Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    368

    Default Avast Free Edition ?????

    The website says avast free edition doesnt have these following features ,
    SafeZone: Secures shopping & banking
    Sandbox: Lets you surf the web virtually
    Sandbox: Runs risky programs virtually
    Firewall: Blocks hacker attacks
    Firewall: Secures personal data
    Firewall: Secures your identity

    but after downloading it , these features are visible . Not only avast free edition , avg free editon , has similar saying like " NO FIREWALL " , but after downloading it , firewall is seen . Have a look at it , http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download. Whats your say ?????

  2. #2
    IT Contractor
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2,677

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    The Free edition does not have those features. The Trial of IS does.
    Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD
    Windows 7 x64 // Phenom II 955 // 8GB DDR3-1333 // GTX460 1GB // Corsair Force3 120GB SSD
    Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

  3. #3
    amateur expert dugimodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    8,034

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    What probably happened is when you installed the free edition it actually installed the full version as a 1 month trial and after that expires it'll give you the option to either buy it or disable the extra features. It's a marketing gimmick attempting to hook you on the extra features.

    What I say though is use MSE and forget it, Avast and AVG are more intrusive and prone to installing crapware if you don't pay attention. I'd only use them if I couldn't use MSE for some reason.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    368

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    What probably happened is when you installed the free edition it actually installed the full version as a 1 month trial and after that expires it'll give you the option to either buy it or disable the extra features. It's a marketing gimmick attempting to hook you on the extra features.

    What I say though is use MSE and forget it, Avast and AVG are more intrusive and prone to installing crapware if you don't pay attention. I'd only use them if I couldn't use MSE for some reason.
    yeah , youre right , its as marketing gimmick . so does MSE has a firewall ?

  5. #5
    Soaring like an Eagle gary67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    In a field in Hanmer
    Posts
    14,739

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Nhashon View Post
    yeah , youre right , its as marketing gimmick . so does MSE has a firewall ?
    No but windows itself does

  6. #6
    Member ruup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    796

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    "Avast and AVG are more intrusive and prone to installing crapware if you don't pay attention" I seem to be missing some crapware on my Avast antivirus can you elaborate please? Also although Microsoft Security Essentials is good it can quickly be out of date, one of the things I really like about Avast is it updates far more regularly than Microsoft Security Essentials (must be the crapware that does it)

    Cheers
    ruup
    ' The Ghost of Tom Joad '

  7. #7
    Lifetime Member lakewoodlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    On a need to know basis....
    Posts
    3,376

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    Excuse me, MSSE updates every day, same as the others you mention. And it doesn't need crapware to do it.

    LL
    _____Nothing is hidden that cannot be revealed______

  8. #8
    amateur expert dugimodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    8,034

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    That was aimed at AVG mostly, I haven't installed Avast for almost a year so I can't claim to know what it includes these days. But I was referring to the web based scanning options that in my experince slow things down and make browsing less enjoyable, and I think AVG wanted to install a toolbar last time I tried it but I could be wrong there too. Maybe we can just pretend I didn't say anything about crapware and just go with MSE being less intrusive and more popular.

    To be honest I just prefer MSE since switching to it and haven't bothered with the other free ones since. I did use both prior to MSE. As far as what does the best job it seems to change regularly but MSE always score well amongst the free ones tested in reviews I've seen.

    Silly comment but I miss the Avast voice telling me the database has been updated occasionally.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

  9. #9
    Member ruup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    796

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    Hi,Yes MSSE updates daily,Avast updates when updates are available ie several times a day.

    Cheers
    ' The Ghost of Tom Joad '

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    2,428

    Default Re: Avast Free Edition ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by lakewoodlady View Post
    Excuse me, MSSE updates every day, same as the others you mention. And it doesn't need crapware to do it.

    LL
    That's right LL, XP timed for 9am daily.

    Speedy recommended unistalling Avast and this has certainly speeded up the boot-up time.

    Lurking.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Windows Security Center.jpg 
Views:	44 
Size:	53.0 KB 
ID:	3808  

Similar Threads

  1. Can't install Avast Free
    By Shortstop in forum PressF1
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 15-10-2010, 07:16 PM
  2. Configuring Avast 4.8 free Antivirus
    By Knownothing in forum PressF1
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-06-2009, 09:33 AM
  3. Avast Home Free
    By Driftwood in forum PressF1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-11-2008, 10:04 AM
  4. BitDefender Standard Edition vs Free Edition
    By heni72847 in forum PressF1
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 17-06-2004, 04:42 PM
  5. Avast 4 Home Edition
    By Mantis in forum PressF1
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-04-2004, 07:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •