Avast Antivirus - www.avast.com Review

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jaydeetee's review of Avast Antivirus - www.avast.com

★★☆☆☆

“The problem mentioned in the bad points is bad enough...”

Written on: 24/05/2004 by jaydeetee (3 reviews written)

Good Points
One of only two free antivirus programs that scan emails but see bad points first. It is easy to install and set up etc.

Bad Points
Very bad point: when you get the inbound mail scanning settings set up with pop and smtp servers showing 127.0.0.1 and the username showing username#pop.isp.com this does not hold. When you reboot your pc it will have returned to pop.isp.com in the pop server and 127.0.0.1 in the smtp server meaning your inbound mail is not being scanned. We had 10 attempts at this manually setting it up and through the mail protection wizard. a definite bug in the program and, as most viruses come in via email a serious one.

General Comments
The problem mentioned in the bad points is bad enough for me to think this Avast Antivirus software is not as good as it appears to be. Personally I think the one application you need to be paying for is the anti virus program and I'd go for Kaspersky myself. Good in all the reviews and tests and plain and simple to use.

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Fullermarc's Response to jaydeetee's Review

Written on: 22/11/2004

The problem mentioned in bad points has been fixed in version 4.5.

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