Symantec antivirus definitions not updating
Tried turning off the shields but that did not help.Finally I figured out that if you turn off the avast browser add-on's it fixes everything. Of course I know how to deal with this now but for the general non techie how would they ever figure it out.) As it is, the only way I could show my appreciation with this software is to share an honest, sound, and "not under duress" so to speak opinion/review of this great software. I've never had any problems with malware since the program added the new anti-spyware engine to its very good anti-virus engine. With the latest version (v6), avast now has 8 real-time shields and 3 additional protection. Just set up Avast and forget about it; let it do its job quietly and effectively without bugging you all the time.Fantastic security; I run it alongside Kaspersky 2009 and have never had a problem that one or other of these two has not dealt with.It has numerous sheilds and a nice voice that tells you when updates are done, unlike that annoying in your face pop up from others. It may show many fake positives but it is better to be overprotected than not protected at all. I've used this program in the past and at present on my dual-core machine.What I like is the auto sandbox, if you need to or if something is suspicious, Avast will ask if you want to run it in Auto Sandbox, which is basically a virtual setting so no harm is done to your actual system. I suggest you use it with MSE for guarantee to be sure you are clean. I've always found it to work very well and is reasonably fast.Avast won me away from Norton Anti-Virus back in the day, simply because it was so fast starting up Windows. So the lack of controls that allow you to change settings on ads and pop ups and the more confusing interface might be tolerable, but the slow speed is not. The 2 prior viruses that got through, I was able to fix with help that I found on Google.With this latest one I cant get my computer to do a thing and there are so many error messages we can't keep track of them.
If you are ok with that, then the product is effective.If configured correctly you'd be hard pressed to find a better anti-virus program.I would and do recommend it as a first rate solution to all. Very reliable always alerting my PC when it "smells" of a "malware" visit/attack.We called the customer service number we were given when we purchased the upgraded version of avast only to be told that they could help us clear up the virus for an additional 169 for a year of service, otherwise we were on our own.This is the best program for finding and blocking viruses I have found.