AVG Anti-Malware or AVG Pro + Windows Defender

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by pipester, Jan 14, 2007.

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  1. pipester

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    I have a friend who currently uses AVG antivirus free and wants to upgrade to a paid version. He likes what he has read about AVG Anti-Malware, at the moment he is using Windows Defender with IE6 and like's that combination, he said it has kept him adware/spyware free and protects his browser. Which would you choose ? The complete package AVG 7.5 Anti-Malware or the combination AVG 7.5 Pro Antivirus and Windows Defender for it's realtime protection features for Internet Explorer or can he still run Windows Defender with AVG Anti-Malware without some sort of conflict ? Does anyone who uses AVG Anti-Malware also use Windows Defender ? Your experience or expertise, much appreciated.
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    im pretty certain he should choose avg anti-malware out of the 2 suggested.

    also, he should also think about upgrading to IE7, much better, faster surfing and more secure than IE6.
     
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    AVG Antimalware ;)
     
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    Windows Defender is OK, and it would be a decent enough choice to put AVG 7.5 Pro alongside it, but personally I would recommend the complete AVG Anti-Malware as I think it is better than Windows Defender. AVG Anti-Malware probably is not compatible with Windows Defender because AVG Anti-Malware includes the engine of a well known AntiSpyware program which was formerly called Ewido. You cannot have two AntiSpyware engines running in real time. :)
     
  5. ASpace

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    Hi . As a satisfied NOD32 user you can offer him NOD32 so that he try it .

    As for AVG , I would definitely choose AVG AntiMalware because it includes Ewido , first class antispyware/antimalware software ;)
     
  6. tsilo

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    I recomended AVG Anit-Malware, Ewido better than Windows Defender..
     
  7. pipester

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    Thanks everyone, my friend is going to go with AVG Anti-Malware for his real time monitoring/protection and keep Windows Defender for on demand scanning.
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    use avg anti-malware, but there is no need for windows defender, even if you can use it on demand only, no point clogging up your machine with a lesser powerfull product of what you already have.
     
  9. lucas1985

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    There are way better on-demand scanners: Antivir PE (disable the guard), BitDefender 8, Dr. Web CureIt, SUPERAntiSpyware.
     
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