Is Avast Free significantly superior to AVG Free? Because if so I'll probably switch.
I used to use AVG ... was a good free AV, but was constantly having problems with it's "free" update server (doesn't seem to be any issues with the paid version) ... so I switched to Avast and have NO PROBLEMS with updates ... I think they both rate about the same in comparative reviews (at least the last time I read any).
But opinions on AV programs will be all across the board ... but I like the "price" of Avast (and haven't had a single issue since I've used it).
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Can't say I've *ever* had problems updating with AVG, maybe I'm just lucky... I'll stick with it - it's done me proud.
A program that costs £40 or more has to be pretty fewkin good for me to switch from something that's free, and most of the time, no matter what type of software it is, I don't see the added value. Now, to figure out Linux....
Better? Who is to say? I think there are too many variables when these things get tested such as release timing of updates etc. What is better one week could fall behind the next. Avast has been a very reliable program for me, and I have it on four different machines. Other than the reliable updating I also like the boot scan it will do before Windows loads.
Consider it a good alternative to the other programs out there.
Also, for all of you cheapskates out there... look to see if you can find Panda OEM. It's dirt cheap (especially compared to Norton) and I like it better than Norton. I was able to get it for $15 CDN. (That wholesale, though... but I can't imagine it selling for more than $20 - $25)
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