avast! Free comparison

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by The Seeker, Sep 26, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,100
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Could the best antivirus be free?

    What a great little site. Also, it has to be said, avast! Free really stacks up well against its paid counterparts.
     
  2. Sherlock_Holmes

    Sherlock_Holmes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Posts:
    1,447
    Location:
    Mumbai
  3. JoeBlack40

    JoeBlack40 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Posts:
    1,572
    Location:
    Romania
    Awesome!Bravo Avast!!:thumb:
     
  4. tipo

    tipo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Posts:
    408
    Location:
    romania
    do you really think avast is better than norton??o_O this is going to be an A vs B thread..the ending of this thread is so close... :D
     
  5. Sherlock_Holmes

    Sherlock_Holmes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Posts:
    1,447
    Location:
    Mumbai
    We dont think , we know ! And u can see the graphs for urself too ...
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  6. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,100
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Who said avast! is better than Norton? I simply shared an interesting site that uses actual test data.
     
  7. codylucas16

    codylucas16 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Posts:
    267
    I am a big fan of Avast, I love their products. But the fact that they are quoting static detection tests to say they're the best made me facepalm pretty hard.
     
  8. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,100
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Please point to the section where avast! states they're the best.

    To clarify, I came across this comparison site at avast!'s blog, which contains the following quote:

    Link.
     
  9. eBBox

    eBBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Posts:
    482
    Location:
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Pure marketing. Like everybody else, they choose which test-results to show. They dont show results of "Whole Product Dynamic Tests", "Performance Tests" perfomed by AV-Comparatives to name a few. Like any other tests, you have to understand the test and whats behind the test. The numbers dosent tell any of that. Just pure marketing for the mass public. Btw. the prices are ridicilious.

    I like Avast to (at least the free version) but this reminds me of Languys tests who always favors Comodo products (which can be difficult for the random knowledge to see).
     
  10. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Posts:
    1,115
    I believe that these tests were a little "chosen". Avast! is an excellent product, but best of all, at least for me, no.
     
  11. Narxis

    Narxis Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Posts:
    477
    I like Avast but this is pure marketing and ridiculous.:doubt:
     
  12. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,559

    Having tested most of these AVs myself, I do not believe some of these numbers at all.

    Edit: Reading the fine print, they did not test Norton, but rather Symantec Endpoint. Worthless comparison for home users.
     
  13. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Posts:
    1,200
    Location:
    Managua, Nicaragua
    Then avast paid should be better, but no: it just includes a manual sandbox, a browser and a command line.
    Do you really think you can compare AV's by the price?

    It is funny this Syndrome of the FreeAV / marketing departments.
     
  14. Sherlock_Holmes

    Sherlock_Holmes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Posts:
    1,447
    Location:
    Mumbai
    Go to the link again and check avc results not the other ones..norton is tested
     
  15. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,100
    Location:
    Adelaide
    I have to be honest, I didn't expect the thread to go this way. I guess I underestimated the collective cynicism.
     
  16. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Posts:
    247
    Marketing is the reason Avast is so popular even before becoming one of the best. Some are really swayed by this kind of stuff and almost everybody loves freeware.
     
  17. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Posts:
    2,559

    I like Avast a lot. I just don't think it is the best AV program, free or paid. This is just marketing from them.
     
  18. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Posts:
    9,057
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Its not the best free maybe, but it is sure darn close and for a free product, offers more then all the other free ones.

    As good as Norton, when Avast has it tuned in right, yes it is, but then they untune it with a new update. They need to learn they dont need to fix one thing just to break 3 other things.
     
  19. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Posts:
    1,200
    Location:
    Managua, Nicaragua
    Norton performs very well in the "In-The-Wild" tests by VirusBulletin which are more important, not the case for other vendors.
     
  20. siberianwolf

    siberianwolf Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Posts:
    516
    sounds as if you're one of the guys in the team who performed the tests, considering your bold "we know" statement. :p
     
  21. Sherlock_Holmes

    Sherlock_Holmes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Posts:
    1,447
    Location:
    Mumbai
    lol .. i have used avast for many months now and i feel this .. and the tests feel the same too
     
  22. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,100
    Location:
    Adelaide
    To those who say "it's just marketing" - of course it is, they're a company.
     
  23. Narxis

    Narxis Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Posts:
    477
    Then create a topic for other companys too, the new ESET commercial is awesome.;)
     
  24. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,100
    Location:
    Adelaide
    This is not a commercial as such, it's a comparison containing data from real world tests, laid out in an attractive fashion.
     
  25. CogitoTesting

    CogitoTesting Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Posts:
    901
    Location:
    Sea of Tranquility, Luna
    @ everybody

    OK guys enough with that brouhaha; please let us all settle this. Here is my point of view: "Avast is the best free AV and Avast is one of the best paid AV period." :).

    Thanks.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.