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AVAST OR AVG???

KERMITZBITZ Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Yesterday i asked for help with getting rid of Norton AV. (Thanks for everyone that gave me advice.. I've now added rep for you. )
I wanted free AV and decided to download AVG but was put into a bit of a conundrum by Faevilangel who said and i quote...

..." I would recommend Avast instead of Avg ........ Avast has less bugs and more reliable & also free. "

Do you agree??

all i ask is that you tell me which one you prefer and why, then i will go with the majority. ;O)
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
lol @ listening too Faevilangel

get AVG.

/thread can be locked by a mod now. (no need to rep me OP)
banned#2
fan of avg for years until version 8 so switched to avast. far less intrusive imho and seems less of a resource hog.
#3
I use AVG and have never had any snags with it
banned#4
avg used to be great untill v.8- now makes pc too slow and crashes

now use avast- first class
#5
I have used AVG "free" on my 3 computers at home for years.

Have to say that version 8 (current version) has had its problems.

Lately I have had some messages come up in Chinese and German !

The update manager does not always work.

If you take the default options during install it creates a tool bar on your browser (take the non default option and choose not to install the tool bar).

Also the option which checks EVERY web site you visit (even on a Google search) can be a bit of a pain and I have turned it off.

I get the impression some different developers are working on it, or maybe a different company took it over, but whatever has happened I am not as happy with it as i was with V7 which was great.

Funnily enough after the debate yesterday I uninstalled AVG 8 on one of my computers and put Avast on it. Too early to say if it is better or not.
#6
Hmm ... thanks for the pointer. The latest version of AVG has been annoying me more than usual. Might give Avast a go instead... :thumbsup:
#7
avg works fine for me!
#8
Avast, since it's virtually silent and you only get pop-ups when something goes wrong.
[mod]#9
guilbert53
Also the option which checks EVERY web site you visit (even on a Google search) can be a bit of a pain and I have turned it off..


Same here, that part was really slowing things up for me so I turned off both < AVG Safe Search > & < AVG Security Toolbar > & things have been fine, no problems etc. Also when I was installing AVG on another laptop I found there is an option to disable the 2 added browser security add-ons straight away, so I did that.

These security toolbars are becoming quite common - as well as AVG, Zonealarm & BT Yahoo also have them. In theory you could end up with 3 running & a very slow browser :thumbsup:
#10
I have had a few problems with AVG (only update related), but seems ok to be.
#11
AVAST! Easy to use, auto updates every day, does not put a drain on system resources. Was using AVG up until july, when i installed AVAST the first time boot scan found 2 viruses that AVG had never found.
#12
I've noticed the latest AVG 8 seems to hog resources too !

If they don't fix it soon i'll be going back to Avast too ! :roll:
banned#13
AVG :thumbsup:
#14
AVAST land lubbers.:pirate:......always have and never had any problems.
#15
hi all... just to let you know i plumped for



AVAST

and my.. yes it is good for zilch squids.. thanks for your help
suspended#16
avast is better than avg for me too avg slowed me pc too much

although iv just switched to avira and prefer it to avast now
banned#17
nicki3668;3290311
avast is better than avg for me too avg slowed me pc too much

although iv just switched to avira and prefer it to avast now

but avira comes out very poorly for actual virus detection in the reports I have seen
#18
bargain surfer
AVAST! Easy to use, auto updates every day, does not put a drain on system resources..


:thumbsup: AVAST here :)
suspended#19
csiman
but avira comes out very poorly for actual virus detection in the reports I have seen


does it ? .. well it found stuff on my pc that avast didnt
banned#20
nicki3668;3290652
does it ? .. well it found stuff on my pc that avast didnt

Fair enough. Looks like avira has improved since I last checked.

August 2008 independent AV results. Look how poor Mcafee is :w00t:

AVG wasnt too great either letting through 8% of viruses.

http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse_2008_08.php
[mod]#21
Found some similar results. Quotes >

1st > Avira
- 15th Most downloaded software at Download.com
- 2nd Best Detection Rate
- Total of 54,780k RAM when scanning
- Software Scanned 35484 objects, and took 4 mins 28 secs
- Total of 8,004k RAM when idle
- Pop-up when Updates

2nd > Avg
- 2nd Most downloaded software at download.com
- 6th Best Detection Rate
- Total of 56,624k RAM when scanning
- Software Scanned 11111 objects, and took 6 mins 28 secs
- Total of 4,344k RAM when idle
- Request for Registration (but not necessary)

3rd > Avast
- 5th Most downloaded software at Download.com
- 11th best detection rate
- Total of 74,671k RAM when scanning (including avast.setup)
- Software Scanned 12022 objects, and took 3 mins 20 because I didnt start the stopwatch when scan started (I realised when I paused)
- Total of 32,870k RAM when idle
- 60 Day registration, Spinning icon, hard to use software

Article published Sept 2008 >http://allfreeantivirus.com/71/comparing-freeware-antivirus-titans-avira-avast-avg/

Found it interesting that AVGs RAM figures are so low when people say it's bloated. Avast is a far bigger resource hog. Also AVG seems to be scanning a lot more files than Avira so not sure if that's a good or bad thing ? :thumbsup:
banned#22
sigma;3291879

3rd > Avast
- 5th Most downloaded software at Download.com
- 11th best detection rate
- Total of 74,671k RAM when scanning (including avast.setup)
- Software Scanned 12022 objects, and took 3 mins 20 because I didnt start the stopwatch when scan started (I realised when I paused)
- Total of 32,870k RAM when idle
- 60 Day registration, Spinning icon, hard to use software


My Avast software uses 1,200k when idle so no idea where they got 32807K from :?

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