Avira, Avast, or AVG

Discussion in 'polls' started by Toby75, Nov 5, 2006.

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Avira, Avast, or AVG?

  1. Avira

    50.7%
  2. Avast

    26.9%
  3. AVG

    22.4%
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  1. Toby75

    Toby75 Registered Member

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    Hi All,

    For those of you that use free AV's...which one do you have? I myself use Avira as you probably know already.

    Best Regards,
    Toby
     
  2. TairikuOkami

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    You forgot to add Active Virus Shield based on Kaspersky, which makes it quiet popular.
    I use MWAV Free (no realtime), but I would choose in this order (detection, RAM usage):
    1. Avira, 2. AVS (it got some bugs and it is from AOL), 3. Avast, 4. AVG Free (easy-to-use).
     
  3. nadirah

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    I use Avast
     
  4. Arup

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    Avast all the way, 32 and 64bit versions, been using Avast for the last 4 years, no viruses yet.
     
  5. aigle

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    o_O?? o_O
     
  6. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    I just wanted point out, that I do not recommend, what I use, so it is the neutral opinion. [​IMG]
    However MWAV uses Kaspersky as well, so I have to admit, that my judgment is affected a bit.
     
  7. aigle

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    No problem. Infact I was just asking about MWAV, I think I read about it at wilders but can,t recall now.
     
  8. TairikuOkami

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    MWAV is a great tool, if KAV has 99% detection, then MWAV has 99,99% for sure. :)
    I use MWAV to scan downloaded files. It does not clean, but it finds almost everything.
    It does not instal, so it should not conflict with a realtime AV, thus it is nice ondemand AV.
    The new version gets out about once per week, so it can be used offline without updating.
     
  9. King FN Kong

    King FN Kong Registered Member

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    I voted AVG. Id like to see how this poll turns out.
     
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  11. marcromero

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    When I used a free av, I used AVG, my roommate currently uses the new AVG 7.5 version and really likes it, so do I. So I voted AVG in this poll.
     
  12. Toby75

    Toby75 Registered Member

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    How do you know this? What scanning engine(s) do they use?
     
  13. WSFuser

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    avast for my xubuntu setup
     
  14. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Mainly AVG for Windows machines.
    Mrk
     
  15. rdsu

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    AntiVir PEC or avast! Home.

    Detection: AntiVir PEC
    Features: avast! Home

    My current favorite free AV is Active Virus Shield (Kaspersky engine) (without its toolbar!).
     
  16. Security Freak

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  17. betauser2

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    Avast! Always keep returning.

    btw AVG is probably the only FREE AV's that I have not trialled.
     
  18. The Gorilla

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    For friends who want a free AV I recommend they use Avast, avg in my opinion is not quite as user friendly.
     
  19. tradetime

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    I use Avat!and AVG on different computers, like both
     
  20. sweater

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    Avira Antivir and AVG is light on my pc and don't consume much resources and has low ram consumptions, but the problem was that... they update very slow. :oops: For dial-up users this could be a big problem. o_O :cautious:

    So I have to go back on using Avast Home, the update is fast and automatic no problem to that and at least the detection rate is just good enough and maybe even better than AVG. Aside from that Avast has many features that others don't have...like the detection of my left out cd in my cd-rom. ;) :cool: And to make it lighter, I just disable some of its protection feature...I only run 3 providers the standard shield, e-mail scanner and web shield. I felt protected by that set-up. :D
     
  21. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I voted Avira, but like AVG as well. I believe Avira is more functional. The way it is set up is better, cleaner, simpler and by all indications appear to have better protection and cleaning ability. I however have not done any tests.

    Maybe it is just me but the creators of Avira must think like I do which is why I find it easier to use. While I like AVG it requires me to pull up to many panels and when I am looking for bad stuff by doing a scan. I am not testing anything...o_O I am just scanning my system for bad stuff.

    Avast I have never used. Therefore I can say nothing good or bad. :blink:

    It is good to see all three so widely used. The big three all deserve support for their free products. :thumb:
     
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