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Avast 5

Postby pwcmed » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:29 pm

Anyone try out the new Avast 5. I'm only showing 2 processes after I installed it. I didn't even have to reboot. :shock:

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Re: Avast 5

Postby FZ1 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:26 am

I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials which, from what I have read, seems to be one of the best anti-virus/spyware apps you can use. It seems like when I did use Avast, there was something really annoying about it but I can't remember what.
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Re: Avast 5

Postby bubba » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:03 am

Buddy of mine uses it, past out on his couch a couple times to be woke up by the Avast dude coming across the speakers "antivirus updated"
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Re: Avast 5

Postby FZ1 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:38 am

bubba wrote:Buddy of mine uses it, past out on his couch a couple times to be woke up by the Avast dude coming across the speakers "antivirus updated"

Yeah, that was it. WTF
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Re: Avast 5

Postby bubba » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:18 am

It is a little on the freaky side. :lol:
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Re: Avast 5

Postby Illuminati » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:42 am

You can turn off the audio notifications... lol.
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Re: Avast 5

Postby FZ1 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:39 am

Why they thought people needed an announcement for that and to leave it on by default is beyond me. Makes me question their decision making. :toimonster:
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Re: Avast 5

Postby kenc51 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:17 am

It can also come up saying "A VIRUS HAS BEEN DETECTED" on some sites, not p0rn or anything ;)
It seems some scripts scare it.
I still use it, but with the notifications off.

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Re: Avast 5

Postby pwcmed » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:21 am

bubba wrote:Buddy of mine uses it, past out on his couch a couple times to be woke up by the Avast dude coming across the speakers "antivirus updated"



It's a different voice with 5, friendlier but still a tad bit annoying.

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Re: Avast 5

Postby Dragon_Cooler » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:24 pm

I <3 Avast. I tried MSE for a while and I hated it. It completely deleted a couple programs out of a false positive and I was unable to recover them. At least when AVAST picked them up I had the option to ignore. Avast all the way!!!
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Re: Avast 5

Postby Sporg » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:34 pm

I'll have to check out the latest version. I think mine has a woman's voice, which was pleasant, then we had a rough go at it for a while. I eventually broke up with her and disabled her voice feature, now things are going much better. She does her job and we don't have to talk anymore...wait...
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