AVG onlinescan VS AVG Free?

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by Steve1209, Aug 12, 2007.

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  1. Steve1209

    Steve1209 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I've used an earlier version AVG 7.5 which was paid but it expired. I now have a question about using AVG 7.5.1.43 FREE VS using the onlinecan from http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/. Is there an advantage of USING one(Onlinescan over FREE) over the other?

    Any information will be greatly appreciated!!

    Steve
     
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    Hi All,
    Does anyone know any info about this question on the AVG FREE anti-spyware 7.5.1.43 VS the Online Scanner, is one better than the other? Just curious & thanks for any information...

    Steve
     
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    Just a hunch but I'd suspect that the AVG AS Free version is better, as it installs a SYSTEM service (guard.exe) which AFAIK handles the actual scanning/cleaning and thus it should be more effective at handling infections because of the privileges it is run with.


    Someone more knowledgeable feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :)
     
  4. Steve1209

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    Hi lordpake,

    I didn't realize the FREE version had a guard facility, when I looked at this web page I only saw an anti-spyware facility on the free version, so you are telling me something new, I didn't realize... http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5
    Thanks for the reply
    Steve
     
  5. Firecat

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    Well, in theory, having an equal amount of guns and defenses inside your "home" would work better than "contacting an external source to defeat the problem". Provided of course the two defenses/protections are equal in all respects. :p:p

    So yeah, I think AVG AS Free edition should be better than the online scan.
     
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