AV free vs not free

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Do you think that the free AV can be really as efficient that the other ones

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It doesn't test/rate as well a Avira or competing $ programs.

Avira is revered as a better free av.

Todd H.
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Nonsense. AVG is a highly regarded anti virus. It also is VERY easy on
system resources. I run it on an old 386 with no problems.

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"Nonsense."  LOL. Who SAYS that these days?   Pete, I guess.

If AVG is so great, I'm wondering how you can explain its exceedingly
poor performance on polymorphic viruses in this round up of on-demand
scanning capabilities of various programs, and also achieving the
lowest level of certification among the competition?

And with an overall 7% on new samples it's at the bottom of this
roundup that tested proactive detection capabilities on new virus

So unless the product they're giving away is somehow more effective
than their AVG Professional for $, I'm not sure I'd be so certain that
you're really getting best in class protection.

Don't get me wrong, I have one machine running it and it's kept it
clean.  Well, I think it's kept it clean.  At least AVG thinks its
clean.  Okay, I did verify that recently with multi_av so we can say
it's doing its job over there and the price was right.  But if I had
to install something free on a new machine today, it'd be Avast.

Best Regards,
Todd H.
http://www.toddh.net /

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