grog1961

Avast 7

22 posts in this topic

I have a brand new computer (using WIndows 7) and I'm not happy with Avast 7 since they changed.

I never had any problems with the earlier versions of Avast and Malwarebytes (using WIndows XP)

but I think Avast 7 is causing conflicts when running Malwarebytes.

I have am using the free version of Avast and would like a better antivirus program to

replace it.

Besides Avast I also have SuperAntispyware installed.

I like the fact that Avast and Malwarebytes always warned me right away of

problems but I no longer want to use Avast.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We do not currently have an FAQ for setting exclusions for avast! 7 but we do have one for version 6 that you may be able to adapt.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?act=findpost&pid=417798

If you want to try another free AV product, Microsoft does offer one that is actually pretty good - doesn't have as many bells and whistles but works good.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

FAQ to set exclusions for that one.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?act=findpost&pid=181018

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Avast7 and Malwarebytes work perfectly together with the right exclusions set in each product.

I have avast7 (AIS) and Malwarebytes free on a Win7 32Bit system and avast7(AIS) with Malwarebytes Pro on 2x Win7 64Bit systems and there are absolutely no problems at all.I just used the V6 settings as per Ron's post.

There seem to have been some problems with Avast7 and XP systems , there is a second release in Beta testing, why not wait and see what the new version is like on your system?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still want a different program to replace Avast 7. I didn't like having to manually install Avast 7 (run in Windows Safe mode and use their program to completey uninstall Avast 6 before installing Avast 7) when I had Windows XP before a previous definitions update caused problems when trying to install it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you want to try another free AV product, Microsoft does offer one that is actually pretty good - doesn't have as many bells and whistles but works good.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

FAQ to set exclusions for that one.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?act=findpost&pid=181018

Thanks

In that case I would follow AdvancedSetup advice above....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How come I never had an issue with Malwarebytes and Windows XP????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as I know I don't have Microsoft Security Essentials. Why do I need that anyway???? And if it is on, why can't you just turn it off or uninstall it????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think you need to read AdvancedSetup's reply again.

He did NOT say you had MSE, what he said was if you don't want avast then you could try MSE in avasts place.

Your issue with avast7 and having to uninstall/reinstall was caused by a corrupted file that got added to the install package. All this has been clearly explained on the avast forum and those issues were addressed within days of the event.

The new release upgrades from the GUI . I have installed avast7 and Malwarebytes on plenty of machines in the workshop and there has been no problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another good antivirus is Avira Free. It works well with MBAM and it has very high ratings for detection and removal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply!

It doesn't say it scans emails though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are right. Avira Free does not scan emails which is a drawback which many find is a problem. I wonder if MBAM Pro scans emails?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MBAM Pro does not scan emails, this is the job of the antivirus software.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That why I liked the free version of Avast. Because it scanned emails.

Since a newer version Avast came out I'm going to see happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I notice that my computer doesn't like programs at the CNET website that is suppose to be safe.

Malwarebytes keeps preventing me from going to the site.

I'm trying to get the following program for my computer: Clock Tray Skins

I really like this program and had it on my old computer.

Can someone try going to the below site and see if they you have a problem:

http://www.drive-software.com

I already allowed Malawarebytes to allow me to access another website that I couldn't get to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hxxp://www.drive-software.com is blocked by Malwarebytes, if you think that this is being blocked by accident you can report it in the False Positives section of the forum HERE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks!!!! I read some user comments about this program and I now remembered that this company doesn't do updates or answer any questions you may have

about their programs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

grog1961 which program are you referring to, Malwarebytes or the one located at the website you mentioned?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Clock Tray Skins program.

Malawarebytes stops you from going there so I'm not going to worry about this program.

I downloaded and installed an atomic clock program at CNET and had no problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK thanks for the info, I tend to stay away from sites that Malwarebytes blocks as well. If I question it I just ask in the False positives seciton.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That why I liked the free version of Avast. Because it scanned emails.

Since a newer version Avast came out I'm going to see happens.

Hi grog, I hope you have a better experience with avast7 this time, if there are any issues do please ask on the avast forum. Malwarebytes should be fine with avast, if you have a problem with that I am sure it can be sorted out here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.