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PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« on: August 26, 2009, 05:22:56 PM »
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Avast Antivirus Home Edition provides solid antimalware protection and a good set of features, but its outdated interface needs a makeover.
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/290835/review/avast_antivirus_home_edition.html

Maybe Erik Larkin should get a preview of avast! V5?

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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 05:35:05 PM »
"and some ads". Sorry, but WHAT ads!?!?! AVG has them, AVIRA has them, i couldn't see any in avast!. Apart from the test banner which is now gone anyway.
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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 05:45:24 PM »
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Perhaps Larkin got confused by the other av ads?


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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 01:14:40 AM »
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Avast Antivirus will do a decent job protecting a PC from malware, but if you're willing to put up with a less-than-perfect interface (and some ads), you're better off going with Avira's top-notch blocking.
Is he reviewing avast! or advertising for Avira ???
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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009, 08:38:57 AM »
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Avast Antivirus will do a decent job protecting a PC from malware, but if you're willing to put up with a less-than-perfect interface (and some ads), you're better off going with Avira's top-notch blocking.
Is he reviewing avast! or advertising for Avira ???

I agree with bob3160, he certainly seems to pushing Avira. ???

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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009, 08:55:05 AM »
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Be sure to read the how-to guide that pops up the first time you use the program, unless you enjoy scratching your head and growling at your monitor
  >:( Didn't look at the guide... didn't scratch my head either... The interface is quite simple to understand I think... besides, u can change the skin in avast 4...
Seems like CNET does not agree with PC World... http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Home-Edition/3000-2239_4-10019223.html
« Last Edit: August 27, 2009, 08:58:19 AM by Black3agl3 »

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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2009, 08:57:11 AM »
He is not saying that Avast contains ad's he is referring to Avira containing them read slowly.

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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2009, 09:11:35 AM »
Actually STONER may be right here ...

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Avast Antivirus will do a decent job protecting a PC from malware, but if you're willing to put up with a less-than-perfect interface (and some ads), you're better off going with Avira's top-notch blocking.

Obviously i am not a native english speaker but i read it the same way as STONER ...

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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2009, 09:21:41 AM »
He is not saying that Avast contains ad's he is referring to Avira containing them read slowly.

I have just reread it and i also agree with STONER.
First time i definitely read to fast and jumped to the wrong conclusion.

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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2009, 10:01:50 AM »
I am always skeptical about anything published in PC World as they are advertising driven and promote products that advertise there favorably and negatively those that don't.

Can a hard copy of PC World still be purchased?
Last time I read one 90% was advertising with full page ads for products and maybe 1% good stuff.

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Re: PC World review of Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2009, 01:44:59 PM »
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I am always skeptical about anything published in PC World as they are advertising driven and promote products that advertise there favorably and negatively those that don't.

Can a hard copy of PC World still be purchased?
Last time I read one 90% was advertising with full page ads for products and maybe 1% good stuff.

It's still about the same, Yokenny, which is why I never buy it.


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