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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2011, 01:46:16 PM »
let's consider the positive aspects of the review:   avast's Web+Network shields did a fantastic job at preventing most of the malware samples from infecting the computer in the first place --- only 1 sample "slipped through".   To me, PREVENTION is far more important/significant than (after-the-fact) removal... and avast did very well here!! :-)

I also was pleased to see the excellent job MBAM did at (after-the-fact) removal.

I have both programs installed (with only avast running in real-time).   Fortunately, I haven't ever needed to rely on MBAM to remove things (since my surfing habits and/or preventive protection are doing a great job)... but I'm glad to know what MBAM is capable of doing, if ever I were to need it.

All in all, I see the positives:   avast does a great job at protecting the user, and MBAM does an excellent job at cleaning up messes.
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 01:47:30 PM »
He took the video down. Go figure. What ever. I made a video when I was using KIS but yet I knew everything about it. Its called "KIS in action" for those interested.

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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2011, 02:15:51 PM »
He took the video down.
LOL for this I'll give him thumbs up :D

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Cudgelwap1: Sorry everyone. My Avast video was somewhat of a dud. It was too improvised, and I will be making another improved version soon.
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 02:21:58 PM »
BTW
Cudgelwap1: Sorry everyone. My Avast video was somewhat of a dud. It was too improvised, and I will be making another improved version soon.

Cool. 8)
More laughs on the horizon... ;D
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2011, 02:23:04 PM »
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More laughs on the horizon... ;D

LOL :D
...He will first learn something about avast! and then post a video
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2011, 02:32:58 PM »
Your suppose to learn the product before testing it. The only failure I see here is not from Avast but from the user recording it.  :)

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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2011, 02:33:50 PM »
I wouldn't want to laugh at that boy's video removing action.

Hats off to this boy - he made a mistake and he admits it and he tries to correct it. That is way much more than many, many other people would do.

Let's wait for his new video and see.

On my part, I like his corrective action. Somewhat courageous.
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2011, 02:44:22 PM »
I need a drink of whiskey 8)
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2011, 02:46:26 PM »
On my part, I like his corrective action. Somewhat courageous.

True, but he hadn't any other options left. ;)
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2011, 02:58:31 PM »
I need a drink of whiskey 8)

+1 ;-) Arriba!

On my part, I like his corrective action. Somewhat courageous.

True, but he hadn't any other options left. ;)


He could have just left it as it was, couldn't he? ;-)
Anyway, we're looking forward to the new, improved "review"... coming up next in a theatre near you.  ;D
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2011, 02:58:38 PM »
let's consider the positive aspects of the review:   avast's Web+Network shields did a fantastic job at preventing most of the malware samples from infecting the computer in the first place --- only 1 sample "slipped through".   To me, PREVENTION is far more important/significant than (after-the-fact) removal... and avast did very well here!! :-)

I also was pleased to see the excellent job MBAM did at (after-the-fact) removal.

I have both programs installed (with only avast running in real-time).   Fortunately, I haven't ever needed to rely on MBAM to remove things (since my surfing habits and/or preventive protection are doing a great job)... but I'm glad to know what MBAM is capable of doing, if ever I were to need it.

All in all, I see the positives:   avast does a great job at protecting the user, and MBAM does an excellent job at cleaning up messes.

Avast Network Shield & Web Shield did good so good for Avast. But I want to know if the same threats blocked by these shields come through external media like pendrive, etc. would Avast File Shield block it i.e does the threats detected by webshield & network shield are even detected & blocked by the Avast's main  residential File Shield. I have seen reviews where the web protection of the security products are good at blocking but if continued to the site & downloaded  the threats, the On-Access protection wasn't able to detect the threats. So its like the threat is detected by web protection of the product if its coming through web but the same threat is not detected by the onaccess protection if its coming through external drive like pendrive, etc. What about Avast? Does Avast's main shield File shield detects everything detected by other shield or not?

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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2011, 03:05:40 PM »
Definitely no Avast! expert ;)

By disabling the File System Shield you also disable the AutoSandbox, and he didn't even know that ;D

Greetz, Red.

Yes, he's a square idiot. However, he made one point visible (even though unintentionally): wouldn't be too bad if the menu "Extra Protection" showed the Sandbox being disabled when FSS is turned off.

It should also be mentioned ( maybe even highlighted ) in the 'Component Stop' warning/dialog that pops-up when you want to disable the File System Shield.

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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2011, 03:09:01 PM »
Definitely no Avast! expert ;)

By disabling the File System Shield you also disable the AutoSandbox, and he didn't even know that ;D

Greetz, Red.

Yes, he's a square idiot. However, he made one point visible (even though unintentionally): wouldn't be too bad if the menu "Extra Protection" showed the Sandbox being disabled when FSS is turned off.

It should also be mentioned ( maybe even highlighted ) in the 'Component Stop' warning/dialog that pops-up when you want to disable the File System Shield.

Greetz, Red.

Agreed.

Sandboxing is a very important part of Avast.
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2011, 03:10:10 PM »
1. He could have just left it as it was, couldn't he? ;-)
2. Anyway, we're looking forward to the new, improved "review"... coming up next in a theatre near you.  ;D

1. No, this was too bad... ;)
2. Yep, let's see what foollows up. (That's no typo, btw.) ;D
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Re: Avast 6 Free Final Review and Malware Test
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2011, 04:15:16 PM »
1. He could have just left it as it was, couldn't he? ;-)
2. Anyway, we're looking forward to the new, improved "review"... coming up next in a theatre near you.  ;D

1. No, this was too bad... ;)
2. Yep, let's see what foollows up. (That's no typo, btw.) ;D

foolows up :)
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