Which one AVG OR NORTON?

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I need some opinions of this virus scanning issue.

So which is better for catching viruses and having steady definition
updates?

AVG  [or]  NORTON???

thanks guys


Re: Which one AVG OR NORTON?

On Mon, 29 May 2006 02:49:23 -0400, Pedro Sanchez wrote:

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Neither....

http://www.eset.com

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OK....then someone suggest one "pay/free or otherwise"



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On Mon, 29 May 2006 03:42:16 -0400, Pedro Sanchez wrote:

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I did, visit the link I posted...

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sorry, I thought that was a sig file link.
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definition
Most of the popular AV programs are good at detecting viruses. It's the
"other" elements that make the difference. Norton and McAfee are both
bloatware although the Norton Enterprise version has much less bloat and
is pretty good.

AVG, avast and Kasperski's are all well accepted in this NG. I recently
installed AVG and avast on a test system. I don't like the user
interface on either of them.

My current preference is NOD32 with F-Prot as a back up.

Chas.



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* * Chas wrote:

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A nice advantage to Avast is that it is skinnable. If you don't like the
default appearance, try another. I'll agree that the default (and many
of the offered skins) is quite, um, funky. Start the program,
right-click on it, choose "Select skin", and pick to download more
skins.

http://avast.com/eng/skins.html

I like "Lite-On" and "Flat-n-Simple."

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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Avast is like the Lava Lamp of AV Utilities.

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The top contenders are all pretty close detectionwise. One may be winning by
a head at any given time - and another the next. The others often lose to the
top contenders by a length or more. If "coverage" isn't a main concern, then it
is okay to use the popular yet less vigorous offerings. They all try to keep up
with the more recent viruses to minimize the day zero window.



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When it comes to on-demand scanning, there are very wide and very
significant differences between av products. Merely looking at (most)
detection comparatives doesn't tell the story at all.  Some products
are far better than others at detecting "within" installation files,
various kinds of compressed files and packed ... and multiply packed
files. Since I've always relied on "safe hex" and on-demand scanning,
I've found there is only one vendor ... Kasperksy ... that stands out
far from the rest and suits my needs.

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg


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Pedro Sanchez  typed:
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I have been very happy with AVG Free



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Add my vote for AVG Free.

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What 'issue' is that?

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These two are related, especially where zero day malware is concerned.

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Norton, but there are other things to consider besides those criteriia and
those AV programs. Kaspersky Anti-Virus and NOD32 are good paid
for programs, and the free ones are mostly second-rate. Second rate for
free is sometimes good enough for some people. The importance of time
lag reduction for updates is directly purportional to how eager you are to
execute incoming malware. Malware that executes without your needing
to take part, is better tackled by software updates than by AV definition
updates (especially if the AV itself is involved in the attack vector).




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Pedro:

For home use, I would definitely recommend AVG Free Edition
(http://free.grisoft.com /). However, for corporate settings, Symantec has a
fine product.

AVG uses far less memory than Norton (Symantec) and it's totally free for
personal use. What's not to like about it?

I've been using AVG for years with great satisfaction.


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Pedro Sanchez wrote:
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Both are largely unreliable. I would recommend opting for a Kasperky
product. For home use, Kaspersky Personal can be found at any Wal-Mart
under the name Defender Pro for a much discounted price.


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Bill - 29.05.2006 21:35 :

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I'm wondering about the mentioned name "Defender Pro". I know there is
an original, very good AV named "BitDefender..."?

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Peter Seiler wrote:
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Original what? The two products are entirely different software
packages and have nothing to do with each other. (Hence, they have
different names) As previously stated, Defender Pro is actually
Kaspersky AV as well as their firewall re-packaged under a different
name for marketing purposes. You can purchase it at any Wal-Mart or
from the following web site.

http://www.defender-pro.com /


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Bill wrote:

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And Peter, make sure that you read the EULA! Some re-packaged AV
products use older AV engines, and don't provide for the same timely
module (engine) and database updates as the product purchased through
the developer. Like most reputable AV companies, Kaspersky provides
for a 30-day trial period. Use it. There is no point in purchasing any
AV app, re-packaged or not, if it doesn't fit your needs and system.

And if you do purchase/evaluate KAV/KIS 6/2006, purchase it through
Art's Web Site.

   (http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg )

Ron :)

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Ron Lopshire - 31.05.2006 12:59 :


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THX for you reply. But please have a look what I answered to Bill. I'm
not interested at this to me a little obscure re-packed
"marketing"-produkt so far. I only went in because of the naming
"...Defender...". KIS 6.0.0.299 fits my needs and system totally and I'm
very happy with this product so far. And the comments I read so far
about especially this new Kaspersky-product is more than often one of
the bests in comparison to main competitors :-)

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Re: Which one AVG OR NORTON?

Bill - 31.05.2006 11:28 :


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THX for your reply, but: In my eyes "Defender" (Pro) is very near to
(Bit)"Defender" especially in the same market of AVs.

Beside the nearby naming of the two AV-competitors, IMO: I'm personally
not interested on a software change. I'm a long time user of BitDefender
Internet Security 9 and  actually of Kaspersky AVs - last Kaspersky
Internet Security (KIS) 6.0.0.299 and very happy with it in any
direction until now. Actually no need to change to a little obscure
re-packed "marketing-solution". But thanks for your feedback.

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