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May 12, 2017, 07:22 PM
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Last night I got fed up, removed Avast and re-enabled Windows Defender. Why? Too many false positives. Also, Avast is supposedly freeware. Actually it's nagware. It nags and constantly reminds you your computer is unsafe unless you pay them money. As I see it, freeware is freeware - no nags nor is anything crippled. Everything else is either crippleware or nagware, and I hate them both with a passion.

I guess the only other real good antivirus-antimalware program I've been running is Malwarebytes 2.21.1043. They "upgraded" it, added all kinds of "features" and in the process turned a good program into a bad one.

I'd say with these 2 programs (especially Avast) I average probably 25 false positives for 1 real detection. From now on if I download a suspicious program, I'll simply upload it to virustotal.com and check it out that way.

May 13, 2017, 09:18 AM
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Last night I got fed up, removed Avast and re-enabled Windows Defender. Why? Too many false positives. Also, Avast is supposedly freeware. Actually it's nagware. It nags and constantly reminds you your computer is unsafe unless you pay them money. As I see it, freeware is freeware - no nags nor is anything crippled. Everything else is either crippleware or nagware, and I hate them both with a passion.

I guess the only other real good antivirus-antimalware program I've been running is Malwarebytes 2.21.1043. They "upgraded" it, added all kinds of "features" and in the process turned a good program into a bad one.

I'd say with these 2 programs (especially Avast) I average probably 25 false positives for 1 real detection. From now on if I download a suspicious program, I'll simply upload it to virustotal.com and check it out that way.
If you are on W10, use defender, I'm using the same and so far its good. No nags and stuffs. Head over to Majorgeeks to download MBAM 2.x, I didn't like MBAM 3.x, still using 2.x.


May 20, 2017, 06:54 PM
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If you are on W10, use defender, I'm using the same and so far its good. No nags and stuffs. Head over to Majorgeeks to download MBAM 2.x, I didn't like MBAM 3.x, still using 2.x.

MBAM 2.xx is awesome. I'm not sure if you can tell it to continue downloading virus definitions WITHOUT forcibly upgrading the program. One thing I hate is when these developers add "features" to a great program and end up breaking it.

May 21, 2017, 10:26 AM
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If you are on W10, use defender, I'm using the same and so far its good. No nags and stuffs. Head over to Majorgeeks to download MBAM 2.x, I didn't like MBAM 3.x, still using 2.x.

MBAM 2.xx is awesome. I'm not sure if you can tell it to continue downloading virus definitions WITHOUT forcibly upgrading the program. One thing I hate is when these developers add "features" to a great program and end up breaking it.
Yes 99% rather than enhancing the app, they break the app like MSFT.
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April 30, 2018, 02:13 PM
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If some of you are using windows 10 RS4, maybe you noticed that the edition of virusscan enterprise can't be installed. Well, msft is just preventing "setupvse.exe" from installing the piece of software. Apparently it's not the only application they are blocking (maybe mcafee gave no bakchich?). To bypass it, renaming the application is enough.

Here is a new silent installer of vse 8.8 with patch 11, compatible with windows 10 RS4 and with windows 7 ("setupvse" has become "msetupvse"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1unnhVdOo9d56XgLuqtLrlw8lbeKMVqzQ/

Note: you just have to execute the program to get it installed. It can take up to 20 minutes, don't reboot before seeing the antivirus in the programs and features list, otherwise the install could be botched.

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May 01, 2018, 12:35 AM
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If some of you are using windows 10 RS4, maybe you noticed that the edition of virusscan enterprise can't be installed. Well, msft is just preventing "setupvse.exe" from installing the piece of software. Apparently it's not the only application they are blocking (maybe mcafee gave no bakchich?). To bypass it, renaming the application is enough.

Here is a new silent installer of vse 8.8 with patch 10, compatible with windows 10 RS4 and with windows 7 ("setupvse" has become "msetupvse"): https://ufile.io/4vf0x
Here is a silent installer of the patch 11 that was released recently (vse8.8 must be installed): https://ufile.io/2hre2

Note: you just have to execute the program to get it installed. It can take up to 20 minutes, don't reboot before seeing the antivirus in the programs and features list, otherwise the install could be botched.


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August 20, 2018, 10:18 AM
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Note that I updated the link in this message...http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1718.msg29118#msg29118
You'll find virusscan enterprise 8.8 with Patch 11 included.