Which is better Antivir/Classic or AVAST "free"

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  1. wildman

    wildman Registered Member

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    :rolleyes: OK, lets try and get a consensus on this question. I don't think I have to tell anyone where I stand on this particular question.

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  2. The Hammer

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    Just people new to the forum. :D;) But I'd go for Avast
     
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  3. hollywoodpc

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    Hmmmm .
    Good question . I think this will be opinions only as I believe they are about equal on most facets . Looks and features , I think I like Avast! better . Actual things that matter about safety ? Equal I think .
     
  4. nicM

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    hmmm, good question :D ...

    3 or 4 months ago, I'd have said Avast without doubts. Now, with Antivir 7, choice is more hard; I can't say yet which one I prefer.

    Both are very good anyway, so it's only a matter of personnal taste... :)

    Cheers,
    nicM
     
  5. hollywoodpc

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    Gee . I agree with nicM .
    Oh . WAIT !
    I agreed with Nic BEFORE he wrote .:D ;) ;)
     
  6. nicM

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    Lol :D

    ...I know, I will edit my previous post to remove it, and then make another one, that's gonna look more real like it ;)
     
  7. hollywoodpc

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    :D :D :D :D
    But , I will then have to remove mine and THEN rewrite to take a poke at you . And then you will remove that one as to make it more real and I will have to remove the new one I made to .blahblahblah........LOL
     
  8. nicM

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    :D ...Hmm, I think I'll just change my opinion on theses two AVs, it's more simple and then you're stuck :D

    Lol
     
  9. zapjb

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    I've tried both. Albeit a while ago. Never had a problem with Avast. In fact if users I'm fixing their computers have ANY sense I install Avast for them. If they're total idiots I install AVG. But as far as AntiVir. A couple yrs ago AntiVir wouldn't uninstall. I had to rip it out & cleanup with all sorts of registry cleaners etc. Also a lot people including me are still on dialup & afair all the updates to AntiVir were at least 2MBs. Sometimes like 8MBs. And the updates to Avast were usually around 25kbs. And scanning with AntiVir was a pain in the ***. The scans with AntiVir would take up so many resources my computer sometimes locked up. So that's my beef with AntiVir. Have any of those things changed with AntiVir?
     
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    Hard choice. I like them both. Antivir has excellent detection from definitions and heuristics. Avast just offers so much, web scanner, p2p scanner, ids, im scanner, etc. However, if I had a choice, it would be antivir, i just love saying it has the best detection of the free on-access antiviruses :p

    Wildman, whats your view on this :p :eek: :rolleyes: Just kidding;)

    Alphalutra1
     
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  11. hollywoodpc

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    Ok . If nicM picks one , I will choose the other . That way you are covered .:D
     
  12. wildman

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    :blink: Gee what is it like to be an insomniac? I think you got to be one of them so as to have a fighting chance to obtain the updates, epically if you don't reside in Europe. Oops Version 7 was supposed to have fixed this, oops again Version 7 has all sorts of bugs and isn't working that well. Great detection, if one can keep it update. Does AVAST have any such problems?

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  13. metallicakid15

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    avast is suposely be ranked advanced in the next av-comparatives according to some avast forum users
     
  14. InfinityAz

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    Run both on different systems but prefer AntiVir. It runs better for me (and I have not had all the problems people keep complaining about) and from my own experiences has stopped more than Avast.

    If either of these were the only choice for a free AV, I would not mind running either as my main form of AV protection on my systems.
     
  15. tiagozt

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    Viruses that infect brazilian people are detected by Antivir more than Avast.
    BUT Antivir update is a problem yet...
     
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    Could someone who is knowledgeable about AntiVir free address my previous concerns. Which I'll restate.

    AntiVir free:
    1. Does it uninstall cleanly?
    2. What are the update sizes? Are they just a few kbs or are they still in MBs?
    3. Is scanning on demand resource intensive?

    Thanks.
     
  17. TAP

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    Although, AntiVir currently has a slightly better overall detections (zoo malware) than avast! but when it comes to overall solutions (reliability of updating mechanism, features, etc.) in my opinion avast! home edition is no doubt better than AntiVir Classic.
     
  18. PCJohn

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    When you set both on high detection the surfing is much faster with Antivir.
    Even when i turned off the protection in Avast for p2p and im wich i don`t use.
     
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    Well i kinda think they are even now (AntiVir 7 and avast! 4.6).
    Each has some advantage here and there.
     
  20. The Hammer

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    Wildman should comment on this one. After all he's installed/uninstalled more than once. ;) :D
     
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    Both are very good IMO, though I'd rate Avast! better overall for a free solution.
     
  22. Marina Davies

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    Both AVG and Avast are very good AVs for free products, I have a preference for Avast. The only problem I find with it , it takes up alot of the resourses. Just a matter of finding what suits you.
     
  23. rdsu

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    Wildman,

    I thought that you already decided for the best free AV, avast! Home...
     
  24. Slovak

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    Although I have not tried the new Antivir 7, I would still have to say Avast is the better choice for most comsumers looking for a free antivirus. I am on high speed dsl here and absolutely hate Antivir's updater. If it doesen't auto update silently in the background without any user intervention, it does not get my vote.
     
  25. ErikAlbert

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    The general rule for AV freewares is : run more than one AV scanner.
    You can't compare the quality of KAV/NOD32 with AntiVir/AVAST.
    So install AntiVir and AVAST, make one active and run the other(s) on demand in order to catch as many threats as possible.
     
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