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Hi,
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.

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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?
        http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse_2006_08.php

And with an overall 7% on new samples it's at the bottom of this
roundup that tested proactive detection capabilities on new virus
samples:
        http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse_2006_05.php

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.
        http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html


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