avast or avg legit?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by nhl770, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. nhl770

    nhl770 Notebook Geek

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    Hey all.

    I am getting a new vitsa equipped laptop and need the virus software. I was thinking about getting avast or avg free addition because I have used them on my xp desktop with great success. Does anyone else think this is a good idea, or should i shell out the 60 bucks for nod32 or kapersky>
     
  2. Homer_Jay_Thompson

    Homer_Jay_Thompson blathering blatherskite

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    I currently use AVG free and I do not have any complaints.
     
  3. R4000

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    I've had no major problems with AVG currently, aside from Vista interfering with the automatic scheduled scan feature (but I run them manually anyway).
     
  4. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    I've been running the avast! free without any problems, but, then again, the last time any virus made it onto my machines was several years ago and it was detected and neutralized. Spyware and hijacking seem to be more prevalent these days.
     
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    Unless you surf really suspect sites and press your luck, either AVG or Avast should be fine. I installed AVG on a friend's eMachines desktop wVista, and she's had no problems at all.

    OTOH, if you've got the $60 handy and it won't put you in a bind to buy an AV program, Kaspersky and Nod are outstanding programs.
     
  6. unr1

    unr1 Notebook Consultant

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    I prefer avast.
    I like the interface better but that's just me so... :)
     
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    I used to use Avast free edition but bought the pro... they deserve to be compensated after a couple of years of free use.
     
  8. slumbermann

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    i use free AVG for my vista & XP machine without a problem till now... i think better to save your money buying those AV you listed.... cause personally... i don't trust karpersky anymore... cause last time i bought them... n it took me only 1 day before my computer was ruined by a virus... :) maybe only me who experienced that... but i will never use karpersky even if ppl give me for free.... :D
     
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    Well, no Anti-virus is perfect by any means. As AKAJohnDoe said, Hijacking and spyware seem more prevalent (and more publisized) these days anyway. You definitely have more to gain getting someone's credit card number than messing around with company XYZ's server farm. Your more likely to succeed too.

    I'd be interested in a AV test between AVG's/avast's etc. free version vs. their paid program.
     
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    I used AVG free for over six years, without a single problem. great anti virus program and free too. Recently, i dumped XP when it crashed for no really good reason, and decided to give Vista a try. So far i love Vista, and i decided since a friend had a copy of NOD32's latest laying around to install and run that. Again, i got it free, and i have no complaints, another really great program. so i will recommend either one of those two programs, as they work really great and are compatible.

    ev
     
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