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avast! 4 Home Edition

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5 stars


December 14, 2008  |  By Genemz

 |  Version: Not Found


Used laptop. No antivirus installed. Riddled with virus and trojans. Used ZA antivirus, and many spyware softwares. The trial period for ZA ran out. Installed Avast 4.8, and the boot scan found more, corrected software malfunctions missed before.


It out did what the others kept missing. And, fixed malfunction software (Restore).That's not bad.


I picked this build because it appears to be the latest. What I said was about the work I did was on a friends laptop. Not mine. Now, I am thinking of replacing my current antivirus when my subscription runs out with Avast. I love the concept of doing its scan and repairs in the boot mode. Great idea. I tried a slew of malware and spyware softwares. The well respected ZA antivirus did not detect what Avast found. Restore was not working until Avast located a virus embedded and repaired. Now, Restore works like new. I highly recommend.

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1 stars


June 30, 2006  |  By smtips--2008

 |  Version: avast! Home Edition 4.7.844


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This product is not compatible with ZoneAlarm Security Suite. I was running that but on a slower PC ZA's virus scans are too slow.

So Avast installs fine, scans fine on the first bootup after install, THEN tells you that it's not comp. with some feature in ZA and that you should turn off the incompatibility in Avast, THEN you need to go and set up special proxies in your browser(s) to make web pages load correctly.

Screw all that, too much of a problem, and REALLY REALLY irritating that the program didn't tell me RIGHT UP FRONT that it wasn't gonna be compatible with ZA instead of letting me get it all installed and spend 10 minutes running a startup scan...how utterly STUPID is that? Then you have to go through the hassle of uninstalling it if you don't want to have the hassle of setting up your web browsers special...which I don't, why bother? ZA will scan at night when I'm not at the PC is all. I *did* like Avast when I tried it on another computer I thought it was fairly quick...but this mumbo jumbo letting me install then getting all this crap...well bye bye, try again Avast authors. And another thing...if it's not compatible with ZA, then who knows what else it won't be compatible with...guess you take your chances if you're running something else, cuz they sure won't tell you up front!

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5 stars


February 23, 2005  |  By Lawrence B. Baker

 |  Version: avast! Home Edition 4.6.603


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Have installed on 6 devices, replacing "a commercial" product. All devices remain safe and sound.

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5 stars

"This is good software"

October 10, 2004  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: avast! 4 Home Edition 4.1.418


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using this app on a p3 that also has a very well known commercial product installed. During the last go-round of worm mailings this program rooted it out while the other missed it entirely. And its a freebie. My compliments and gratitude to the authors.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.1.319
  • avast is now able to unpack almost all ASPack variants
  • improved work with packed EXEs - mainly actions (move to Chest etc.)
  • fixed a problem that was causing some temp files to be left over by the WinEXEC unpacker
  • improvements in the setup/update engine
  • avast is now checking presence of other (incompatible) AV programs, such as Norton Antivirus
  • fixed saving in the SMTP Settings dialog
  • heuristics in the Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange providers now supports silent mode
  • added support for iMesh to the P2P Shield
  • added support for LHA/LHX/LZH archives (will make happy most Japanese users :-))
  • added German, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian and Dutch language versions
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date December 22, 2003
Date Added December 22, 2003
Version 4.1.319
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
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    Total Downloads 7,747
    Downloads Last Week 1
    License Model Free
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    Price Free

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