Avast or AVG?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Doodles, Aug 20, 2007.

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Which free AV do you use?

  1. Avast

    61 vote(s)
    45.2%
  2. AVG

    59 vote(s)
    43.7%
  3. other (plz specify)

    15 vote(s)
    11.1%
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  1. Doodles

    Doodles Starving Student

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    looking for good, the best, antivirus program thats free... so wat do you guys think? plz state why you think watever is better... and if you use a diff one altogether.
     
  2. The Forerunner

    The Forerunner Notebook Virtuoso

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    Avast for sure. AVG is a bit heavy on the system resources and the protection isn't that great, multiple times trojans and viruses got through on my old computer and it was a joke because once my norton (had a free subscription) would find and delete the virus then avg would say later a virus was detected and that it couldn't find it (duh it was terminated) and I was like wtf? So avast it is for me and has been working flawlessly.
     
  3. Doodles

    Doodles Starving Student

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    wat about running BOTH... lol which is actually wat im doing rite now... considering ill just uninstall the other one wen ichoose... or maybe leave them both. Its not rele, noticeably killing resources either...
    i shud add that option to the poll... BOTH
     
  4. vaio2k7

    vaio2k7 Notebook Evangelist

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    I have not used AVAST but I use AVG for virus and spyware protection and it works great. It uses reasonable amount of memory on my Windows XP desktop, and even less on my laptop.
     
  5. lehans

    lehans Notebook Guru

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    you should only use one antivirus on the same system. they may conflict with each other.

    btw, i use avast because i like its automatic update options better.
     
  6. jin07

    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    I've used both AVG and Avast and haven't had any problems. However, if I had to pick one, definitely Avast. It just seems like it does a much better job and picks up things AVG doesn't. I like to have two just so they can double check each other. You'd be safe using either one though.
     
  7. Doodles

    Doodles Starving Student

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    well... thats wat i figure... i guess ill stick with both for now... and see if any problems arise.
     
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    panteedropper Notebook Deity

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    I like AVG because its so resource friendly and it picks up viruses way faster than paid programs like norton and mcafee ever do. i strongly advise AGAINST having two virus scanners installed on the machine.

    Not soo sure about those complaining about updates, avg updates just about everyday for me. Atleast 3X weekly.
     
  9. vaio2k7

    vaio2k7 Notebook Evangelist

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    AVG updates for me almost everyday it seems, and takes about 2-5 minutes in doing so. It is resource friendly and does not cause any interference or annoyance.

    I too strongly advise against having two virus/spyware protection softwares on your computer because they will conflict with one another.
     
  10. Doodles

    Doodles Starving Student

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    why is every1 so Anti-2-antivirus programs? the worst that can happen is wen i go to a website with a virus, ill get two messages telling me about the virus. the real test is to go to a website with a virus and see if only ONE tells me about it. thats wen ill know which is rele doing its job. i dont rele go to any bad websites that would have viruses anyway... so its not a big deal.
     
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