit detection is concerned, but they are working on that aspect,

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Re: Avast! named as best antivirus download for 2007
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008, 04:16:52 AM »
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