regarding AVG 8

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by magoood, Jun 24, 2008.

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  1. magoood

    magoood Registered Member

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    Hi
    I wanna try the free version of AVG antivirus on my PC but I wanted to ask a question before wasting time grabbing the program (which is a hefty 47 Megs and I don't know why ?!)

    Does it detect and remove rootkits ? (I don't care about permanent residence to guard against rootkits) and why it is much popular than avast ? and one last question: which one of the famous three free antivirus makers is good nowadays: Avira or avast or AVG? I feel like AVG has more popularity than Avast and Avast has more popularity than Avira but am not sure
     
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    No rootkit detection on AVG free, but you might try Gmer. Its free and beats everything else out there.
     
  3. magoood

    magoood Registered Member

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    Well, from this should i understand that Avast is little better regarding this point because the free version includes a detection of rootkits?
     
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    Both Avira and Avast! free offer rootkit detection/removal. As far as which one is more popular it's a matter of opinion and considered a vs. b
     
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    If you want a popularity contest winner, go out with a cheerleader. For an AV, use some other criteria.
     
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