Free CA Antivirus vs Free AOL AVS

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  1. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Just wondering if the new free version of CA Antivirus would be a better choice than AVS for 1 year. I like and use AVS and can't see changing, but the thread on the new version of EZ Trust Antivirus has me a little curious about it. Also I can't find any screen shots showing the changes made to the GUI it mentions about on the CA website. I tried the old 12 month free version of EZ Trust a long time ago, but switched to AVG Free at the time because I didn't like it's GUI. Of course I'm well aware of Kaspersky's detection rates, which is the AVS engine, but I've read that CA Antivirus also now has heuristics that AVS currently doesn't. So, which one would be a better choice to use, outside of switching back to Antivir PE. LOL. That was for all the threads I've posted in about Antivir lately.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have a licensed version 8 of ca av. and have tried Avs. and in my experience the AVS will give you better protection while useing about the same amount of resources. But you might trial Ca and see if you like it. It seems to be alright but it just isn't for me.
     
  3. Sputnik

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    I've tried CA Anti-Virus for a couple minutes, it's a nice product with a pretty interface and extremely low recource usage. The detection rates are 'ok' for normal low-risk users.

    Just try it out and see if you like it, I'll post a screenshot within a couple minutes.
     

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    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate both of your input, and the screenshot Sputnik. I am currently using Comodo Firewall with AVS, and while AVS has spyware protection I don't think it's as good as a dedicated AntiSpyware program would be. That's why I was just toying with the idea of using a different free AV and one of the free Antispyware programs like Spyware Terminator together with CPF instead. Does anyone know if you can do a Custom Install with CA like you can with Avast and AVG Free? I don't use E-mail Protection and have left it out when installing those AV's before, but I couldn't with AVS. Thanks again so far for your responses.
     
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    A better (free) combination would be:
    • avast! Home
    • Windows Defender
    • Comodo Personal Firewall
     
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    I would take AOL AVS.

    I'd pass on Windows Defender.
    There are better free options.
     
  7. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Hey, these last two posts gives me an idea for another verses thread. LOL. Seriously though why not?
     
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