Avast 4.8 free ver VS AVG 8.0

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First time I have used Avast. I have been using AVG 7.5 I just installed
Avast 4.8 free and performed pattern updates. I used the standard install,
the program uses 45mb in memory when idling. When I perform a scan it loads
another module of 10mb.

1. How does this compare with AVG 7.5 and 8.0?
2. I also could not find a scheduling option. Does any exist?
3. If not can I  use Windows scheduler to do this?
4. Does scanning perform in the background as in McAfee, Norton, etc?

Several questions here. TIA


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tommy



Re: Avast 4.8 free ver VS AVG 8.0

"Tommy McClure" <tmDELccDEL72AThalDASHpcDOTorg> wrote in message
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\> 1. How does this compare with AVG 7.5 and 8.0?
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http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0

-jen



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Tommy McClure <tmDELccDEL72AThalDASHpcDOTorg> after much thought,came up
with this jewel:
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Check your settings. I just installed avast
ashWebSv.exe  1,652k
ashDisp.exe       1,300k
ashMaiSv.exe    1,908k
ashServ.exe      11,516k
doesn't even come close to 45mb.

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seems lighter to me.

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You have to pay for scheduling. You can, however, schedule a boot-time scan.

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perhaps....

pretty much

a little from here a little fron there

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What's in a Name? wrote:
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my comparable
ashDisp.exe        2,156k
ashMaiSv.exe     2,448k
ashServ.exe      28,300k
ashWebSv.exe  32,356k
aswUpdSv.exe        292k


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numbers speak louder than words


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sheduling is not the right word

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I will peruse the forums for this one
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too vague for me, couldn't find any settings for this


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I have a dual PII 500mhz, 768mb W2K pro SP4
what is yours?



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Tommy McClure wrote:
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I had Avast running a full scan last night. Good news, it is finding things
that AVG missed. Bad news : it froze up, and I had to do a warm reboot.
Seems like the vastness is the problem. AVG 8 may also be infected.  Or
maybe I just need a new pc with 40gb ram and 2000gb hd and 5 ghz quad core
processor.






Re: Avast 4.8 free ver VS AVG 8.0

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:27:02 -0500 "Tommy McClure"
<tmDELccDEL72AThalDASHpcDOTorg> wrote:

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Have you tried a boot-time scan with Avast?  Start Avast, schedule it from the
menu, check the "Advanced options" to put infected files into the Virus Chest
and re-boot.  It does the scan before Windows loads.  I do this about
once/month.
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Ernie B.

Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another, hopefully
without distortion.

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Ernie B. wrote:
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I found out you have to get the pay version to do scheduling, or command
line capability. Also, with poptray it scans all the email, even the stuff
I'm planning to delete. Takes a long time. Also I had to enable skins to see
the entire menu so I did schedule a boot scan, found no more virus problems.
It scans everything coming off the internet. The options to disable any of
this stuff  are quite limited. May as well do an online Panda or McAfee
scan. Seems they should be building a mp3 player.



Re: Avast 4.8 free ver VS AVG 8.0

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 21:38:01 -0500 "Tommy McClure"
<tmDELccDEL72AThalDASHpcDOTorg> wrote:

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Bells & whistles that I, personally, wouldn't use.

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Have you thought of checking your email with webmail and deleting the junk
from the server?  Avast only scans what your email client downloads, if you
delete the spam from the server then Avast never sees it and doesn't spend
time on it.

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Good!  I don't understand your comment about the skins though, the default
silver skin has the menu selection ^ arrow in the upper LH corner.

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For on-access scanners I have Internet Mail, Standard Shield and Web Shield
enabled, the remainder disabled.  You could explore the custom settings for
each of the scanners to see what best meets your needs.

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I think Avast would make a poor mp3 player, prefer Winamp. ;-)
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without distortion.

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Ernie B. wrote:
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You have those for free with AVG. My pc is automatically scanned late at
night while I sleep. With the command line options , I use Task Scheduler,
and scan everyother day. That way I don't have to use the pay version.

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I use Poptray to do this because it saves time and reduces errors from human
interaction. Plus it takes much longer to do.


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Before I enabled skins, I could not schedule a boot scan. The pull down menu
did not have many important selections , such as boot scan.

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Things like the Web Shield are nice for pc novices that wander onto virus
laden sites. The prices for this is very heavy use of time and resources.
[ see my process list on another post]. They have extensive advanced options
which I couldn't figure out, much less a new pc user.

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Why waste time on kidde stuff like skins?

I took Avast free off. I am now going to try AVG free 8.0. Hoping that the
footprint is much lighter. Stay tuned if you want to know what I find.







Re: Avast 4.8 free ver VS AVG 8.0

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:27:02 -0500, Tommy McClure wrote:

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I use Avast on an older pc running WinXP, 1GB RAM, 120GB HD, and AMD
AthlonXP 2500+ processor.  I have no problems running it.

Patty

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Patty wrote:
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Do you mean a 2TB HD?

Anyhow, I suspect that AVG isn't happy with with the quad core CPU,
and/or Vista isn't doing as good a job as it should apportioning threads
to those four processors. AFAIK, current software** is not written to
take advantage of four cores, and Vista's threading technology is
essentially the same as WinNT/2K/XP - not really built for multi-core CPUs.

** Data crunching and simulation software written for and used by
physicists and such excepted.

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A nice plain vanilla machine, well suited for current software. ;-)

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Wolf Kirchmeir wrote:
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Sorry, WK, I was being facitious. I just need a newer machine if I want to
run AVG 8 free. I like your information though. I have been on this machine
for several years and it was 3 yrs old when I got it. Money solves most
problems hate to say.


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tommy




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tommy



Re: Avast 4.8 free ver VS AVG 8.0

Tommy McClure wrote:
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I reread your earlier post, and realised I had read fast and carelessly.
Um, er, ah, harrumph, musta been drinkin' somethin'... ;-)

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wolf k.

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Is this "working set" or "private bytes"
(and what is exacly the difference ????)

I checked mine with Process Explorer:

ashDisp.exe    4464 (working),  3604 (private)
ashMaiSv.exe   3228 (working),  2708 (private)
ashServ.exe   12128 (working), 17744 (private)
ashWebSv.exe  45564 (working), 16084 (private)
aswUpdSv.exe    224 (wirking),   424 (private)

So I have even more on the web-shield...

But my main problem is that often my PC hangs for a long while when
starting programs (no activity at all), then it continues as normal.

With an earlier avast! version it sometime locked up completly :-(

But I like it, so I won't give it up yet....

Anyone for avast! that can comment on the RAM usage?

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What's in a Name? wrote:
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FYI
here are the processes for AVG 7.5 running on my box:
avgamsvr.exe    192k
avgcc.exe         1320k
avgemc.exe        556k
avgupsvc.exe     528k

WTF!!??



Re: Avast 4.8 free ver VS AVG 8.0

On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:10:45 -0500, "Tommy McClure"
<tmDELccDEL72AThalDASHpcDOTorg> wrote:

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Have you tried the free Avira AntiVir at http://www.free-av.com/ ? I
found it much lighter on resources than AVG 8.0.

It has scheduling options for scanning and the configuration options (in
expert mode) are more extensive than AVG 8.0.

Re: Avast 4.8 free ver VS AVG 8.0

Kaspersky Internet Security only uses about 10-20 MB of RAM in the
background. There is also an option to have it concede resources to
applications that require a lot of RAM. I think it is much better than
AVG or Avast. You can activate a thirty day trial to see if you like it.

http://www.kaspersky.com

JM


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