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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2009, 11:25:33 PM »
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2009, 11:44:59 PM »
You may have my deepest apologies *opppppps*
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2009, 11:46:03 PM »
You may have my deepest apologies

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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2009, 11:48:45 PM »
I have changed my original post. (As you can see.)  :-[
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2009, 11:49:34 PM »
I have changed my original post. (As you can see.)  :-[

OK nice  ;) (deleted mine above)
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2009, 11:51:07 PM »
Ta :)
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2009, 11:59:00 PM »
It's true about that dude tho.....................Same thing ALL the time.
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2009, 12:25:17 AM »
It's true about that dude tho.....................Same thing ALL the time.

yeah he's continuously referring to the same bashing thread every time someone asks about firewalls or Comodo. There are things I don't admit/like about Comodo but I hate the systematic nagging. And when he added that CIS was a resource hog... ::) OK, you got the idea.
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2009, 02:53:42 AM »
 ::) for real
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2009, 10:40:49 PM »
Since my last reply within this post, I have replaced Comodo Firewall (I had not installed the AV part of it) and replaced it with PC Tools Firewall. I had been happy with Comodo but I was getting tired to be interrupted by my spouse wondering what to answer to the barage of messages coming from Comodo. I also removed Avast and replaced with AVG. AVG might not be as good as Avast but at least it does not slow my computer down. I don't know if PC Tools Spyware Doctor is/was a resource glutton but that is irrelevant to my problem since the exact same configuration worked one day and not the next.

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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2009, 11:06:15 PM »
debw, avast shouldn't be a resource hog. On contrary. Take into account that the web protection of avast is far superior from AVG.
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2009, 11:11:34 PM »
+1 on both assessments Tech  ;)
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2009, 08:48:38 AM »
Really bad move I would strongly advise you to reconsider as out of AVG and Avast there is only one winner. As Avast has AVG beat in many many ways.
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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2009, 07:22:01 PM »
I understand that there are many opinions in regard to the "best" free AV products. Some people recommend Avira AntiVirus; others recommend Avast or AVG. Apparently each of these three products have their pros and cons as well as fervent supporter.

I had been happily using Avast for the last couple of years at least until the 'false positive' problem that occurred a couple of weeks ago. Prior to that Wednesday, my computer (2.80 GHz, 3MB RAM, Windows XP SP3, dual-core processor) with Ad-Aware, Avast, Comodo Firewall, PC Tools Spyware (no AV), Prevx and Immunet Protect loaded was working fairly well and fast.

After the 'false positive' debacle, I had to reformat my drive and reinstall everything. As soon as I was done reinstalling everything (to the exact same configuration then before), I noticed a great degradation in my computer's performance in terms of speed as long as Avast was running. With Avast disabled, everything would once again work well and fast. I don't know what the cause of the problem is but I know that with Avast running my computer slows to a crawl.

I tried Avira but I did not like their 'upgrade' message constantly popping up. I was then 'forced' to switch to AVG. Even with its limitations, AVG is better than no protection.

If anybody has a better solution, let me know.

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Re: I love avast, but it's driving me nuts!
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2009, 10:14:04 PM »
Let me add my two cents (change welcome  ;) ), as a long time user of avast.  Totally aside from its protection, one of avast's greatest features is its top-notch support here on the forums.  Don't know if it's still true, but at one time AVG and avira were both notorious for almost total lack of support.
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