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Old 06. May 2013, 04:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I agree. Avast have been adding so many different things into the antivirus, some of which are not even required for an antivirus. Appreciate that they are trying to protect users by incorporating more, but it is creating bloat.

Still, it's a surprise that even with all these added modules, Avast still runs pretty light, and does not slow down the system. I think that is a good thing, and impressive. Still, I am not in favor of different modules being added continuously.

But, given that, if one does spend some time configuring Avast while installation, and after, it still remains an excellent option as a free antivirus. I have been using it on my system, and I am pretty much satisfied.

While MSE maybe simple, but still, it is not without problems. It makes the system slow, specially when opening a folder full of exe files, whereas other antivirus don't slow it down that much.

MSE updates can be painfully slow. It's also no denying that the detection rates have gone down.
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Old 06. May 2013, 08:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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But, given that, if one does spend some time configuring Avast while installation, and after, it still remains an excellent option as a free antivirus. I have been using it on my system, and I am pretty much satisfied.

While MSE maybe simple, but still, it is not without problems. It makes the system slow, specially when opening a folder full of exe files, whereas other antivirus don't slow it down that much.

MSE updates can be painfully slow. It's also no denying that the detection rates have gone down.
Avast is a good free antivirus. I just wish keep it a good antivirus and nothing else. Ah well, I've got Sandboxie, guess I can't have everything.

Even just installing the file, network, and behavior shields slows my lappy down. It's only a year old for goodness sakes.

I know, complain, complain....it'll get'cha no where.
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Old 06. May 2013, 08:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Here's my problem?

According to Softpedia, Avast 8 is:

Optimized for latest Intel Core i7 CPUs

I've been working with 2nd gen Core i3s.......hmmmm
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Old 07. May 2013, 12:23 AM   #24 (permalink)
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When I had Avast 8 on my machine, it ran just fine program wise on a 2.2GHz P4. So, it may be optimized for Core i7, but works just fine on older.
Just had to ditch it because of issues caused with firewall, and Thunderbird. Mainly firewall issues tho.
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Old 07. May 2013, 08:09 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Taurus, I too have a 2nd Gen i-3 on my Windows 8 PC. Avast works fine on it without any slowdown, and I have all necessary shields installed, excluding mail shield, and perhaps one more.

I have put Avast on another older laptop for my cousin too, and it's working fine on it too.
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Yes, after rebooting a couple of times and a shut down and power up, my laptop performed better. I think it just takes Avast some time and resource on a given machine and OS to check everything out and get in sync before performance improves. It's running fine now.

Thanks for the feed back. I do appreciate it.
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Strange that it took sometime to stabilize. Anyways, good to know that it's working fine now .
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Old 16. May 2013, 09:27 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Just a caution regarding Avast 8. If you have Software Updater module installed... by default, it has the setting turned on to automatically download updates for the software. So, you should uncheck that, because it downloads updates in the background silently.
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Old 16. May 2013, 09:50 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Just a caution regarding Avast 8. If you have Software Updater module installed... by default, it has the setting turned on to automatically download updates for the software. So, you should uncheck that, because it downloads updates in the background silently.
Yup..

Found it before: http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...html#post85715
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Old 16. May 2013, 09:53 PM   #30 (permalink)
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So it automatically install the adware and other bundled crap as well? If not, I'd rather keep it on.
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