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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Dave49, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. Dave49

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    What do you guys think of Avast? I have heard it's better than AVG.

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    we can't give you an opinion tho many of us do have an opinion, due to Wilders policy, sorry...we'd could show you test results but than the question would be the validity of the tests, so I guess tho you came here for peoples experiences using the software you mentioned and we'd like to help but we cannot as our hands are tied...
     
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    Got it. Just disregard if you don't want to tell me what you think of Avast.

    Just remove this thread please, Bubba.

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    I have used both programs and they both do a good job. Avast I think has more modules to it although AVG does run light. Your best bet is to trial both to see which you and your computer like the best.
     
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    Excellent. I will try it. Thanks very much.

    I'm currently using AVG free. Would I have to remove it to try Avast?

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    I think Avast! is a great AV, have been using it for a few years now, possibly as much as 5. Have also used AVG in the past it was fine also. The trouble with "Which one's better?" is that unless there is a fairly big consistant difference in performance then the view is somewhat of a personal bias. What you have here is two free AV's that have been around for quite a while and function well in my unprofessional opinion. Either one would provide good AV protection to the average computer. So it's really a case of evaluating the look and feel of both and going with the one you feel most user friendly, or you like the look of.
     
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    Yes definatly remove avg before installing avast:thumb:
     
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    For clarification, (yet again)... Intelligent discussions about products are certainly allowed. What we've stopped is an open-ended question that provides absolutely no criteria to which people can intelligently respond.

    A question that simply asks, "what do you think about product X - I hear its better than product Y" is far too open ended and always (in hundreds of examples that all can read within this forum section) produces the same results. It goes like this.

    That is almost every thread that has started this way. There is almost never any in-depth intelligent technical discussions in threads that start that way, i.e. with no explanations of why or a basis for such recommendations; no technical details.

    However, if the first post in a thread provides real criteria or a strong basis for a good discussion, then it is allowed. There are many examples, these are just a few seen quickly on the first few pages here:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=196385

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=199352

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=199439

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=195756

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=192049

    But, sometimes we let them go to see what will happen, and end up disappointed:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=195903

    It started with a good question, but many of the replies were disappointing. One word or one line answers that only reinforced our opinion that a this versus that or which is better thread is just not worth it.

    A good opening post can set the basis for a good and intelligent discussion. But, it is up each of you who reply to provide more than: " product A :thumb: " If you put thought into your answers, then we will have good, intelligent discussions and not have a thread that looks like what I quoted above. (And pro-NOD guys, I'm serious about that, too. If a thread isn't about NOD, don't insert it!)

    Anyway, with that, this thread is also closed.
     
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