is it good to use avast ?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by knightwarrior007, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. frns !

    i have only 512 MB of RAM.. Some said avast consumes a hug
    RAM memory.. is that so ??

    planning to use avast home edition 4 ( free antivirus ) ??

    plz suggest !!

    thank u :
     
    knightwarrior007, Nov 21, 2009
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  2. From: "knightwarrior007" <>

    | frns !

    | i have only 512 MB of RAM.. Some said avast consumes a huge RAM memory.. is that so ??

    | planning to use avast home edition 4 ( free antivirus ) ??

    | plz suggest !!

    | thank u :) --

    Suggestion 1 - DUMP forums.techarena.in ! Don't use POS web front-ends to usenet.
    Access the MS News Grooups directily via news://msnews.microsoft.com/
    This group specificaly. news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.security.virus

    Suggestion 2 - Buy RAM !

    Suggestion 3 -- go with Avira AntiVir.
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 21, 2009
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  3. knightwarrior007

    Hot-text Guest

    I have 124 Mb of RAM on one PC and Avast work good on it
    it's the Avast home edition 4 ( free antivirus )
    and I have on a 2 Gb of RAM PC too and it consumes more RAM in it because
    it have more RAM by give......
     
    Hot-text, Nov 21, 2009
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  4. Ur OS mks it so tht ne amnt o RAM it nds is avlbl as vrtul mmry.

    So i gss ur OK on tht score.
     
    FromTheRafters, Nov 21, 2009
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  5. http://www.avast.com/eng/system-requirements-avast-home.html
     
    FromTheRafters, Nov 21, 2009
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  6. knightwarrior007

    Peter Foldes Guest

    LOL. Where can I get that spiel chucker that ur using
     
    Peter Foldes, Nov 21, 2009
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  7. From: "FromTheRafters" <erratic @nomail.afraid.org>

    | http://www.avast.com/eng/system-requirements-avast-home.html

    "The operating systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT4 will be supported until the end of 2009. "

    Which, BTW, isn't very far off - LOL :)
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 21, 2009
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  8. knightwarrior007

    MEB Guest

    A re-print from win98.gen_discussion per AVAST updates related to Win9X:
    Quote ---

    Hello,

    sorry but no good news. Basically it means no support and no program
    updates for this OS, but virus updates till the end of 2010. So I think
    that 1 year license may still work for you in this case.

    Best regards,

    ALWIL Software a.s. support team

    Ticket Details
    ===================
    Ticket ID: ZTS-932850
    Department: [ENG] Technical support
    Priority: Default
    Status: On Hold

    ---------------------------------
    --- End Quote

    How reliable that information is remains to be seen.

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    MEB, Nov 22, 2009
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  9. After that what ... install it on XP and emulate these relics?
    Ah...so there's still time... :eek:) I'll warm up th' car an' go get th'
    Wintel7 so's I can emulate 95a on it and run Wolverine.

    Well, put that way, it sounds kinda silly - like using 256 bit at rest
    encryption, and setting your password to "fluffy".
     
    FromTheRafters, Nov 23, 2009
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  10. :eek:)

     
    FromTheRafters, Nov 23, 2009
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  11. knightwarrior007

    NT Canuck Guest

    512mb is Ok with WinXP or Win2000 in default configurations,
    Vista and newer like 1gb or more as default, more ram is
    needed/used when adding graphics/gaming/Office workloads.

    You will need a bit more ram if using onboard (built in) graphics/
    video display since those gobble some of systems ram to run
    the video and you could end up a bit short (sluggish) for OS.

    I suppose it depends on the workload and optional components
    you select (mail, Internet, real-time, office) and how quick you
    want to scoot about the Internet. You absolutely need at least
    an antivirus (in some cases malware/rootkit/adware also) so
    don't run around without one and some enabled firewall.
    Avast 4 (4.8?) also includes some Gmer code for deep
    scanning, but I'd lean toward the MS offering or look
    into the Avira which is popular and newly edited/funded.

    If you are on a corporate type of domain or remote laptop
    to one...then check first with that firms sysadmin/sysop to
    see what they recommend or use, plus for online banking
    the bank may have preference or suggestions to consider.

    Many ISP today include or offer Antivirus / firewall at
    no charge so that's something to consider looking into.
    (they are usually fussy to get one that works well with
    their internal systems/clients, but times change quickly)

    Use what you are most comfortable with if working solo,
    but do keep it updated and if having problems that is
    more a concern than any ram use (ram is cheap...your
    time and others can't be replaced, use it wisely).
    hth
     
    NT Canuck, Nov 23, 2009
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  12. From: "NT Canuck" <>


    | Avast 4 (4.8?) also includes some Gmer code for deep
    | scanning, but I'd lean toward the MS offering or look
    | into the Avira which is popular and newly edited/funded.

    To my knowledge, Avast doesn't have any Gmer code and Gmer doesn't have an association
    with Alwil.
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 23, 2009
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  13. knightwarrior007

    NT Canuck Guest

    You may want to upgrade your umm... knowledge module. ;)

    http://www.avast.com/eng/what-is-new-in-avast-4-8.html

    <quote>
    Anti-rootkit built-in

    Another key feature of avast! antivirus 4.8 is the inclusion of
    anti-rootkit technology, based upon the class-leading GMER
    technology, and now built-in to the scan engine as standard.
    </quote>
     
    NT Canuck, Nov 23, 2009
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  14. knightwarrior007

    NT Canuck Guest

    Further to my other post in reply to your comment...
    I double checked to see how/if the other side gmer/alwil
    had any 'known' relationship and found below...at gmer.net,
    so it's not even any breaking news...March 2008, over a year.

    http://www.gmer.net/

    <quote>
    2008.03.30
    ALWIL Software has released AVAST 4.8 containing
    anti-rootkit based on GMER technology.
    </quote>
     
    NT Canuck, Nov 23, 2009
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  15. From: "NT Canuck" <>


    | Further to my other post in reply to your comment...
    | I double checked to see how/if the other side gmer/alwil
    | had any 'known' relationship and found below...at gmer.net,
    | so it's not even any breaking news...March 2008, over a year.

    | http://www.gmer.net/

    | <quote>
    | 2008.03.30
    | ALWIL Software has released AVAST 4.8 containing
    | anti-rootkit based on GMER technology.
    | </quote>
    | --
    | 'Seek and ye shall find'
    | NT Canuck


    It is news to me -- Thank You !
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 23, 2009
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  16. knightwarrior007

    NT Canuck Guest

    Fair enough Dave, you are welcome.
    However the inclusion of stronger technology does nothing
    to ensure stability of product under stress or guarantee of
    finding items 'not in evidence/active or 'new' during a scan'.
    But you likely know that. ;)
     
    NT Canuck, Nov 23, 2009
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