It seems Avast *might* be deliberately slowing computers down that don't
buy their upgrades ... I installed AVG , it found a malicious file that can
slow things down with an Avast identifier . Not that AVG is any better . It
too is overgrown , trying to do too many things and using a lot of resources
. So I'm looking for something that works well and isn't bloated with extras
On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:43:28 AM UTC-7, bob_villain wrote:
i only use the MS security essentials
it works for a long long time, without problems
then if something pops up, i deal with it then
[this strategy has worked for me, for years and years]
i used to think you needed more protection
[i try not to install too many unneeded programs]
I swear by it - OTOH, I probably don't know enough to hold an informed
opinion.... but I switched to Avast years ago when the paid anti-virus I
was using became excessively intrusive.
Only infection I have had under Avast was when my macho son-in-law
"OK'd" through Avast's dire warning screen and just *had* to open some
attachment-or-another...... So the only thing on my Avast wish list is
the ability to set it up on somebody's machine so they simply cannot
dismiss warnings and go ahead with whatever the warning was against.
I haven't used AV for many years. But you need
to browse safely and recognize threats if you
want to do that. (No risky stuff like letting
I install Avast for friends. It seems to be minimally
intrusive with few false alarms. I've had multiple,
reckless false alarms from Avira with my own software.
Malwarebytes is even more reckless. Many of the
companies seem to figure they won't get a bad
reputation if they err on the side of caution.
The only thing I can suggest is to look through the
settings. Shut off Internet filters, mail filters,
application filters, etc. also shut off scanning of
every file. Just let it check downloaded or
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