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Avast or AVG?


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#1 Chrissypa

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 10:14 PM

Which in your opnion is better? I have been using avast for about a year now but was just wondering if AVG would be better? Thanks
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Posted 31 December 2004 - 10:31 PM

They are both wonderful programs.

It is all up to personal preference really.

I had Avast then switched over to Free AVG. I find that AVG is just a little more user friendly. It is also much faster. IMHO :thumbsup:
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Posted 31 December 2004 - 10:43 PM

I too now choose to use AVG.

I have had Norton - too slow in updating; I got infected while using it too.

Avast has gotten better in recent years (I've not used it in three or four).
I have acquaintances who swear by Avast now days.

I've just put McAfee on the sideline 'till my subscription runs out shortly. I was never infected while using McAfee, but
IMHO it's a resource hog. And I was never happy with the auto-update feature which
caused problems for me at times with some other running programs.

Try them both out I'd say and choose your preference as Scarlett suggested.

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#4 Chrissypa

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 10:48 PM

Thank You! I had read where Avast is a resource hog and AVG is much better. Thanks again! And Happy New Year!
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Posted 31 December 2004 - 11:15 PM

You are welcome. And the same to you. :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 09:12 AM

Recently, I deleted AVG6 and installed AVG7, which gave me some problems in sending POP emails. I deleted AVG and loaded Avast. The latter seemed much slower and ate up too much resources, so I went back to AVG7. I have used AVG for several years, and have found it to be very reliable.
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 11:18 AM

Avast is taking up 14,500k is that alot more than AVG?
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 07:27 PM

It is slightly less, as I see it, than AVG. Where the difference between the two was evident, at least on my computer, was the time it took each to do a complete scan, and the amount of memory each took up simply running in the background. In both of these areas, Avast seemed to be much slower, and to take up a lot more operating resources.

Since both are free downloads, you might want to give each of these a try. You may find one easier to use, or faster than the other (speed may very well depend on how you have your HD(s) configured or the amount of space used).

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