is it Safe to shutdown at night? for the last year I've been sleeping PC at night, and waking up soon as I wake up, I guess i'll have to get used to shutting down again, sometimes do remote in from phone at night and do some maintnenace, but I guess with SSD will be less maintenance to do
Nice! Congrats! You'll be pleased I'm sure. An SSD makes all the difference. You'll be able to shut down at night, and the boot-up time in the morning will be as fast as a "wake from sleep" (if not faster!). And, yes, I'd keep fast startup off.
Fast Startup on, Already have File Shield, Behavior Shield (NEW one), Mail Shield and Web Shield, Always had Fast Startup on, but I can turn that off, and see how it goes after that
Might uninstall Behavior Shield, and see how it performs lol, don't know if I lower protection at all, but heck I don't want slow startup either, when I reboot, usually though PC sleeps at night, as sometimes I remote in with phone app and do a few things lol
Do you have Fast Startup turned off? I would have that off, reboot, then go to Avast in Programs & Features through Control Panel, click "change", select only the three web shields, (and the software updater if you want it), and let it modify the installation. If you already have only those three options, then do a "repair" instead.
I used Defender and MBAM free for quite some time on my main rig and was quite happy with the combination. (still use that combination on a secondary rig.) Then, I found a deal for ESET NOD32 (3) PCs for $12, so I'm using that for now. I thought Avast had sorted their bugs last fall...guess not? If you've got issues with it not showing as installed properly, then you can't be sure it's doing a good job anyway. It's not showing in Program & Features at all? If it is, you could try "repair" from there. Or, use Avast Clear to completely remove it and start over with a clean Avast installation. Defender seems to be getting pretty good but it's still very low on the list of detections versus the big guys; the most important variable is, of course, the person using the computer. I was really looking forward to MBAM 3 paid version, which is supposed to include their anti-ransomware module. But, I've been watching the thread, and it seems they've still got quite a few bugs to sort. It's a shame - their impeccable reputation has really become tarnished by releasing v3 too early.
Yeah, I know.
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Sounds good. Glad to be able to help a fellow Michigander. Cheers!
Ok Seagate it is then for sure!, I hope they don't solder the enclosures circuit board as well to the drive lol
Great! I would stay away from WD - they solder the enclosure's internal printed circuit boards directly to the drive, so when the enclosure's PCB dies, you can't take your drive out, put it in a new enclosure and get to your data. Some cost save - I guess it keeps their data recovery division in business...