Comparison between AVs, also free

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  1. Lucas Malor

    Lucas Malor Registered Member

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    Hello all. I've see the comparatives between antivirus programs of this site:

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    and I think it's very good. But I'm searching a site that compares also free antivirus programs. Can you link me one?
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    avast, avira and kaspersky (AVS) all have free versions which should be the same detection rates as the paid-for versions, for comparision on those tests.
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    That second link is really old and i Don tknow if it is reliable or not.
     
  6. Lucas Malor

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    Ok, thank you :)
     
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    Lil outdated yes but a good read and still meaningfull.
     
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    I am looking for a free AV that runs live with definition updates. I need it for my daughter's computer. Can you recommend one and possibly provide a url? Thanks in advance.:)
     
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    active virus shield also uses the same databases as the paid kav 6.
    avira, no adware/spyware detection in the classic/free version.
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    Because you said the free version of Avira has the same detection capabilities as the paid version.
     
  13. MalwareDie

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    if you exclude adware/spyware, the detection capabilities are the same.
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    but the original poster was mentioning av-comparatives, so the detection rates would be the same.

    only difference would be spyware/adware detection.

    so, again.. why am i wrong VLK?
     
  15. walking paradox

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    If I many interject, it was likely a simple misunderstanding, as you didn't clarify that Avira lacked adware/spyware detection in your initial post. How is VLK or anyone else supposed to know what you meant without it being stated clearly.
     
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  16. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    nah, i think he thought i mentioned AVG in the original reply, without noticing that i left that one out, which is why he linked to a page with IBK stating AVG free isnt the same detection as the paid.

    either way, dont matter :)
     
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