avg antivirus or antimalware?

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  1. sach1000rt

    sach1000rt Registered Member

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    I just installed avg antivirus pro trial version. and what i have found is that its the lightest of every AV i have used.right now its using around 2.3mb with 3 processes running.
    Now i have some questions,
    which one has better detection rate antivirus alone or antimalware?
    does it updates automatically?

    by the way im using firefox with noscript.
     
  2. IBK

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    AVG Anti-Malware scores much better than AVG Free/Pro as it also uses the Ewido engine.
     
  3. MalwareDie

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    Antimalware for sure. it has much better detection than AVG pro cuz of the Ewido engine.
     
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    The AM version is only $4 US dollars more. It's a bargain.
     
  5. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    AVG antimalware is likely to go my new PC when I get it. It will still be awhile, but if it is good enough to protect me, I certainly would recommend it to others...no need for me to elaborate you have read the reasons in the other postings. ;)

    (Subject to my post in Ewido Thread on Lifetime promises not being kept I would be upset about that if I was Ewido customer too).
     
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    So which set up from your sig. is going to leave?
     
  7. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Sjoeii,
    None. It will be for a brand new machine. Then I will have three. :D
     
  8. maddawgz

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    Ive been using avg for like 1yr now from Trend..thing is lately its missing a heap of stuff that's gotten through Arghhhh!
     
  9. MalwareDie

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    maddawgz ur using AVG free or pro right? You should consider getting something better cuz I dont think the AVG free or Pro is suitable for protecting you Or are you using trend Micro? Im tired so I can't read or think properly.
     
  10. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i thought he was using the suite malwaredie.
     
  11. MalwareDie

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    he must be a high risk user then if its missing everything.
     
  12. maddawgz

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    MalwareDie im using free avg was suite, but here's the thing i like the light'ness of av's!!!!!! Yeah im a high risk user download alot of torrents this that ill be honest , anyhow ive noticed avg has missed alot when it used to catch a bit, odd however i did scan with pc doctor and Trend online scan and nabbed the nasties ! so im all ok again and did a snapshot MD

    Think im gonna try antivir as its light and better detection for someone like me
    oh ive always like the avg antimalaware though, and i tried trend 2007 runs ok on 2gig but i was having problems with the software thingo rolled back and got error about restart pc anoyed me ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Choices.....
     
  13. Graystoke

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    I gave AVG Anti-Malware trial version a try and liked it.

    I have two questions.

    Does the AVG Suite use the Anti-Malware engine?
    Does AVG use its own firewall, or is it a re-branded one, such as ZoneAlarm, Outpost, etc?
     
  14. MalwareDie

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    Graystroke I think the suite does use AVG AntiMalware. But as I don't use it i cannot be really sure about that.
     
  15. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    AVG suite = Anti-malware + Firewall + SPAM
     
  16. Graystoke

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    MalwareDie, I thought I read somewhere that the suite does use AVG Anti-Malware, but couldn't remember for sure. I can't find anything on the AVG firewall.
     
  17. Graystoke

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    CSJ, do you happen to know what firewall the suite uses?
     
  18. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    its their own, as is the spam.

    as far as im aware, its all their own product, but obviously now with the ewido database too.
     
  19. Graystoke

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    Thanks CSJ.
     
  20. Firecat

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    The Anti-Spam engine in AVG Internet Security is based on Spamcatcher technology from Mailshell. Everything else is their own tech though. ;)
     
  21. Graystoke

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    Thanks Firecat. Am I correct in that you are using AVG Anti-Malware? Have you used AVG Internet Security? If you have, what are your thoughts on their firewall?
     
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    The firewall's anti-leak protection is not so good. It is easy to configure and is an improvement over the Windows Firewall but I really didn't see anything particularly special in AVG's firewall.

    Of course, I hear that the AVG firewall technology in Vista is different and improved over the one in XP, so maybe the Vista edition is better in this regard.
     
  23. Graystoke

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    Thanks for the information Firecat. :)
     
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