AVG better than Nod

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  1. eyespy

    eyespy Registered Member

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    it is ?
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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    it isn't - not sure you are pulling my leg here :D.

    regards.

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  3. eyespy

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    Of course AVG is NOT better than Nod, Paul !!

    Just checking to see if I would get a response to this post since I've hardly had any to my last few posts !
    I kindly retract the AVG post !!
    bill ;)
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    Hey Bill,

    So you actually tried pulling my leg here :D

    I did not track your last post down - post an angry follow up - that might help ;).

    No need to - apart from the fact only mods and admins can do so as soon a reply has been posted on the same thread (like this one).

    regards.

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  5. eyespy

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    Ahemm.....a post referring to WEB BASED ANONYMYZERS !!! hint !!hint !!


    nuff said !! :'(
     
  6. bellgamin

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    Based on the title of this thread, I immediately purchased the PRO version of AVG and uninstalled NOD32.

    Now my system is totally infected.

    To whom do I send the bill? ;)
     
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    :D I nearly spat my Tea all over my monitor when I saw the thread title!! :D
     
  8. mhg

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    what about Avast32 vs. AVG6??
    which is better?? o_O
     
  9. Tinribs

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    Given the choice I'd choose AVG, its more user friendly and as its so widely used you'll always find support for any questions,plus its possibly better at detection than Avast (IMHO) due to Heuristics as standard (which can throw up a few false positives) Best thing is to give it a try! :)
     
  10. minacross

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    according to AV-Test.org
    [url http://www.av-test.org/sites/tests.php3?lang=en][/url]
    AntiVir PE http://www.free-av.com/index.htmis a lot more better than AVG6 but almost twice the number of false positives.
     
  11. dukebluedevil

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    Ok it seems AVG is the best free anti-virus out there.

    But given between Avast 32 & Antivir PE which is second best would you guys say & why?

    Thanks.
     
  12. Technodrome

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    If this is what you want to know then Antivir PE can detect more viruses then Avast32 or AVG.



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  13. dukebluedevil

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    Why is that exaclty, much stronger heurisitics?
     
  14. Technodrome

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    It has larger virus database (signatures).


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  15. Computer virus prevention: a primer


    Heuristics
    Heuristics (from the Greek heuriskein, to discover, find) is a rule of thumb, strategy, method or trick used to improve the efficiency of a system that tries to discover the solutions to complex problems. In the context of anti-virus software, it is used to describe software which applies rules to distinguish viruses from non-viruses. Heuristic software is initially attractive for users since it is often presented as not needing updates.

    Unfortunately, heuristics is not problem-free. The main problem is that the virus writing community learns the rules used by heuristic software very quickly and starts writing viruses which circumvent them. The anti-virus companies then reformulate the rules and reissue the software etc., annulling the 'no updates' argument. Heuristic software also has a propensity to 'false-alarm', i.e. to label objects as viruses when they are not. Because of this, heuristics have to be tempered effectively, in order that they are not over-sensitive and to minimise the likelihood of false-alarms.
    http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/whitepapers/prevention.html
     
  16. eyespy

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    Paul,
    I never imagined my "bogus" post would attract so much attention !!! lol

    kindest regards !! :D :D :D

    bill
     
  17. Paul Wilders

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    No prob, Bill,

    Nice thread anyway!

    The CEO from Avast has contacted us in the meanwhile, asking why we don't rate Avast the way we do - but that's on a side note ;).

    regards.

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    everyone has his/her coffee as they like...

    when I saw the thread title I said to myself you bet it is! I believe anything is better then Nod, <it gave me too much trouble with other programs. I think pc-cillin is better but have ditched it also as every third update or so it would stop working correctly until I manually updated. So now I do use AVG and I love it! It's simple, fast, friendly, easy, and thorough!
     
  19. Technodrome

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    I believe, the original poster meant "better" in terms of detection rate! ;)

    Generally speaking, these 2 products can't be compared... :)


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  20. rodzilla

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    In that case you'll be happy to learn that NOD32 "let 15 viruses in" while AVG "never let any in" ... according to a comment on CNet.

    ROFLMAO

    (I might be biased, but I'm not stupid!) :p
     
  21. eyespy

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    Ahem.....
    gentlemen, I'm the original poster who began this thread.
    I truly DON'T believe that AVG is a better product than Nod. It was just an attention getter.
    And it worked !! ;)

    bill
     
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    A crude expression popular in teeny-bop chat rooms.

    Is this comment a professional analysis or what?
     
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