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Offline Diazruanova

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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2009, 01:37:40 AM »
Some of the options aren't available in the free version and presumably that was what gery was using.

Such as you can't switch off the startup splash screen in the free version.

Since the free version doesn't have the resident scanning, I don't believe it does a startup scan (only in the pro version) and the same with the Enable First Time Prevention a Pro version option.

Thanks David for the clarification. Since Gery do not establish which version he was using and since he mentions that his laptop hangs 30 to 40 secs. when it starts, I supposed that he was using the Pro version, but in any case, SAS should not cause delays or hangings of any kind:

SAS Pro only has one process running on the background: SUPERAntiSpywar.exe and uses only 500Kb which is almost nothing and it does NOT have any service running at any time at least on my old W2K system. What it has running on the background are three kernel drivers.

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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2009, 01:46:25 AM »
My Pro version doesn't cause any delay in boot, so I believe there is something else in the mix.

Yes, the pro version would load drivers but loaded drivers don't show in the Task Manager so no one can say how much RAM they use as it would be lumped together under a System process.
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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2009, 01:54:11 AM »
In SAS free version you can disable or enable startup scan as you wish. I have it disabled.

You can also disable or enable splash screen at startup.

As mentioned: No extra PROCESSES in free version when it not is scanning.

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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2009, 02:39:35 PM »
No extra PROCESSES in free version when it not is scanning.
Are you using Vista?
How are you checking the running processes? From all users?
I'm in doubt here as I don't have SAS in my computer anymore...
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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2009, 02:52:00 PM »
Hi Tech;

I am on XP SP3 on said machine.

By processes I mean using Services.msc command as an administrator.
I like to keep an eye on these now and then, so they are saved as a txt-file.  :)

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Just to add: In free version of SAS I have removed the checkmark for 'start with Windows' also
and I have disabled contxt-menu scan.

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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2009, 02:55:53 PM »
I have disabled contxt-menu scan.
According to David, that is the point.
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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2009, 03:03:23 PM »
Hi again:

Yes, to use context-menu scan you must also checkmark 'start with Windows'.

My point, Tech is that no extra processes is used with SAS free under these conditions.
(start with Winows off and context scanning off).

Someone has claimed the opposite somewhere...

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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2009, 03:04:35 PM »
Someone has claimed the opposite somewhere...
I myself... I'll review future posts (if I remember this ;D).
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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2009, 03:09:47 PM »
Someone has claimed the opposite somewhere...
I myself... I'll review future posts (if I remember this ;D).

I didn't mention any names...   :)

BUT, perhaps this thread has gone a bit off-topic.

It started out about the very good detection-rate by Avast!   :o

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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2009, 03:30:08 PM »
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Maybe if you would have read the SAS help carefully, you would have discovered that on S.A.S>Preferences>General and StartUp tab>SartUp options, there is an option: Show Splash Screen on StartUp that enables or disables precisely that, what you call the Starting Screen and also, if you had visited: S.A.S>Preferences> General and StartUp tab>StartUp Scanning, you would have discovered that there is another option:Do NOT scan when S.A.S starts, which does precisely that and also on S.A.S>Preferences>Real Time Protection>Enable First Time Prevention which enables or NOT a Scan on system start-up or Shut Down you would have found that by disabling this option, your startup times would become faster, but only if you would have read the SAS help file!

Some of the options aren't available in the free version and presumably that was what gery was using.

Such as you can't switch off the startup splash screen in the free version.

Since the free version doesn't have the resident scanning, I don't believe it does a startup scan (only in the pro version) and the same with the Enable First Time Prevention a Pro version option.


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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2009, 03:48:26 PM »
Yes, the pro version would load drivers but loaded drivers don't show in the Task Manager so no one can say how much RAM they use as it would be lumped together under a System process.

Just for the record, the RAM used by the SAS´s three drivers is:

1.-SASDIFSV.sys --    9968 kb
2.-SASENUM.sys ---   7408 kb
3.-SASKUTIL.sys---- 72944 kb
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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2009, 04:13:09 PM »

Some of the options aren't available in the free version and presumably that was what gery was using.

Such as you can't switch off the startup splash screen in the free version.

Since the free version doesn't have the resident scanning, I don't believe it does a startup scan (only in the pro version) and the same with the Enable First Time Prevention a Pro version option.


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not correct:

I can switch off the startup splash screen in free version.

The free version can do a startup scan if you so wish.

See my previous posts.

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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2009, 02:59:06 PM »
hey my name is Mikael Rask and from Sweden and thinks avast is really good.
and a detection rate over 99+ is a really good prof of that.
anyway happy to be on board.
Keep up the good work guys/girls of avast:)
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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2009, 09:30:52 PM »
hey my name is Mikael Rask and from Sweden and thinks avast is really good.
and a detection rate over 99+ is a really good prof of that.
anyway happy to be on board.
Keep up the good work guys/girls of avast:)
Welcome to avast forum. Feel free to come back any time you need help or just to change experiences 8)
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Re: Avast! scored 99.2% detection rate in the new MRG test
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2009, 09:13:02 PM »
hey my name is Mikael Rask and from Sweden and thinks avast is really good.
and a detection rate over 99+ is a really good prof of that.
anyway happy to be on board.
Keep up the good work guys/girls of avast:)
Welcome to avast forum. Feel free to come back any time you need help or just to change experiences 8)

sure will do that:)
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