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    Re: avg or avast?

    did a little research and found out aavast was not good becoause it dont pickup no virus's etc.
    i tried pc tools AV found it was quite amazing as it found about 2 virus which it automaticly deleted and told me to do another scan to check if there were more but the results came out clean and also avg it great that and pc tools Av 10/10
    thanks for your opinions guy i needed it. :รพ
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    Re: avg or avast?

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    AVG if it has to be free.

    Otherwise I've stuck to NOD32, has yet to fail me
    I read that NOD32 had one of the worst detection rates in PC Pro

    I'm a Kaspersky man through and through

    EDIT: PC Pro: Product Reviews: Labs: Antivirus software

    read that before people flame me...
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    Re: avg or avast?

    Quote Originally Posted by koocha View Post
    I read that NOD32 had one of the worst detection rates in PC Pro

    EDIT: PC Pro: Product Reviews: Labs: Antivirus software

    read that before people flame me...
    I know from two odd years personal experience dealing with Nod that that's misleading and crap. They've got the first two right though. Two out of three ain't bad for a mag I spose.
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    Re: avg or avast?

    I replaced AVG with Avast on my parent's old PC about a year ago. They were having trouble with it slowing down a lot and website popups but AVG insisted the machine had no infections. Avast quickly picked up a virus and I managed to remove it without having to reinstall the OS.

    A company I used to work for also ditched Symantec AntiVirus in favour of Avast corporate edition and over the year I worked there noted a large drop in helpdesk calls which were attributed to virus infections. I trust Avast.


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    Re: avg or avast?

    personally I use Kaspersky Internet Security at home and now the corporate edition has been rolled out across the works systems as well after a trial over symantec.

    I don't mind paying upto 20 Pounds a year for a retail/OEM package such as this as 20 pounds a year is nothing compared to the price of the system and also operating system and my time to fix and repair if anything goes wrong.

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    Re: avg or avast?

    go for avast.

    i tried both and confidently say avast is best.
    this is my opinion.

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    Re: avg or avast?

    I've used avast for a long time. It can seem a bit bloated with all the extras it tries to provide though. Apparently windows defender (or whatever it's called now) is pretty good now but doesn't have many extra features.

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