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Avast Free with Online Armor or Upgrade Avast Internet Security?

Question: Avast Free with Online Armor or Upgrade Avast Internet Security?

avast free with online armor or upgrade avast? is it worth upgrading avast cos i dnt feel people should have to pay others jsut to protect there computer

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Preferred Solution: Avast Free with Online Armor or Upgrade Avast Internet Security?

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Answer: Avast Free with Online Armor or Upgrade Avast Internet Security?

i suggest 360TS+OutPost firewall.

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Confuse between Avast Free and Avast Internet Security .. In terms of memory usage. Which will use less CPU and RAM?
Can you help me?

Answer:Avast Free and Avast Internet Security ( in terms of memory usage )

I know that the free version is light weight but Internet Security may be higher considering that it uses a firewall and various other stuff. But to be honest I have no idea. I would recommend trying to trial version of Internet Security and see how it does and then try out the free version.

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I have a zip file of Online armor++  which i now wish to install on this computer to replace the 4.8 version of Avast. I have a concern that for one reason or another my installation of Onlinearmor might fail-(just being cautious). If i were to " stop on- access protection" for Avast then do my install of Onlinearmor would that be adequate to prevent a situation of having two virus scanners installed at the same time? Or should i just cross appendage extremeties and hope for success after totally uninstalling Avast? Of course if the Onlinearmor turned out to be successful i would uninstall Avast. truenorth

Answer:Uninstall Avast/Install Online Armor ++

yes, that's fine.As long as you don't have two antivirus softwares both actively protecting your computer, then it's fine.

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well my current firewall is online armor is it worth going with avast for there firewall to?

Answer:Avast 2015 Free vs Internet Security

First of all, Avast 2015 was just released and in my opinion too early to make judgements. Detection rates should be identical assuming both have NG installed and running. Internet Security will have more features.

You can see what's on offer by visiting their new and updated website,

Here's a screenshot comparison between Free (left) and Internet Security (right).

Avast Firewall does have some cool tricks with tracking where your Internet-facing application are connecting too - I forgot the name from 2014.

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Hello, which is better? Norton Internet Security 2011 or Avast! free 5.0? Which one will slow down my computer more, or has higher detection rates?

Answer:Norton Internet Security 2011 vs Avast! Free 5.0

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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Don't think this offer will be around for long so grab it while you can

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Hello, I have an Acer Aspire One netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium, and I need protection. It only has 1GB of RAM, so would I get Avast! free 5.1 or Comodo internet security 5.0? I was thinking of maybe MSE 2.0, but heard it is not RAM friendly.

Answer:Avast! Free 5.1 final vs Comodo Internet security 5.0

I wouldnt use Comodo AV since its hasnt been tested and it has an okay detection. The backbone of the whole suite of comodo is the D+ which is a HIPS.

Why not use Avast Free + Comodo FW w/ D+? You get a very good AV and an excellent firewall+hips program.

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Don't think this offer will be around for long so grab it while you can

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I haven't used avast for a while so I thought of downloading it and trying.

The other day I was looking to avast 6 features and I came across this feature called as "SafeZone". I clicked it and it switched me to an avast OS. They only include a browser, no my computer or documents. I thought it will be nice to test malware links in it.

Is avast SafeZone good or should I continue with my VMware Win-7 OS to test malwares. I felt no slow down while using SafeZone.


Answer:avast! Internet Security 6 - avast! SafeZone

SafeZone isn't meant for testing malware links, nor is it an OS.

The avast! SafeZone is special web browser in avast! Pro Antivirus 6.x and avast! Internet Security 6.x, which allows you to browse the web in a private, secure environment, invisible to the rest of your system.Click to expand...

Sources / Read More

Remember to buy Avast, if you want to continue using Avast! Pro, or Internet Security. Or check to see if there are any license giveaways.

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AIS has SecureDNS.

A user in Avast forum mentioned "It is programmed so that it is used, and not your isp or other dns services".

I think during install this should be mentioned that SecureDNS enabled will use Avast DNS instead of ISP DNS or system DNS.

SecureDNS enabled gives randomly "check if the site name entered is correct".

SecureDNS disabled gives no probs.

And this is confirmed. I am checking for past few days.

Anyone with the prob?
And does SecureDNS has malware/phishing protection?

Answer:Avast SecureDNS in avast Internet Security?

SecureDNS is design to provide protection against hijacking webpage which translates the web address to IP to determine if its in blacklist + in my view the malware/phishing protection may already incorporate in Web shield so there's no problem if both turn on.

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I'm a former Bitdefender Internet Security user. Looking to experiment with other products. I want to know what is the best choice for my Windows 10 lap. I don't want my machine to get slow but need enough protection. Also, need to mention that I plug my lap to my office network so need protection from others possibly infected machines in the network.

Answer:Avast Free + Windows 10 Firewall vs Bitdefender Internet Security

I believe it is not a correct comparison between free and paid products.
BIS is a great security suite, all in one, effective and very configurable but a bit heavy on the system.
Avast is one of the best free AV, and if it is configured in hardened mode (aggressive), it provides very solid protection.
The Windows firewall does its good job, even if it is not easily configurable, but you can use third-party applications like Windows Firewall Control or Glasswire, to better manage it.

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I want change my computer protection.

I want install Avast or Avira. But Avira doesn't have a firewall, so I want install avira + comodo firewall.

Which would be better for zero day malware protection and signatures: Avast Internet Security 2016 Or Avira+ Comodo firewall

Answer:Avast Internet Security 2016 VS Avira Free + Comodo Firewall

Avira + Comodo firewall is almost unbreakable. Best signatures and best proactive for zero day malwares.

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A friend gives me an Avast Premium license for 8 months. I am using a free combo with Comodo Firewall (Cruelsister settings) and Avast (Jack settings) and I have doubts about which option protects me better.

I dont know the quality of the Avast firewall, I also dont know the level of its sandbox and on the other hand, Comodo Firewall is not comfortable to maintain, since it blocks legitimate programs, browser extensions, and even Windows updates.

I know I can have Sandboxie installed on my computer to act on demand, but what I'm most interested in knowing is what configuration do you advise me regarding protection.

Thank you in advance

Answer:Avast Premier vs Comodo Firewall + Avast free

Avast is sux better totaly change it to other software... go use fully Comodo and instal free zemana and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for o/d scan. if you dont like comodo sandbox you can use free version of sandboxie at last.

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This looks like a great online scanner, and I am thinking it may 'see' some things that aren't seen by normal scans... As Kram7750 just said...which is best? They all have different and useful databases...

So, can I run this? Thanks for any replies!

Answer:Can I use F-Secure Online Scanner with Avast Free Running?

Yes that should ok as it is an online scanner sams as with ESET online scanner and others.

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The security addon shows multiple checkmarks next to a link, that has become a real nuisance. Is this expected?

Answer:Avast Online Security trouble

Yup, mine also showing this problem. I think there's something wrong with this version of the extension

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Hi everyone! As some of you know I am strictly against adblocking for person reasons. I also loving using Avast. Recently I had been looking at Avast Online Security's options and it has said "Detects and blocks unwanted advertising and prevents analytics sites from secretly tracking you". I am wondering if the extensions is actually blocking ads and if so how do I disable it. Maybe even removing the tracking feature as well.


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Chrome Web Store: Avast! Online Security

avast! Online Security and Web Reputation Plugin.

Protection from AVAST for your Google Chrome browser.

Main features:

Collects data on phishing sites and warns if you visit them
Lets you create your own trusted pages
Gives access to our website-reputation system, powered by a community of over 160M users
Shows a content rating system (e.g. gambling, pornography, violence, etc.)
Warns when visiting websites with a bad reputation
Indicates a site's rating next to its link in your search results
Enables you to rate any website, improving the system and helping other users
Extra function available just when avast! program installed:

SiteCorrect feature: Automatic redirection of mistyped URLs to the legitimate one (e.g. -->

Updated: October 14, 2013.

NEW in version 2014:

Interface is a lot simpler ? just a ?thumbs-up? or ?thumbs-down? to rate websites.
New Do Not Track feature to block those annoying advertising and analytics sites from following you everywhere you go online.
Switches automatically to SafeZone when visiting sensitive financial sites (requires avast! Pro Antivirus or higher installed)
Updated: December 16, 2013.

SafePrice Receive - SafePrice shopping recommendations on relevant sites
Updated: July 22, 2014

SafePrice removed from avast! Online Security to comply with Google's advice for a single purpose policy.

SafeP... Read more

Answer:avast! Online Security (Browser Extension)

RE: Avast Online Security (Browser Plugin)

Nice find. I don't need to use it, but it's great that Avast are offering this. Good on them.

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Hello Friends, I have avast! Free Antivirus installed on my laptop. There is a message which keeps popping up reading "Complete your install by adding the avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome. INSTALL NOW". I really dont know what action to take. The reason why I'm on avast! Free is that I have no money to spend on anti-virus protection. If I install the plugin as per the pop-up will I later be required to pay for subscription? Please help me to decide what to do. Thanks.

Answer:Adding the avast! online security plugin

No you will not, all the plugin does is tell you if you are visiting a dodgy site. You will still get nagged to upgrade to the paid version of Avast whether you get the plugin or not.

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Chrome Web Store: Avast! Online Security

avast! Online Security and Web Reputation Plugin.

Protection from AVAST for your Google Chrome browser.

Main features:

Collects data on phishing sites and warns if you visit them
Lets you create your own trusted pages
Gives access to our website-reputation system, powered by a community of over 160M users
Shows a content rating system (e.g. gambling, pornography, violence, etc.)
Warns when visiting websites with a bad reputation
Indicates a site's rating next to its link in your search results
Enables you to rate any website, improving the system and helping other users
Extra function available just when avast! program installed:

SiteCorrect feature: Automatic redirection of mistyped URLs to the legitimate one (e.g. -->

Updated: October 14, 2013.

NEW in version 2014:

Interface is a lot simpler ? just a ?thumbs-up? or ?thumbs-down? to rate websites.
New Do Not Track feature to block those annoying advertising and analytics sites from following you everywhere you go online.
Switches automatically to SafeZone when visiting sensitive financial sites (requires avast! Pro Antivirus or higher installed)
Updated: December 16, 2013.

SafePrice Receive - SafePrice shopping recommendations on relevant sites
Updated: July 22, 2014

SafePrice removed from avast! Online Security to comply with Google's advice for a single purpose policy.

Sa... Read more

Answer:avast! Online Security for Google Chrome

RE: Avast Online Security (Browser Plugin)

Nice find. I don't need to use it, but it's great that Avast are offering this. Good on them.

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Hello everyone!
I decided to give Emsisoft a try.

I am just a bit confused.
Should I go for the internet security or should I go for the antimalware + online armor?

I would like to have a good hips, that I can compare to comodo.

Answer:Emsisoft internet security or Anti-Malware + Online Armor

Emsisoft internet Security have no hips module, its not needed because the topnotch bb. When u want hips u can use antimalware with online armor. But online armor have not the same firewall as intenet security. it becomes outdated.

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I had previously installed NORTON SECURITY and accidentally uninstalled it. It would not open after re-installation. Now AVG free and AVAST free will not open from download. Win 7pro

Answer:AVG free AVAST free NORTON SECURITY will not open

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.

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I am having a problem in my sister's laptop. She does have antivirus installed (AVG Internet Security). However, its license expired, so I downgraded it to free version. After, downgrading it, I installed Avast! as it's antivirus and decided to uninstall AVG. Then, a few minutes ago after rebooting the laptop, a window opened saying that Trojan is infecting my computer, I heal it.. Then, another pops out. Heal and heal and heal..

After doing it, I rebooted the laptop thinking that it will refresh the system. Unfortunately, after rebooting, I cannot connect to Internet now. :cry :cry :cry Help me please? I already performed the Malware removing however, it did not help the laptop. I attached the files you asked me.. Please, help please? Thank you!

Answer:Avast error code 10050/No internet connection/Cannot start web shield in Avast

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please attach the below log from Malwarebytes as requested:

"C:\Users\MSI\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\"
Oct 23 2012 11802 "mbam-log-2012-10-23 (21-32-26).txt"

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista or Win 7, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL =
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I tried all these extensions, they are very fast and I like their graphics. What's your opnion on these extensions?

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should i believe my friend, is he right?
one of my friends told me that m s e is better because avast free attracts viruses and spyware unless you get the paid version. he also said he had lots of trojans that m s e detected but avast didnt, he said he removed avast free and got m s e and it detected them but avast free could not.

Answer:Is Microsoft Security Essentials better than Avast free?

Hi, terenkleon.
Personally, I like MSE for a free solution and, according to the latest "Removal Tests" by AV Comparatives, Avast was at the bottom of the list for removal of malware.
Tes Results: AV-Comparatives - Removal-Tests (PDF).

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Download ​

Answer:avast! Free Mobile Security 2.0.4808

What's in this version:
? Simplified installation wizard
? Uninstall protection and File Shield turned off by default
? PIN protection is now optional
? Added Belarusian localization

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I use windows 10 paid for with purchased PC.
I installed avast free, w10 said it had closed all w10 security & I should de-install Avast s/ware, I did this using Avast uninstall s/ware downloaded from the i/net.
After this I lost all my w10 features including i/net connection.
Now I'm unable to do anything with w10 also cant re-install without an i/net connection.
I've tried everything possible in W10 trouble shooting etc, modem shows as OK/drivers OK, nothing functions except programs/pictures/docs etc.

What do you suggest, if anything, I have a backup but does not function without i/net connection?
I've 2 other PC's, 1 W10 other W7 both paid for, both function with i/net etc?

Thanks for any info in advance

Answer:avast free, w10 said it had closed all w10 security & I should uninsta

Can you open Settings, is so type Recovery in find a setting box for options.

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AVAST Mobile Security: Avast ? Mobile antivirus & security for 2015

AVAST for Android: Avast for Android | Free Protection And Performance Apps

Download: Mobile Security & Antivirus - Android Apps on Google Play

"Avast Mobile Security for Android scans and secures against infected files, unwanted privacy phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans. This newest version contains features previously reserved for subscribers but is now completely FREE!"

Mobile Security for Android

Antivirus Engine: Virus and malware scanner automatically scans for infected apps, Trojans and new apps for safety upon first use. Includes Web & file scanning for complete mobile protection, and also protects against avg spyware and viruses.
App Permissions: Provides insights about installed apps and helps you understand your apps? access rights, ad network integrations, and permissions.
Call Blocker: Allows you to retain your privacy. Block numbers from those you don?t want to be able to contact you.
Web Shield: Scans and blocks malware-infected links, as well as trojans, adware, and spyware (for privacy and safe Web browsing) and even USSD numbers (which have the ability to wipe your device's memory). Also fixes mistyped URLs.
App Locking: Retain security and privacy of sensitive content by locking any app with a PIN.

Advertising Advisory: You may see in-app Ad/Sponsored apps for AMS on Mobile (Android), although I have not seen any on AMS ... Read more

Answer:AVAST Mobile Security 5 - Premium Features now FREE

I voted "Other"
I want to try it but in beta it was using some major resources on my LG smart phone.
Now that it's out of beta I may give it a peek again, It is out of beta now isn't it Huracan ?
Nevermind I see now it says "Stable" lol

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I think about these two antivirus, help me decide which one to choose. And I have a question whether in Qihoo 360 Total Security, I can choose whether you want to install modules such as Cleaner? I do not need this, and the Essential version is no longer being developed

Answer:Avast Free Antivirus vs Qihoo 360 Total Security

Jogos said:

I think about these two antivirus, help me decide which one to choose. And I have a question whether in Qihoo 360 Total Security, I can choose whether you want to install modules such as Cleaner? I do not need this, and the Essential version is no longer being developedClick to expand...

Qihoo with Avira engine+bd on!

Avast too heavy and doenst score verry well.

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AV repository:
* Wrong license processing reaction,
* Optimizations of 'AvastBusiness' status,
* Send optimized 'AvastBusiness' status frame from client,
* Add limitation for number of items in 'Virus chest' that are transferred to server,
* Remove support of policy for Software Updater,
* Remove support of underlying screensaver,
* Remove support of advanced settings of SafeZone,
* Add support of HIPS,
* Move configuration files,
* Ensure upgrade of configuration files,
* Update of location for tech. support package,
* weird folders created when installing Avast to custom folder
* Trial licence not propagated to device Win2008,
* Add detection of upgrade to the new major version of AV,
* SecureLine is "Loading" for ever,
* device in danger temporarily due shields off after changing licence type,
* "[error] [bcsvc_pol] Oid" errors in bccavsvc.log,
* Business: Avast UI crash after installation.

Bcc repository:
* Improve processing of policy
* bcc errors in event log
* Win10 shown as Win8 in device description
* Optimizations of 'AvastBusiness' status*- Send optimized 'AvastBusiness' status frame from client
* Add support for 'Virus chest' limitation to server
* Remove support of underlying screensaver* - Remove support of advanced settings of SafeZone
* Update default scan tasks templates
* Add detection of upgrade to the new major version of AV
Client Program Update: Release Version 10.3.2507

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Recently after I downloaded a OneClickFirewall, and it became my FIRST virus alert on this PC.

Since then I started receiving these notifications, but as I understand these cannot be disabled (turned off) for Avast Free Antivirus - only paid. Yes, they can be closed.

Now my question is, Do these Notifications only appear if Avast has detected a prior threat in real-time?

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Anyone else using Avast Free experience problems after today's upgrade? My computer running slow after the install.

Answer:Avast Free Upgrade Caused Problems

Just had notification of update, and so far no noticeable effects.
Perhaps worth having a clean-up, and see whether that improves the situation!.

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So, I won a key for Bitdefender IS 2013 and I was wondering if I should switch from Avast! Free version. I never get viruses (not that I am aware of any, anyway) so would this be a good move or would it be pointless?

Answer:Upgrade from Avast Free to Bitdefender IS 2013?

RE: pgrade from Avast Free to Bitdefender IS 2013?

BSOD said:

So, I won a key for Bitdefender IS 2013 and I was wondering if I should switch from Avast! Free version. I never get viruses (not that I am aware of any, anyway) so would this be a good move or would it be pointless?Click to expand...

You can always go back to Avast free if you don't like Bitdefender IS.You know what works best for you."If it aint broke dont fix it" It is a Security Suite.Or you could give it to someone who really wants it or trade for something else.

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Hello, I'm new here. I just clean installed Windows 10 and am wondering what AV to use. I've used avast! free for the last 3 years (windows 7 and 8), but now that I'm on a new sparkly clean OS, I've decided to reevaluate and survey the field for cheap or preferably free options. Panda , Avast, Avira, BitDefender, etc.

It seems to me, from what I've read, the most balanced in terms of zero day and general protection (online or off) is Avast (talking about across the board protection, heuristics/behavior/signtatures/yada yada, avast just got HIPS too). Comcast offers Norton for free though, a full security suite. Norton is never mentioned as a top contender nowadays. However, how does it compare to avast free? Thanks folks!

Answer: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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Wasn't there an option to remove the upgrade button in avast antivirus 2015 free?

I can swear when I installed it on a friends system a few days ago that option was hidden somewhere.

im referring to the green upgrade button at top of GUI.


Answer:Upgrade button in Avast Antivirus 2015 Free

I dont think there was ever an option to remove top upgrade button in free version.

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I did an EICAR test called "drive-by download" on this webpage AMTSO (the second one); Avast Free, AVG Free and Avira Free didn't pass it on my virtual machine. The only antivirus that passed it was Kaspersky Free. Is it normal? Is it a security bug?​

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Pls Help Me to decided which one should i go with? My eset smart security licence end in 15 days.Pls give your reason.

Answer:Avast! Free Antivirus 2015/2016 beta3 vs Eset Smart Security 9

I haven't tried Avast 2015/16 Beta but all the previous versions have been too much loaded ones, hate avast because of this.
Using ESET Smart Security 9, fees lighter than even ESET Smar Security 8, loving it.

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First, thank you for your reading.
I want to ask you about the better setting for building secure PC on Windows 10 as a consumer.

I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as the main anti-malware software and firewall software on my PC. It looks good.

But at sometimes, Bitdefender is heavy a little, especially when updating signatures.
And booting time of my PC is long. Updating time at start up Windows is also long. I think it.

So I seaching another security softwares for my PC, and I find some softwares which I guess that it is good for using PC. The soft is Avast Free 2016, and Microsoft EMET or Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free Edition.

Which is better, Avast Free 2016 or Bitdefender Security 2017. I will use EMET or MBAE for covering protection of vulnerability when I use Avast Free.

What is Bitdefender and Avast Free regarded as security software for Windows 10 Consumers?
Which software do many people regard as a good solution?
I heard that Bitdefender is getting very high level score in many tests, but it is heavy for many PC.
And I aloso heard that Latest Avast Free gives security enough for many consumers, but sometimes do false detection, and it may be serious for OS at sometimes.
Please teach me about above things. I guess my English is not well, but I will read all replies from everyone. If I will be late replyng you. excuse me.

Thank you!

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I know alot of people here like AVAST Anti-virus free edition. What about the paid version "internet security"?

I would assume that it is an entire security suite complete with email and spam protection, firewall etc..

My question is would this be a good suite to get or would buying separate protection elements e.g (anti-virus, firewall, spam and email) from separate manufacturers be better. I hear so much about the Avast anti-virus, but not much on their firewall?? I guess I'm just trying to find something to replace McAfee total protection when my subscription runs out and kind of like the idea of a total suite.

Answer:AVAST Internet security

Am not familiar with the paid edition myself but I have used the free edition for a long time and am extremely happy with it, as are many, many other users, so if that's anything to go by, then it certainly wouldn't hurt to give it a go!

Avast Internet Security

Silent Firewall

The firewall enables you to control incoming and outgoing traffic from your computer. Protection is based on heuristic and behavioral analysis, and a white list of known safe applications. There are three network settings which can be changed depending on the type of connection.Click to expand...


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just wanna ask if Avast Internet Security + MS Firewall will give me good security? need your opinions thanks.....

Answer:Avast Internet Security 5

If you install Avast Internet Security, it will disable windows firewall as Avast internet security has its own firewall. Avast is very light weight on resources and very heavy on viruses. Go for it.

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Anyone use Avast! Internet Security 7? I just started using it today, and would like to know the cons and pros.

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Evening all,

As the title says, I have just installed Avast Internet Security, and now I cannot access the internet without disabling the Web Shield.

I've looked at their knowledge base which, for a computer numpty like me, is not very helpful...

It says...

Check your firewall configuration. For the correct operation the Web Shield process (ashWebSv.exe or aswWebSv.exe) needs a permission to access the Internet on TCP port 80 and a permission to act as a server and accept incoming connections from localhost (the local machine) on TCP port 12080.
Err... What? How do I go about this?

For your information, I have uninstalled Norton 360, and am running Windows 7 Home Premium.



Answer:Avast Internet Security

How do I go about this?avast! 5.x: Configuring the firewall application rules in avast! Internet Security

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Does anyone run this Avast Internet Security 5.0? I have the 15 day trial right now and was thinking about purchasing it for 3 PC's the the $60. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Avast Internet Security 5.0??

I run the Anti-Virus, not the full Internet Security suite, but judging by the AV, the suite will probably be quite amazing, I, however, refuse to pay for security software as some of the best programs are free. I use avast! AV, Comodo Firewall, and Malwarebytes and SUPERantispyware for on-demand scanners.

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I am using avast Free/Pro/Suite right now, what do people think of the "Internet Security" for 29.99? [/size]

Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

Answer:Avast "Internet Security"

"Internet Security" for 29.99?

Be carefull when dealing with Digital River

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I am trying to follow the read and run section for my Mother's laptop.

She runs Avast Internet Security, the full version, and so I think she doe snot need the windows firewall on. What I'm unsure about is whether I need to turn off windows Defender and PC Pitstop Supershield.

I'm not sure how great Avast is at avoiding adware.

Any advice would be great!

Answer:Avast Internet Security

DomBray78 said:

What I'm unsure about is whether I need to turn off windows Defender and PC Pitstop Supershield.Click to expand...

When running the scans of in the READ & RUN ME FIRST, turn off anything you can turn off. If it does not let you turn it off then you will have to continue without disabling.

DomBray78 said:

I'm not sure how great Avast is at avoiding adware.Click to expand...

adware is the 2nd least of your worries and most adware is easily uninstalled. Cookies are the 1st least of your worries.

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I installed Avast Internet Security 5 on my Windows Vista 32 bit laptop and the tried to access the internet, but wouldn't connect. I disabled Windows Firewall and Defender but still no luck.

Answer:Avast internet security

I have already responded in your other thread here. Please do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Further, it necessitates staff spending time with housecleaning to remove those duplicate postings...time which could have been provided to others needing assistance.Thanks for your cooperation.This thread is closed. If you have any questions. Please PM me or another Moderator.

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Purchased latest version of avast (November 2011). It's suddenly stopped working. Advising me to restart but when I try to do so I'm being advised that the file system shield isn't running and cannot be restarted as it is unreachable? Help!

Answer:avast internet security

Have you tried reloading the program?.

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I have recently bought a new laptop and I installed norton security standard version no backup
And yesterday I got a new license from the avast giveaway that was posted here on MT
I like how little impact has norton on my system but I don't know if it is good enough for detecting PUP and PUA, and this system might not be always connected to the internet (around 80% of the time),
so do you guys think that avast is a better solution or should I keep norton

Answer:Avast internet security 2016 vs Norton security standard

I vote for Norton.
If you change SONAR to agressive you will have better protection against zero-day threats even offline.( despite Sonar requires on-line connection for better heuristic real-time protection. )
Norton is lighter, Its improved performace and, I think if you are 80%of the time not connectec to internet, norton gives you a very good layer of protection

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I'm helping my friend's mother setup her new laptop. Bran new windows 8(wow is that different) from Best Buy. Being from best buy and all, it of course has all sorts of software that it doesn't need. She put on Avast as that's what my friend told her to do, as that's what I usually put on for people since it's FREE and a decent program. The question/problem:It came with Kaspersky Internet Security (NOT installed). My first thought was that, it doesn't need it. But, I started to consider installing it for one reason. My friend's brother is living at his mom's house again and he uses the laptop as well. Now a couple years back when my friend was still living there himself, his brother used his computer a lot. (my friend is blind). While cleaning up my friend's computer I often found traces of, well... visits to sites that my friend didn't appreciate his brother visiting. I don't think I need to explain that further. Now, this is something that the mother is completely unaware of, at least as far as I know... they're all grown adults and all. Not my place to bring it up. I don't know if he plans on using her laptop for such things.... SO... looking at the back of the kaspersky internet program it mentions parental controls. I was thinking, maybe I could set some things up so it's more difficult for him to visit such sites... something that none of them even need to know I did. I decided that since th... Read more

Answer:avast and kaspersky internet security

So what you are asking is:

Is Kaspersky Internet Security compatible with Avast anti-virus.

Is this the question?

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So, I need to protect my computer, had no luck with ESET not working and Panda causing BSOD's, so I'm now evaluating other options for a comprehensive protection (antivirus, antimalware, would be nice to protect banking, web browser and have a firewall) that I have offers to get quite cheap from my local vendors. Since there's no general topic, I'll ask on the subforums of the possible options. So, how good is Avast IS? How good are their labs and engineers? Are the lab tests really that good?

Any advice would be nice... Thank you.

Answer:How Good is Avast Internet Security?

It is a good Security Suite!
You should take it for a trial run and see how it does on your machine as that is the only way to tell.

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Hi downloaded Avast Internet Security trial version twice tonight and both times I had to remove it because it stopped my Internet Connection.
It downloaded Ok but Firewall and one of the scanners would not work probably because of the no connection.
Tried everything I could think of and looked at The Network Adapter in device manager and found about 4 or 5 bits and pieces of Avast on there.
That cannot be normal can it.
I think the main cause could be that the Security Center is not running.
Went into services and set it from Manual to Automatic but it still does not run.I pressed run now and it closed with error 5.
I removed MSE to install Avast so don't know if the problem is anything to do with that.
I did a system restore twice to remove Avast maybe I should have used Revo Uninstaller.

Answer:Cant get Avast internet security to work

It's best to use the antivirus removal tool to uninstall such programs Avast uninstall utility.
How did you remove MSE? MSE removal

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Hi,My daughter and I both had the free version of avast! Antivirus on our computers. Before she installed it on hers, however, she had AVG. She got a virus when prompted to install update for Adobe Flash Player. She couldn't get rid of it. It got past her firewall and into her security center. She had to do a system restore. Twice.So she uninstalled AVG and installed avast! and registered it with her name and info. Then I decided to go ahead and upgrade to avast! Internet security and purchased it for 3 computers. But I don't know how to get it to include her computer. I didn't see anything answering that question on the avast! FAQ. Will she need to uninstall it and reinstall it?Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Installing avast! Internet Security

What is the exact product name of her Avast product? If it isn't exactly the same as what you have. She will need to uninstall hers and install the one you have available for her.

List of Avast products:

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My normal Avast registration was expiring in 30 days so I renewed it and Avast offered me the choice to try out the Avast Internet Security trial for 20 days or something. I said cool, fine, I would try it out.

I don't like it, I'd like to get rid of it but I don't know how. I just want my normal free Avast registration back.
It had stated that I could "go back to the free Avast with just a click!" but I have no idea how.

Any help would be extremely appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:How to uninstall Avast Internet Security

EDIT: I feel like a complete moron. Avast seems to have hidden where you click to get back to the free version. Sneaky sneaky..
Anyways, I went to Maintenance > "SUBSCRIPTION" [normally it would say REGISTRATION] and clicked the bottom arrow.. then "get back to Avast Free"

I apologize for creating this thread. It's no longer needed.. but I hope it helps out someone else wanting to get back to the free trial.

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Can anybody post an image of Avast Internet Security 5 running under Win 7? Can you also post the image of its Taskbar and System Tray icon under Win 7?

Answer:Avast Internet Security 5 Screenshot

the tray icon is the first one its not internet security btw

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Released: Avast Internet Security 11.2.2262

- fixed crashing installations
- fixed critical crashes on some AMD processors
- fixed problem with huge antispam log file
- fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after avast update

Download: Internet Security | Home Network Protection | Avast

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hi guys how are you?

A friend of mine recommended the forum, so i could ask here the best settings for my Avast Internet Security.

I have the last version (170825-0, from august 25), and i would like to know which settings should i apply to stay secure.

Also my friend suggested that i used another sotwares, such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free (2.x, because he said 3.x is buggy) and Zemana Anti Malware Free. I dont know those sotfwares, so i would like to know from you guys if those are good too .


Answer:Best configs for Avast Internet Security?

Here are instructions on how to setup Avast. Its for 2016 but its still relevant today.

How to setup Avast Internet Security for Maximum Protection (2016 Guide)

As for malwarebytes and zemana, since their both free options you can have both stored on your pc and run weekly or monthly scans with them.

I would also recommend malwarebytes 3 over 2. It has come a long way and is not nearly as buggy as it was when it was first released. I would not suggest running outdated software. Malwarebytes 3 is their baby now. Not 2.

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My Avast Internet Security has stopped working completely, its saying that the avast service has stopped, I had a look in services and it's enabled, I have also tried reinstalling it can anyone help me out?

Answer:My Avast Internet Security is not working

RE: My Avast Internet Security has stopped working

What exactly has happened? Any error messages are shown?
Try the following, right click on avast icon and select exit and then try to again open avast from the desktop.
Check if you have valid license key or has the trial has expired.
Go to add or remove programs and then click on avast and repair it.
Actually you have posted this query in the wrong thread. Your query will mostly be moved by a mod to the proper place so dont be surprised if you dont find it.
Just search for it using the search function.

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As a one time lover of Avast, it disappointed me when this once excellent software began to slide in detection and have problems. (Blue screens, incomplete uninstalls, bloat, and the list goes on) The latest version looks promising. Just wondered what others thought about the new version. I'm not putting Avast down in any way. But reading posts here and in the Avast forum over the past year or so, indicates what I've said is true. Thanks.

Answer:Internet Security it OK to finally use Avast again?

Tried it last week on my gf's pc.Still buggy as hell.You should visit theyr forums and see what I'm talking about.Feels like the team behind avast has no idea what they are doing lately.

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Hello, Recently i decided to install Avast Internet Security (the latest one) and i am having a problem with it. On windows 7 pro x86

My problem is that it will not allow me to connect to the internet, i tried uninstalling it and i was able to connect to the internet fine then reinstalling it ,Guess..? The internet cuts off , so i know this problem is due to the program.

PS- I have tried troubleshooting the connection to no avail so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you guys!

Answer:Avast Internet Security Problem

Are you absolutely certain that this is the case; certainly no problem here and I haven't - myself - read of other folk here having this problem with Avast. Could this possibly be a firewall issue? Do you use a firewall other than that of Windows?

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[Google Play Store] Details: Mobile Security & Antivirus - Android Apps on Google Play

Recap: AVAST Mobile Security 5 - Premium Features now FREE (April 2016)

Avast Mobile Security Premium was made Free
Avast Mobile Security now includes promoting other Avast Apps and In-App Advertisement
Avast Mobile Security Pro now offers Removal of Ads, App Lock and Customer Support, for a Monthly or Yearly fee

Is Avast Mobile Security Pro worth the cost of an upgrade?

Answer:Avast Mobile Security Pro - Internet Security it worth it?

I've used many mobile antiviruses (or antivirus-like) apps, and the best I've come across is Zemana's "Pandora Mobile Antivirus"; it's fast, efficient and extremely light on my phone's battery.

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I've just installed Avast! free antivirus on my Windows 7 PC. The installation installed something called the Mail Shield. Is there any point in having this turned on if I only access my emails using Yahoo's webmail service? Does it only scan mail if I use a client such as Windows Live Mail 2011?

Thanks in Advance!

Answer:Do I need the Avast Free Mail Shield if I use Yahoo Mail online

You don't need it if you are using a web based mail like yahoo. You can do a custom install of avast and untick the mail shield.

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Yesterday I did a System restore on my pc(restored it to factory specifications) because my Windows XP file was corrupt. apart from the my McAfee does not run virus scan. so I removed McAfee and i would like to download AVAST but my pc is not letting me. How do I fix my Internet Explorer 7 and download AVAST?

Answer:Internet Explorer 7 Corrupt and I cant download AVAST free edition

Hey....I managed to Download the AVAST Internet security Freeware. Don't know if IE6 is fixed. I reinstalled my Windows XP CD software and now I as I just said I'm downloading AVAST. If IE6 works, I'll let you guys know. If not Hopefully you guys can help me fix the problem.

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Is this deal worth it to anyone 3.Days Left
The golden standard in PC security, keeping you safe online and offline.
Enjoy safe payments and banking, our unique home network protection, a two-way firewall against hackers, anti-spam, and more.

Answer:Avast Internet Security 2015 (100% Discount)

Avast Internet Security 2015 is already outdated and has been replaced by Avast Internet Security 2016.
You would probably be nagged out of your mind with repeated prompts to upgrade.

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Less than a year ago I purchased a license for Avast Internet Security, mostly I bought it for the firewall so that I could actually have private browsing because I have no choice but to use a public wifi and the wifi I believe has a parental advisory or some kind of setting like that on it. When I first started using the avast once it was activated I had no problems with accessing the sites that I wanted to with no problems but for the past three months or so I have had issues like when I try to go to one of the sites I get blocked by the advisory on the wifi. At that point I went into the program and I selected the option on the firewall to turn off until restart of computer so at that point I restarted the computer and once it came back to the desktop and I opened up my browser and attempted to access the site I was trying to get to it worked, so every time that my firewall seemingly stopped working I went through the same process each time and it worked every time until this most recent time. A little over an hour ago I tried to access one of the sites and I got stopped so I closed my browser and opened Avast I then set the firewall to turn off until computer start then once I closed avast and made sure everything else was closed then restarted the computer, pretty normal for every time this happens, once the computer came back up I opened my browser and attempted to go to the same site and was once again blocked. So I do not know what is going on with the Avast program... Read more

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I have a friend asking me to help make her laptop secure.. I'm not a computer genius I just know a tiny bit but somehow I'm a computer guy now.  It runs Windows Vista and currently has Trendo Micro Internet Security Pro running on it and although it says it provides some type of anti-virus the computer gives a alert that says it isn't protected in the notification tray. When I click it and the Windows Security Center comes up, it says under Malware protection that no program is found for Virus protection. 
My question is Avast, without paying for anything, better protection than Trend Micro Internet Security Pro?
If I had to install Avast with Trend Micro still on the computer would it cause a interference and freeze it up?

Answer:Trend Micro Internet Security Pro or Avast

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.IMO avast Internet Security is just as good as Trend Micro Internet Security Pro.See the IMPORTANT NOTE about not using more than one anti-virus program in this topic: Choosing an Anti-Virus Program

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I finally figured out that Avast Internet Security is the culprit that is blocking my FTP transfers in Cute FTP and any other FTP program ( i.e. FileZilla ).  What do I do to fix it??
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 
Avast Internet Security v2014.3.0.2011
CuteFTP v9.0.5.0007
FileZilla v3.7.3
What do I do to fix this?  It works fine if I disable Avast.. they changed the interface and I'm a bit lost.  The network application rule has been set to allow all connections for both programs and the windows filewall has passed both of them.
Thank you for your time and effort on my behalf..

Answer:CuteFTP blocked by Avast Internet Security 9x

Worth a look, IMO: .

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Does anyone know where I can get a coupon code to get a discount on the new Avast Internet Security? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Avast Internet Security 5.0 Coupon Code??

I don't believe avast! uses coupon codes?

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Released: Avast Internet Security 12.1.2272


Lower system impact - faster boot time, less space taken on disk
CyberCapture - better detection of unknown and unique files via our cloud technology
Regular monthly program updates - automatic and silent, configurable via Settings
Improved detection of router vulnerabilities
New Bank mode in SafeZone browser
Faster SecureLine connection
Antispam is now as opt-in component
Removed hardware virtualization (NG) - replaced with CyberCapture,that has much lower impact on system resources
Removed Remote assistance - not used enough and not a core functionality

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its taking like 15 seconds to boot up
but before it it were taking just 3-5 seconds..
should i need to uninstall it?
no registry problem's or hard drive


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I recently Installed Avast Internet Security 2016. When I checked my windows firewall, it was enabled. Is Avast supposed to leave it enabled by default, or disable it?


Answer:Avast Internet Security and windows firewall

@cc2150dx You must disable Windows Firewall, like having two anti-viruses, two firewalls is not a good idea

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Released: Avast Internet Security 12.2.2276

# New :

Regular monthly program updates - automatic and silent, configurable via Settings.
Fully compatible with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
The new Components menu in program Settings - an easier way to control which components are installed and running.

Source: BRAND NEW VERSION: 12.2.2276

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I am running Windows 7 - 64 bit on my laptop. I currently have Avast Internet Security installed and I have tried to uninstall the Avast software as I wish to change my antivirus software. I have tried uninstalling in safe mode using the Avast Clear utility. Unfortunately after using this utility the Avast program still remains on my hard drive in Program Files which I then have to delete manually. After doing so and restarting my computer I have no internet connection and the only way I can restore my internet connection is by copying the Avast program back into my Program Files. This is very frustrating and annoying and I would really appreciate it if someone could help me to resolve this problem so that I can remove Avast without losing my internet connection.

Answer:Solved: Internet connection lost when avast internet security uninstalled

moved to networking forum

This is the program you are using

How to uninstall avast and also use the removal utility here

Have you also tried removing the program via control panel ?

and the only way I can restore my internet connection is by copying the Avast program back into my Program Files.Click to expand...

do you mean to just COPY or re-install ?

would you check the device manager and also provide an ipconfig /all when you have the problem
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and pa... Read more

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Question: Online Armor Free

Hey guys,
I was wondering what the ram/cpu usage is with the free version and has anyone had any issues with it like BSOD's?
I am thinking of trying OA free + EAM

Answer:Online Armor Free

I am using OA premium so maybe OA free will use less resources since it has less features.

You will have BSODs if you have Virtual Box installed

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I had Internet access this morning on my desktop computer prior to upgrading my free avast software to the trial version.
After I upgraded it, I no longer can access the Internet. I'm not sure how or why that happened but I was wondering if you could help me to restore my connection please.
I rang my service provider and they were unable to help.
I'm running Windows XP.
My modem is showing as connected and my computer is picking up the signal from the Ethernet cable also. When I hover the mouse over the local area connection icon it shows that the Internet is connected but the browsers all say Server Not Found.
Please help. Thanks
Phone: 00353862637387.
( PS. This message is from my iPhone)

Answer:no internet connection Since i upgraded my free avast to the full trial version

I found this answer online in an internet forum similar to this one:  See Below:
*** The 2nd Method worked like a charm for me. 
Method 1 is not suitable for Windows XP. ***
Posted by: allen007 Sep 10, 2012 11:53AM
Follow these steps incase your Internet connection is connected but you cant browse using any of the browsers.
You might be able to play games online like CS 1.6,DOTA or HORN but JUST cant access any website.
>> Resolve your DNS settings to that of Google's
1. Go to LAN settings
Control panel > Network and Inernet > Change adapter settings > Right click on local area connections > Properties > Click on IPv4 > Properties >
Use following DNS server address > Preferred DNS : Alternate DNS:
Check validate settings upon exit.
If it still doesnt work then repeat the above steps but uncheck validate settings.
>> WINSOCK reset
1.Go to run and type 'cmd' (Run as administrator)
Type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" and press enter
Type "netsh winsock reset" and press enter
>>DNS Flush
1.Go to run and type 'cmd' (Run as administrator)
Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press enter
If none of the above methods work then do a boot time scan using your antivirus cos it might be a virus attack thats causing the problem.

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Hi everybody does I use avast premium or kaspersky internet security ,what is the most secure

Answer:Avast Internet Security or Kaspersky Internet Security 2017. Which is better?

Kaspersky is the industry leader, you can't go wrong with it. Can't say anything about Avast, never used it.

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So i ran across a website in hunt for a new wallpaper in google images. The site (*** was instantly blocked by Avast as infectious.
As far as i can tell Avast blocks 15 items on the site and refuse to open it. Seen in retroperspective i should have noticed that the url was, lets say, a bit odd but i didnt check at the time since i was clicking on an image.
You can see what image i was clicking on in the upladed image.

Anyway, i went to VT and scanned the url and the scan says 0/68. So now im a bit lost to what Avast is protecting me from?
Is it a real threat or a FP???

Not sure if this is the correct forum but i had a hard time finding a place for this question.


Answer:Avast blocks site but VT Internet Security all green.

Are you sure than you are not infected?

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Purchased avast internet security in November 2011. It's suddenly stopped working. "Fix Now" button not responding and unable to restart program as I'm being advised that the file system shield is unreachable! Any idea what's happened? Please help.

Answer:avast internet security: file system shield

You have posted this twice - to avoid confusion:-
Please tick this thread as resolved (click the rigt hand column) and do as suggested in the other thread and reinstall avast.

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How to open port 8080 at avast internet security?
I opened 8080 at windows firewall, but I couldnot open web page at "http://loacalhost:8080/indexphp".

Also at avast internet security, I tried this packet rule, but no luck.

Please let me know how to open port 8080 at avast internet security.

Thanks in advance.

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Self-explanatory title; Why was Passive Mode added to Avast? Was it highly requested or internally implement to improve compatibility with Windows Defender on Windows 10?

What are your thoughts and opinions on Passive Mode for Avast?


Answer:Why did Avast add Passive Mode? And Internet Security it needed?

I believe Passive Mode is simply a bypass for the whole "Uninstall other AV products" page that you get when you try to install a new protection suite over an existing one. For example, if you have EIS installed, and you try to install Avast, it used to inform you that EIS must be removed first. Passive Mode will bypass that and install Avast anyway with Passive Mode auto-enabled.

Not a whole lot of user posts about Passive Mode so far, but this seems to be the gist of it.

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Anybody know which one is overall better, Mcafee Total Protection 2010 or Avast Internet Security pro?My Mcafee subscription ends soon so i am looking for any good deals i can find on anti-virus software. I noticed that Mcafee brought their price down on their Total Protection 2010 to $39.99 (3 user license, 1 year), which is cheap! Although, i found a better deal on Avast Internet Security pro, which was $99.95 (3 user license, 3 years). So this comes down to the main question, Which one should i buy?? Thank you in advance!

Answer:Mcafee Total Protection vs. Avast Internet Security

Personally I would go for one of the freeware options.

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Update 12.3.2279

- Win Vista, registration to Windows Security Centre

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

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Shared Antivirus
Avast's lab test scores range from best to worst. It received AAA-level certification fromDennis Technology Labs and rated Advanced+ in two tests by AV-Comparatives. However, "crazy many" false positives caused it to fail the file detection test from that same lab. Bitdefender and Kaspersky generally take top scores across the board.

In my own hands-on malware blocking test, Avast earned 9.0 of 10 possible point, better than most products tested using this same malware collection. Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2015)earned a perfect 10 in this test.

My malicious URL blocking test uses newly-discovered malware-hosting URLs, typically no more than four hours old. When I challenged Avast with about 100 of these, it blocked all access to 29 percent at the URL level and eliminated another 43 percent during download, for a total block rate of 72 percent. That's quite good, though McAfee Internet Security 2015 managed to block 85 percent.

Good, Not Great
Avast Internet Security 2015 offers almost all of the expected suite components (parental control is the exception), but their effectiveness varies. I like the innovative home router scan; this is an area that most vendors overlook. And Avast offers plenty of other bonus features. The problem is, top suites just do a better job overall.

Parental Control: n/a

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Hi all,

new RC version is live: 12.3.2278. There are no new features, only bug fixes.

+ Incommpatability problems with PICO on Windows 10 RS1
+ FW incorrect displaying profile toaster
+ Avast is correctly recognized in WSC after upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update
Download links as usual or just update your current beta.

Previously introduced:
Passive mode:
- In this beta we would like to introduce new compatibility mode, which should solve compatibility issues, when Avast is being installed on a pc, where other AV is installed (and registred to WSC), Most of the shields are turned off, Avast should be updatable.
Avast team
Download: BETA testing - Overview & Download links

Answer:Avast! New RC version Internet Security live - 12.3.2278

Nice share Capt.
Lots of Avast users will be very happy.

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From the firewall to the spam filter, the sandbox to the new network scanner, there's a lot to like about Avast Internet Security 2015. Experts will appreciate its extreme configurability, too. But Avast's distinctly average protection scores from labs including AV-Comparatives and AV-Test are a significant concern, and this core antivirus issue makes the suite hard to recommend.

We Like
Smart firewall, accurate spam filter, SafeZone protects your privacy, handy new network scanner, highly configurable, some detailed Help pages

We Don't Like
Unimpressive detection results with independent testing labs, can interfere with some legitimate applications, some tools require extra spending to be useful

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Have just installed Avast Anti-Virus Free Version.Have had Norton since 2003 but recently, they have tried to get me to update to their 2006 version, and finally stopped Download Updates even though my subscription was valid until 21st September!!!! I believe other users when they say, Norton are " Con-Men "Anyway, my question is, can I rely on this " Free " version of Avast for protection, or should I upgrade to the Pro. version?

Answer:Avast Free or Avast Pro @ £22.00 ?

depends if you have money to throw away :-))the free version is very good..

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Hey all, here is a great deal for those who might be interested. It is only being offered until 11:59 pm wednesday AUG12/09

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[I already looked in the help file/online user guide, but didn't find the answer b/c it wasn't there or just missed it...]

1. What's 'ARP Protection' (under Main Menu -> Firewall -> Computers)

2. What's 'enable multi desktop support' (under Main Menu -> Options -> General)

3. What settings do I choose if I want to give "program X" full control within my computer, short of accessing the internet/other networked computers (without asking) either directly or through launch of other programs? Or is that even possible with the free version.

4. I have 3 computers networked (shared partitions), but my roommate's MAC is plugged into the same router, and it can also access the shared drives... Can Online-Armor v3 Free be used to restrict which computers can access my shared partitions?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Online-Armor (v3.0 free) questions?

Also, I've had Online Armor crash on me a few times (maybe it caused the crashes??), and after each crash it needed to run the Safety Check Wizard and Learning Mode again -> a real PITA given that the Free version does not include the backup/restore feature (I assume that refers to backup/restore of OA settings) - the only reason I'm still giving this program one final go is because I don't know of a better alternative, although I'm thinking of going back to ZoneAlarm...

Can a user backup/restore Online Armor settings by keeping copies a certain OA files in a separate partition/directory, and then copying those back into the OA program directory when it craps out? Which files?

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From Giveaway of the Day, free on Jan. 29, 2010.

Online Armor ++ (Anti-Virus and Firewall Protection)

The license lasts for one year. Doesn't work on Vista 64bit or Windows 7 64bit.

Answer:Online Armor ++ Free Today Only

Got mine.

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Online Armor Free RC2 / Free DownloadClick to expand...

Answer:Online Armor Free RC2 / Free Download

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Hi all,

new beta version is live: 12.3.2277
This release is about passive mode which will make it easier to run Avast with another antivirus. To try it you can go to Settings and turn it on. It basically disables all realtime protection, but still receving virus definition updates and program updates so it's ready for on demand scans. Please try also to install this beta version on system, where is already another AV running, in that case the passive mode should be activated automatically. Please note that the other AV must be registered in WSC. This feature works on Windows 7 and higher.

+ BSOD for Skylake processor running Windows 10 Anniversary Update(RS1)
+ Randomly opening Avast UI bug
+ SafePrice browser extension component is no longer installed during update when Browser extension was not installed in the previous version

Download links as usual or just update your current beta.


Answer:Avast! New Beta version Internet Security live - 12.3.2277

Hmm so its taking the SecureAPlus approach. Same deal with Defender really happy.

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Has anybody used this free firewall?

Answer:Online Armor Personal Firewall Free..

And do they do just the firewall,or do you have to buy the security suite?

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Has anyone tried out Online Armor Personal Firewall Free? If so, what did you think of it?

I got interested because of this report

Also, can one try out a firewall through Sandboxie? Since I just redid my OS, I really don't want to junk up my system with trying out and deleting software that might leave things behind, if I don't have to.


Answer:Online Armor Personal Firewall Free

I use online armor free and I like it, it's pretty light on my system.
if you download online armor the newest version number is v2.1.0.31
and for trying out new software I have sandboxie but never installed software in it, hopefully some one who has will come by.

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