Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:55 AM
Hope it's alright if I stick my $.02 in.
"Which takes up more space AVG or AVAST and which is better?
Can't say what AVG uses but Avast 5.0.418 is using:
Drive space = 121.38mb.
Ram usage: currently using 25.87mb, peak mem usage 67.22mb
That's with the File System, Web, Network and Behavior shields running, and the IM, P2P and Mail shields stopped.
As far as which is better, that's a personal preference. I haven't used AVG since version 7.5. so, I can't compare them. I can say a little something about Avast 5.0. It is sleek, fast, light on resources and has high detection rates. By default, it automatically checks for updates every 4 hours but, you can set it for every 2 or 3 hours if you prefer. It updates at least twice a day, sometimes more. The update times are very fast, a few seconds at best for definitions.
Right after I upgraded to Avast 5.0, it gave me a false positive, I submitted the file as such and Alwil had it fixed in less than a day. Other than that FP, I've never had a problem with Avast, it has been excellent.