AVG, AVAST, or AVIRA

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

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  1. Jakpro

    Jakpro Notebook Evangelist

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    I used it and I still am unable to get the Avira program to work. I installed Avast, but I removed it after trying it out. It is slow and sucks up too much memory.

    I guess that I will revert back to AVG. I have not had any issues with it for the past 5 years.
     
  2. Jakpro

    Jakpro Notebook Evangelist

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    After further research, I found this knowledge base article and installed the file and then installed it again.

    Avira is now working perfectly!

    The funny thing is that I have never had Norton on this machine, but somehow the applicable appdata entry was missing.
     
  3. coolguy

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    Thanks for the information. I ran into the same trouble after running the norton removal tool and I reverted back to AVG. I don't like the intrusive nature of Avira.
     
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    _radditz_ Fallen to the Sith...

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    I've used AVG for 4 years now without a hitch. Its memory usage was ~7.5 MB after about an hour of browsing.

    I installed Avast a few days ago and right now its memory usage is ~30MB which is very significant. I only installed the residant shield and nothing else (no email, network guff etc etc). It did pick up that file from spysherriff but i tested it on my brothers pc and AVG didnt flag up that install file as malware.

    I also swicthed from Zonealarm to Comodo and it has been a pain in the arse! It uses ~2 MB more than ZA (13MB Comodo vs 11MB ZA) but seems a lot more fiddly. It didnt flag up svchost so it took ages for me to figure out why i couldnt connect to the internet. ZA flagged it up on install. I had to disbale Defence+ since i got message after message of god knows what and got sick of it.

    So after changing from AVG/ZA to Avast/Comodo, I am not very happy!
     
  6. jimmy-floyd

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    as you know i'm using Avira ( free version). im thinking of getting ESET NOD32 Antivirus. As far as i know Nod32 is the best one, so is Nod worth to drop Avira and go for it?
     
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    Avira Antivir is a very good anti-virus. I personally think that you shouldn't really worry about getting NOD32 unless you need better protection either because you feel paranoid or need your files safe no matter what. I went with it because i thought i should just get the best protection and be done with it.
     
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    Calvin you made me unworried again. i just thought to go for nod, cos i found 3 troyans on my lappy, and supposed avira is not good at all cos of these troyans got in my system. but i haven't made a system scan for a period of 3 weeks, so this is more my fault.
     
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    If you don't have any active scanners and only have a manual scanner then you should expect to find stuff on your system. If you want active protection combined with one of the best anti-virus scanners then get NOD32. But if you're fine with just scanning and finding it after it gets on your system, use Avira Antivir.
     
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    I read that AVG is about to release the AVG 8 but Free, in 31 March, i don't know if is true, but the AVG 8 is better than Avira ?

    Avg 8 have new GUI, and others improvements.

    :)
     
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