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About Avast home protection
« on: July 23, 2009, 12:37:42 PM »
Hi,

The last 2 year ı use kaspersky antivirus, the license over 2 days ago, I use adsl internet conection, if ı use avast home free,    
how much will protect against future threats from the Internet, would you recommend, I use this laptop computer only my home, thanx.

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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 12:58:22 PM »
Kaspersky has a pretty good reputation. So does Avast. (Very good, in fact.You hardly ever read anything bad about Avast.)
Personally, I think Avast is likely to be at least as good as Kaspersky. Maybe better in some respects. Who knows?
Try it out and decide for yourself.
It is very difficult to make objective assessments of how good the really good AV's are, compared to each other. Even the testing sites get quite differing results.
Now if one of them was really bad, it would be an easy question to answer. :D
[edit] Welcome to the the forum, by the way  ;D
Good place to find out how it works, get advice etc.
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 12:59:59 PM »
disregard
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 01:18:53 PM »
Where can ı found avast home screenshots?

The table comparison of two avast! versions: Home Edition and Professional Edition.

What is push updates?
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 01:36:42 PM »
Where can ı found avast home screenshots?
Of version 4? Which one you want to see?
Of version 5? Check avast blog: http://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/avast-5-is-coming-soon/#more-354

The table comparison of two avast! versions: Home Edition and Professional Edition.
Click here to see the differences between avast Home & Professional versions.

What is push updates?
Push iAVS. It is a special kind of update. Sometimes, it might be very important to perform the update as soon as possible (e.g. when a new virus starts to spread heavily). With Push iAVS, it is possible to start the update remotely, on the request of ALWIL Software specialists. The request is done by a special e-mail message. avast!, checking the incoming e-mails, will recognize the message and automatically start the update.
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 01:45:48 PM »
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Where can ı found avast home screenshots?
I couldn't actually locate screenshots on the home page, sorry, but there is a good selection of them here and here. (Wilders security forum.)
There are skins available here.
The above is valid for the current version, 4.8.

The other questions you have are answered by Tech.
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 01:51:10 PM »
I look this test, On-demand Comparative, here, http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests

Avast pro result total score %98.2.

I wondered, the free version provide the same success in this test?

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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 02:02:17 PM »
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I wondered, the free version provide the same success in this test?
I think so. The free version has the same detection and cleaning engine as the pro. (Unlike some of the other free versions of AV's, in which detection/cleaning ability can be part-crippled.
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 02:07:46 PM »
avast v5 screenshoots very good, where can ı download v5 ?

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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2009, 02:10:44 PM »
avast v5 screenshoots very good, where can ı download v5 ?
It's not available yet. The beta phase is programmed to August and the final release to October.
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2009, 02:11:29 PM »
the free version is amazingly good. Been running it for about two years now and nothing to complain about. You could go for the paid version but, in my opinion, it doesn't add more to the efficiency in terms of protection against threats. Except for script blocking may be...other features, as far as I remember, available in the pro version are scheduled tasks...there are probably other things I forgot about.
 As far as I'm concerned, going for the paid version only makes sense if you want to support Avast, which I'll probably do one of these days (yeah, shame on me I haven't done it yet).
 The only thing I could complain about is the inability to get a boot scan running on 64 bit OS. Hope that will be fixed on upcoming Avast 5  ;)

edit: I guess the reason why I don't post so much in this forum is the software just runs fine. I've never had any real issue with it, apart from 1 or 2 false positives and that was solved very quickly with prompt updates from the team.
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2009, 02:11:33 PM »
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avast v5 screenshoots very good, where can ı download v5 ?
Got a map of 2009?
Around the end of the 10th month. If you are able to get there before the rest of us, let us know. ;D
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2009, 02:18:49 PM »
The only thing I could complain about is the inability to get a boot scan running on 64 bit OS. Hope that will be fixed on upcoming Avast 5  ;)
Will be there on avast 5.1 (not on 5.0).
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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2009, 02:20:04 PM »
The only thing I could complain about is the inability to get a boot scan running on 64 bit OS. Hope that will be fixed on upcoming Avast 5  ;)
Will be there on avast 5.1 (not on 5.0).

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Re: About Avast home protection
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2009, 02:34:57 PM »
I cant see antikeylogger and antiphishing protection  ???