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Wich AV to buy ? Kaspersky or Avast 4
« on: August 06, 2003, 01:45:43 PM »

I'm want to buy a new Av becasue my license of NAV is over.

I need the best protection availeble and my choise goes between AVAST 4,0 PRO and Kaspersky personal pro.

KAV cost around 70 €

AVAST cost around 50 €

this is a difference of 20 € wich is not little.

Does AVAST gives me the same level of protection and support as Kaspersky does ?

Can it be compared ? or is it even better ?

I would like honest answers of some of the long time users and vendors.

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Re:Wich AV to buy ? Kaspersky or Avast 4
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2003, 01:55:14 PM »
Well, i was a user of Kaspersky a long time ago...and i do remember it beeing verry hard for my pc resources.

But it's detecting capabilities where also outstanding. But my license was over, so i searched the forums for free AV's , so i came to Avast Home wich i used for a couple of months. In that time it saved my ass a few times from infected downloads i got via Peer-to-peer (Kazaa).

I liked the program so much i decided to buy Avast4 Pro. This is a decission i don't regret. I suits me just fine. Is low on resources (not for ram) but its doesn't slowdown my pc when running resident shield protection,...and Kaspersky did.

Avast isn't as well known as KAV, but my opinion is that it can be compared.

AVAST Better than KAV ? no.

Same security level ? maybe, KAV is verry good on trojans & worms,dunno yet about AVAST. But for ITW virus detection they are both the same.

Support ? AVAST is much better

Price ? AVAST is much cheaper than KAV


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« Last Edit: August 06, 2003, 01:58:08 PM by Waldo »

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Re:Wich AV to buy ? Kaspersky or Avast 4
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2003, 05:19:50 PM »
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AVAST cost around 50 €

Just FYI avast is $39.90 which is currently equivalent to 36.84€ (instead of fifty).

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Re:Wich AV to buy ? Kaspersky or Avast 4
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2003, 03:58:57 AM »
I liked the program so much i decided to buy Avast4 Pro. This is a decission i don't regret. I suits me just fine. Is low on resources (not for ram) but its doesn't slowdown my pc when running resident shield protection,...and Kaspersky did.

I agree with Waldo in almost everything...

- Avast is going to be as well known as KAV.
- Comparing av is a difficult work (see http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=777;start=new)
- Same security level? I let this with Waldo that knows more than me...
Support? AVAST is much better. Not only much, but it´s perfect  :D
Price? AVAST is much cheaper than KAV (see Vlk answer)...

I´m avast user completely fullfiled...  ;D
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Re:Wich AV to buy ? Kaspersky or Avast 4
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2003, 05:28:49 AM »
Hey lunatic...
Have you already decided?
See http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=777 for more information...  8)
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