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Avast! vs AVG?

I currently am running the latest version of Avast!, but many of my gamer friends tell me AVG is better. So is AVG better? And why? :)
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    People seem to like AVG and it has good support for virus updates and for a free anti-virus program it is a pretty good piece of software.
  2. Hi :)

    I fix viruses EVERY day in my shops....

    We get people in with BOTH ...AVG and AVAST ...AND viruses....

    The best free is MSE

    The best paid is Norton...

    All the best Brett :)
  3. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    I fix viruses EVERY day in my shops....

    We get people in with BOTH ...AVG and AVAST ...AND viruses....

    The best free is MSE

    The best paid is Norton...

    All the best Brett :)



    It makes me wonder what people are downloading to get viruses in the first place.
  4. It doesn't matter what is dowloaded there can be a virus attached to almost anything and unless you have a good anti-virus program that scans your download and e-mails you run the risk of getting a virus. You can be going to a site to look for a driver and not know that a virus has been attached to the driver.
    In a perfect world we could have a virus/hacker free internet.
  5. inzone said:
    It doesn't matter what is dowloaded there can be a virus attached to almost anything and unless you have a good anti-virus program that scans your download and e-mails you run the risk of getting a virus. You can be going to a site to look for a driver and not know that a virus has been attached to the driver.
    In a perfect world we could have a virus/hacker free internet.



    Of course, that assumes the user itself downloads a lot of attachments in their email address(which means they are purposely getting targeted, which means the user probably did something to entice the sending of the email). Drivers in general should be downloaded by the official vendor, and getting it off another site, means you are willing to accept the consequences if something wrong is going to happen.most driver installation will usually happen during the initial installation of the system. other drivers will usually only happen with GPU's or new hardware, in which should be downloaded on the official site. If the official site was plagued, then hundreds of thousands of users are about to spread a virus, and that hacker was probably good for injecting it in a high profile site.
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  7. inzone said:
    People seem to like AVG and it has good support for virus updates and for a free anti-virus program it is a pretty good piece of software.


    Thank you! I bought the full version and I like it much better than Avast!
  8. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    I fix viruses EVERY day in my shops....

    We get people in with BOTH ...AVG and AVAST ...AND viruses....

    The best free is MSE

    The best paid is Norton...

    All the best Brett :)



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    Not to be conflictive, but I wouldn't reccomend Norton to my worst enemy. The free version of Avast or AVG are far more effective than any symantec product. Much of the Malware, Trojans, Worms etc... are targeted at Symantec so that opens you up that much more. Overall your better off with either AVG or Avast in addition to MSE or Super Anti SW
  9. Not to be conflictive, but I wouldn't reccomend Norton to my worst enemy. The free version of Avast or AVG are far more effective than any symantec product < not a chance this is true Norton internet security is one of the best paid suites on the market today.
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