AOL AVS much better than AVG Anti-Malware

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by epv888, Mar 19, 2007.

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  1. epv888

    epv888 Registered Member

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    Hi guyz,

    I was just wondering, would it be fair to say that AOL AVS is much better than Grisoft's commercial software - AVG Anti-malware?

    I would like to know your thoughts about it.

    Thanks
     
  2. WSFuser

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    id say so. the Kaspersky engine gives AOL AVS a good advantage over AVG Anti-malware.

    I havent used either product though, so i dont know much of either program.
     
  3. Sjoeii

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    I don't think it's better.
    AVG is far better in detecting real malware.

    If you had sais KAV against AVG I would have said KAV because they are more detecting mal - and riskware.
    besides it had PDM which deteces even more malware
     
  4. btman

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    Possibly, but you can't go wrong with either one though I'd assume AOL AVS is lighter on the system because the AVG Anti-Malware is AVG Anti-spyware and AVG.
     
  5. waters

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    Yes by a long way
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Based on what?
    Mrk
     
  7. dawgg

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    Good combination:... AOL AVS (realtime protection) + AVG-AS (for on-demand scans once a month encase anything bypasses AVS)
     
  8. the insider

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    By far AOL AVS : light on resources and good in detection (thx to Kaspersky):D
     
  9. MalwareDie

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    I am a Grisoft hater you know my answer.
     
  10. lodore

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    i ddidnt know you hated grisoft what they do to you?
    lodore
     
  11. Firecat

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    IMO KAV/AVS is still better at detecting older malware. Firefighter said that AVG Anti-Malware has KAV-like detection of newer malware, which I am increasingly finding to be true. I would, however, still say that KAV/AVS is better overall due to higher update frequency and faster addition of signatures to database. :)
     
  12. steve161

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    Currently using AOL AVS. I like its lightness and additional antispyware protection. However, I used AVG free for a long time, and my system was never compromised while using it. Statistics? Tests? Does it matter?
     
  13. btman

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    I hate their anti-virus and never install it on friends machines.

    But whats the problem with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5?

    I too was angry when Ewido got bought,but its still a good program.
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    ewido was never up to standards as a stand-a-lone product, its perfect buisiness for ewido and avg that they have merged, very good buisiness deal.

    to answer the thread,according to 'tests' its better... but not much.
     
  15. MalwareDie

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    AVG couldn't protect me from my brother's rampage. I long tiem ago I had Norton. Then i got Antivir. Then a tech removed Antivir and installed AVG free. I am like what the hell did he do, this thing better be good it's so ugly, doesn't update very often, and has such a slow scanning speed. Then sometime in the 6 months it was on my computer it let something through. Of course I didn't know i was infected. I was itching to get back Antivir so I downloaded and it picked up something that was not a n fp. I removed AVG and swore to never use it again. And they took over Ewido. I thought liked Ewido then they took over and made it ugly. Also, it looked like less sigs were being added each day. Though I guess signature count isn't really that important.
     
  16. Firecat

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    I have lots of samples stored with me that multiple solutions do not detect. Should I ditch all these AVs for that purpose?

    I do not mean to offend you, but a single such incident should not be made the sole reason to ditch or use an AV. Sometimes even the best of AVs may miss some malware. Maybe you should give AVG another chance, they have indeed improved....
     
  17. lodore

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    no antivirus can completely protect you from a highrisk surfer but i agree that avg free is a false sence of secuirty it will misss alot of malware and you think your clean because after the scan is complete it tells you that.
    for high risk surfers you need something like kaspersky or nodd32 as AV and superantispyware as on demand scanner to remove the crap.
    i have seen so many pc's with avg free and had been completely destroyed by spyware i mean the registry was so corropt you could only just open teh sttart menu and have no chance in hell of opening control panel.
    lodore
     
  18. solcroft

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    I take it that you are aware that the AVG Free website explicitly states that the free version of AVG doesn't detect spyware?
     
  19. lodore

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    i ddidnt read that but i can show you a screenshot of drweb cure it results that detected some trojans as well.
    avg free detects trojans right?
    lodore
     
  20. Macstorm

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    Conclusion: are you a high risk surfer? then stay away from AVG free ed. ;)
     
  21. Mrkvonic

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    Conclusion: risky surfing has nothing to do with AV choice.
    Mrk
     
  22. Macstorm

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    Then let's start virii party on your pc :rolleyes:
     
  23. cheater87

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    I don't trust AOL.
     
  24. plantextract

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    but avs is kav appart from the optional toolbar (that a normal person shouldn't install)
     
  25. duke1959

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    I have AVG AV and FW that's part of the Internet Security Suite, and simply use the sometimes feared System Safety Monitor. It's not as frightening as some may think, and although it is the free version, IMO it would add a good protective measure for any Internet Surfer safe or not. I no longer even use th AVG AS Component part of the Suite as a result of this. Also I'm personally still a little leery of the whole CHKDSK thing that involved KAV, and of course AOL AVS, and to be honest using Spyware Terminator with AVG AV might even be better than using AVS or AVG AM. However once again this is only my opinion so don't be mean to me. LOL.
     
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