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Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

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

hi i would like to see which every one prefers?

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

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time

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Which antivirus to put a bunch of SpyShelter Premium +Windows Firewall Control(binisoft) ?
Win7 x64 Other ? Thanks
 

Answer:BitDefender Antivirus Free vs Avast Antivirus Free vs Avira Antivirus Free

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.
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker): Avira has more features, configuration options and is generally more effective when it comes to the malware detection (Proactive and Reactive).
Overall Winner: Avira.
Edit: I've just noticed, that you've added Avast - as the third contestant - to BitDefender and Avira. Still Avira is the winner here. Avast is not too hungry for PC resources and perhaps has more features, but its engine is not so good, and its detection ratio usually lags behind both: BitDefender and Avira.
 

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The title says it all. Avira Free Antivirus or Avast Free Antivirus?
 

Answer:2017: Avira Free Antivirus or Avast Free Antivirus?

really? you are comparing Avast with Avira?

Oh you know nothing Jon Snow !
Avast Free for sure, its behavior blocker improved a lot this recently.
 

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I've tried many free antivirus over the years, but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most.

After some issues with Windows 10 last year, I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years. However, I'm open to reassess my position between these two excellent products. Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the "The Best (Free) Antivirus App for Windows".

On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set:

File System Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Blocker (DeepScreen)

Still, I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail. I also disable the Web shield because:

It seems to slightly slow down my browsing
I don't like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program
Sometimes it doesn't play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website's certificate (I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only)

So, in practice, I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings (no Hardened Mode) to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software. I've had no problems with this set up for a long time.

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Answer: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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I've been reading so much about these two AVs and just cannot make up my mind which would work best on my Vista HP. Can I run them side by side as one webpage suggested? Or will that throw a spanner in the works?

I'd appreciate some advice please as although I have Avast at the moment I don't find it particularly easy to work out.
 

Answer:Avast free av vs avira free av

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Hello everyone, which one do you think is better? Personally I would choose and use Avast because Avire has terrible 0-day protection and heuristics but what do you think, and does anyone know why their file scanner is called Luke Filewalker?
 

Answer: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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My eset 1 year key just expired, thinking of installing Avast free av for my home pc.,is it a good choice ?
 

Answer:Avast Free - Are Free antivirus software good ?

Avast free antivirus is an excellent choice in hardened mode! just make sure you deselect all the crap that you do not need during install ( secureline - browsercleaner - avast cleaner - software updater and so on. )
 

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Which av is best ?
 

Answer:Bitdefender free vs Panda free vs Avira free 2016

1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.
 

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I downloaded Avast because it was free. It says that I have to register to Avast! Free Anti-virus. I thought this program was free? Or is registering for free?

Answer:Is registering Avast! Free Antivirus free?

It is free.

Registering it is simple.

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Kaspersky found HEUR:trojan.win32.generic
says it's awating re-boot, i have re-booted several times and no change.
 
Malwarebytes found PUP.riskwaretool.ck and
PUM.Hijack.Startmenu bad : (0) good: (1) > quarantined and successfully repaired.
 
Avast didn't find anything
 
and i can not gain acces to the internet , but do see a strong signal.
 
can you help me out, Bleepingcomputer? did i provide enough information?
 
thank, you.

Answer: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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I use a third-party firewall that allows full control.

But some of my friends use the firewall built in to Window 7. To each their own.

I've taken a look at that firewall, and it's actually fairly flexible.

It has quite of bit of incoming traffic blocked by default, but leaves outgoing traffic wide open. I want to help them restrict outgoing traffic on their systems.

Many of them use Avira's free antivirus. I would like to configure their Windows 7 firewall (aka Windows Firewall with Advanced Security) to work with Avira, while still blocking as much outgoing traffic as possible for them.

Blocking all outgoing traffic with the Windows firewall is trivial, but I haven't found any documentation on Avira's site on how they recommend configuring the Windows 7 firewall to work with their product (perhaps because they want you to buy their pro version that has a firewall, but as of this post, their pro firewall does not even support IPv6!).

So before I reinvent the wheel and figure it out myself, has anyone already set up the Windows 7 firewall's outgoing traffic rules to work properly with Avira free antivirus (that is, not break it or impair its functionality in any way)?

Also, interestingly, I see no Incoming Rules for the Windows 7 firewall for Avira on their systems. How is this possible given that they regularly get program and definition updates?

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Hello there!
 
I have a problem with Avira Free Antivirus. I try to update its database but it shows me the following message:
 
'update.exe - Application error
 
The instruction at 0x69a328c6 referenced memory at 0x00000008. The memory could not be read. Click ok to terminate the program".
 
Because of this message the database is not updated and that's probably a risk for my PC.
 
Anybody has any ideas?
 
Thank you!

Answer:Windows 7/ Avira Free Antivirus problem

If no one replies with any specific suggestions, you may want to check with:Avira Support for Free & Paid ProductsAvira Support Forum

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My computer got infected with something last night (I was using avira free) and it seemed to wipe out everything. Instead of trying to fix it, I did a restore with backup (not sure if I'm using the right words).

Now I'm trying to install avira free antivirus but it says I need Windows XP 32 SP3, Windows XP 64 LP2 or Window Server 2003 SP2. When I look at what I have for Windows, it says I have version 5.1 (build 2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158 : Serivce pack 2)

Last year when someone here had me restore back to factory setting, I was able to install avira. I've tried several times now with no luck.

Answer:Can't install Avira Free Antivirus on my Windows XP

If I read your comment correctly it states it needs. Window xp sp3 I see there you have sp2. Here is link to sp3 try that and see if it will installhttp://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24

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Hey guys,I'm new here,my sis laptop is giving problem,it's saying that System not secured.
Please help me.

Answer:Windows 7 Avira Free Antivirus saying System not secure

Hello and welcome Skyprince give these a burl mate for starters


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/


ADW from bleeping computer

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Hi guys first time posting here appreciate the forum it taught me a lot about cyber security. My question today is out of these 3 products which offers the better protection (in your opinion?). Having a strong web filter and file detection is important to me. Also taking into consideration which company responds to new threats the fastest. Thank you.
 

Answer:Strong Web Filter: Avira Free vs Sophos Home vs Bitdefender Free?

First of all, I have never used Bitdefender free. Between Avira and Sophos, I would definitely go for Sophos.
 

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Disclaimer: I am neither an Avira or Malware-testing expert. Not click-bait either.

For Avira Antivirus users, you can enable this setting to get a notification before Avira wants to a Suspicious File(s) to their Cloud; Avira Protection Cloud (APC) for analysis.

Taken today, as tried to run a file from a simple web search - not recommended. It has a re-assuring fact that it's monitoring for anything suspicious. Avira Protection Cloud asking for permission with a list of file(s):


If found unwanted or malicious, it will be dealt with by Avira Antivirus - Security Alert shown below:


If you like what you see, you can enable this option in the settings window below:
Spoiler: Sending Suspicious Files to Avira (How-to)
Open Avira > Extra > Configuration (F8) > General > Advanced Protection.
Make sure "Enabled Protection Cloud" is checked and then mark "Confirm manually when sending suspicious files to Avira" > Apply and OK to save changes.


Sending suspicious files to Avira may vary depending on your computer usage and downloading habits.

Disclaimer: I am neither an Avira or Malware-testing expert.
 

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Many independent av test labs are showing different results about different anitiviruses. But in real world,users have different experiences. I will be glad if you share your experiences about those 4 antiviruses.

Answer:MSE,avast! Free,avira or avg-which one is better as per your experience.

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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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.

Nevermind. I did more searching and found more info. I'm going to try MSE, SpywareBlaster, and MAMB (which I already use).

Answer: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.

Nevermind. I did more searching and found more info. I'm going to try MSE, SpywareBlaster, and MAMB (which I already use).


Good move. Strictly from a BSOD perspective MSE causes much less than Avira, or Avast.

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Hi all!!! It's been a while since I have posted anything. I have a quick question. I have been using Avast for over 2 years and have been very happy with it. The problem is Avast is getting pretty old. (in my mind) I downloaded and installed Avira Antivir Free Personal in one of my Vm's today and was pretty satisfied with the UI and features. The one thing that bothered me was that there was no feature to password protect my settings like there was in Avast. (even the free version) This is one of the things that is deterring me away from using Avira, since I have four other family members who could easily screw around with some settings. Another thing is that according to the Avira features list on their website it doesn't have some features that Avast has. (and i am not talking about the p2p shield, email scanner, online email scanner) If any one who has used both of these security products can tell me which one was better for them I would really appreciate it. The main thing is password protecting the settings.

Have a great day
 

Answer:Solved: Avast vs Avira (Free Versions)

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At over a month since it hit the milestone of 100 million users globally, Avast! has released its latest lineup of security products, version 5.0. There are no less than three flavors to the new security solution: Free Antivirus 5.0, Pro Antivirus 5.0, and Internet Security 5.0, with the first one, as the moniker implies, available free of charge to customers. In fact, Avast! Free Antivirus is one of the most comprehensive security products offered completely for free, and the promise from the company building the solution is that version 5.0 takes its free offering to a whole new level.

Full read here: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7 - And available for download - Softpedia

Answer:Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7

Actually been running it for two days now and it really does impress me. I have been an avira die hard but thought I would take this for a spin and must say it doesn't disappoint at all.

The gui is nice and easy to navigate. It has a small footprint and i don't even notice it running even with real-time scanner. It also comes with gamer mode to stop those pesky interruptions such as updates etc.

Overall "I" give it a 9 out of 10.

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The very popular free home edition of Avast AntiVirus has been released to the public today sporting a brand new look and design.
Apart from the welcome new look (the old version was a bit retro) there are a number of tweaks and improvements under the hood.
Download here: avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection
NB. Image shows earlier beta release
UPDATE: The latest version is Avast 6.

Answer:Download Avast Free antivirus for Windows 7

Avast v5 free & internet security versions & available in English /French versions at this moments. (multi-languages available soon) avast! - Download Free Antivirus Software or Internet Security

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State of the art scanning engine provides reliable protection against viruses, spyware and other forms of malicious software.
Real time anti-rootkit protection
Unique "on access" technology checks all kernel-mode drivers that the operating system is loading for signs of rootkit behavior. This enables even unknown rootkits to be detected and stopped before they can do any damage.
avast! Community IQ
Most samples we process come from sensors deployed throughout the avast! community in the Behavior shield and anti-rootkit modules. This is a unique source of data made possible only thanks to our huge user base. Most of the collected samples are analysed by a number of automated processes and only a small fraction of the samples need to be processed manually by our virus analysts.
Code emulator
When a suspicious executable is encountered (during both on-demand and on-access scanning), avast! is able to emulate the program?s code in an isolated environment. The code emulator is used for two purposes. First, it is used for generic unpacking. Secondly, it is used in the heuristics engine. Technically, this is done using dynamic translation, a method much faster than traditional emulation techniques.
Heuristics engine
Starting with version 5.0, avast! features a new heuristics engine designed to proactively detect malware undetectable with normal definitions. The heuristics engine is able to cover both binary (executable) and script malware.
Potentially unwanted programs d... Read more

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I am currently running:Avast! Free EditionWindows DefenderMalwarebytes Anti-Malware (free edition)Windows FirewallI don't like Windows Defender. I want to replace it with another, free, reliable anti-spyware program. What should I use? SOMETHING THAT IS CONFLICT-FREE WITH AVAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And overall, do i have good protection? EDIT: Apparently, Avast! auto-updates every 240 minutes, by default. I thought it updated immediately when there were new virus definitions? Can I set it so that it updates like this?

Answer:Best FREE anti-spyware program? (must be conflict-free with avast! home)

1) You cannot set an av to update when there are new definitions - how would it know? 2) I don't care for Windows Defender either and I always disable it on all of my systems. You're fine without it. The only thing I would add to what you already use is SpywareBlaster free edition. It does NOT run resident and you need to remember to update it about once a week. It blocks known malicious web sites. Other than that you should be fine.

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Avast and SecureAPlus have been fairly interesting for me. Both seem to have great scanning and protection. Which would you choose?
NOTE: I have heard that SecureAPlus may have a really slow scan in the beginning. If that something you don't like that fine, Avast has a slow scan as well so I am not counting against either one.
 

Answer: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?

System Resource Usage
Realistic Performance Impact
Ease of Use
Graphical User Interface
Inclusive Product Features
Preferred Product and Why?

 

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I would like to know users opinions on which free antivirus program they think is the better program: AVG or Avast? Try to make your responses as detailed and complete as possible.

Answer:AVG Free Antivirus vs. Avast Free Antivirus

If this thread continues... I would like it to be about "NEW" ways, techniques, ideas, software, etc. etc. on how to combat spam and/or virusus. Anything NEW

If you just looking for existing software, look here:
http://www.techist.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=106

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What do you think about Avira its what i use and i use to fix up all my friends computers.
Updates automaticly every 3 days.
(off topic) but what about glary utilities
 

Answer:Best AntiVirus= Free Avira..!?

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i have just got avira antivir personel free version 9 and have read that it includes antispyware i have superantispyware pro running in realtime for antispyware do i need to disable sas realtime as avira has antispyware aswell any advice please

Answer:avira antivirus free

No, SAS will not conflict with Avira. It is AV's that conflict.

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With respect to the Best Free Antivirus 2015 competition, I'm starting a thread series where users of the various products will be joining together to state the Pro's and Con's of each antivirus/internet security software and why they think it is a contender or not for the Best Free Antivirus.

The first post will be updated by me with what user's think is good and bad about the product, so an informed decision can be made for newcomers.

Related Threads:
Avast Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's
Qihoo 360 Total Security - The Pro's and Con's
 

Answer:Avira Free Antivirus - Pro's and Con's

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THE PRO'S
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Very light
Smooth running
UI
Great offline engine
Great Cloud engine
File scan is deep
Avira addon for opera / chrome is great
Thinking
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THE CON'S
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Popups
UI
Avira launcher (online instalator)
When a file is detected by realtime protection "luke filewalker" take too much time scanning things and doing some operations

 

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I just (stupidly) opened an "Avira free antivirus" RAR and ran the EXE. And it's clearly a virus.
 
I still have the file in an RAR when I restored to to test it on an online scanner.
I did not finish the whole installation process, however I clicked through a few stages of "no's", asking to install toolbars, and such.
 
i'm not sure if I should be uploading the file for examination or something. I'm trying a few AV's, MBAM and an ACTUAL Avira antivirus, but I don't know if that's enough.

Answer:"Avira free antivirus"

Avira Free Anti-virus download link...not sure where you downloaded your RAR versiions but the link I provided is safe.You can submit suspicious files for analysis to more than one online service:Jotti's virusscanVirusTotalVirSCANThreatExpertMetascan Online <- allows large file submissionsAnubis - Malware AnalysisMalwr Analysis ServicePayload Security Hybrid AnalysisComodo

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After un installing Avira Free Anti virus with Revo and in stalling Microsoft Essentials. Avira is still on the the desktop and at the bottom of the screen. Tried to delete it with Revo Hunter but still it is on the PC can any one help please?

Answer:Avira Free Antivirus

try the removal tool here

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Hello!
I would like to protect computer used by kids.

Operating system: Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Computer use: internet, entertainment, games, games and again games Smile
Computer specification: sufficient (4 cores, 8 GB RAM, unfortunately HDD)
Budget: only free software

I would expect Polish language version.

What do you think about built-in Windows Defender - is it a good solution?

I thought to install Unchecky, which will be protect from accidental installation of toolbars, malicious search engines and other junk.

For the browser of course I would like to install uBlock Origin to minimize the risk of clicking malicious ads and redirecting to the infected pages.

Do you recommend any extension that shows the site reputation? WOT (Web of Trust) or SiteAdvisor from McAfee or something?

Anything else?
 

Answer:Windows Defender vs Avast Free Antivirus - which one for kids computer?

danielsak said:


Hello!
I would like to protect computer used by kids.

Operating system: Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Computer use: internet, entertainment, games, games and again games Smile
Computer specification: sufficient (4 cores, 8 GB RAM, unfortunately HDD)
Budget: only free software

I would expect Polish language version.

What do you think about built-in Windows Defender - is it a good solution?

I thought to install Unchecky, which will be protect from accidental installation of toolbars, malicious search engines and other junk.

For the browser of course I would like to install uBlock Origin to minimize the risk of clicking malicious ads and redirecting to the infected pages.

Do you recommend any extension that shows the site reputation? WOT (Web of Trust) or SiteAdvisor from McAfee or something?

Anything else?Click to expand...

As for learning curve, ease of use, Windows defender hands down is as simple as it gets. If you would like to secure the system, then place the Windows 10 account on a Local account and not Admin, in the security center in App & Browser control "provided you are on the Creators update, you can switch "Check Apps and Files" from Warn to Block. Adding Ublock to the browser is also a good idea, as you are probably aware of the multitude of filter choices, and also last but not least, back ups of the system, just in case.

This will be about as kid friendly as you can make it.
 

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The AVG sub-forum appears to inactive except for Beta / Changelogs posts.

What are the major differences between AVG Free Antivirus and Avast Free Antivirus in 2018?
 

Answer:2018: What are the Major differences between AVG Free and Avast Free?

There will be more available in Avast Free as as far as I am aware, I believe the difference is in the protection components. Avast incorporated some of the code-base from AVG after they acquired the company into Avast software regarding static and dynamic but I doubt the products are identical in terms of what is available now. I'd imagine they acquired AVG to give "Avast" branded software a boost, and kept the AVG company up and running to generate more income from all the existing AVG customers.

This is speculation though, I can't say for sure.
 

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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.

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

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Have been happily using Avast anti-virus for some time now but today I was advised that my 'subscription has expired' and that I need to renew. Unfortunately it would seem free protection is no longer available as when I click on the 'Renew now' button I'm directed to Avast site to renew for 39.99 (after 10 'loyalty' discount). Redownloading the free version gives me a message 'there was an error changing the product configuration' when I try to install it.
Can anyone advise if this is in fact the case (ie that I'm not doing anything incredibly stupid)? If it's not longer free, what do people currently recommend for free protection?

Answer:Avast free anti-virus no longer free

You probably went to the wrong link...CLICK HERE

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I have always used Avast and Comodo as my AV/Firewall combination. I find it to be very useful, and although Comodo provides many annoying popups, they are useful and informational (I would consider myself a competent computer user, though no expert).

Recently, I just wanted to see how good my combination was and if there was a better one. I found topics that said of how Avast's web shield completely bypasssed Comodo's rules. I tested this:

1) Block chrome.exe in Comodo completely
2) Check that both Comodo and Avast are updated, and Avast web shield ON
3) Open Chrome and see what happens

Results: At first I thought it was fine, google.com was blocked. Then I tried clicking on bookmarks. yahoo.com would open, youtube.com would open, etc. I was shocked to find that Comodo was letting these websites open even though chrome.exe was blocked!

After doing some more research, and realizing that this was a big problem, and that many solutions did not work, with avast being blamed or comodo being outdated, or even that Win 7 64 bit was limiting comodo, I tested it again with web shield OFF.

I repeated the process of blocking chrome and opened google.com and other websites. This time all the websites were blocked!

Is there a solution where I can keep web shield on and have comodo be effective in blocking? Or do I need a new firewall?

Answer:Avast 7 free! AV + Comodo Free Firewall Conflicts

No one has a solution?

Offtopic: Spybot S&D or SUPERAntiSpyware? It's kind of obvious, but is spybot still horrible?

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How about this Avira Free Antivirus 15?
I'm waiting for your review
 

Answer:Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.8.624 [02/12/2015]

version15 has existed for months

15.0.8.624 just a little update
2015-02-12: Version 2015, Update 8

General Information
Avira Antivirus for Windows, version 2015 update 8 has been released on February 12th, 2015.
Improvements
Revised update mechanism offering more flexibility and better support for scenarios using a proxy
Additional sensors for Behavior-based Detection have been implemented
The Avira Free Antivirus detection update frequency has been increased (default frequency is set on 2h, same as Avira Antivirus Pro)
New installations include the new update frequency
Existing installations will not be updated by default. The 2h interval of the detection update has to be set manually by the user (An automatic change of existing installations will be presumably implemented with a future update)
Bug fixes
There are no bug fixes for this update.
http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1699

 

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wat is better out of the two?

Answer:comodo antivirus vs. avira free

AntiVir has proven high detection rates according to AV-Comparatives and AV-Test. Comodo AV is improving but on the few tests I've seen AntiVir scores higher.Also, Comodo has much more false positives.

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Hello...It was recommended by someone here to use this program. I must have something set wrong. I will copy my report for some HELP. The program can't get into my files to scan for viruses.

Can someone PLEASE HELP ME?

Thanx...

Kathie

AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Report file date: Thursday, October 12, 2006 00:31

Scanning for 524487 virus strains and unwanted programs.

Licensed to: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Serial number: 0000149996-WURGE-0001
Platform: Windows XP
Windows version: (Service Pack 2) [5.1.2600]
Username: Kathie
Computer name: PREFERRE-006970

Version information:
AVSCAN.EXE : 7.0.0.47 200744 8/21/2006 16:06:58
AVSCAN.DLL : 7.0.0.45 41000 9/7/2006 16:56:34
LUKE.DLL : 7.0.0.47 118824 9/7/2006 16:32:34
LUKERES.DLL : 7.0.0.47 9256 9/7/2006 16:56:34
ANTIVIR0.VDF : 6.35.0.1 7371264 5/31/2006 16:35:28
ANTIVIR1.VDF : 6.36.0.89 1745920 10/2/2006 23:53:10
ANTIVIR2.VDF : 6.36.0.101 78336 10/9/2006 23:52:40
ANTIVIR3.VDF : 6.36.0.109 16384 10/11/2006 23:52:34
AVEWIN32.DLL : 7.2.0.25 1860096 10/5/2006 23:52:38
AVPREF.DLL : 7.0.0.2 23592 7/24/2006 18:36:06
AVREP.DLL : 6.36.0.79 843816 10/5/2006 23:52:38
AVRPBASE.DLL : 7.0.0.0 2162728 3/30/2006 14:43:32
AVPACK32.DLL : 7.2.0.0 368680 7/21/2006 12:00:30
AVREG.DLL : 6.31.0.90 27688 7/28/2005 16:06:36
NETNT.DLL : 6.32.0.0 6696 9/27/2005 13:56:50
NETNW.DLL : 7.0.0.0 9768 7/24/2006 18:35:56
RCIMAGE.DLL : 7.0.0.74 1642536 8/1/2006 17:22:58
RCTEXT.DLL : 7.0.1.4 77864 10/2/2006 23:53:30

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Answer:AVIRA-Antivirus Free Problem

Can anyone help me? Please.....? Contributing subscriber to a great site
 

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Avira Free Antivirus for Mac version 3.2.3 is now available for beta testing at the Avira Beta Center. Existing installations will receive this update automatically.

Changelog for Beta build 3.2.3.36

Bugfixes

Fixed an issue which prevented the Kernel Extension from being uninstalled.

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac Beta
Future updates can be applied to this thread.
 

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Hi,

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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Hi,
 
I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system on my Acer laptop, and have an issue that seems to be strange, and at odds with what it should be showing.
 
I recently did a windows update, in which the update stuck a th

Answer:Windows firewall issue - Avast free antivirus stopping it being turned on?

I will attempt to see if the above message will this time finish. I had written out a longer thread than the above and when I posted it stopped abruptly on the second paragraph well before the rest. Even when I repeated it and then copied and pasted it on word it then finished at exactly the same place. And it did the same on wordpad or notepad. The issue I was having occurred after a windows update and I found both disconcerting and rather strange and also very odd that whatever I tried to do it would not post the whole message I had written. I have now done a system restore back to yesterday afternoon, as mentioned in the earlier message of which I could not wholly post, I did not do a system backup restore before updating, which I normally do. I will now attempt to test this message first to see if it posts in its entirety before I repost the original message.
 
Testing now..

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Hi,
 
I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system on my Acer laptop, and have an issue that seems to be strange, and at odds with what it should be showing.
 
I recently did a windows update, in which the update stuck a th

Answer:Windows firewall issue - Avast free antivirus stopping it being turned on?

I will attempt to see if the above message will this time finish. I had written out a longer thread than the above and when I posted it stopped abruptly on the second paragraph well before the rest. Even when I repeated it and then copied and pasted it on word it then finished at exactly the same place. And it did the same on wordpad or notepad. The issue I was having occurred after a windows update and I found both disconcerting and rather strange and also very odd that whatever I tried to do it would not post the whole message I had written. I have now done a system restore back to yesterday afternoon, as mentioned in the earlier message of which I could not wholly post, I did not do a system backup restore before updating, which I normally do. I will now attempt to test this message first to see if it posts in its entirety before I repost the original message.
 
Testing now..

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hi got free antivirus, avira antivir personal, and had no problems but recently i have to manually update the definitions, which should happen automatically. its been set to update automatically so scratching my head, any help much appreciated. running on both vista and windows 7

Answer:got to manually update avira antivirus free

Every 4-6 months or so I have problems with Avira.Either updates fail or Avira does not open properly at start.I download the latest and uninstall/reinstall.It's still my favourite AV

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I'm currently working on a Windows 7 Laptop that belongs to a friend.  I have installed Malwarebytes and I'm still in the process of installing Avira.  The reason that I'm posting is because both of these programs look completely different than what they look like on my computer, which has Windows XP SP3.  Is this normal?
 
 

Answer:Question about Avira Free Antivirus and Malwarebytes???

Re malwarebytes please read Grinlers post.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/528645/malwarebytes-20-discussion-topic/
 
Did you get them from the official site's?

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Avira Free Antivirus 2012 has been released and it is now available for download.
Download page: Basic protection against malware - Avira Free Antivirus
Looking for other free antivirus for Windows? Check these too! Microsoft Security EssentialsAvast FreeAVG Free.

Answer:Download Avira Free Antivirus 2012 - Now available

Avira free edition is my fav antivitus. I have been using it for years now.

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Currently I have free versions of Avast & Avira installed. I suspect Avira is not working properly though it resists all my attempts to completely uninstall it. I've used Revo's uninstaller. Revo shows two icons; one for Avira & one for Avira Free Antivirus. In Vista's control panel Programs & Features it has the same two icons. The Control Panel page shows an icon for Avira Free Antivirus. In Program Files there is an Avira folder w/two folders; AntiVirDesktop & My Avira.
 
Whatever is on my laptop it's very persistent. Thanks in advance for any help with removal.
 
Auburn

Answer:Trying to uninstall Avira free antivirus on Vista

How do I uninstall my Avira product?Instructions for manual uninstallation of AviraIt is not uncommon for some anti-virus programs to not completely uninstall itself using the usual method of Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs due to the presence of related services and processes running in the background. Sometimes the uninstall works more effectively if you first stop and disable the program's service (and associated processes) or perform the removal in safe mode so there are less processes which can interfere with the uninstallation.In many cases anti-virus vendors also provide clean-up utilities on their web sites to remove remnants left behind after unintalling or for a failed uninstall so always check there first.Avira Download Center: Avira RegistryCleaner <- removes all registry entries (leftovers) created by Avira productsAvira RegistryCleaner DownloadAlso 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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Since I encountered a problem with updating Comodo AV signatures database, (same as described here), I have changed my AV to Avira Free. After installation, I've uninstalled Avira online essentials (additional tool that I don't need, and installs together with AV, for the ones that don't know) Unfortunately, the company wants to persuade me to reinstall AOL by popping up "update" information every few reboots, and they try to make me upgrade to premium using the same method. I am not to do neither of it, so here's my question:
 
Any way to disable this iritating pop up windows by a small change in the program's files or a small registry modofication?
 
I am running WinXP Home SP3, other IS software running permanently are Comodo 5 Sandbox/Firewall/Defense+, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free and Unchecky.
 
I'll be grateful for any help :>

Answer:Avira free antivirus - iritating pop ups, want to turn off

What is Avira Online Essentials?Avira Online Essentials is the next generation Avira platform that integrates multiple Avira products and services and allows users to connect and manage multiple devices. You just need tologin....Avira Online Essentials is not a product, which you install, but an web application, which helps you to manage and monitor all you devices. You can access Avira Online Essentials at any time from everywhere...Components of Avira Online Essentials* The Avira Launcher (Windows Client)* The Avira Dashboard (Web application)How to Uninstall Avira Client installed by Avira Online Essentials?Update: After uninstalling Avira client, when Avira Update dialog appears (check the screenshot below), dont click Accept and Update, if you do so, it reinstalls Avira client or online essentials into your computer again. To avoid that happening, close that dialog, after that, when Avira Update dialog asks to Cancel, click Yes.An offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full or pro version. Market and promotional strategies are built into the vendor's business model as part of their operating costs. As such, users may have to deal with occassional pop-up but nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version.

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The following message appears when installing the Avira Free Antivirus:

?Avira has identified potential incompatible software on your computer.

The following programs are installed on your computer and may cause incompatibility problems with the Avira security solution.
To ensure the stability of your computer, we recommend you uninstall these programs.

Spybot ? Search & Destroy 1.6
COMODO Firewall
Javacool SpywareBlaster
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

Please advice

Dr. K.D.J.H. Manilka Jayawardena,
Medical Officer,
National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory ( NTRL /Central Laboratory of NPTCCD),
Chest Hospital Premises,
Welisara.
Proud to be a Sri Lankan!​
 

Answer:Incompatible Programmes with Avira Free Antivirus

Hi my friend , you can take a sharp eyed :wave

http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/Knowledgebase_page/2/kbid/973
 

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Hi
Question #1 - I have had this on my pc since March 2010 and cannot seem to update it either automatically (it always fails) or when I try to do it manually I get this error message:
The VDF update kit is corrupted. The file will not be installed..
Search engine: V8.02.01.210, 3/31/2010
Virus definition file: V7.10.06.25, 4/5/2010
This means I have not been able to update my Avira since May 2010. Any suggestions? Is there a better antivirus progam that is free and dependable?

Question #2 - Is it better to 'Quarantine' or to 'Delete' any found Trojans or any other bad stuff found by Avira?

Thanks for any help
 

Answer:Avira AntiVir Personal-Free Antivirus

Download this http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5829
and try it.
 

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Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016. Which one do you pick and why?
 

Answer:Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

I have to say that I haven't tried Sophos until now. But my opinion about Panda goes like this.

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM)?Panda is efficient in both of them, but during scans it may use more CPU resources

Real World System Impact?Quiet Low

User Friendliness? 5/5

User Interface? 5/5

Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker)?4/5
Overall Winner? Since i haven't tried Sophos I cannot give verdict for the best between the two.

Thankyou And Happy New Year.
 

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Hi i currently use AVG 8.0 free on my vista laptop and have used it for some years however after learning that it doesn't offer full protection against items such as rootkits i began to search the forums where there are a few people who recommend Avast which does offer protection against rootkits. So should i switch to Avast free edition? and will it work well with vista. i am also looking for another free simple interfaced non obtrusive firewall to replace the standard windows firewall. Can you recommend one?(Ps i have looked at COMODO twice but can't get the hang of it)

Answer:AVG 8.0 Free Vs. Avast home edition free

I used to use AVG (up to and including ver 8) but Moved over to AVAST FREE on hearing the forum saying it was good it works well on Vista and I would not go back to AVG ,

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Hi,we need to know which antivirus program does the most complete job for virus protection and removal--Avast free home,or ,Avg free.We know Avast adds 4 more programs to "task manager" than Avg does,so does that represent Avast doing a more complete job?
Thanks for any information
 

Answer:Avast free or Avg free--which is the most complete program?

They both detect viruses well, but in my opinion, and others also, Avast seems to be better at removing them. Select the custom installation option and you have the option of leaving out any of the four sub-programs. For instance, since I don't have Outlook, I didn't install the Outlook virus scanner module so I wouldn't waste storage and computer resources for something I didn't need.
 

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I am running avast free, spybot s&d free. should I turn off windows defender? What about malwarebytes pro instead of spybot? will more then 1 antispyware program slow down my computer?

Answer:avast free,spybot s&d free and win defender

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
EMET - Download Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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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.
 

Answer: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
 

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I noticed that the Avast free i have is 154 mb and on the MG download site it shows 47.8 mb. Did I download a bunch of stuff I don't need? Also not sure if I need the Zone Alarm toolbar. Thanks in advance for you responses!
 

Answer:Avast free and Zone Alarm free

Often we have versions here at Majorgeeks that are not so easy to find on the makers sites. The makers like you to download versions that offer a trial of the full versions or full suites. The ZA toolbar is a renamed version of the Ask toolbar, I consider it crapware but it probably helps pay for the freeware we all like; decline to install it anyway or uninstall it if it gets in via the backdoor.

Beware, there are also malware sites out there pretending to offer the real thing, too! Some of them look pretty authentic.
 

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Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies about security. You can sugges other free products that are easy and protect well. Only antivirus.
 

Answer:Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

If they absolutely don't know anything ("Hey, what's quarantine? What's scanning? What's definitions?") then Bitdefender without a doubt. If they know basic settings and to tell the difference between false positives than Avast!. I'll have to vote Bitdefender here, but Avast! is a much greater antivirus with those with basic security knowledge.

Update: See below post. I know longer reccommend Bitdefender. +1 to Avast!
 

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Have changed this week from avg free to avira free,was getting entirely fed up of messages about "try avg tune up" etc etc
Avira seems ok and the pc boots up faster
Any avira users had any problems and whats the avira "safe browser",ive not enabled as yet

Answer:Changing AVG free for Avira free

My personal choice is Avast but not a lot between them.

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Dear reader,

today i tried to install Avira AntiVir personal free edition. During the process of installing this msg was shown.

"""A secure internet connection is required to activate the product (SSL encrypted). This could not be established. Please address the following issues and repeat the product activation.

-Ensure that the internet can be accessed
-Ensure that the system date is correct
-If in use, check your modem connection
-Ensure that the application fact.exe can access the internet and is not blocked by a firewall"""

this was the msg shown. to rectify this i turned off the firewall, but to no avail. I am able to access the internet without any trouble. the modem connection is fine, i checked that using ping on command prompt. the system date and time is accurate too.
i use Google Chrome on Windows Xp SP2. kindly tell me how to rectify this situation.

thanking you.
terence

Answer:Can't install Avira AntiVirus Personal Free Edition

Is the date and time correct in the lower right-hand corner?
You might need to adjust it in the BIOS
If it continues to lose time you might need to replace the CMOS battery

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First, I never know if I'm in the correct forum. If I'm not, I'm very sorry.

Second, I know so little about computers that I never know how to explain my problem. And if you need info from me, you pretty much have to tell me how to get that info.

I've been using avira free antivirus for several months now. I noticed today that it has not updated since Dec 16. I tried updating and it would not do it. I reinstalled and restarted my computer and now I can't even get the umbrella to open. When I try to turn it on, it says my computer is not secure, a service is not working correctly.

I'm using windows xp. And I need aspirin. Oh, I did run malwarebytes and it found 2 bugs and supposedly removed them but still can't run avira. And I also did a scan with avira but I don't remember if that was before I reinstalled or after. I think it was after. It was today, that much I know.

I have received good help here before, so I hope someone can help me. Thanks! Darlene

Answer:Avira Free Antivirus won't update and now I can't even open the umbrella

Just want to report that I was finally able to update. No clue what happened, but I guess the 100th time was the charm! LOL

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So-so Malware Blocking
Last year Avira earned an impressive score in my hands-on malware blocking test, with 97 percent detection and 9.7 of 10 possible points. Not this year.

When I opened a folder containing my current collection of malware samples, Avira wiped out 72 percent immediately. That's good, but Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 at BitDefender, F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015, and ThreatTrack Vipre Antivirus 2015 all managed 83 percent.

I also tested Avira using hand-modified versions of the same sample set. For each file, I changed the name, appended nulls to change the file size, and tweaked some non-executable characters. Avira missed three of the tweaked files. However, it detected another two tweaked files whose originals it missed. I can't explain that.

After launching all of the remaining samples, I evaluated how well Avira handled them. Overall, it detected 76 percent of the malware samples and scored 7.4 points, quite a drop from last year.

Good Malicious URL Blocking
In the real world, you're more likely to encounter a brand-new malware attack via a malicious or compromised website, so I test for that ability as well. I start with a feed of newly-discovered malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. After filtering out those that don't point directly to malicious executables, I try loading each one in a browser to see what (if anything) the antivirus will do.

Quite a few of the URLs were already defunct, despite being no more than four hours... Read more

Answer:Avira Free Antivirus 2015 PCmag review

Avira need to put some more effort because the competition is pretty high
 

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latest free version of avira,does it has antispyware like avg and avast or not.

Answer:does avira personal free antivirus have spyware protection or not?

You can check it out here. but MSE here has. Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

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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?
 

Answer: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!!
 

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Hi
Does anyone know if there is somewhere in settings you can tell Avast that a web site you go to all the time. is not a threat. so I do not keep getting a window popping up and telling me it is? Thank you
 

Answer:Avast free Antivirus

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Not sure if this is in the correct place,apologies if it isn't.I'm running Windows XP SP3 on a Virtual machine (Oracle VM) on a Windows 10 Desktop computerThe Windows 10 Desktop has Avast Free antivirus working ok.I assumed,maybe inncorrectly, that I would also have to protect the Virtual machine with AV software.I have installed and repaired Avast Free Antivirus several times but it refuses to run.All I get is the message-                                                             YOU ARE UNPROTECTED                                                 Avast background service is not running Can anyone throw any light on this.The only advice I have found so far is to do a repair via control pannel or to uninstall/reinstall which I have done several times to no avail.

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I have been using Avast Free Antivirus for more than 4 years without any problems. It quietly does it's job in the background. It has a relatively small footprint and the false positives are extremely low. It's set to automatically update the Engine and virus definitions, and to notify me of Program updates. So far so good...

But, now it's doing things without my knowledge.
1. Avast SafeZone Browser. This downloaded and installed without any input from me - twice! It even added 2 shortcuts to the Start Menu. The folder in Program Files now has a size of 364 MB!

2. Avast Antispam. Also downloaded, installed and disabled Windows Defender (Windows 7) without my permission.

It's always great when free software adds additional features/components but, it's not acceptable when they download and install without the users knowledge.

It might be time to move on...
 

Answer:Avast Antivirus Free.

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

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With respect to the Best Free Antivirus 2015 competition, I'm starting a thread series where users of the various products will be joining together to state the Pro's and Con's of each antivirus/internet security software and why they think it is a contender or not for the Best Free Antivirus.

How to post your reply?

Each person can post either one Pro or one Con of the product per post. You are free to share your views with respect to that.
One person's Pro/Con can be a matter of debate in the following replies.
Try not to post (Pro/Con) twice in a row just after your previous reply, unless it's necessary.
The first post will be updated by me with what user's think is good and bad about the product, so an informed decision can be made for newcomers.

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THE PRO'S
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Really light on the system
Fully customizable installer: can select features to install
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THE CON'S
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Many ad's and pop-up's

 

Answer: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)
 

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Can Avast Free Antivirus work correctly on a 366 mhz windows XP home edition PC?

Answer:Avast Free Antivirus w/ 366 mhz XP PC?

The "Pro" version states that it requires a P3 CPU, so I'd suspect the free version still requires the same:http://www.avast.com/pro-antivirus#...Still, it wouldn't hurt to try---you could always remove it if it slows your machine down too much."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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I have tried most of the antivirus tools available in the past but settled on Avast to protect my computers for several years now. It just does the job without annoying me unnecessarily, protects everything, and suits me fine.A major new upgrade is now available and is very user friendly. Check it out-http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-downloadCheers

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Which av is best ?

BD Free is not compatible with Windows 10
 

Answer:Bitdefender free 2016 vs Panda free 2016 vs Avira free 2016

1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.
 

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keep getting a message saying "missing resource setup.dll" when i try to install. this is on the latest version (15.0.23.58). last version that i can find that doesn't give that error on install is 15.0.8.656. on 15.0.9.504 onwards it won't install due to the above error. running XP. am i alone with this problem?

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Hi there

I have got Avira running on Windows 10 home and has been great. But recently the automatic update function has stopped working. It works fine on my other surface, just my laptop seems to be having problems. Any ideas.

I also have a current post on Avira Answers.

Also welcome any other suggestions for another free antivirus that doesn't have a lot of annoying notifications for adds.

Answer:Avira Free Antivirus 2016 Automatic Update Problem

You don't have CryptoPrevent on that system do you?
Windows Defender is pretty good now.

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Hi, everyone-
 
I hope this is an easy fix, but I can't find a solution anywhere- I uninstalled Avira from my laptop with Revo Uninstaller and thought I would never see anything regarding Avira on my computer... I have Windows 8.1 and the only person using it- I found 2 services running and when I try to Disable them, it says Access Denied? Don't know why since I'm the only user... Hoping someone here can give me some advice on getting rid of this- Unless it doesn't matter that is there? 
 
Thank you very much for your help,
 
Kiki G.

Answer:Removed Avira Free Antivirus with Revo and it still has 2 services running that

Hello Kikig04:
 
Delete possible Avira residues:
Make sure that your folder options are set as follows:
Click on:
Start → Control Panel → Folder Options → View → Show Hidden Files and Folders → OK
and delete the following folders:
C:\Program Files\Avira
C:\ProgramData\Avira
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avira
There is no action required if these folders do not exist.
Run the avira_registry_cleaner_en.exe from the Administrator's desktop:
Click on read keys and confirm with OK after the scan
In case some keys will be found, enable the control box "select all", click on Delete and confirm the next prompt with OK
 http://professional.avira-update.com/package/regcleaner/win32/en/avira_registry_cleaner_en.exe
 
The most recent Avira Free may also install an extension amongst the browser add-ons.
 
Thank you.

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I was watching some movie on VLC, and in background I had ran Avira scan for Windows installed drive, ie in my case C drive.
After a prompt for a Potentially unwanted program msg, it says have to quarantine this .DLL file, so I did without almost reading it's name
I know....it's my bad but I know the laptop do not have any virus in it (in my opinion.)

Now I can't boot into Windows, although I have dual boot system so Ubuntu boots just fine.

Error I get, is c0000135 the program won't start because %h is missing from your computer, please install the program to fix the problem.

My Spec are:
Laptop Mfg Dell Inspiron 3543
i5 5200u processor
4gb Ram,
1Tb HDD
Intel HD 5500 graphics

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keep getting a message saying "missing resource setup.dll" when i try to install. this is on the latest version (15.0.23.58). last version that i can find that doesn't give that error on install is 15.0.8.656. on 15.0.9.504 onwards it won't install due to the above error. running XP. am i alone with this problem?

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In the comments on the download page http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/avira_free_antivirus.html one of the suggestions is to uninstall the "Avira" application from Programs and Features.

The actual comment was "You want to limit the nagging "pop-ups"??? Just go to your Control Panel / Programs and Files and you will see 2 Avira programs, (1) Avira Antivirus and (2) just Avira. Just uninstall the second "Avira" and your good to go. Enjoy an excellent, easy and FREE antivirus...."

Is this a good way to disable any popups that may occur or will it disrupt the antivirus program?
 

Answer:Is this method to disable Avira Free Antivirus popups valid?

I think a safer option is to look if there is an entry for Avira Online Essential in Windows' Services. Disable the Startup type and if you have problems you can just change it back to what it was.
 

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Hi there

I have got Avira running on Windows 10 home and has been great. But recently the automatic update function has stopped working. It works fine on my other surface, just my laptop seems to be having problems. Any ideas.

I also have a current post on Avira Answers.

Also welcome any other suggestions for another free antivirus that doesn't have a lot of annoying notifications for adds.

Answer:Avira Free Antivirus 2016 Automatic Update Problem

You don't have CryptoPrevent on that system do you?
Windows Defender is pretty good now.

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AVIRA has taken a good bold decision that will go down very well with all. It has decided to stop the ?Notifier? for the Free Antivirus users that used to pops up once a day to sell you something.

We also never liked it. We used it because we wanted to finance the Free Antivirus so that we continue to be able to offer free good quality security to the millions of users that are counting on it. But, soon we realized that despite the fact that it paid for a small percentage of the costs, it pushed away exactly the users for which we were striving to make the updates more frequent.

Good job AVIRA !

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6135.4257 [GMT -4:00]
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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Answer:Windows Keeps Reporting that Antivirus is Turned Off, and cannot enable real-time shields on Avast! free version.

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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Answer:AVG Free Antivirus vs Comodo Internet Security Free?

Hand down CIS. Best free prevention and lock down security software ever, but this software is for advanced users only that knows what they are doing because by tweaking you can make CIS outperform other antiviruses easily.
 

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Answer:Bitdefender Free Antivirus 2016 vs FortiClient 5.4 Free

What if I were to tell you, there is NO best?

What Antivirus do you currently use, and why is it important for you to know which one is the better product?
 

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From the Iranian Vendor,AmnPardaz....with new design,still progressing

Features:

? Completely free

? Suitable for home users

? Detects and prevents all types of malwares

? Ability to scan files automatically and manually

? Installable on Windows 32 and 64 bit operating systems

? Automatic updates via the Internet

? Optimized to maintain the high performance of the system

? Smart engine for unknown malware

? Equipped with cloud technology to identify new, dangerous and unknown threats

? Access to a highly qualified analysis team for new malware analysis

? Ability to clean, quarantine and remove detected malware files

? Ability to update without internet connection (via File)

? Game Mode

? Virtual Keyboard

? Special protection, prevents malwares from infecting your computer through USB disks

?Ability to question the user when dealing with suspicious files

?Ability to exclude files and folders from a scan or system guard.





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Padvish Antivirus Free
 

Answer:Padvish Free Antivirus 1.4.38 Home Edition,Free

Does it use any popular AV engine or it's own?
 

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Free antivirus applications aren?t what they used to be. Free antivirus companies are now bundling adware, spyware, toolbars, and other junk to make a quick buck.

At one point, free antivirus was just advertising, pushing users to upgrade to the paid products. Now, free antivirus companies are making money through advertising, tracking, and junkware installations.

What Antivirus Should You Use?
Even the better antivirus solutions here may be obnoxious. Rather than pushing junkware on you at install-time, they may regularly pop up warnings and other messages, encouraging you to install other software or pay for services. They may be harvesting and selling browsing data and other information, too.

Some antivirus products are legitimately free. Microsoft?s Windows Defender comes with Windows 8, 8.1, and 10. It?s also available as Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7. This is a free antivirus product that?s essentially paid for with Windows licensing fees.

BitDefender?s product is currently solid, offering no junk. avast! isn?t perfect and does want you to install additional software, although it is high-quality software. AVG has been full of obnoxious junk on the past but seemed okay when we tried it ? we?re not sure what?s going on there, and we?d advise avast! over AVG if you want a free antivirus like these ones.

Paid antivirus are also good options. Kaspersky and BitDefender consistently get better ratings than popular free antivirus applicati... Read more

Answer:Beware: Free Antivirus Isn’t Really Free Anymore

Nothing new, it will track you even if you pay. Like the previous article that talked about shady install, habits, PUPs and so on, it puts BitDefender in top, doesn't talk about other free AVs that doesn't offer toolbars and other junkware. You can also uncheck most of the stuff and not only AVs do this so ...
 

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I was thinking of the free ZoneAlarm firewall+free Avast! Antivirus combination. What do you think? Any better choice? Thanks.

Answer:Need advice for free antivirus+free firewall combo

See What's the Best Anti-virus? & Free Software Firewalls for Windows 7

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Free antivirus applications aren?t what they used to be. Free antivirus companies are now bundling adware, spyware, toolbars, and other junk to make a quick buck.

At one point, free antivirus was just advertising, pushing users to upgrade to the paid products. Now, free antivirus companies are making money through advertising, tracking, and junkware installations.

How They?re Making Money Off Your PC
Changing Your Default Search Engine: Antivirus companies attempt to change your browser?s search engine to one of their own choosing. They then make money when you click ads on these search results pages. This may sometimes be branded something like ?secure search,? but you?re actually just using an inferior search engine that makes the company money.
Changing Your Homepage: Antivirus companies also want to change your homepage, driving traffic to websites that make money by advertising to you.
Ask Toolbars and Rebranded Ask Toolbars: Many programs want to install the terrible Ask toolbar. Some companies use a rebranded version of the Ask Toolbar with their own name on it, but one that is still the Ask toolbar.
Junkware: Antivirus companies add additional programs (or ?offers?) to their installers that are automatically installed by default. They?re paid by the program?s creator if they can install the program on your system ? as much as a few bucks per install.
Tracking: Antivirus companies track your browsing habits and other personal details about you... Read more

Answer:Beware: Free Antivirus Isn’t Really Free Anymore

Thnx brah, bookmarked this page
 

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I know that Windows comes with a firewall, which I have never really done anything with.I recently found this overview of firewalls on ZoneAlarms site:http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/firewall/good-firewall.htmThey clearly know there stuff, so I am thinking about getting their free firewall.This page says that ?Some firewalls don?t have what?s called ?outbound protection?. That means they can?t control information that leaves your computer.?I heard that if you are using free anti-virus software, that it is better to use the free Zonealarm firewall then the Windows firewall.Is this because the Windows firewall dosen?t have ?outbound protection??Is it because the Zonealarm firewall is more configurable or user friendly?

Answer:Free firewall for free antivirus and outbound protection?

The firewall in XP does not provide outbound protection. Having said that, I've never used a 3rd party firewall on any system, regardless of the OS. But hey, that's me.

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I thought it would be a good idea in keeping with the overall goal of this site to start a thread to give people a list of legal and secure sites for downloading free or dirt-cheap movies, music and software/games.
I believe this would helpful in terms of not just telling people not to visit/support pirating websites,
but to also give them other alternatives so that there wouldn't be a temptation to go there anyway
(And also for people like me that Don't want to steal, but also don't want to pay more than I have to)
 
Master list of sites for free/dirt cheap movies, music and free/free to try software:
 
Music
 
Open Music Archive
LEGAL NOTICE:
Contains music with expired copyright according to UK copyright law, which states that the copyright expires 70 years after the author's death.
As such, some of the music may be considered "pirated" in countries with longer copyright periods.
For example, The longest copyright period I know of is Mexico (100 years after the author's death).
 INCOMPETECH
This guy composes his own music and gives it away for free!
 
Movies and/or TV
Hulu 
Movies and tv free with ads, or (for cost of membership) watchable without ads.
 
http://www.epixhd.com/ 
Free for Dishnetwork users?
 
Netflix
Not completely free, but VERY low price!
 
 
Software
WARNING! As stated by Quietman, Many free Software Sites contain ads  or link to sites containing ads with misleading down... Read more

Answer: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.
 
Cheers
Roger

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What is new in avast Free Antivirus 2014! :

Protection-related features and improvements

New DeepScreen technology allows avast! to make more intelligent decisions about new/unknown files. DeepScreen is a successor of AutoSandbox, now upgraded with some additional new technologies such as dynamic binary translation and dyna-gen announced earlier.
New Hardened mode for stricter lockdown scenarios. This is a new mode that is recommended especially for novice users (such as your grandmas): it automatically blocks execution of binaries that would normally be deepscreened (Moderate level) or even allows only execution of programs that are well-known to FileRep (Aggressive level). In a way, it brings the whitelisting concept to the consumer AV space.
Improved cloud scanning features and crowdsourced analysis of suspicious items. This includes new, optimized mechanism for collecting data from our sensors.
Continuously streaming update (CSU) technology for up-to-minute detections. This is not entirely new for v2014, but we now have really buttoned up the whole streaming update infrastructure to allow for reliable, uninterrupted service. We?re currently doing 350-400 updates a day, which equals to one update in roughly every 3.75 minutes, 24x7, 365 days a year. Streaming updates can now also carry more types of definitions than before.
Improved cleaning of malware. This applies to standard malware as well as rootkits and file infectors.
To download free avast: avast! Free Antiviru... Read more

Answer:avast! Free Antivirus 9.0.2014

version number is
9.0.2013

List of changes:
? FIXED: Uninstalling avast might hang at "stopping service: avast! antivirus"
? FIXED: Upload issues for Dropbox and Flickr
? Performance and stabilization fixes in Stream Filter - e.g blocking of ajax calls
? Several firewall fixes - e.g. blocking of Google Earth
? Stability improvements - several crashes fixed
Download locations
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe

avast! cleaner: http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avastclear.exe

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved). Or you can use in-product updater.
 

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Hi everyone,
new public version 17.4.2294 has just been released.

What's new:

- updated GUI engine
- fixed notification of finished Smart Scan, now it correctly shows the results instead of starting the scan again
- fixed several crashes in Web Shield (including corruption of large downloaded files)
- fixed crashing during update of virus definitions on 32-bit OS
- viruses detected by File Shield are now correctly moved to quarantine
- firewall profile is correctly recognized also when you connect via different network adapters
- fixed problem with empty windows profile on Windows 10 after avast update
- right-click explorer scan now runs in main window

Download links and discussion on Avast forum.
NEW version: Avast 17.4.2294
 

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Is Avast a good Antivirus and is their anything better? Would you reccomend using Avast or another free antivirus if you are running a really small business??
 

Answer:Is Avast a good free Antivirus!

sub'd for reading others input as well.
 

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Hi all

avast! Free Antivirus 17.3.2291

NEW: Avast 17.3.2290 + 2291

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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With respect to the Free Antivirus of the Year 2017 competition, I'm starting a thread series where users of the various products will be joining together to state the Pro's and Con's of each antivirus software and why they think it was a contender or not for the Free Antivirus of the Year 2017.

In this thread we'll talk about the Pro's and Con's you have found about Avast Free Antivirus. It achieved the Top Spot in the Poll conducted recently.

The first post will be updated by me [or the mods] with what user's think is good and bad about the product, so an informed decision can be made for newcomers.

Related Threads:
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Answer:Avast Free Antivirus - Pro's & Con's (2017)

The pros: fully customizable, best behavior blocker against Exe files, Free, beautiful user interface design
The cons: Buggy GUI, ads, mediocre signature and web filtering, bad support and also useless forum with fanboys and a lot of unfixed bugs.
 

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