Whats better?Panda Platinium or AVG free edition

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  1. Stephan123

    Stephan123 Registered Member

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    What is a better Antivirus Panda Platinium or AVG Free edition.It must be for very low systemspecs
     
  2. ronjor

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    Low system specs---AVG free
     
  3. RejZoR

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    Yeah if you gonna (ever) get serial to use it. I'm waiting two days now and nothing lol...
     
  4. Stephan123

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    do you mean AVG Or panda

    If AVG don't use Gmail for your serial
     
  5. Pigman

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    Panda probably outperforms AVG in virus detection, but the firewall it comes with isn't the best, and it can really slow down older computers.
     
  6. Stephan123

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    Okey i choose AVG free edition
    The systemspecs
    Intel 400mhz 64 mbram.Thanks you all for the information
     
  7. flyrfan111

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    Panda Platinum comes with a modified version of Sygate Pro! How is that not one of the best? The only modifications are some of the settings available in SPF Pro and not available in Panda's GUI. You must make reg changes to achieve them.
     
  8. Pigman

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    D'oh! Thanks for the correction. :p

    Stephen123, you should definitely go for AVG if you have only 64 megs of RAM.
     
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    Bad choice! My mother had installed Panda Platinum 7 with firewall shoted down on her P 233 mhz 160 ram, and it has worked ok!
     
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    Heh i was using Norton on Celeron 333 with 64MB with no real problems.
    Maybe slowdowns weren't so noticeable since i had a SCSI disk on that machine :)
     
  11. RadicalEdward

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    What the hell? I downloaded it and the installation program runs a program for source edit!?!?! Has anyone else had problems with AVR installations?
     
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    That version of Norton could not have been Norton 2003/2004 - maybe Norton 1986!!! :D

    Or maybe you had a souped-up Celeron :D
     
  13. Stephan123

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    AVG free edition does good.But he can't delete virusses out zipfiles and if he finds a virus i must do full systemscan :doubt:
     
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    I had very good experiences with Norton Antivirus 2001. It was very good thing. I have licenced version for 90 days and I will use it again. I hope it is good.
     
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    NAV 2001 was the last version of Norton AV that I used on any of my machines and I remember that it was very stable, did not take up many resources on my old Win 98 box and did not let any potential viruses through ;)

    Back OT, if you have the choice, on your low- spec computer, run AVG as your primary scanner and Panda as backup.

    If you want to stay with free AV's, (as Panda's free updates will only last for one year) and you like AVG, run it as your main scanner and use another free one such as F-Prot for DOS, or Bitdefender as backup as AVG's detection rate could be better!
     
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    i have chosen to make clamwin antivirus (www.clamwin.net) as my backup scanner
     
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    How about F-Prot DOS? That's on-demand only, and makes a good backup scanner. It scans fairly fast (Maybe a little less than half NOD's speed, but that's still pretty fast), and is good at detecting viruses... Also, if something really messes you up, you can reboot into DOS mode and run it from there.

    (I use it as a backup in case something nasty slips past NOD32.)
     
  18. Azn_Tweaker

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    i would Say AVG. :)
     
  19. RejZoR

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    On that machine i was using Norton Antivirus 2000 up to 2002.
     
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    I would say AVG too. Panda is heavier than AVG. So you should go for AVG :p
     
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    NAV 2001 was really nice due to its stability and cleaning capability. for slow machines AVG should be the choice. FYI Platinum7 works really well on my 500MHz P3 with 128MB SDARM. however in 9x platform Panda does create some stability issues.
     
  22. Stephan123

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    okey thanks for all the info
     
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