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Offline tangledwebster

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Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« on: July 14, 2004, 06:56:30 AM »
Does Avast do something that Norton Antivirus Doesn't?

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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2004, 07:21:35 AM »
First let me say welcome to the forum. First let me say NAV has missed major viruses when it was installed on my system. I didn't even know I was infected until I swithced to avast! 4 Home Edition. It picked up five viruses on my system that Norton never alerted me to. When I spoke with a senior support tech at Symantec. He told me that sometimes when it repairs files that have been affected by viruses it leaves part of the viral code behind so the file is still viable. I told him this isn't virus removal. This was my personal experience. Just to let you know I did intelligent updates everyday and these viruses still got through. This was with NAV 2003. NAV 2004 is even worse. The program that caught these viruses was AVAST! 4 Home Edition. I bought the pro version a while back and haven't had any problems with the product. I'm also an avast reseller in the USA. My website is www.v1ru5help.org . You can email me through my website or throuigh my profile. Also take a look at this link:\

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Also there are new features coming in the next release which should be version 4.5 . Everyone in this forum is very helpful. Also this forum is moderated by people who work for Alwil Software. They are here in the forum on a daily basis and on the weekends. If you look through the forum you will see why this forum is so great.  Also Norton contains alot of bloatware. I hope this helps.
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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2004, 12:49:52 PM »
does norton has a forum like this? ;D
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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2004, 01:54:09 PM »
Does Avast do something that Norton Antivirus Doesn't?

Tangledwebster, a lot of users here are ex-Norton... So, I think it will be better to ask for specific topics and issues. Of course, we even can compare Norton with avast  8)
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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2004, 02:22:39 PM »
Here's a specific question about the comparison between NAV and AVAST HOME.

If I am correct about this,I've noticed NAV is resource intensive and talks to much via svchost.exe and other venues...

Is AVAST HOME absent of this behavoir?

Thanx in advance,

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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2004, 03:56:07 PM »
avast! communicates(updates) only by two modules that are components of avast! Antivirus. avast.setup and aswUpdSv.exe. Nothing else.
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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2004, 06:56:14 PM »
I've tested them all........
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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2004, 09:25:12 PM »
Thanx All....!

It seems like Avast is going to be a big a favourite of mine...

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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2004, 02:57:00 PM »
definitely....and welcome :)
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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2004, 02:37:59 AM »
Does Avast do something that Norton Antivirus Doesn't?

NAV is actually a pretty good AV as far as detection goes. It  has the second best VB100% record of all the products tested. I use NAV on one of my PC's, and Avast on the other.  I personally feel that AV's fall under the same behavior as registry cleaners. That is, one will find something the other doesn't.  I do feel that NAV has the edge as far as detection goes, but I enjoy Avast better as far as memory use, ease of installation, and smooth operation on my system.

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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2004, 12:38:25 AM »
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If it's better, then why, when I ditched it, did Avast find 6 viruses on my computer?
And your right. Norton is a hog. it takes over your computer and chokes it.
But, that's only my opinion.
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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2004, 12:47:25 AM »
- Norton is using a lot of cpu time.
- Norton is known to cause all kinds of errors
- Norton sometimes block the internet without you having changed a setting
- Norton doesn't have a forum where people are real fast with excelent help
- Norton doesn't have the nice skin future :D
- Ask Symantec for help and be prepaired to grow a beard ;D

And for the rest........ I let Avast speak for itself

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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2004, 04:27:34 AM »
I never had any problems with NAV.  It worked just fine for me on my AMD Athlon XP 1800+ Machine.  I switched to Avast when my subscription ran out.  I was ready to try something different.  After install, Avast found 3 Trojans on my system that NAV failed to find...even with Bloodhound set on high.  This was with NAV 2003.  I was impressed with Avasts performance and have stuck with it since.  I DO use Antivir as a backup OD scanner, but Avast will always be my primary OA scanner.

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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2004, 05:19:28 AM »
but Avast will always be my primary OA scanner.

Long live avast!  8)
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Re:Avast Have Advantages over NAV...?
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2004, 03:54:46 PM »
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If it's better, then why, when I ditched it, did Avast find 6 viruses on my computer?


If you read my above post, I mention that I feel AV's are like the reg cleaning products that some people use. Each one will find things the other doesn't. I know people that dropped an AV after the subscription was up, and installed NAV, only to find a virus or two that was not detected by the other. It works both ways. I am not trying to push NAV at all, just making observations.  :)

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