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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    Abandon AVAST and get Windows Defender instead? You will be surprised that it works quite well. Newest version (Fall Creators Update) is even better.

    But make sure you remove AVAST fully first. If you are not satisfied, you can reinstall it later.
    I appreciate the suggestion, but I like having more control over my anti-virus. Windows does enough stuff on it's own that I have no control over. I like to be able to add exceptions for problem files, for example. The only issue I have with Avast is that it insists on scanning large files in transit to my PC, and there seems to be no way for me to tell it not to without completely disabling webshield every time I download. I wish there was a simple option like "don't scan downloads over a certain size", or "don't scan downloading .rar/.zip files". I thought that's basically what I have selected in the options, but I guess it has no effect because it continues to scan anyways.
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivre View Post
    I appreciate the suggestion, but I like having more control over my anti-virus. Windows does enough stuff on it's own that I have no control over. I like to be able to add exceptions for problem files, for example. The only issue I have with Avast is that it insists on scanning large files in transit to my PC, and there seems to be no way for me to tell it not to without completely disabling webshield every time I download. I wish there was a simple option like "don't scan downloads over a certain size", or "don't scan downloading .rar/.zip files". I thought that's basically what I have selected in the options, but I guess it has no effect because it continues to scan anyways.
    WD allows you to add exceptions too. Be it for particular files, folders, file type or even processes. I know its new interface it's not the best but you will get used to it over time.

    PS - I am curious to know what other things AVAST allow you to do that can't be done for WD...
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #13
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    PS - I am curious to know what other things AVAST allow you to do that can't be done for WD...
    Avast WiFi Inspector, which lets you know, if you are connected to an unsecure WiFi.
    Avast has webshield, which checks for malicious webpages, WD's works only for Edge.
    Avast has a behavioral shield, which can detect malicious like behaviour, like ransomware.
    Avast can be shut off, so it would not report a detection, when playing a game/watching movies.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #14
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1709 16299.19

    Avast has Boot Time Scan if needed, Avast has Filerep feature, Cybercapture, Reputation services, I've been using Avast for the last 11 years, Feel safer with it myself on all the household systems and phone here

    Maybe i'm wrong for trusting it so much, but it's my Computer, and ones I manage in the household, I have tried Defender in the past, but I seem to always end up back on Avast eventually
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #15
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMDMan2016 View Post
    Avast has Filerep feature, Cybercapture, Reputation services
    To be fair, Smartscreen/Cloudprotection is the same like CyberCapture/Hardened Mode.
    WD lacks in Reputations services, since smartscreen checks only Edge and not other browsers.
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #16
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Right, I do use Edge a lot, so I suppose if I really wanted to I could be fine with Defender I suppose, but for now keeps what I got
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #17
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    The only thing I really dislike about AVAST to be honest is the need to register. And how is AVAST performance-wise these days? I tested it some months ago and I wasn't all that impressed. In fact, I tested AVIRA too a few weeks ago and seemed both faster than WD and AVAST. I heard some people complaining AVAST has become very bloated over the years. Maybe choosing minimal components during installation is the way to go.

    Anyway back on topic for OP: I would fully uninstall/reinstall AVAST. The behaviour you experienced with downloads doesn't seem normal.
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  8.    4 Weeks Ago #18
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    Well Avast need to Register is in the past now, as now it actives subscription autoly for free edition, always used Minimal install, As for the OP's problem I do suggest also Full uninstall, and full reinstall using the shields he/she prefers, and hopefully it will totally solve the issue that OP is experiencing
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