Any feedback on avast 5 free edition?

By ravisunny2
May 14, 2010
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  1. Any feedback on avast5 free edition ?

    Avast 4.8 was good.
  2. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,057   +8

    I just installed avast5 Free.

    Looks good, but seems to be a little slower than 4.8.
  3. CAMusing

    CAMusing TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 328

  4. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,057   +8

    I didn't benchmark avast5.

    Just felt it was a trifle slow. I could be wrong.

    Just had a look at the link provided by you:

  5. CAMusing

    CAMusing TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 328

  6. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,057   +8

    I have Microsoft Security Essentials loaded too.

    Seems to slow down my start up considerably.

    Looks like it does some scanning or checking, right after startup (in win xp sp3).

    I hope I haven't screwed up some setting.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    OK, I hope that this is just an issue of English syntax, since after 721 posts you should know better than to have >> TWO << anti-virus programs installed at the same time.
  8. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,057   +8

    Hello, Captain ! ;)

    Long time, no see.

    So what's wrong with taking MSE for a test ride ?

    My faithful Sancho, for quite a whiule, has been Avast.

    All the same, it is good to hear from you.

    So let the show begin !:D
  9. ultragrey

    ultragrey Newcomer, in training Posts: 69

    I have avast 5 and it is the best to protect against all kinds of trojans.
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