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I have a brand new computer (using WIndows 7) and I'm not happy with Avast 7 since they changed.

I never had any problems with the earlier versions of Avast and Malwarebytes (using WIndows XP)

but I think Avast 7 is causing conflicts when running Malwarebytes.

I have am using the free version of Avast and would like a better antivirus program to

replace it.

Besides Avast I also have SuperAntispyware installed.

I like the fact that Avast and Malwarebytes always warned me right away of

problems but I no longer want to use Avast.

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We do not currently have an FAQ for setting exclusions for avast! 7 but we do have one for version 6 that you may be able to adapt.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?act=findpost&pid=417798

If you want to try another free AV product, Microsoft does offer one that is actually pretty good - doesn't have as many bells and whistles but works good.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

FAQ to set exclusions for that one.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?act=findpost&pid=181018

Thanks

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Avast7 and Malwarebytes work perfectly together with the right exclusions set in each product.

I have avast7 (AIS) and Malwarebytes free on a Win7 32Bit system and avast7(AIS) with Malwarebytes Pro on 2x Win7 64Bit systems and there are absolutely no problems at all.I just used the V6 settings as per Ron's post.

There seem to have been some problems with Avast7 and XP systems , there is a second release in Beta testing, why not wait and see what the new version is like on your system?

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I still want a different program to replace Avast 7. I didn't like having to manually install Avast 7 (run in Windows Safe mode and use their program to completey uninstall Avast 6 before installing Avast 7) when I had Windows XP before a previous definitions update caused problems when trying to install it.

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If you want to try another free AV product, Microsoft does offer one that is actually pretty good - doesn't have as many bells and whistles but works good.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

FAQ to set exclusions for that one.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?act=findpost&pid=181018

Thanks

In that case I would follow AdvancedSetup advice above....

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I think you need to read AdvancedSetup's reply again.

He did NOT say you had MSE, what he said was if you don't want avast then you could try MSE in avasts place.

Your issue with avast7 and having to uninstall/reinstall was caused by a corrupted file that got added to the install package. All this has been clearly explained on the avast forum and those issues were addressed within days of the event.

The new release upgrades from the GUI . I have installed avast7 and Malwarebytes on plenty of machines in the workshop and there has been no problem.

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I notice that my computer doesn't like programs at the CNET website that is suppose to be safe.

Malwarebytes keeps preventing me from going to the site.

I'm trying to get the following program for my computer: Clock Tray Skins

I really like this program and had it on my old computer.

Can someone try going to the below site and see if they you have a problem:

http://www.drive-software.com

I already allowed Malawarebytes to allow me to access another website that I couldn't get to.

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That why I liked the free version of Avast. Because it scanned emails.

Since a newer version Avast came out I'm going to see happens.

Hi grog, I hope you have a better experience with avast7 this time, if there are any issues do please ask on the avast forum. Malwarebytes should be fine with avast, if you have a problem with that I am sure it can be sorted out here.

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