Should I get AVG anti virus 7.5 or keep Avast?

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Does AVG have real time protection like Avast?
     
  2. Chuck57

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    I'd keep AVAST, although I also think AVG is plenty good enough if you practice "safe surfing." I think AVAST is a top tier antivirus, along with Avira, NOD, Kaspersky, etc. AVG has real time protection, just like AVAST.

    If you go into gaming, porn, warez, or similar sites I'm not sure I'd trust AVG. I'd rather have Kaspersky or the AOL antivirus which is also Kaspersky backing me up. Even then, I'd be careful. I've no doubt there are things living on those sites that the antivirus makers haven't caught up with yet. I mention Kaspersky because that's what I use (AOL freebie), and I DO NOT frequent gaming, warez, or porn sites - just to make that clear.
     
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    I don't visit those types of sites and im not a big fan of AOL
     
  4. btman

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    Then get Kaspersky lol.

    But yeah Avast is better than AVG.
     
  5. TAP

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    No, it's not.

    AVG only has traditional real-time protections for files and e-mail, avast! has them too but avast! has some extra real-time protections such as Web Shield (HTTP scanner) which gives extra advantage/effectiveness to prevent some kind of malware over the traditional real-time protection for files, no matter how you configure on the real-time file scanner settings.

    There're some antivirus experts (developers) used to explain about this

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=760661&postcount=70
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=720580&postcount=29
     
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  6. JerryM

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    I don't know much about the details. What I do know is that everyone I know except half dozen folks use AVG free. They are safe users and none is ever infected. AVG seems to run well and all they want is protection without having to tweak the AV. Sometimes they tell me that a virus has attempted to infect them but AVG blocked it. While it does not have as high detection rate as many, it is fine for a safe user.

    Personally I prefer Avast Home, and have installed it on a couple of friends, and my daughter's computers. After several years, still no infections.
    I would recommend something like a-squared free or AVG 7.5 AS free to go along with it.

    If it will run well on your machine, Avira Classic (free) is the safest in my opinion.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
  7. Chuck57

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    AOL antivirus is just re-skinned Kaspersky 6. It's free for at least a year, hopefully longer. Other than AVAST, which I've always liked and trusted, it's my favorite. If it ceases to be free next year, I'll be back with AVAST.

    As for AVG, if you're a safe surfer, I don't see any problem with it, except that I really wonder if there is such a thing as safe surfing any more.
     
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    Out of two, Avast is definitely better.
     
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    They are both good. Just try them both and see which one sits best with your system.
     
  10. JerryM

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    Hi Chuck,
    [AOL antivirus is just re-skinned Kaspersky 6.]

    I don't think that is entirely the case. I believe that there are some differences in the modules that are in KAV6, but are left out in the AOL AV.
    I suspect that the PDM is not included, but I am not sure what the differences are.

    Best,
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    It lacks PDM and web AV, may be something as well( mail AV?)
     
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    it has file av and mail av.
     
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    Opinions are all over the place...you can see below what I trust to keep my machines clean. ;)
     
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    Of the two,I'd keep Avast.
     
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    Keep Avast for sure.
     
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    If the email scanner works ok why disable it?....if theres overheads ...then fair enough(though from experience there isnt)I like avast and AVG ,but AVG works better for me.I personally think the http scanner is as important as hips.....some like it....some are not that bothered.
    ellison
     
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    Keep avast, it is way better than avg in my opinion.
     
  20. Toby75

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    I've tried out all 3 free programs..I chose Avira Free as it has a much better detection rate than Avast and AVG...this is not even an opinion anymore!

    As mentioned earlier...choosing an AV that works well on your system and behaves well with other apps is very important too.
     
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