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Avast or Avira?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by JASV.17, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    Disclaimer: JASV.17=pretty much a tech-dummy.

    I've been told that AVG has past it's prime, and I've been looking to change to either Avira or Avast. Suggestions?

    Alone those lines, that Adaware and Spybot have gone the same route, and that Malwarebytes is now the way to go?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MCPreacher

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    I have been using Avast for years and it has never let me down.
     

  3. JFrame

    JFrame

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    I use Avira and have been satisfied with its performance.

    Avira and Avast appear to be pretty much on a par with each other. You might want to check this link below, as it offers a nice comparative discussion among the available freeware security packages.

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.htm

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  4. HKUSP45Css

    HKUSP45Css

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    I use Nod32 but have also used Avast in the past (it rhymes!) and liked it. I use Malwarebytes almost daily to fix problems after infections and to prevent them from becoming problems in the first place (professionally).

    I prefer to use "paid for" AV programs because the companies have a little more of a vested interested in getting updates to their paying customers a bit more quickly. That's my personal prejudice.
     
  5. JFrame

    JFrame

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    You're probably correct in this regard, but I find that Avira updates its protection database nearly daily. They want you to buy the complete "Pro" package, so they have a vested interest in making their freeware look good.

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  6. HKUSP45Css

    HKUSP45Css

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    Not for nuthin' but, Nod32 pushes it's updates in realtime instead of waiting for a client to request them. I've seen Nod32 update 6 times in as many hours with new definitions. That's one of the reasons I use it.

    Again, a personal bias.
     
  7. JFrame

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    No doubt well-founded... :)

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  8. SFLglock

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    You heard right, AVG, Spybot, and adaware are all out of date.

    I currently use...

    Avast 5
    Malwarebytes
    SuperAntiSpyware
     
  9. 9mmXRAY

    9mmXRAY IDPA MW2 GSSF

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    Be careful of who?? recommends what?? for you to use to protect your valueable information... Example...

    Even before the internet makes it to your door from your ISP it travels across a telecom companies fiber/switches.

    Take for instance... "Brighthouse" if you recognise the name... look on their trucks/Vans it says "The Fiber Leader"

    They are first and foremost a Cable TV company... but they are promoting the use of another Telecom companies fiber infrastructure as their own. Completely legal... yet why does the guy driving the Van not know the difference between Single and Multimode fiber???
     
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    I have Avast on my home computer. I use the Avira rescue disk to scan received computers at work then I hit them with Malwarebytes if needed.

    I recommend that everyone get the Avira rescue disk. A great tool.
     
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    I have Avira on my laptop...no problems so far.
     
  13. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

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    Got the new (FREE)Avast on everything. I will be switching to Malwarebytes in a few days - Agree that SpyBot has lost the edge.
     
  14. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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