Which is better AVG 7.1 or Avast 4.6 pro?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Paradutch, Feb 6, 2006.

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  1. TAP

    TAP Registered Member

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    I like AVG because it's very light on real-time performance (but not as fast at on-demand scanning, avast! is faster) but I don't really know why, I feel that the avast! engine is so stronger and ahead the AVG engine.

    For example, avast! has no so-called heuristics in its on-demand scanner but avast! does a better proactive detection than AVG that claim it has heuristics, avast! also has a better update mechaism and other robust features (e.g. HTTP scanner, boot-time scanner, etc.) than AVG.

    For overall solutions (not detection rates), avast! is unique and better than AVG (IMHO).
     
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  2. Chuck57

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    I've used both AVG and AVAST and will stick with AVAST as being much better. I think AVG is fine for the average Internet user who stays away from gaming, porn, warez, and as my wife discovered, graphics sites. She does web design and was constantly getting hit on certain of that type sites.

    So, AVAST is a better antivirus, but many will be safe using AVG. Don't get me wrong. I don't visit any of the above type sites, although many years ago, I used to almost 'live' on warez sites. I use AVAST these days because I like it.
     
  3. hbkh

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    This is probably due to the fact the avast! uses very good generic detections. ;)
     
  4. WSFuser

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    as with their free counterparts, my vote goes to avast! antivirus pro
     
  5. Joliet Jake

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    For the vaaaast amount of impact Avast has on the system you'd expect them to pay you. :p
     
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    Now you're saying BS:cautious:
     
  7. Chuck57

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    I've run AVAST for quite a while now so maybe have forgotten. It seems though that when I installed it on this computer, there was no slowdown. I also have it on an older machine of 800 mhz and 384 RAM and notice no slowdowns.

    Those suffering heavy system use must be running even older machines, be running a lot of other programs, or not have enough RAM. I've never had a problem with AVAST eating too many resources, and that goes back a few years to when AVAST first came on the scene.

    Kaspersky 4.5 slowed my computer almost to a stop. McAfee slowed my computer down a lot. A couple of others did the same. AVAST has never given much of a resource hit, at least on any of the computers in this house.
     
  8. Don Pelotas

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    Whether you see slowdowns or not depends on your software/hardware combo, i have a 3200 with 1gb ram and a 10000rpm WD Raptor HD and the slowdowns are definitely noticeable with Avast, but i would pick it over AVG anyway, if i had to choose.
     
  9. FastGame

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    And you use KAV ? if avast is "definitely noticeable" then KAV must have your PC doing the disco strobe light dance :eek:

    I have an AMD A64 3400, WD Raptor HD, 1gig ram, avast is seamless, no effect what so ever. Same for AMD XP 2400 on Nforce2 system 1gig ram and Intel PIII 900mhz 512mb ram.

    Guess I'm one of the lucky ones :)
     
  10. Don Pelotas

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    Since the thread is about "Which is better AVG 7.1 or Avast 4.6 pro?" i don't really see the point (albeit a funny description) of dragging Kav into it, but no, it is not, on mine it is lighter than Avast (definitely noticeable ;) ), and that was the whole point, i'm sure that Avast is "light" in your opinion with your setup, but i'm equally sure that you will find just as many who will find it (slightly) heavy in other setups.:)
     
  11. mrgcav

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    Get both. You'll need them. On XP you can install both at the same time. Just deactivate Avast startup with MSconfig. Use AVG daily because it does not consume many resources. Set AVG to scan at 1:00am every night
    Scan weekly with Avast because it can preform a thourough offline scan.
    I run two Antivirus and two antispyware apps (Spysweeper & MS Antispyware)
    I weekly scan with Xosoft, Adaware and Spybot.
    I have alot of apps including: Mcfee, Antivir, Norton, Stopzilla, Trend Micro, Window Washer, Registry Mechanic, System Mechanic 6 etc.

    Removed info. No software trading posts allowed. - Ron
     
  12. Rivalen

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    Heard that Bill Gates bought a stake in AVG - USD 16 million - I think.

    If its true what was the reason for that and what benefits have come out of that deal - for AVG? For MS?

    Any ideas?

    Tried Antivir - back to supersmooth AVG very quickly.

    Never tried Avast.

    Best Regards
     
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    Since this keeps coming up, and the "old computer thing" is always mentioned, I guess this time I will post that my second computer is a 450mhz, p-2 , and when I removed Norton 2003 and installed Avast on my computer, it was noticeably FASTER. I have used it since and recommend it to all.
    I have kept up with with all the comparison reviews etc. and I don't know exactly how all that pertains to the "real world"; but to this I can attest - I have been using Avast for two years and have never caught a single virus. I periodically check my machines with the KAV online scanner and it has never found anything. So at least for myself, and many others who have responded in a similar manner, It is good enough.
    (Also, I would like to reiterate, especially for those who have not tried it, that the update system is excellent).
    Finally, if you should try it, and are put off by it's appearence (as some have stated) you can download many different skins to make it look any way you like. I use the Silhouete skin by Craftec, and it looks very "professional".
     
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