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Topic # 14885 25-Jul-2007 11:06
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With my impending upgrade to Vista, I will need to upgrade my antivirus tool.  I'm currently running McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 7 and am able to get a newer version that runs on Vista, but I'm wondering if I save a bit of bother and get Avast instead. 

Money aside, are they comparable?  I'm happy to sacrifice performance to the application resources if that makes my PC safer.




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  Reply # 79567 25-Jul-2007 11:13
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Transparent in that it's easy to use and nothing's hidden (e.g. resources), or that it's full of holes?




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Reply # 79570 25-Jul-2007 11:20
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Avast all the way for me!



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  Reply # 79572 25-Jul-2007 11:27
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I might give it a burl then.  Cheers guys.




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  Reply # 79573 25-Jul-2007 11:28
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You should consider Windows Live OneCare. Version 2 is in the beta stage and it is now an excellent program. You could give that try. I haven't noticed it affecting my system performance in any way.

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  Reply # 79574 25-Jul-2007 11:34
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bradstewart: You should consider Windows Live OneCare. Version 2 is in the beta stage and it is now an excellent program. You could give that try. I haven't noticed it affecting my system performance in any way.


Hmm, my experience has not been the best with it, and I am thinking of removing it and going back to Avast.

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  Reply # 79576 25-Jul-2007 11:40
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rscole86:
bradstewart: You should consider Windows Live OneCare. Version 2 is in the beta stage and it is now an excellent program. You could give that try. I haven't noticed it affecting my system performance in any way.


Hmm, my experience has not been the best with it, and I am thinking of removing it and going back to Avast.

Yeah 1.5 wasn't the beta. But v2 beta is really good. Much much faster too

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  Reply # 79579 25-Jul-2007 11:56
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You do have to use Beta 2, if you are running a 64bit system.

And i do have problems with the Beta 2 crashing, though it doesnt not affect the OS thankfully.



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  Reply # 79581 25-Jul-2007 12:03
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OneCare seems a bit too much for me.  Sure, it sounds nice to have it all in one package but I do a number of the included functions myself for free.  Still I might give it a go - I may change my opinion.

(brilliant name for the app btw, they obviously weren't thinking of how it may be pronounced Wink)




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  Reply # 79583 25-Jul-2007 12:05
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Avast for the win!




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  Reply # 79591 25-Jul-2007 12:48
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Avast all the way! On Vista or XP









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  Reply # 79602 25-Jul-2007 13:22
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Avast does seem like the way to go.  Just did some googling and it compares favourably against the "commercial" apps.




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Reply # 79770 26-Jul-2007 13:22
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that fertism guy has helped me alot i would go with him i had just gotten a new computer and my norton av had ran out(dam 3 month free thing) and i have this thing that after 5min on the internet like 6 tabs open and u close them and they come back up (it annoying)0 wait i am going off topic but if u can help plz write

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