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Offline Northeast

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Just some questions about avast
« on: September 18, 2009, 05:57:29 PM »
Hi guys,

I haven't been here for a while cos I been fairly busy with family business and there are times i have read this forum when I had the time.

So I just want to ask some questions, the first questions is I receive about 1 updates within a 24 hour period and with hacker creating new malware and viruses at a very fast rate would I be protected by this, as would Avast be providing at least 2 updates per day to make sure we are secured from the latest threats.

Second question is I just found out Avast home edition has built in spyware protection (I though only the pro edition has it), so how strong is it spyware protection as do I need another third party online spyware protection to back it up.   

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Re: Just some questions about avast
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 06:08:44 PM »
Hi guys,

I haven't been here for a while cos I been fairly busy with family business and there are times i have read this forum when I had the time.

So I just want to ask some questions, the first questions is I receive about 1 updates within a 24 hour period and with hacker creating new malware and viruses at a very fast rate would I be protected by this, as would Avast be providing at least 2 updates per day to make sure we are secured from the latest threats.

IMO, this is enough, and if needed ALWIL will sometimes release more than one a day, For example: the VPS version will be something like this: 090917-1
The '-1' indicates a second version.

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Second question is I just found out Avast home edition has built in spyware protection (I though only the pro edition has it), so how strong is it spyware protection as do I need another third party online spyware protection to back it up.    

Are you sure? It is on the home version.
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-free-home-antivirus-antispyware.html#1
There is an antispyware module in the home version.

Although, I would also recommend, as a free, on-demand addtition to avast!:
MalwareBytes Antimalware: www.malwarebytes.org
SUPERAntiSpyware: www.superantispyware.com

[EDIT] sorry, just re-read the post...
« Last Edit: September 18, 2009, 06:11:01 PM by spg SCOTT »
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