AVG Free vs AVIRA free anti-virus

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Krait, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. Krait

    Krait Notebook Guru

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    Hey, was just wondering what everyone's opinion was of these two free anti-virus software. I've never used AVG Free, and use Avira on my GF's notebook. I see AVG Free has anti-spyware in their free version, vs none in Avira. Is either one better than the other, or are they similar enough to not worry about it?

    Just curious on everyone's opinion.

    Thanks
     
  2. ahl395

    ahl395 Ahlball

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    I know AVG Free is more popular and widely used.

    Ive used it before, it was pretty good, but not as good as NIS 09, but thats not free. ;)
     
  3. son of powerpack

    son of powerpack Notebook Enthusiast

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    I like AVG I use I have no comment on the other as have not used.
     
  4. entropy.cz

    entropy.cz Notebook Evangelist

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    yes it is true that anti-spyware is inside in the newest version. i have used the free version for ages and it was good (now i've switched to the paid version), i have not used avira though.
    i guess that none of them is bad.
     
  5. Melody

    Melody How's It Made Addict

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    Both are good free anti-viruses. I've used both in the past and have had little complaints about either if not simply that Avira usually bugs me to buy the pair version lol :p
     
  6. Brickmen

    Brickmen Notebook Consultant

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    I use avast on my pc and it works great, also free, as for spyware, take a look at spybot search and destroy also free. Avast is better protection than AVG normally (at least it used to be), however i've never used avira.
     
  7. jin07

    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Easily Avira. It has a better scanning engine, it's lighter on the resources, and there haven't been too many complaints about it. When AVG 8.0 came out, there were tons of problems reported on here and many people switched.

    In terms of ranks: Avira > Avast > AVG
     
  8. zfactor

    zfactor Mastershake

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    avira is far better than avg is.. any day of the week
     
  9. son of powerpack

    son of powerpack Notebook Enthusiast

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    User actions are far more important than any anti virus. Truth is if you have a clue as to what you are doing you do not need anti-virus. I ran for 8 years no virus, have run two years with AVG no virus's found. Be smart not stupid.
     
  10. StormEffect

    StormEffect Lazer. *pew pew*

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    AVG served me pretty well for a year or two while I was between Norton Symantec and something better. Eventually I settled on NOD32 antivirus, which I find to be extremely robust while light on resources. It costs money, yes, but you get what you pay for in this case.
     
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