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Offline Nesivos

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Pros

    Good malware detection and blocking
    Friendly interface

Cons

    Lacks some common features

Bottom Line

Avast's latest security suite is effective in defending against malware, but it could stand to improve in cleanup.

Although it ranked in the bottom half of our Top 10, the Avast package is easy to use, and in general it will protect your PC quite capably.

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A solid choice for keeping you safe, Avast Internet Security 6 ($50 for one year and one PC as of January 25, 2012) finished sixth in our 2012 roundup of security suites.

Avast's suite blocked 96.2 percent of malware in our real-world tests, which help determine how well security products can stop brand-new malware. With that result, it placed near the top of the pack; even so, the very best performers in our test group were able to stop all attacks. The Avast suite also managed to stop 99.75 percent of known malware samples, which is an excellent showing, but again, not the absolute best we've seen (our top performer detected over 99.99 percent of samples in this test). It achieved a perfect score in our false-positives test, flagging not a single safe file as being potentially malicious.

Regrettably, although the Avast software proved adept at identifying and neutralizing all infections on our test PC, it left more malware remnants behind than many of its competitors did.


The complete review can be read on PC World

https://www.pcworld.com/article/248898/avast_internet_security_6_review_good_basic_malware_detection.html
« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 09:24:18 PM by Nesivos »
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"lacks some common features"  ;D
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"lacks some common features"  ;D

"it lacks some common functions found elsewhere, such as parental controls"

Didn't know that was a job for an ant-virus program ???
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Didn't know that was a job for an ant-virus program ???
Its not, really (imo).....but if you are comparing Suite vs. Suite, not basic AVs, then there are competitors that have that included.
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"it lacks some common functions found elsewhere, such as parental controls"

Didn't know that was a job for an ant-virus program ???

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sorry for the off topic guys, because that's not strictly AV/detection etc... related, but I tested a few months ago a Norton suite, so a 2011 version ... thought I was dreaming ... Norton Anti-Virus ... the UI was an absolute disaster ...when Avast UI is, if I may mention it once again, amazingly good, probably the best one among all AVs suites. And yes the UI matters ;)
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