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Offline Mr.Agent

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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2009, 03:49:27 PM »
Avast got a script blocker and outlock shield + alot languages support which Avira didnt have

If im not wrong Avira got a bad firewall which with Avast you can choice a better 1 like outpost or something

Personally Avast is the best anti virus on the world. Which you can choice like your own anti spyware or firewall or something
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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2009, 04:06:51 PM »
If I'm not wrong email scanning is missing on Avira.
Forum support of avast is superb.
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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2009, 04:35:04 PM »
I have paid versions of both avast! and Avira (antivirus only). Both are great products, but at this point I have to say I like avast! better. Main reason is avast! has way better self-defence than the current build of Avira.

About a month ago, I was planning to trial a software before I purchased it. Because some features are not available in the trial version, I decided to grab a key from the internet (very bad habit I admit  ;D). I downloaded a keygen from p2p, which turned out to be a nasty file. I scanned it on my workstation which was protected by Avira at that time. Everything seemed clean. So I ran it. A strange window popped up which looked no way like a keygen. So I turned it off immediately. I rebooted the pc only to find avira was killed, and a bunch of nasty network processes were running. Tried to repair, but even the safe mode was broken (BSODs). Not blaming Avira here coz it's my bad. But if I had been using avast!, at least I would have been prompted for immediate action if its executables were being modified. (I always have its behavior blocker on.)

Another example is you can delete the whole profile folder of Avira 8 without warning. (I actually accidentally did this a few weeks ago and lost all my settings including protection password.) If you have used avast!, you'll know you won't be able to tamper its files so easily.

That said, Avira still has its advantages eg in detection rate. So if you're a safe surfer, I guess both would fit your requirements well.

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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2009, 05:19:48 PM »
If I'm not wrong email scanning is missing on Avira.
Forum support of avast is superb.

I'll have to fire up the XP Home system with Avira Premium but I believe it has email scanning as I checked it as my ISP switched to SSL connection and it seemed to work.

The forum support is indeed superb and one of the reasons I switched to avast! after AVG insisted I update to 8.0 and the forum is moderated by the BMFH and their minions of the Ferrous Cranus kind:
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/ferouscranus.htm
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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2009, 05:48:33 PM »
I have to eat humble pie as I now see that Avira can not scan POP3 nor SMTP email that is using SSL.

Oh well. 
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I do like Steak and Kidney pie though.

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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2009, 06:29:33 PM »
I love Avast! but I am currently not using it. For the last few months I have been beta testing Avira Premium Security Suite 9 and it is their best version yet. It has everything and seems to do them well. The best detection rate. Once the Avira beta ends I'll probably go back to Avast rather than spend the $59 for the release version on Avira.

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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2009, 06:53:34 PM »
Hi  :)

Re : My Laptop
I've been using Avast Home for just over a week now ... & ... Love It!   8)
This Forum Is Great!
Everyone here seems really friendly and helpful  :)

Before switching to Avast.. I was using NIS 09 .. Hated It!  >:(
You couldn't even pay me to go back to using NIS now.
The Norton Forum Was Not So Friendly  :(
Sure.. There was some nice people there.
However!
If you had a problem with NIS... It was your computer - Not NIS 09
And if you even dared suggest there was problems / bugs with NIS 09 ...
There were people ready to take your head off  ::) ( Well.. You know what I mean ;D )
Just asking them how to change a setting... The Answer Would Be - " What do you want to go meddling around with the settings for? "

Re : My Desktop Computer
I'm using AVG 8 at the moment.
But not for much longer  ;D
When AVG 8 runs out in a few months time... I will be replacing it with - Avast   ;)






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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2009, 10:52:58 PM »


The forum support is indeed superb and one of the reasons I switched to avast! after AVG insisted I update to 8.0 and the forum is moderated by the BMFH and their minions of the Ferrous Cranus kind:
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/ferouscranus.htm


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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2009, 02:05:03 AM »
I used to have the paid version of AVG.

I decided to try the Eicar test one day. Avast would not even let me download it. Good going Avast!

AVG let me download and only caught eicar.com as I remember. I was not impressed with AVG at that point and switched both computers to Avast in spite of some security report saying AVG had better results than Avast.
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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2009, 02:26:07 AM »
AVG let me download and only caught eicar.com as I remember.
Well... for sure avast WebShield will block the download, but I think AVG, if well configurated, should do the same... Am I wrong?
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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2009, 06:57:24 AM »
Re : My Desktop Computer
I'm using AVG 8 at the moment.
But not for much longer  ;D
When AVG 8 runs out in a few months time... I will be replacing it with - Avast   ;)
Why do you want to wait? Removing AVG 8 and installing avast! is like 20% increase in PC speed. Till 7.5 AVG was fine. Their v8 is sheer nightmare all the way - deleting files without informing, huge updates, lock-ups, huge bandwidth increase due to their link checking, non-updating, etc. To be fair to them, when I had a problem with their 7.5 e-mail scanner, they interacted personally and sent me another file till they updated and sorted out the glitch. But after a month of v8, I simply gave up on them. I do keep checking on their forum, but still loads of problems and standard answer seems to be download 50 mb, uninstall, re-boot, re-install, reboot, re-boot... No time for all that.

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Re: Why chose Avast over others such as Avira?
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2009, 03:00:16 PM »
Each head, each sentence... each opinion, each review...

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