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Offline ladygaga345

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Avast vs. Avira
« on: October 24, 2010, 11:56:45 AM »
can someone explain to me which of these two is better??

im really having a hard time choosing free antivirus software

and im confused of avira and avast??

any suggestions?
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 11:57:50 AM »
Detection might be slightly more aggressive with AVIRA, but is also less configurable and also more annoying.
Overall i still think avast! is far better as a whole produdct.
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 12:12:03 PM »
You are asking on the avast! forum which is better from avast and avira. Of course it will be avast since most if not all on this forum use it. You shouldn't pick an antivirus based on others opinions. Just chose what suits you best.

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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 12:15:35 PM »
of course i found this forum useful with all of the users are very helpful and very accompanying than other forums!! so thats why i ask here!!
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 12:44:47 PM »
Avira: not as many bugs as in avast!
       better detection
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       the free version doesn't contains some features like web and mail shield
       it updates only once a day or fewer
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 01:01:36 PM »
1. Your signature does not indicate any information about your system so please go to PROFILE then Modify Profile then Forum Profile Information Signature: and put information about your system just like my signature about your system just like my signature so that the helpers can offer pertinent advice.

2. Please start reading the avast! Blog for latest news: http://blog.avast.com
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 01:11:37 PM »
Detection might be slightly more aggressive with AVIRA, but is also less configurable and also more annoying.
Overall i still think avast! is far better as a whole produdct.

+1 ;) ;D

I've used this software before on my spare laptop computer and believe it very aggressive I don't it and it not like you're trying to have a huge fight to be fully protected, because it far less configurable and also more annoying compare to Avast free version believe when I say this because Avast free version has more AV security protection option compare to AVIRA free version.

ladygaga345 why don't you compare both free version of AVIRA vs Avast and see who has the most AV security option compare their version before you make your final installation choice, my vote for you is Avast believe me ;)
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 04:58:22 PM »
Well firstly i dont agree at all for the detection of Avira.

Why ? Because its has no a good detection at all in term of exploit. I did see many and when i say many left over by them and its true !

So now a day if there so many sites that is infected what you would choice ? A good anti virus with exploit detection and not bad for rest or a good anti virus that is only good for detect trojan ?

I think you see now.

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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 05:25:39 PM »
@ ladygaga345
The thing that is never considered when choosing an AV is what kind of support will I get if I have any problem and you have seen that in spades in these forums, prompt and helpful responses and not all related to avast, but you still received help.

So you have lots of personal experience of avast and the support in these forums and that has to count a lot more than any limited review, etc. Not to mention If the AV doesn't have all the elements/shields that you need, then detection is the last of your issues. Whilst avira has a relatively good detection rate (but it isn't streets ahead by any recent tests) it also has a slightly higher rate of false positives.
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010, 05:42:03 PM »
I like your post DavidR. +1000000000...

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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 06:56:58 PM »
I like your post DavidR. +1000000000...

Me too.............David your very clever when out spoken with words ;) ;D
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 07:59:50 PM »
Detection might be slightly more aggressive with AVIRA, but is also less configurable and also more annoying.
Overall i still think avast! is far better as a whole product.
Avira is MUCH MORE annoying with its stupid popups... Unbelievable policy!
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 08:03:15 PM »
Well firstly i dont agree at all for the detection of Avira.
Why ? Because its has no a good detection at all in term of exploit. I did see many and when i say many left over by them and its true !
avast is better on exploits. Avira is better on binaries. afik.
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2010, 08:54:01 PM »
avast! is better on exploits, but Avira has much better trojan, viruse, spyware and adware detection.
Today, I found four undetected malicious sites.
And avast has more bugs than Avira.
BUT Avira Personal - Free Antivirus hasn't got anti-rootkit.
 
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Re: Avast vs. Avira
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2010, 09:12:31 PM »
But avast! isnt bad for detect trojans, viruses, spywares and adwares also. Avira has a such annoying removal !!!! (scan after removing a virus !)

Also like tech said that pop ups of Avira is ANNOYING ! :o

avast! got ads but between me its feel more better than a big pop ups that appear you in your face or dont fit in the interface...

avast! i dont think got mores bugs than Avira im sure ! A program will never got 0 bug so who care ?