January 3rd, 2004, 07:23 PM
Better than AVG?
I've been searching online for almost a year for a great AV.....the best I've found (that is free....I'm on a budget) is AVG. Is there anything better?
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January 3rd, 2004, 07:25 PM
Nope, if you don't want to spend money on one (like me) use AVG.
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January 3rd, 2004, 07:36 PM
AVG is pretty good, i recommend it to anyone who wants a free anti-virus.
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January 3rd, 2004, 07:36 PM
A google search turned up this . Was one of the google sponsered link so i think it is on the level. Check it out if you want.
 looked aound a little and they dont have it up for download, you have to get a CD mailed to you. Turns out to about USD$14 for S&H [/edit]
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January 3rd, 2004, 07:49 PM
yes avg i the best free av inarguably
January 3rd, 2004, 08:08 PM
Heh, i using DrWeb as secoundare AV on my PC,
I recomend to use it if you need one more AV for secound scan. Free version have limited functionality. but it works good for me.
// too far away outside of limit
January 4th, 2004, 09:35 AM
Try AntiVir Personal Edition http://free-av.com
I think it is better than AVG as it can detect more malware than AVG.
January 4th, 2004, 11:16 AM
One needs to be careful of the claims to detect malware. At any one time there are probably no more than 2000 in the "wild". AVs that claim to detect 80,000 or more are misleading as a lot of these are old DOS items or "laboratory/proof of concepts"
I think it is better than AVG as it can detect more malware than AVG
The real questions are:
1. How good is the heuristic detection?
2. How quick is the product response to a new incidence?
What I am saying is that you need to look to the future, not history
January 4th, 2004, 03:42 PM
AVG is great for home users and for those of us who wont pay for subscriptions from Norton like me. I actaully believe it excels Norton but thats a personal opinion. I say stick with AVG, its reliable.
January 4th, 2004, 04:29 PM
I use AVG myself