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justinitpractice
16-01-2008, 04:15 PM
just wondering if there is any better free antivirus software than AVG free edition?

wratterus
16-01-2008, 04:17 PM
Avast is supposed to be better. AVG isn't great, but it works most of the time, and it's nice and light.

PENTIUM
16-01-2008, 06:04 PM
Have you also noticed free AVG attaches an advertisement on every Email you send.

AVAST is very good, it updates quite frequently without you having to ask it, provided you remember to go on-line.

AVAST is a bit tricky to install and register the free version the first time [if you are a compulsive clicker], but anyone reading F1 will have no problem.

jason_f90
16-01-2008, 06:17 PM
Avira AntiVir Personal is pretty good too. (Y)

aidanmaz
16-01-2008, 06:37 PM
i have always used avast. it caught more viruses than AVG ever did......for me at least

Misty
16-01-2008, 07:02 PM
I have AVG on the laptop and NOd32 on the PC. Having said that I have recommended Avast to both offspring and they have decided to follow through. Sometime when I have done the other 100 things on the electronic things on my "to do list" I will change from AVG to Avast - mind you, Antartica might have thawed completely by then !! :illogical
Misty ;)

kahawai chaser
16-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Maybe check user reviews for the three freeware popular A's of Antivirus (AVG, Avast, and AntiVir) and many others at snapfiles freeware... (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwvirus.html)

Myth
16-01-2008, 07:42 PM
Antivir

Have used AVG, Avast, AntiVir (the free versions)... Antivir kicks the other 2 into the dust as far as detection is concerned. Have used it on all clients computers as well as the 2 windows computers I administer. Never had cause for concern or doubt with AntiVir.. have with the other 2

It also rated far higher than AVG and Avast in the last APC antivirus review (for stand alone antivirus applications)

Myth
16-01-2008, 09:44 PM
Antivir

Have used AVG, Avast, AntiVir (the free versions)... Antivir kicks the other 2 into the dust as far as detection is concerned. Have used it on all clients computers as well as the 2 windows computers I administer. Never had cause for concern or doubt with AntiVir.. have with the other 2

It also rated far higher than AVG and Avast in the last APC antivirus review (for stand alone antivirus applications)Should read PCA (PC Authority)

beeswax34
17-01-2008, 12:50 AM
Avast Home is by far the best free AV out there.

rob_on_guitar
17-01-2008, 07:55 AM
Hmmm have used AVG for so long now i guess I never really looked else where.

Is it worth checking out the others?

Speedy Gonzales
17-01-2008, 07:59 AM
Look at the posts here, with computers that have been infected.

What was installed on most of them?

1. Nortons

2. AVG

3. ZA

Cicero
17-01-2008, 08:12 AM
Have you also noticed free AVG attaches an advertisement on every Email you send.


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As does nod 32.

Speedy Gonzales
17-01-2008, 08:17 AM
You can add a note (maybe not an ad), into Avast too, under the Internet Mail option.

Codex
17-01-2008, 08:52 AM
i must say ive had my share of corruptions due to norton,

i run no antivirus at the moment and havent had any problems with virusses

how much does avast slow down your system? and how much ram wouldit use on a x64 vista system?

PENTIUM
17-01-2008, 09:22 AM
Avast runs seamlessly on a Windows 98 pentium 166 machine with 64MB RAM, so it does not pose much of a demand on resources.