AVG, AVAST, or AVIRA

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by jd1010, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. Gintoki

    Gintoki Notebook Prophet

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    I third threatfire, more effective than defense+ of comodo pro firewall at the time being.
     
  2. arjunned

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    hey calvin.. i have comodo pro v3.0.16.295.... you still recommend threatfire to the defense+ of the version?? i've been reading lot of mixed reviews abt defense+... so again.. which do you recommend?
     
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    Some people say defense+ is fixed in the new version, but personally, it broke my system. I recommend you turn defense+ off and use threatfire just to be safe.
     
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    cool thnx..
     
  5. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

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    AVG is really good. It's also NOT a memory hog like Norton and the like. But it's known for false positives.
     
  6. crash

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    Avira has a much better detection rate.

    My source:
    Go to http://www.av-comparatives.org/
    click on "Comparatives" on the left toolbar
    Then view the 2 latest "Online Results" (Dated August and November 2007)

    EDIT: Also, you can take a look at this.
     
  7. crash

    crash NBR Assassin

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    Haha :D
    I would link directly, but it doesn't work with their website... I tried.

    EDIT: oh I get it, there are no December 2007 results, it was a typo :eek:. Fixed that post :)
     
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    And much higher false positives too. This is worser than having an actual virus- a review stated.
     
  9. crash

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    Well I disagree. I would rather have my antivirus software detect all the viruses and some false positives than not all the viruses and no false positives because I can always google the programs that avira finds. Or, I can send them the information and they'll let me know if it's a false positive.

    A small price to pay for having a much higher detection rate. Besides, in later updates, Avira has had a much lower rate of false positives than before, so it's improving.
     
  10. Gintoki

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    I agree with crash, could you give a link to the review? I'd like to see what reviewer (if they have common sense) would say that.
     
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