Which Antivirus to Install

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  1. Posts : 429
    Windows 10 Pro 1903 x64
       #1

    Which Antivirus to Install


    Hello,
    On my pc is installed AVG free antivirus, and now I want to replace it, one reason - it is 'heavy' on the computer, and ocasionaly it pops-up notifications to install additional items such as tune-ups.
    Some time ago I got answers from this forum about "Bitdefender" antivirus, and a friend told me about "Avast free" antivirus.
    So I would like your opinion about these two, which one to choose.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
    Ps: Avast has two installation files - offline and online.
    Thanks again
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  2. Posts : 1,101
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1909 18363.836
       #2

    Well I Personally use Avast on most of the machines here, except the really slow one lol, but I might put it back on there

    Offline install is basically the full install, Though the Online one is recommend on Avast Forum as it gets the latest updates during the install, as well as any micro update or Emergency updates. Then once the install is finished I myself normally reboot system, then configure system and such, Activate it, and that's basically it

    Longtime Avast user since 2006 myself
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 13,185
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    I would not install either one of them.
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  4. Posts : 1,101
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1909 18363.836
       #4

    I Did briefly Try Defender, but I Guess I'm too used to Avast, so I always end up reinstalling it myself. Maybe not so smart decision, but guess it's me lol
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,116
    Home 2004 x64 10.0.19041.264
       #5

    If you are looking for a light AV, try Avast in Minimal Mode, Bitdefender, Panda or 360 TSE.

    You should try each for a few days to see, if it runs well or it it causes any problems.
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  6. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 6,371
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    I used to use Avast but lately its becoming too invasive and bulky. I now use Malwarebytes and Defender.
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 47,343
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #7

    swarfega said:
    I used to use Avast but lately its becoming too invasive and bulky. I now use Malwarebytes and Defender.
    plus SuperAntiSpyware free. (it likes cookies! :))
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  8. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,116
    Home 2004 x64 10.0.19041.264
       #8

    If you turn on gaming mode in Avast, you will not get any popups/ADs.

    My recommended setup:

    Enable PUP, Hardened & Silent Mode / Set popups to 1 sec
    Disable Cyber Capture & Reputation Services & Sharing Personal Info
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  9. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 6,371
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    f14tomcat said:
    plus SuperAntiSpyware free. (it likes cookies! :))
    Indeed! Forgot that one.
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  10. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #10

    Consumer fraud - beware avast products and company


    NavyLCDR said:
    I would not install either one of them.
    Seems that this entire company is predatory and makes it impossible to cancel auto-subscriptions.This practice is illegal in the USA and I am in the processing of reporting this company to the proper authorities.I will also be reporting them to AARP so that they can alert their millions of members about this company and avoid doing business with them.If they had a quality product they would actually allow trials to test drive the product without a credit card.


    BEWARE OF AVAST - Once they get your credit card info they make it IMPOSSIBLE to cancel auto-rebilling!They also ignore your email inquiries so that they can steal money from you with unauthorized billing even after being contacted.

    You have been warned and so will as many others as I can inform about this fraudulent business!
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