Thread: Avast 8
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Old 06. May 2013, 02:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Installed Avast 8 just to give it a try and see what has changed with it. What a monster this antivirus\antimalware has become. I can't imagine an average Windows 7 PC user understanding and configuring all the different modules that come with this program now. I really wish Avast would just take a step back develop a good basic, antivirus\antimalware and keep it simple.

Advanced users, as previous posts to this thread indicate, quickly learn to install only the modules and components they deem necessary.

I'd much rather spend the time teaching an average user how to configure and use Sandboxie and pair it with a simple antivirus\malware like MSE even though detection and protection rates with MSE may not be as high as with Avast. Proper use of Sandboxie compensates for what MSE lacks, IMHO.

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