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Avast features & quality

by engtianxi / June 29, 2012 9:50 PM PDT

I am very disapointed with all the Avast antivirus. When i just purchase my computer for only 1 month only with Avast! free antivirus software installed myself, my computer have a fake antivirus automatically come out on my monitor screen.

When the fake antivirus software appear, I can't use the Control Panel to remove it, and when I am using my computer, it sometimes suddently the computer automatically do a illegal shut down.

Folks, avoid ALL free antivirus software expacially any version & any license of Avast! antivirus. When you don't want to pay for the unique protection features, then you don't get it. Use Microsoft Security Essentials because a lot of people says MSE is the good antivirus expacially in the Windows 7 forums forum.

When you are intested to buy antivirus software, buy Norton 360. The Norton has four main unique features: One, PC security. Two, Identity protection. Three, Backup. Four, PC tuneup.

You know why I don't use Avast! antivirus?

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That is not a virus
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 29, 2012 9:54 PM PDT

What you got is not a virus and it is unlikely any anti-virus, free or paid, would have prevented it.

You got scareware from a malicious web site. That means you visited the web site yourself and you allowed the malware to take hold.

Mark

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not the answer
by engtianxi / June 29, 2012 9:56 PM PDT
In reply to: That is not a virus

No, it is not a scareware, it is an fake antivirus.

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That's right
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 29, 2012 10:01 PM PDT
In reply to: not the answer

It is not a virus, but a fake anti-virus scanner.

There are methods for removing such scareware, but they depend which one you got, and the procedure is generally long and involved. BleepingComputer.com has most of the best methods to remove them, using tools such as RKill.exe, MBAM and SAS, as well as unhide.exe where the scareware hides files and folders.

We can only get these malware problems by visiting suspect and malicious web sites. We cannot get these via virus infection.

Mark

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