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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by manofkent, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. manofkent

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    Avast have often ask me to try their trial Avast premium free, for a time, Is it a good idea.
    I have there free basic Avast. -------------- MoK
     
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    Suggest you check out this "The Best Antivirus Protection of 2018"

    I use ESET Internet Security on my Win7 Pro 64bit rig.

    I've use ESET for decades and found it very stable and easy to install AND uninstall. The ease of uninstalling antivirus software is a problem with some versions. ESET has a small footprint (uses less resources) than the 'biggies' like Norton/Symantec or McAfee.

    WARNING: Kaspersky "US Officials Are Warning About A Russian Cybersecurity Company's US Government Ties" also in UK.
     
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    My opinion on antivirus goes against the grain.

    With that said, you're Avatar is brilliant.
     
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    I dumped AVG as it got bloated. I tried Avast and Avira and didn't like either.

    On XP I used MS Security Essentials but that no longer works. I now depend on Malwarebytes Premium for the rare times I take XP on the internet. Malwarebytes protects against several things. (Web protection, Exploit protection, Malware protection and Ransomware protection Of course, on XP, one of the protections is disabled. I don't remember which of the four doesn't work on XP.
     
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    XP.

    Seriously?
     
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    Since I wrote, Avast have updated my account. It shows more of the results now. ( Pss ---- I like it )
    My son took the photo of the three cranes --- they are in the London dock area !
     
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    Hello everybody, I hav`nt be on here for quite a while, coming up to 91, in September.
    I have recently added ---- PrivaZer -- to see what its like. I have Avast still. Which one is the best.
    I like Avast for quickness. A magazine said try ----- PrivaZer. Have you tested the latest, of both .
     
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    Hello again. Welcome back.

    I read thru this thread. The general consensuses is not good for Avast Free. Our recommended software is here https://computerhelpforums.com/threads/chf-recommended-software.48136/.

    Back to PrivaZer. I hadn't heard of it before. It is not an anti-virus type program. It is a "PC Cleaner". Our recommended cleaning tools (also found on the link above) are CCleaner and TFC by OldTimer.

    You can use these cleaners, but it's safest to use only the Disk Cleaner application that comes with your Windows machine.

    That said, one or more of us techs here should take a look at PrivaZer to get a feel for what it does.
     
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    Thank you for your prompt reply, Tony D. I have had the c cleaner for some time now. If I did accept their offer of free use for 60 days, I think it is, I would not know WHAT
    to clean and WHAT, not to clean. English magazines gave Privazer, a good right up.
    Do they conflict, Avast and c cleaner ?
     
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    I haven't checked, but I see no reason why they would conflict. Avast and CCleaner do different things. I wouldn't use CCleaner or PrivaZer unless you had a specific reason to do so.
     
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    Don't use the registry part of CCleaner, ever.
    Avast and CCleaner do not conflict with each other.
     
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    Thank you both for your advise ------------ manofkent
     
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    I have tried Privazer before when another forum stated having users use it and found if you do not watch what it was doing could cripple some of the software you use.

    Like others have stated do not use the registry cleaner.
     
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    I don't suggest using any sort of "cleaner" unless you have a specific need to do so.

    99% of the time, it's not going to fix anything, but can easily break something.
     
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    Thank you all for the advise, I will delete ` PrivaZer `, now I know ---------- MoK.
     
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    Windows own Disk Cleanup, does a good job.
    No one knows your OS better than Microsoft.
    I hate using third party programs.
     
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