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#1 The Loch

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 11:49 PM

:thumbsup: Hi, I need an honest opinion....Which scanner do you think is better..
AVG Free, or, McAfee virus scan professional. Really would like to know.
I've come a very long way. Just to find out, I still have a long way to go.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 12:15 AM

AVG. More reliable.I like Avast better than both.
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 12:23 AM

There are many comparisons of various AV applications from various biased and unbiased sources on the NET. I think it is a fair conclusion from these that there is not much to choose between AVG and McAfee for antivirus protection, and that each has a few different user features; none of the features I have seen with McAfee would justify the cost compared to AVG free as far as basic AV protection goes.
I can say that I have used the free AVG for more than three years without my computer becomming infected, and that every time I have scanned my hard drive with various on-line scanners, none has found anything substantial that AVG has missed.
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#4 The Loch

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 12:30 AM

Hi, jgweed, and, gunner, Thanks forr your replys......McAfee just scans so slow, i wanted to get something a little faster.....So far AVG is
coming out ahead.....Thanks.
I've come a very long way. Just to find out, I still have a long way to go.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 02:11 PM

I use McAfee thinking I was safe. I just found out last night I have several worms in my computer which is what brought me here. So I thought all I had to do was have this McAfee virus protection and firewall, but I have some more research to do.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:14 PM

Hi, sunflower, Thanks for your reply.....I've never had a problem like that, it's just that mcafee seems to take forever to scan on my pc...
I've come a very long way. Just to find out, I still have a long way to go.




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