Avast

The technical section

Moderator: Global Moderators

Post Reply
speleobat2
Posts: 1642
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:14 pm
Location: USA--Alabama

Avast

Post by speleobat2 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:47 pm

Is anyone familiar with Avast Anti-Virus software? My computer died last week. I ended up with the dreaded blue screen. I'm getting a new harddrive which the shop says will come with Avast installed. Is this a good program or should I try to go back to Kasparsky? I don't know the cause of the crash. I hope to find out more tomorrow when I pick up the computer. It will be running Windows 7.

Thanks in advance!

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

Russell
Posts: 2559
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:59 pm
Location: Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire
Contact:

Re: Avast

Post by Russell » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:29 pm

Hi Carol

Sorry about the demise of your poor computer :( I hope you had a recent backup :)
I have used Avast for years and had no problems with it although it did not like any other Anti-virus software, including some earlier versions of Windows, and I had to switch them off. Plenty of security up dates available which were quick to download.

Russell
Working on: Oman, Brock, Miller/Millar, in Caithness.
Roan/Rowan, Hastings, Sharp, Lapraik in Ayr & Kirkcudbrightshire.
Johnston, Reside, Lyle all over the place !
McGilvray(spelt 26 different ways)
Watson, Morton, Anderson, Tawse, in Kilrenny

WilmaM
Posts: 1626
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:46 am
Location: Falkirk area

Re: Avast

Post by WilmaM » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:50 pm

It worked well with ours though hubby has recently switched to AVG again -

if you don't mind Pam Ferris interrupting you every so often to say:
" a Vast Virus database has been up dated" !!!

speleobat2
Posts: 1642
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:14 pm
Location: USA--Alabama

Re: Avast

Post by speleobat2 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:52 pm

Thanks Russell and Wilma! Fortunately, I took everyone's advice early on and backed up everything regularily!

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

Post Reply