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asenior

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Couple of Questions
« on: March 27, 2012, 10:18:55 PM »
Just downloaded the latest Avast! free!  No problems so far in installing *custom* but need some questions answered as I used to have Avast! v 6.  Great work Avast!

Question 1.  Account Settings: Current Status Disconnected.  This installation of avast is currently not connected with any avast account.  Connect now.

What is it and do I REALLY need it?  Is it in some way connected to streaming updates?

Question 2.  Windows Defender is on.  Do Avast! and Windows Defender co-exist nicely or do I have to disable WD?

Installed shields:  File System Shield - Web Shield - Network Shield - Script Shield - Behavior Shield.

Win 7-64 bit, Windows Firewall, Avast! free.  MBAM and SAS on demand only.

TIA!


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Re: Couple of Questions
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 10:22:38 PM »
1.  http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93571.0

2. yes you can keep defender on

asenior

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Re: Couple of Questions
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 10:34:49 PM »
Thanks Pondus!  So Account Settings has nothing to do with streaming updates?  From the link you posted I didn't quite get it what it is for.

As for Windows Defender, I will leave it on then if it plays nicely with Avast!

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Re: Couple of Questions
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 10:40:30 PM »
The account thing is basically to ensure that all your systems are updated - if you have more than one and want to check when you are elsewhere  ;D

asenior

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Re: Couple of Questions
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 10:50:57 PM »
Thanks essexboy.  I have only this one PC Desktop.  So I wouldn't need to sign up/connect then?  TIA
« Last Edit: March 27, 2012, 10:55:35 PM by asenior »