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AVG or AVAST



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Which is the best out of there NOD32 V2.50.41 or AVG Anti-Virus
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| Which is the best out of there NOD32 V2.50.41 or AVG Anti-Virus
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NOD32 -- Next question  :-)

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Tom stelde de volgende uitleg voor :
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NOD 2.51.26

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nod32 kicks the crap out of AVG Pro.  Advanced+ vs standard
certification reached.  AVG really falls on its face in detecting new
malware according to
        http://www.av-comparatives.org /



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I've been extremely happy with NOD32

Todd H. wrote:
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I used AVAST and at least for me, it bogged down my system so much that I
had to switch to something else.  I'm using NOD32 on some systems and AVG on
others.  I've no problems with AVG.


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 Keep in mind that the above comparatives are testing the "for pay"
versions of AVG and Avast, which are not the same thing as the free
versions.


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Rick wrote:

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   If I were to generalize anything about some of the free versions I have
tried,
    so far AVG 8 and AVAST is that they are poorly written.  They are memory
    hogs, slowing my machine down to a crawl.  AVG 8 would not uninstall the
    conventional way, so I had to strip it out.  AVAST is also poorly behaved.
I
    tried to register my copy and nothing I put in was accepted.  Now I have
been
    running the Virus Recovery Database for over 12 hours and it's behaving like

    the Eveready Battery going on and on and on.  It's a poorly written package
with
    no feedback to the user as to it's progress.  I think I will remove AVAST
and hope
    it can be done painlessly.  AVAST did find two Trojan Viruses on my machine
    that AVG 7.5 and AVG 8 could not.  Right now, without the VRDB running, I
    estimated that AVAST was taking up about 35 percent of my CPU availability.
    That's way too much.  I don't know if there are other free virus protection
programs
     that are less invasive.  I'm a bit unsure about the requirements for email
protection,
     since I think scanning an email at it's entry point may be more effective
than relying
     on other programs to catch it.  I am running Netscape for email on my Altos
1.3 gig
     machine running Windows 2000, and Mozilla on my 2.4 quad machine with
Vista.
     The AVG 8 runs better on the Vista system, but I'm wondering how good the
virus
      protection is after AVAST caught two Trojans that AVG 8 didn't.  I'm
looking for
      a free anti-virus program that scans effectively and doesn't bring my
Altos machine
       to a crawl.

                                            Sherwin


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On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:44:54 GMT, desgnr wrote:

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Neither!
Go for:
Avira AntiVirŪ Personal - FREE Antivirus
http://www.free-av.com /
You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm

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I second that one!!

Kayman wrote:
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I, also, endorse Ariva AntiVir. In fact, I purchased the upgrade and like
the free version better, so I downgraded back to it.

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Sir_George


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Kayman wrote:
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Yea, but if I'm reading it correctly, the free version of Avira doesn't scan
email.  Only the paid versions do that.  Because of that I'd go with AVG.



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E-mail scanning is truly unnecessary. See the following link for more
details;

http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

However, if it makes you feel good, use it; but don't base your decision on
an AV product simply because it does not provide email scanning.

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Sir_George


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Sir_George wrote:
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with a properly configured email client, no screening is needed, maybe a
good on demand scanner to check attachments would have some merit,
but nothing that runs, or clogs up operations, in real time.

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Email scanning is a pointless endeavor.


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MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
  


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Your succinctness is admirable ;)

J
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I had to dump the (free) version of Avira as it gave me too many false
positives.   I can assure you that the tic-tac-toe program I wrote in
TurboC many moons ago is not malware :-)

I never did get any malware while using it, but then again I practice
safe hex.

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Duh_OZ wrote:
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It also picks up smitfraudfix, one of the most useful smitfraud trojan
removers out there as a virus.

Gaz



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$n2k$1@aioe.org:

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Can it be used as on-demand only scanner?
IOW, start it, scan a file, quit.

Also, can it run from command line?

TIA

P.S.
Their site has no info on that.

J
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