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"it works, its worth it, and its FREE!!!"
read summary on why i picked a new antivirus to download...But my +'s on avast ..well i just finished downloads and scans apx. 1/2hr ago. and now im here. i am very impressed with avast antivirus! very much so! it found 1 major threat/virus on the "full scan" and then it prompt me to do a reboot scan(orsomething like that). so i did. now this scan found 10 major threats/virus. so for PRO - my one and only pro is. ITS WORKS! simple, thats it. forget about cleaning cookies or stupid small irrelavant things. it took down all of the major things that i downloaded 1.5 weeks ago on 8/17. again read summary to emphasize the pros.
Cons ...well i have to be truthful and cant just favor the PROS. because there is a negative and that is ...it took forever to do the full scan ...45 minutes, and then for the reboot scan thing - this one took 51 minutes. now i did both scans back to back immdiately. so a total of 96 minutes total..eerrrr. 96 minutes of "i wonder if this is really gonna work" why is this taking so flippen long!, "***", but there is a good thing about it too though. it does show you activity while running the scan. and not letting you think if its even working or not. *also keep in mind. the more you have on your comp. and files and such the longer it will take for you to run your scans. (to compare..i have not too many things on mine..maybe 5 folders full of pics, NO movies, and just two poker sites and your regular downloads/apps.
ok, my summary. first is to explain why i downloaded another antivirus. i have my lap top for 10 months now. it came with "trendmicro" antivirus. which i bought from "bestbuy". i tried to update a java thing that kept popping up on my screen. so i finally did after months of ignoring it. (this was obv on 8/17)
so not trendmicro gives me an alert every time i start my comp. stating there were 2threats it could not remove. and these were TROJ_SIREFEF.DAM virus.
on my trendmicro summary screen it showed 186 viruses on my comp. what happened was EVERY time i would start my comp. it added 2 more of these TROJ_ things...so it accumilated to 186.
so what i am getting at is .."trendmicro" is GARBAGE!!!(my opinion), it notified me that it could not remove 2 threats. but would not pick them up when i would run the full scans, gave me no way to remove them..errr/***!, oh and also. i even tried to entirely remove this trend micro from my comp. cause i knew i could not download antoher one until ALL antivirus downloads are gone. after many attempts of removing from comp. and watching the time bar get stuck on 13% EVERY single time i tried!, but i did something by accident and I was able to get it prompt me to do somethign completely different than trying to remove the programe, but it allowed me to sneak through the back door and get the inferior antivirus from my comp. so i could finally download another that actually works..woohoo!
...MY OPINION about 'trendmicro' and the incident that just happened w/ me is that my expire date is coming up real soon and i think they rig this some how so that i have to contact them and they can try to make me spend money and try to renew with them again. so lame i can stand when companys do sht like this. its like when you order things online and unless you actually make the effort to not to RE-SEND things they will automatically send and of course REBILL your visa/cc/etc. just flippen lame. if the product/service/etc. is good/satisfactory/honest/works! ..then companys will have no problem w/ people coming back to them...flippen irritates me to all hell!
so my summary of avast is great! 2thumbs up, try it. especially if you actually have viruses on your computer and really need to get something that will FIND, cause again...this found the 11 threats on my comp and every thing is working just great.
Some examples of what was happening w/ my comp the last 10 days or so. ....i use a external monitor (24inch/HD) the colors were sooo off, and could not be readjusted, it was so bad, and hurt eyes to look at screen for a length of time. not too healthy for the eyes either i bet.
also ...EVERY single thing i have that requires a screen name/log, or/and a password, NOT ONE of them would hold and keep the name and password...EVERY time i had to re enter all info to open up my accounts or info, etc.
some small other little things i was def. able to over look, but the two up top examples, and especially not having the peice of mind knowing i have a lame antivirus which is not doing a thing about the problem, and the PROBLEM is what was making me uncomfortable about opening and entering all my personal info names and passwords.
but my screen colors are very much back to normal! and my log names and such..and my passwords are ALL holding and staying and auto logins and such!!! See..how simple! wow, something that is suppose to do something and sure enough..it does it/woohoo!/nice!***. why so difficult on dont make shty products or service,,,,***! gawd this irritates me.
Well thats it, so i wrote a book vs comments. but i hope you can relate/and helped/and serious ...try it/its free. im going to use up my 30 days, adn then register for the 1 yr free..im sure by then i will feel more than happy to say thx for 13months free, and i then would reg. for a fee...i feel real good about avast and very happy w the results so far!