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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2011, 02:48:41 AM »
Do you both honestly believe that avast doesn't strive to improve detections, that is the real question and if you don't then what are you still doing here; that really is the question.

I honestly couldn't give a stuff about various tests as they simply can't match real world use by a user.

I base conclusions on my personal experience of avast, on my real world use for over seven and a half years and not a single infection.
David R I agree with you 100% and second what you have said. I have been using Avast for years on 2 of my pcs and not 1..........repeat not 1 infection. Avast is the best IMO nothing better :)

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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2011, 04:43:15 AM »
I love avast cozz its effective for me and much better in my experience rather than KIS,NIS,ESET...light on system,always active and high level protection [as far i see],love the tHE GUI,web shiled,network shield 24*7 protection on web,file system shield gives effective protection on autorun viruses and  havent seen so many autorun viruses in my chest file shiled always active and silent scanning of files,no slowdowns

due to these reasons i love avast!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 04:45:17 AM by true indian »

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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2011, 06:29:11 AM »
Well I was reading the forum and I couldn't evade commenting over it, I used to use avast "version 5.1 I guess it was." then I switched to ESET, ESET was purely based on heuristics "No more than 2 updates per day" and I didn't like it, then I went for Emsisoft, nice IKarus engine, but lots of false positive, also behavior shield was annoying, so then I went for KIS 2011 "In that time" it was pretty cool but its heuristics was kind of poor, purely based on its virus definition updates, so after that I went for Bitdefender, great detection rate, but my computer couldn't handle its system requirements so I had to uninstall it from my computer, then I tried trying NIS and it was good, but its GUI was kind of complicated to use, to many settings and after a year I unistalled it, then I started to using underrated AV products, I tried Coranti, but its 4 engines were outdated, I went for Outpost 7 which was very good, but since it was based on Virusbuster engine, almost all of the detections came from behavior shield, not a very good av engine, then I tried Trustport and F-secure, Trustport was heavy as Bitdefender, it didn't feel my specs, and F-secure was doing good till I got a dropper who killed it and deleted my program files directory, then I started to miss Avast GUI and performance, its simple settings, etc. I installed it again and it was now on versión 6 or something, it was amazing, after testing many AVs I couldn't feel better than using Avast.
Anyway, now I'm using another av for security reasons, since I'm working in a dangerous environment I need a "Paranoid" behavior shield, I'm not telling the name of the AV of course, this is Avast's forum so I won't, but for real, Avast is the best for common and world use of the computer.
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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2011, 11:30:21 AM »
Welcome NVM.
You took a long journey, but I'm glad you get happy with avast.
Good luck with your "paranoid" antivirus ;)
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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2011, 01:01:44 PM »
avast has consistently been high up on these sort of tests so to me it looks like a blip and I expect it to be reversed in their next test round.

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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2011, 01:25:42 PM »
yes this is the first time so no worries we will be back at our rank  ;)

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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2011, 02:20:24 PM »
Good morning and Happy Holidays to everyone!

     The are many unique and diverse opinions/comments regarding the recent Avast test results shown here...which I find quite interesting.  Although, I may not be one of the more knowledgeable forum members about such issues, I would venture to say that there is probably NO AV on the market today which has not (at one time or another), had a less than satisfactory rating/review following a series of AV tests.

For myself, what matters is the company's track record at improving any deficiencies noted in their product(s), and what a computer user's preferences are, based on their own personal experiences with those product(s).

In closing, I again wish everyone a really nice holiday season!  :)
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 02:22:46 PM by spc3rd »
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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2011, 03:20:38 PM »
I admit if avast doesn't really good in retrospective BUT avast really good if you always update your database, and i think all av not only avast must have latest database signature for securing PC. So i actually feel like wasting time for testing antivirus which has out of date virus database. And for avast detection with up to date signature you can check in on-demand test and you will see how avast beat other antivirus... :D

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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2011, 03:59:53 PM »
yes this is the first time so no worries we will be back at our rank  ;)
Didn't realize it was your company ???
I know that Avast will most likely make a better showing in the next test but,
even if it doesn't, those are results based on a controlled environment.
I use avast! in the real world and haven't seen an infection in the past 8 years. :)
That to me is the real test.  ;D
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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2011, 04:31:13 PM »
With all due respect to everyone here, I find this thread quite amusing.
If avast had received an Advanced+ rating, everyone would be saying this is one of the reasons they love it, and would be bragging all over the place about the results.
However, since it ended up near the bottom of the list instead, people question the findings, or say they don't care, it's still the best. And I'm not talking just in this forum, but this sort of response is coming from avast lovers in many other forums as well.
I have no doubt avast will climb to the top again, but for now, it is what it is.
Happy holidays.  ;)
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 04:33:07 PM by The Nut »

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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2011, 04:40:58 PM »
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If avast had received an Advanced+ rating, everyone would be saying this is one of the reasons they love it, and would be bragging all over the place about the results.
Better get your facts straight before you make such a blanket statement. :)

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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2011, 04:53:31 PM »
Yes even i havent been infected in a span of 1year having avast!  :)

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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2011, 05:41:24 PM »
If I may...bob3160 is right. Like him I surf in the "real world".
That is why I wait for the "Real World Whole Product" tests. A hiccup now and then is to be expected.
Please don't blow things out of proportion.  :)

I can hardly wait for 7.0!  :)
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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2011, 07:46:24 PM »
Like many others here, I'm far less concerned about the results of test-comparisons (which, as already noted, are in many cases not exactly objective, and/or compare apples and oranges in the sense of some tested products being way out of date) than I am with avast's performance on MY system, which (for something like 14 years now) has been excellent.

And there's one major plus for avast which I suspect the "tests" don't even consider, the support factor.  I don't think there's a single competitor which can come even close to the support forums here.

My current system, now about 8 years old, came with NIS pre-installed, which was relatively easy to remove cleanly compared with NAV.  I quickly switched to avast, which I'd had on previous systems, and have stuck with it ever since.  And if that makes me a "fanboy", so be it.
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Re: Latest AV-Comparatives: avast last but one!
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2011, 07:50:51 PM »
And there's one major plus for avast which I suspect the "tests" don't even consider, the support factor.  I don't think there's a single competitor which can come even close to the support forums here.

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