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Besides the obvious risks of a program which your firewall
shows scans all your over the net data by default, you cannot
disable AVAST services in XP, it will not allow it. For those
who suggest I use a special program which I must download
from Avast to remove it properly from my computer, I should
not need to do that and again suggests these guys are getting
too big for their britches. I do not want a AV program that
takes over my operating system. I do not want an AV program
that potentially risks my privacy. NEXT!

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Shout it from the rooftops!!!

(...it would be more effective than posting it here)

They have a forum don't they?



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firewall
cannot
those
should
getting
that
program
Not sure what you mean by "effective". If I was choosing an
AV progam I'd sure want to know that it takes over my OS and
does other privacy violating things. AV programs should not
do that. Even if they are good, it's not worth losing your
privacy and control of your computer to some unknown party
in Czech.

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@news.albasani.net:

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He means that no one is here to listen and if he wants something done
about it, a more effective approach would be to shout in the Avast forum
about it.

I have uninstalled avast! simply because it's too noisy...I don't want
to hear from these tools unless something in the malware arena happens.

I much prefer PandaCloud AV Beta, but much of the objection here is the
cloud itself which I think is more appropriate for malware tools than
any other use.

Mainly because of the ability to immediately protect everyone using the
cloud when malware is discovered...virutally real time updates.

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Too noisy ?  It depends from the settings. Here avast don't bother me.

And you can disable the Cloud/Community-Functions.

And it's up to you, to generate / send a Support-File. In the case, you
want: You can decide, which Informations are included in this File.


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ip.de:

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I don't need to dig through settings to quieten down a program's noisy
defaults when I have a better alternative that does not require such.
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Cloud functions are the best use of the cloud...didja read wot I said?
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and it's up to them to decide how they want to present their program. I
don't like the presentation much and have alternatives. If I didn't, I
might be inclined to beg them to be more considerate.


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Quite right too. I was only saying the George at the club on Friday I think it
was. I said
'George, uninstall all noisy...

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Yeah, the cloud. How 1 hates the 'cloud'.

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Yeah you're right, that big fuzzy ball of cotton wall thingy is very appropriate
for doing
big fuzzy things.

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Yeah, those malware thingamabobs can't see in dense cloud. Fuck's them right up.

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Really, of water vapour? Ain't progress wonderful.

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amoung other particles and a lot of bacteria. Betcha didn't know that :)

(is that bacteria alive or dead?)

Being a retired aviator, I know a lot about clouds. You or I wouldn't be
here but for them...so don't be so hard on them.

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Bacteria are life, it's viruses where the definition gets blurred.

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p-0^0-h the cat wrote:
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Indeed, IIRC viruses exhibit five out of seven features needed to be
classified as alive.

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In those terms, now define a prion.

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On Sun, 1 Apr 2012 08:25:33 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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Yeah interesting stuff.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/02dec_monolake /

Discovery of "Arsenic-bug" Expands Definition of Life : NASA

Reminiscent of the Star Trek episode in which the Enterprise crew finds Horta, a
silicon-based alien life form that can't be detected with tricorders because it
wasn't
carbon-based.

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David H. Lipman wrote:
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That's a tough call, they don't actually reproduce but cause a
corruption in shape to be transmitted. Recently it has been suggested
that evolution is possible with these as well. There are minerals that
"grow" too - the definition (or rather a list of prerequisites) of life
is changing some as a result.

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Of course bacteria live, and they die. The question was, is the bacteria
contained in a cloud alive or dead?



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Alive, apart from the dead one's... but why ask me, you're a cloud expert, so
you say. I
suppose asking you what qualifies you to be a self proclaimed cloud expert will
get the
usual response.

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p-0^0-h the cat wrote:
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He's looked at clouds from both sides now?

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up and down...all around.

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Scientists have yet to prove that the bacteria in clouds contains live
ones. My best guess is at least some are alive however...depends on how
prepared they are for cold temps...and how high the cloud is. The standard
temperature lapse rate is -2 degrees C per thousand feet.

Brevibacillus bacteria has been found in the Antartic and some bacteria
live in hydrothermal vents. Some say bacteria can live anywhere. Microbial
life can survive in extreme environments where more complex organisms
couldn't exist.

So yes, even though scientists haven't proven it, I believe clouds contain
live bacteria...so clouds are alive.

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Years outta date as usual

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/01/090112-clouds-bacteria.html

http://www.livescience.com/2333-earth-clouds-alive-bacteria.html

http://news.discovery.com/earth/bacteria-living-in-cloud-cities-may-control-rain-and-snow-patterns.html

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/86/8615sci1.html

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231011006534


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alt.comp.anti-virus:

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What???

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I don't have any trouble stopping the Avast Service in Windows Vista. I
don't believe it would be any more difficult in XP.

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