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Avast! 5 Marked 'useless' on WOT
« on: October 05, 2010, 12:41:14 AM »
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Since the new "avast! 5" released, it was such a big NIGHTMARE. Too many problem occurs, most common one would be the BSOD, shields OFF (unsecured) problem, updating & registration problem, slow browsing, startup hangs or lagging (that's many) and so on...Although it's been several months for the new release, it's still in a "baby" stage of development (very unstable!!!), this version still need more time to improve!

I don't like avast! 5 sound & voice at all, the female voice over was freaking ANNOYED to hear, moreover, you can't change to other sounds via control panel unlike version 4.8, turn it OFF all the time is the best solution!

Check out the forum & found out same problems repeated again & again which mostly cover program install & uninstall constantly (well, not all fellow like this step), repairing, rebooting and so on...although the user there provided some good help, most problems still remain unresolved.

It's better to seek another AV solution until the stable version of 5!

What a let down! Sorry version 5...

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http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/avast.com
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Just making a statement. :P
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Re: Avast! 5 Marked 'useless' on WOT
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 01:02:03 AM »
One person's opinion. The vast majority of users have never encountered any of those problems. I only had an installation problem on the Vista machine here but it was easily remedied. I will say however, that many people would not have known how to fix it, including the main user of that machine, and would probably have moved on to another solution for protection.
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Re: Avast! 5 Marked 'useless' on WOT
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 02:19:47 AM »
One of the reasons why WOT's ratings can't always be trusted.
Get enough people to turn in wrong or erroneous information and it effects
a sites reputation.
One of the problems when you rely strictly on peoples opinions and not facts.
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Re: Avast! 5 Marked 'useless' on WOT
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 03:36:06 AM »
Another great work that WOT is doing to humanity... insanity...
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Re: Avast! 5 Marked 'useless' on WOT
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 11:27:24 PM »
I flagged it and it appears that they removed the comment. :)
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Re: Avast! 5 Marked 'useless' on WOT
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 11:32:26 PM »
I flagged it and it appears that they removed the comment. :)

Wait, no, I found THIS damn crap:
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/avast.com#page-18
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/avast.com#page-19

At least it's hidden from the user. ;D
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