AVG still the best?

  maltose 15:04 27 Feb 2011

Years ago the good members of this site recommended me to AVG anti spyware and C Cleaner. I feel secure with both but AVG does dominate my PC at start up and its daily scan time. Are these free softwares still the best? I note that other mal ware, -anti virus etc, pieces of software are now being mentioned.

  bremner 15:06 27 Feb 2011

Gave up with AVG a while ago, much prefer MSE click here

  maltose 15:11 27 Feb 2011

Hey Bremner thank you the site looks good. I will wait a while before changing but I like the provenance.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:18 27 Feb 2011

MSE or AVAST click here

  maltose 15:24 27 Feb 2011

My this is getting interesting AVAST certainly claims to be the market leader thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\

  ACOLYTE 15:27 27 Feb 2011

I have used avast for years and it really is a good product,i highly recommend it.I also have windows Defender,but i have turned this off,i have comodo firewall that has pro active security that includes malware protection,all these are free products and work well together.

  bremner 15:30 27 Feb 2011

This test site click here rated them with an identical score in December. It very much comes down to personal choice.

  bremner 15:33 27 Feb 2011

BTW - The test rates impact on system performance not ability to detect malware.

  maltose 15:35 27 Feb 2011

Welcome and thank you Acolyte - I note you have AVAST and another's firewall. AVG includes firewall does AVAST? thanks Bremner yes I had read the report, accessed from AVAST's site.

  ACOLYTE 15:45 27 Feb 2011

I use Avast for the virus software,you can get a firewall version but this is not in the free version.

  cocteau48 16:11 27 Feb 2011

I used AVG for years until AVG9 came along,with various problems,most of which they blamed on compatibility issues with ZoneAlarm.
I tried MSE as a replacement which seemed to work OK but just did not seem to inspire confidence ,maybe I'm just anti Microsoft products.

I then installed Avast/Comodo firewall on my XP machine and Avast/ZoneAlarm firewall on my Vista laptop.
Both combinations work beautifully and I remain very impressed with Avast particularly its automatic definitions update every few hours.

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