Quote from: Asdrael on April 01, 2017, 03:21:10 PMI had avast for the past 3 or more years, no big issue. Had plenty of others before, no big issue either (until the day I get annoyed by offers to upgrade to pro or similar spam).Quote from: HornetMaX on April 01, 2017, 03:13:42 PMWow, I just noticed something *very* weird: I have Avast free as antivirus
TLDR of HornetMax post for the lazy
(Avast, Norton etc are memory hogs, shit ton of false positives and false negatives, especially with programs writing in files outside of their own folder). I know it's not fashionable but Windows Defender (yes it's free) and a bit of common sense trumps any 3rd party antivirus those days for home use, in particular the free alternatives.
Not many false positives, not much resource usage either.
win Defender ? No thx, I'll skip on that one It's ok-ish as it's free, but there are others free that do a better job.
Quote from: TFC on April 01, 2017, 04:23:51 PMPay attention if there's any Avast update (the program, not the virus db). I didn't have any issue before that (past 3 years or more) ...
Strange, I use Avast and MaXhud and don't have any problems.. Maybe there is more to it..?
For me it was absolutely clear the problem was coming from Avast. After that, it could be limited to my situation (Win7 x64, specific avast settings etc etc).