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what is the better anti virus?

Avast
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AVG
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AntivirPE
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Offline brockey01

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WHAT IS BETTER????
« on: February 04, 2004, 10:04:17 PM »
what is the better anti virus? pick one

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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2004, 10:43:48 PM »
The only thing the 3 Av's have in common, is that there freeware or have freeware versions.

Avast 4 is as good (or better) than the expensive commercials.

Proven many times. It has good detection, generic detection for trojans, heuristics, many mail plugins, fast updates, low on resources etc...

AVG & Antivir are poor products compared to Avast 4.

Although the vendors of Antivir are working at this momemt on a very strong heuristics plugin for Antivir. Could be worth checking out. But is not finished yet.
Work is done by the former coder from the now unsupported "Gladiator AV". Wich was also a very good product with possibilities.

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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004, 10:58:46 PM »
I've been testing AVG & avast! for some time now and avast! is definally the far better "overall" detector.

Only a small remark:
Why does it take weeks to add detection for non-ITW virii, worms, trojans and other malware (backdoors)? A nasty is a nasty, isn't it?  8)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2004, 11:27:40 PM by Christopher »

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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2004, 01:16:39 AM »
if its not going to threaten users they put it as a 2nd priority so as to keep us protected agianst the ones we WILL see   ;)
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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2004, 03:28:24 AM »
Brockey, we tested a lot of av applications...
The results talk for themselves  ;)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2004, 03:28:48 AM by Technical »
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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2004, 12:25:39 PM »
if its not going to threaten users they put it as a 2nd priority so as to keep us protected agianst the ones we WILL see   ;)

Do you really think you won't see them  ???

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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2004, 01:26:46 PM »
This poll... well... a bit biased I'd say -- given that it's on the official avast forum, don't you think? ;)
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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2004, 04:56:41 PM »
This poll... well... a bit biased I'd say -- given that it's on the official avast forum, don't you think? ;)

Well that's true, which is why I voted AVG !!! Just to give an air of unbiasedness (??) !!  :P

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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2004, 10:37:36 PM »
I guess if you do NOT vote for Avast,...you get banned!  ;D ... only kidding

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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2004, 12:27:52 AM »
Have tried all three.  As far as catching viruses, etc., they have all done this for me.  However, what sets them apart is that Avast is extremely user friendly, has automatic and quite often updates, and has the best email checker by far.  I found AVG and Antivir lacking in these attributes.  And the other thing that makes Avast superior is its Forum.   ;D
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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2004, 06:35:38 PM »
Have tried all three.  As far as catching viruses, etc., they have all done this for me.  However, what sets them apart is that Avast is extremely user friendly, has automatic and quite often updates, and has the best email checker by far.  I found AVG and Antivir lacking in these attributes.  And the other thing that makes Avast superior is its Forum.   ;D

bbfi, I couldn't put in better words than yours...
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2004, 06:49:36 PM »
Hi Technical,

Welcome back.   :)
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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2004, 08:47:34 PM »
Well, I´m not an expert, but i say Avast because, even they tree are free, and with lots of options:

AnivirPE (is the red umbrella one?) is horrible to update. Is always like reinstalling the hole program, lots of Mbytes, and not everybody has DSL/cable connections.

AVG has not this problem, but its only in english, and they dont answer mails asking for translations.

Avast is in lots of languages, and sure soon will be in much more because they answer when you ask them about that topic.

So, that´s it. As i say, i have no idea about search engines, virus databases and things like that, my criteria is based only in so simple details like the above ones ^_^U
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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2004, 09:00:05 PM »
Well, I´m not an expert, but i say Avast because, even they tree are free, and with lots of options:

AnivirPE (is the red umbrella one?) is horrible to update. Is always like reinstalling the hole program, lots of Mbytes, and not everybody has DSL/cable connections.

AVG has not this problem, but its only in english, and they dont answer mails asking for translations.

Avast is in lots of languages, and sure soon will be in much more because they answer when you ask them about that topic.

So, that´s it. As i say, i have no idea about search engines, virus databases and things like that, my criteria is based only in so simple details like the above ones ^_^U

I'm happy to find a 'fellow'... I'm the Portuguese (Brazilian) translator of avast!  ;)
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Re:WHAT IS BETTER????
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2004, 09:12:50 PM »
I also have tried most other virus programs and there is no better than avast. For one, it doesnt hijack your comp like others do, extremely user friendly, has always detected viruses thru tests and real life ones that I have got and so many otehr reasons. And combinbe the fact that its just plain cool, thru skins and sounds , in my opinion you just cant beat it. I even scrapped my 2 year subscription I had to Norton for avast, that is after I dug into the registry and took out nortons tenticals......

I write reviews every where I can for avast, and always promote it verbaly..

And not to forget about the forums here, the best support sight there has ever been.

Way to go guys....... ;D
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