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avast internet security review, avast removal
I don’t think it’s Avast’s fault. Some Malware adds 1000′s of Registry keys to the registry black listing legit executable files, most of which belong to Antiviruses. I think your tests should be tested on AV’s that can actually run on the system. I know Avast charges for a rescue cd, but the that’s not an issue for the average user as the average user wouldn’t use one anyway.
I’m sure the exe’s are blacklisted, but that’s no excuse. AV/AM companies must offer a way to pre-clean infections. Avast’s answer to this is to charge ya $10 and mail ya a bootable disc.
Using the kaspersky rescue cd as an example, does that even scan the registry? So in that case, it would remove infected files but wouldn’t the exe’s still be black listed?
yea just get the kaspersky rescue disk 2010-2011 for free lolz
I’d like to see Dr. Web clean it up. Cure it or Live CD
This is true. But I can see why they would give the option to mail it. They should also give the option to download it. But The Malware might also block the exe’s used to create the bootable CD. If the user can’t access a wizard, they will never be able to burn the cd otherwise. Plus you can’t buy Avast in the store at least around here. So you normally wouldn’t get a CD. Though I think Avast should give you the option to do a boot time scan at the end of the install. I also wish the boot time scan would scan the registry.
I wonder how avast will keep up with companies like Kaspersky/Norton who give away their rescue disks for free.
This review says it all – avast needs to improve in their removal capabilities. I might give avast a try myself in some other removal test to see if it’s really as big as fail as it seems
Can you try testing Trend Micro’s rescue disc?
It would be cool if you did make a video about cleaning this virtual machine going over the new features in Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
I had been using Avast for about a year, but I got rid of it a couple of months ago. Like Matt said, it is a good defender, but they are obsolete, or downright backwards, in some ways. AVG is their neighbor right there in the Czech Republic. You would think that would motivate them to stay up with Kaspersky since AVG is a perfect example of what NOT to do.
I will continue to use avast! It is great for protection it is very rare for a security product to actually be able to clean up a real infected pc. Heck malware even gives malwarebytes and hmp a good run for the money I,v seen both products fail.
I do wish avast would make their bootable cd free. How ever avast prevention is better than cure so I will stick with it I can’t wait for the prevention video next.
To each, their own. Avast is a good defender once it is installed. I am too demanding to deal with the overbearing nature of Avast regarding how it seems to bog the system down. If I was going to use a traditional AV, I might try Kaspersky because I recently heard they have included a form of HIPS in the latest edition. Until then, I am content with Threatfire AV at level 5 with Sandboxie to assist.
I don’t think avast bogs they system down at all
any timeline on new video?
April 28th, I’ve got a lot of contract work until then.
Must be nice, G-Money. LOL