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Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

Q: Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

On April 8, I took down Microsoft Essentials and downloaded free Avast.

I also have Century Link and failed to explore if they had free anti-virus, which turns out, they have Norton.

That said, should I stay with free Avast or transfer to free Norton?

Thank you.

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A: Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

what version of norton are they offering for free ?

you will get a lot of different opinion with that question, also products change over time, for example MSE was one of the better products late last year, but is slowly falling down the comparison sites tests.

here are some comparison sites
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
http://www.virusbtn.com/index

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-free-norton-vs-free-avast-on-my-xp.1125492/
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first off you should only have one anti virus program installed on your computer. did you use norton's uninstall tool ? run the tool , restart , run the tool the second time.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_d4749.html
 

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A:Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-vs-avg-free-vs-avira-free-antivirus-for-windows.44113/
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The best in the opinion of most does not even seem to be listed. Microsoft Security Essentials, gets high marks in all areas. Its free, too. It has a good malware engine and works great with the Windows Fire Wall.

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A:AVAST Free Antivirus 2015‎ vs Norton Security Suite

Hello welcome to MT

I 'd pick Avast free, I'm used to its settings... and with hardened mode can protect more effective. Its been a while since I used Norton. It was pretty good when I used it.

It depends on if you want a change or go with what you know... but both are light and decent choices.
 

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A:Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

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Preferred Product and Why?

 

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A:Windows 7/64-bit scanned with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes (free)/ and Avast (free)

Please boot into safemode with networking and let me know if you can connect to internet

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No one has a solution?

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I haven't used spybot in many years, it got too glitchy and difficult to use for me...
I tested several Anti Malware programs years ago and chose Malwarebytes (MBAM) Pro, no regrets here.
If you're thinking of MBAM paid, you should get the PRO Lifetime license while you still can.

Newegg.com - malwarebytes pro

MBAM Premium (Ver 2) is an annual license (yearly fees).
I don't use Windows Defender, I use MBAM real time on all my systems.

For additional "real-time security" I also use:
WinPatrol - WinPatrol- Ruiware, LLC
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A:Avast Free or Bitdefender Free?

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A:Avast Free vs Avira Free

Pros:
both offer great protection if tweak optimally.

Cons:
Avast! - I don't like their UI.
Avira - I hate the launcher.
 

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Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM): draw, with the indication of Avira, since BitDefender takes overall a little bit less of CPU time, but consumes much more RAM.
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Overall Winner: Avira.
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A:Solved: Question about Avast or AVG free versions..

this will probably be better answered in secruity forum - so i moved to there
 

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A:Good source sites for secure & legal free movies and free/free to try software?

That is a good question.
When I think about it Hulu does have movies.
I use Netflix.
I can use http://www.epixhd.com/ as I have Dishnetwork and can use that to be able to watch. Yup, just tested works good.
Many of the Movies channels can be watched that way.
 
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This is my Top from what you listed.
 

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A:New free Avast

Hello - I would pose that to the AVAST blog

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407256/new-free-avast/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/24021-avast-not-free-no-more.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/432869/free-avast/
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http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/12168-avg-avast-free.html
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A:Avast free

I moved your post from our FAQ section to the Software forum. Please pay attention to where you post. Thank you.

http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,154582.0.html
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A:Avast 6 Free or..

Avast 6 is still in Beta, no? I'd wait till the "dust" settles before making any move, if ANY. IMO what you have now is SOLID--If it ain't broke don't fix it.

BTW, I use Avast 5 free, Mbam Free.....EVERYTHING free. I'll NEVER be forced to pay for something I can get free, and I can donate whatever I CHOOSE TO to the software creator.

I'm funny that way LOL

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/381299/avast-6-free-or/
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Thanks
 

A:About Avast Free...

If u want a bloatfree avast just install web and realtime shield. u dont need more to have the core protection moduls and for maximum security. i dont use it anymore but found no cons, it is realy light, one of the stablest av u can have and realy good protection if u tweak it abit. nothing wrong with using avast if someone of my family want a av, i always recomment avast because its easy and can be made to sit and forget.
 

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A:Do I need Win Defender if I use Avast Free AV?

Believe it or not there are some threats that a program like Defender will catch that an Anti Virus may miss... With system security, you dont want to take any chances... Use both!

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If I have the free version I wouldn't expect to be prompted to upgrade to a paid version or is this what to expect? Is this the same for others that have it?
 

A:Avast FREE Version....

1. Yes that is what you may expect
However, if you are using Free Antivirus 2015, the only way to disable the sale offers is to upgrade your protection to the paid one.
2. The simple solution is to uninstall AVAST and use the FREE and no sales pop-ups - Windows defender included with 8/8.1
and indeed IMHO your system will run more smoothly and with no problems - as against the use of the FREE Avast.
Avast is good of that there is little doubt, but I am not convinced that the free AVAST is the best for Windows 8.1
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/avast-free-version.1143142/
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Do you see the same on your system?
 

A:How is Avast Free on Win 10 working for you?

Yes, I have Avast! Pro version, and got the same.

But, it does not have a lot of impact and slowdowns on my startup time.. Windows 10 still boots fast.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/how-is-avast-free-on-win-10-working-for-you.50902/
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A:trying to install Avast Free 5.0.677

Move the folders back, reboot and try to install again. Then you'll know if it is or not.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/113782-trying-install-avast-free-5-0-677-a.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559670/avast-free-registration/
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A little demo

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/251499/free-avast-5-beta-available/
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My 2-cents (not-worth much )

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A:Avast for Business FREE

The log in delay is appalling, for a good 30 seconds on multiple reboots I experienced:

No desktop files
Blank File Explorer
Task Manager reports High Startup Impact
Signing up is easy:

No background checks
Use your existing avast! account
Set-up is simple:

Available for Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Mac OS X
Web installer and Full installer
Remember to Activate Device once installed
Web console:

No configuration for sending messages to desktop (Admin desktop notifications)
Confusing between Groups and Devices
Unclear (OOB) about how to send template settings to current devices, do I need to delete device first or not.
Browser Cleanup and Secure VPN on by default

Easy to navigate UI, but lacks details for new users.
If Devices are removed from Web Console >> Avast Pop-up to Reboot PC (possible to post-pone) >> Avast Business Security will be uninstalled and gone after reboot.
avast for Business - Web Console UI



Created a Custom Template



Exploring the Advanced for Active Protection | General Settings | Antivirus Settings



Upgrade to Premium Security for Business



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https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-for-business-free.41963/
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What next?

Thanks

A:Uninstalling Avast free

See if this works ....
Download AVAST Software Uninstall Utility
Special Note: Needs to be started from Safe Mode, the program will offer to reboot you into Safe Mode on launch. If you did not install the Avast product to the default install location, you need to point to it in the box.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/375858-uninstalling-avast-free.html
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A:Avast Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's

Pro: Really light on the system

Bad: Many ads and popups (Can be disabled in the paid versions)
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-antivirus-the-pros-and-cons.54172/
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/620827/avast-free-antivirus/
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2. Avast Antispam. Also downloaded, installed and disabled Windows Defender (Windows 7) without my permission.

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A:Avast Antivirus Free.

Was that a default install/upgrade? Was there no Advanced/Options checklist available?
 

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/avast-antivirus-free.312496/
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A:Avast! Free For Windows Xp Pro

Do you still have AVG installed on the system? It may be the one causing the problems if so uninstall it and try downloading Avast! Again.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/137845/avast-free-for-windows-xp-pro/
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A:Problem With Avast! Free

Users have complained for years about unresponsive behavior when the computer attempts to awake from sleep. There is no universal fix solution as there have been various reasons given for this particular issue and various suggestions to correct it. If avast is not able to determine the cause, the next step is to contact the computer manufacturer via thier support or customer service web site.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/497211/problem-with-avast-free/
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A:Avast free antivirus

FastestCrib0439 said:


Is this antivirus great? I have been using it for years, and i was told that it slows down the computer by a lot. Is this true?Is it a RAM hogger?Click to expand...

No it's not a RAM hogger!!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/avast-free-antivirus.1148779/
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A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.
 

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A:Avast! Free AV Failing to Launch

I think error 22 is access denied message.Perhaps if you post your computer system, avast version#, what other security software you had and now have over, at avast forum you might get some helphttp://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0There might even be something in your event log with a bit more information.

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Run the Avast Uninstall Utility.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-remove-avast-free-antivirus.991431/
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Yes you can renew. Just verify your name and email as you did when you first registered.

Yes, they will try to get you to buy the paid version, just ignore it unless you are interested

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A:avast antivirus + free trial

Just keep Avast & renew it.






Quote:
HOW TO RENEW AVAST FREE EDITION
Register for Free at http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registration.php AVAST will then send you an email with a key code Copy and paste the code into AVAST by: - Right clicking on the Avast icon in your task bar at the bottom right of your screen - Choose "About Avast" - Click the "License key" button
- Copy & paste the code


Register avast! Free Antivirus

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Those kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results. As such, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results.You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations.Here are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:* What is the best antivirus protection?* What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?* Recommend a good free antivirus program* Which antivirus and malware programs should I use together?* Antivirus Solution?

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A:Avast free anti virus

Submit that file to:

VirusTotal

Jotti's Malware Scan

Let's see what they say about that program.
 

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Released: Avast! Free Antivirus 11.2.2262

Changelog:
----------------------

fixed crashing installations
fixed BSOD on AMD processors
fixed problem with huge antispam log
fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after program update
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Download: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-antivirus-11-2-2262.59312/
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Custom Install---

File Shield
Web Shield - HTTPS disabled
PUP enabled
Rest default settings
Popups/Ads disabled (AvastUI.exe outbound connection blocked in Win FW to avoid popups/ads)

360 TSE---

Custom Mode---

Bd enabled (Realtime/Ondemand)
File Protection disabled
Registry Protection disabled
{File protection & Registry protection are HIPS features i.e all those creating/modifying this/that popups. And I dont want HIPS features so disabled}
Rest default settings

Avast Free or 360 TSE?

Plzz suggest only on the basis of protection with the above mentioned config of the products.
 

A:Avast Free or 360 TSE (Config Mentioned)

Hmm difficult one.
I like both but Avast is well known and trusted.
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https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-or-360-tse-config-mentioned.51200/
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Have you tried

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Avast-Uninstall-Utility.shtml

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/444233/avast-free-wont-uninstall/
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See here: http://www.avast.com/eng/press-release-windows-7-logo.htmlPartialPrague, Czech Republic, September 10, 2009 -- avast! antivirus software has earned the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo after successfully completing Microsoft Corp.s’ testing regime to prove it can be readily installed and run reliably on Windows 7. “It’s important that our users know avast! is fully compatible with Windows 7 from the very beginning,” said Ondrej Vlcek, Chief Technology Officer at ALWIL Software, makers of avast!. Microsoft’s “Compatible with Windows 7” logo can now be used with Avast! version 4.8 software. The logo will help Windows 7 users easily identify software and other products that have passed Microsoft tests for compatibility and reliability with Windows 7.

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Please reach Avast support or Avast Forum who can give you a better idea about the Avast Products.
 
You can use this link:
 
http://forum.avast.com/
 
Also you can submit a ticket for help in the Link
 
https://support.avast.com/

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Hi,
Do you have a problem with your PC? if GrimeFighter detected something it is not 100% sure that it is truly a grime.
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A:Is MSE as good as the free Avast or Avira?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tony22


Recent postings here from some users seem to indicate that the current version of MSE is quite good. I was thinking of using either Avast or Avira, but if MSE really is as good at detection and removal then I thought I'd give it a try first. Anyone try all three recently? The reports I've found online still seem to show MSE as not quite as good.

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A:Avast Free Antivirus download

Hi,
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A:Free Avast Download wants money...now what?

Download it from HERE
Go to the bottom section of the page

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Can you show me your settings:

Settings>General>Popups ?
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/did-avast-free-2015-remove-all-pop-ups.37015/
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My bad more info.

OST File - Know All About Exchange / Outlook OST Files





Quote:
What is OST file?

OST is the abbreviated form of Offline Storage Table files of MS Outlook. Offline folders allow the users to work offline i.e. in the absence of Exchange Server and then synchronize the changes later when they connect with the Exchange Server. The capability of working offline, that these OST files offer, is ideal for environments having limited or unreliable network connectivity. This feature of OST files allows a user to work in Server downtime situations too.

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See!

A:avast! Free AntiVirus parameters

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But i believe you can only run a scan from command line with the professional version.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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A:is there a rootkit on avast free edition

Features overviewAnti-spyware built-in Web ShieldAnti-rootkit built-in Automatic updatesStrong self-protection Virus ChestAntivirus kernel System integrationSimple User Interface Integrated Virus CleanerResident protection Support for 64-bit WindowsP2P and IM Shields InternationalizationNetwork Shield

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