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Offline Thomas123

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Why Grisoft AVG?
« on: September 24, 2005, 07:31:14 PM »
I searched on Download.com in this morning and found that both AVG Free Edition and AVG Pro were reviewed by Download.com

http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?tag=srch&qt=avg&tg=dl-20&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=+Go%21

I just wondered why both avast! Home Edition and avast! Pro have been there for much longer than AVG but have not been reviewed by Download.com?

Also, in many software websites, AVG Free Edition is rewarded as the best free antivirus program. Most of them do not even mention avast! Even though avast! is shown in some websites, it is not as popular as AVG.

avast! has a better detection rate, more protection providers, more friendly interfrace and much more.

What makes such a big difference???
« Last Edit: September 24, 2005, 07:49:58 PM by Thomas123 »

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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2005, 07:39:00 PM »
In my opinion MERCHANDISE/ADVERTISEMENT do all the work  :)
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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2005, 08:29:53 PM »
As far as I can see from your link these arent reviews by download.com, but a very short CNet Editors write up and the ranking comes from user reviews from people who have downloaded the program.

If that is the case I suppose there is nothing to stop you or anyone else writing your own short review and ranking avast!.
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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2005, 10:55:28 PM »
In my opinion MERCHANDISE/ADVERTISEMENT do all the work  :)
I follow this...
Only independent and NON COMMERCIAL reviews get my atention now. I'm tired to read paid material.
But, after all, AVG has all the time a better press that avast!
It's a pity, it's a shame. But, who does believe in everything that reads?  ;D
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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2005, 12:44:52 AM »
I am avast!'s fans!!! I love every aspect of avast! I just hope that more people will recognize that avast! is better than AVG in the future. But there is only one thing I want to know; how can I schedule a boot scan or scan?

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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2005, 12:46:57 AM »
If you have XP or Win2k, you could enable a boot time scan.
Try the, schedule boot-time scan in avast's menu (or try the 'Schedule Boot-Time Scan' using RejZoR's AEC avast! External Control Tool

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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2005, 01:17:03 AM »
Thanks. With the help from avast! External Control, avast! is much more configurable than AVG. But it also makes me moe disappointed...why such a good program cannot beat down AVG, at least the Free Edition...

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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2005, 06:22:36 AM »
I think most reviewers are not antivirus specialist so sometimes they don't really know what they're talk about. For example, they say AVG Free has auto update feature but in fact, AVG Free has no real auto update feature at all.

In my opinion, at the first glance, AVG Free looks good & promising than avast! Home Edition, AVG Free has plain interface that looks more professional than default skin of avast! Home Edition. Otherwise, I think AVG is more popular, more recognized brand than avast! (or even more recognized than NOD32, Kaspersky, Panda, Sophos), when people think about free antivirus so AVG comes first.

If I'm not wrong, I think AVG Free is the first free antivirus available for home users and AVAST32, AntiVir or CA InoculateIT came second.
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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2005, 02:45:17 PM »
...AVG Free has plain interface that looks more professional than default skin of avast! Home Edition...

AVG has everything but professional GUI. It is unbelievable ugly, with such a ugly icons, like some child drew them... it reminds me of all those ancient applications for Windows 3.11. That can not be called professional in any way.

However, if you want to name one really professional looking application, then you have to think of BitDefender. I also think, I offered few professional, clean looking skins. I still think that avast! should have something like that as it's default skin. I am not saying it has to be, or I want it to be, one of those skins I made... no way.. it has to come from Alwil's designer, but I believe they have to clear with themselves once for all, that antivirus can not, and should not have a "sound-player" looking skin as it's default one if they want people to take avast! as more serious antivirus program.

I don't know what needs to be done to change that, because I see so many people complain out there...  :-\ Something needs to be done asap.

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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2005, 05:12:24 PM »
^_^ Yes. The AVG interface is very ugly. It makes me hard to believe that AVG can become popular to people.
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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2005, 05:13:52 PM »
Here are just few I made trying to move avast! away from those "gamey" skins and give it a slight professional touch:



These interfaces look very impressive. Where can I get them?
« Last Edit: September 25, 2005, 05:20:24 PM by Thomas123 »

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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2005, 05:22:02 PM »
Run the simple user interface and from the menu, select, Select Skin and then Get More Skins from our www. server.
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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2005, 02:47:45 AM »
In my opinion, at the first glance, AVG Free looks good & promising than avast! Home Edition
Only at first glance. AVG is pretty poor. You can't configure anything. It's a closed box.
Thanks God I could get free from it and discover avast.
Only at first glance. Right now I see no advantage on AVG. Maybe detectetion from time to time.

AVG Free has plain interface that looks more professional than default skin of avast! Home Edition.
Never. AVG interface is very poor, block and icons are just ridiculous simple and NOT professional at all.
Pleople who say or think that do not understand about interface or are not being fair.
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Re: Why Grisoft AVG?
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2005, 03:16:37 AM »
I just think AVG's interface is very ugly. I do not know how good its detection rate is. I just know that it has been well-known as the best free antivirus all over the world.

Before 2 years ago, I was looking for a free antivirus program on Download.com . But I did not see AVG Free Edition available on Download.com . Instead, I saw a free antivirus program called avast! Home Edition on Download.com . I was wondering if it was a program bundled with spyware and trojan. But I finally gave it a try and have been impressive with it. If AVG Free Edition had been available on Download.com that day, I would have installed it. ;D

However, I would switch to avast! later even if I had AVG installed. Because AVG's interface has been unacceptable, it keeps me away from opening and using that.  :-[