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shai

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Using Avast! 4 Free Home for...
« on: August 05, 2004, 01:03:27 AM »
Hi everyone :)

Today I downloaded, installed and started using Avast! 4 Free Home edition for the first time ;D

I've got two questions, please:

1. When using MSN Messenger, I have an option of using an antivirus for scanning files (Tools -> Options -> Messages -> File Transfer -> "Scan files for viruses using:"). When choosing the .exe file to do this, which one do I choose?

2. How resource consuming is Avast! 4 compared to AVG and NAV2004?

That's it for now :P

Cheers,
Shai

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Re:Using Avast! 4 Free Home for...
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004, 01:27:52 AM »
Hi shai, welcome to the forums.

1. C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe

2. My opinion, AVG (used this pre avast), for my usage slightly less resources than AVG - Norton NAV 2004, no contest, post on these forums atest to the fact that NAV is a resource hog, bloatware and a real pig to get rid of when you try to uninstall it.

HTH David
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CharleyO

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Re:Using Avast! 4 Free Home for...
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2004, 02:30:29 AM »
   
Welcome to the forums, shai !    :D  

Don't even think about Norton nor McAfee if you're worry about resource usage!    >:(    ;)  
   
 Besides, Avast! is so much better than either of those bloat-ware  programs. I know ... I used both of those before finding avast!    :)  
   
   

Staind

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Re:Using Avast! 4 Free Home for...
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2004, 02:46:55 AM »
AVG < Avast! < Norton (in resource usage). When I was using Mcafee though, I'd say it's about the same as Avast!

webhostau

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Re:Using Avast! 4 Free Home for...
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2004, 08:31:11 AM »
I hope this is my say after today.. hehe

 
Welcome to the forums, shai !    :D  

Don't even think about Norton nor McAfee if you're worry about resource usage!    >:(    ;)  
   
 Besides, Avast! is so much better than either of those bloat-ware  programs. I know ... I used both of those before finding avast!    :)  
   
   


webhostau

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Re:Using Avast! 4 Free Home for...
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2004, 02:37:05 PM »
Excellent program. Successfully installed and all is working very well. Hope it stays that way. Another 59 days to go.
Dev team,well done and keep up the good work.

:D
Tom

shai

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Re:Using Avast! 4 Free Home for...
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2004, 03:40:56 PM »
You have 59 days to go since you have not registered for free!

Use this link to register for FREE and you'll have it all ready and set :)

Cheers,
Shai