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Offline GhosTT

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AVAST vs. AVG ?
« on: May 26, 2005, 03:34:17 AM »
OK, background,
 had a question about both of them scanning emails
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=13721.0

NOW,
trying to decide between them.

EVERYBODY tells me not to run 2 anti virus programs together.(will eventually interfere with each other?

So here is my problem, do I need to dump one?(prolly so).

Up till now, AVAST and AVG got along fine, now they don't with email scanning.

As a lower skilled PC user thought 2 was better than one, now getting it.

Although I got ALOT more practice with AVG than AVAST, thinking I should stay with AVAST as my anti-virus program.

Have experimented with AVAST seems better, but can't trust my lack of skills.

What I am looking for here is help from people with real skills, and familier with both programs.

Just hard to uninstall AVG without advice telling me why.





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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005, 04:46:39 AM »
As I've posted elsewhere, avast is much better on configuration and features. You must want to learn more things. AVG is more direct, a closed box. Both are reliable and you can trust. Anyway, I don't see any disavantage of avast (sorry, I'm always avast fanatic  ;D). I've used AVG for more than one year.
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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005, 05:15:11 AM »
AVG has only Resident and Email Shields, avast! got seven and do I need to say them all?  Avast got wonderful skins while AVG got a ugly-so-called Simple interference.  AVG has no automactic updates that I can think of, plus we have cute forums to go with avast!  ;)

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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005, 06:29:51 AM »
GhosTT
AVAST vs. AVG ?   This subject has benn battered around 1000 times.
Since this is the avast! forum, most of us are going to tell you why we've choosen avast!
and why it is better.
On the AVG Forum, they will probably parise AVG.
You'll have to make up your own mind. Just remember, you can only use ONE as a resident AV program.
If you run both, you'll kill both.
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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2005, 06:53:01 AM »



Personal preference and freedom of choice is truly a wonderful thing!! It isn't really

"Avast vs AVG" isn't it, which one does the right job for you. That is the true winner
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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2005, 01:38:42 PM »
As a defector from AVG over a year ago, I would say no contest, avast! is the winner with a much more flexible/configurable, multi level protection (Web Shield, Standard Shield), multi item protection (standard shield, web shield, net shield, email, p2p, im, etc.).

Yes that flexibility/configuration requires a little investigation/research on the part of the user, but it is very worth while. The research (read the help file, sticky threads in the main forums, etc) will further enhance the experience/protection of the default installation settings, which for the average user should be fine.
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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2005, 04:22:30 PM »
One thing is certain in my mind, if you have Avast! as your main AV I see no advantage what so ever for having AVG on the same PC.

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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2005, 09:06:29 PM »
I've used AVG too. The only thing, which I liked there, was the email scanner function showing progress of sent or incoming message in percentage. And thats it. I'm also incurable avast fanatic!  ;D
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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2005, 09:30:27 PM »
I don´t recommend AVG antivirus. Why? Well I was using AVG in the past, but not for long (month or so). My computer was a wreck, he was restarting without a reason, blue screens were appearing very often, so I said f*** this antivirus, and then I installed avast! free and avast detected few viruses and trojans after a complete scan with AVG (updated). So i dumped AVG. And now I dumped even panda av . Avast is all that I need ;D

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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2005, 10:24:49 PM »
I'll be frank, AVG is lighter on resources but doesn't offer complete protection. If you're a computer newb, go with Avast, if you know the websites you visit and trust yourself to be able to identify potential viruses on your own and want a faster system go with AVG.

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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2005, 07:38:17 AM »
BOB said--AVAST vs. AVG ?   This subject has benn battered around 1000 times.

LOL, trying to hurt my feelings?(KIDDING)
I am  NEWBIE TO THIS SITE.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE ADVICE,
from what I have seen , I will switch to only AVAST...

Have seen the difference,but the advice has helped alot!

Will update in a thread , the good and the
 bad! :)



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Re: AVAST vs. AVG ?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2005, 03:07:51 PM »
GhosTT
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LOL, trying to hurt my feelings?(KIDDING)
That's the last thing I'd ever want to do. :)(SERIOUS)
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I will switch to only AVAST...
Your computer will thank you for that action. ;D
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Will update in a thread , the good and the
bad!
Suggestions for improvement are always welcome.
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