Changing AVG free for Avira free

  martd7 17:31 31 May 2015

Have changed this week from avg free to avira free,was getting entirely fed up of messages about "try avg tune up" etc etc

Avira seems ok and the pc boots up faster

Any avira users had any problems and whats the avira "safe browser",ive not enabled as yet

  bumpkin 18:27 31 May 2015

My personal choice is Avast but not a lot between them.

  john bunyan 18:42 31 May 2015

I had Avira on one PC and Avast on another. I have now standardised on Avast. My grandchildren were on AVG and have also switched to Avast. I think it is marginally quicker than Avira, which I found a bit slow to update on starting. I recall a small problem with safe browsing - regret cannot recall what it was!

  martd7 20:04 31 May 2015

Thanks for comments

I had tried Avast sometime last year,maybe its improved but there were too many false positives popping up all the time

  rdave13 21:06 31 May 2015

mart7 , if you get Avira to update as quick as the others then use it. I found the interface and updating (especially the program update) very lacking and at times problematic. Just use the correct tools with AVG and Avast to remove completely then try Avira. No uninstaller tool for Avira if I remember correctly? Just programs and features, which is a bit odd.

Not getting any false positives on Avast 2015.10.2.2218 so far. Much improved lately. Even their Online Security seems to work quite well.

  martd7 21:55 31 May 2015

Have to say the definition updates slow and the scanning interminably slow,might try avast

  rdave13 22:04 31 May 2015

Just make sure you get rid of all previous antivirus' first. Search for their own removal tools. Run Ccleaner's reg cleaner after a reboot.

  martd7 22:16 31 May 2015

I read somewhere only to use the avg removal tool if avg cant successfully be uninstalled the usual way,there's been problems removing the program using avgs own uninstaller,it uninstalled ok and I ran ccleaners reg cleaner

  rdave13 22:35 31 May 2015

I would run it anyway. click here

  martd7 11:16 01 Jun 2015

Rdave13 I had already removed avg successfully and run ccleaner reg cleaner,ive now removed avira,scans too slow,I used revo uninstaller but it crashed halfway through removing avira,ran it again n seemed successful,ran ccleaner reg cleaner,rebooted all ok,installed avast free did a quick scan seems ok,ran the browser scan and it stalled,had to physically reboot the pc All seems fine now but am wishing id not removed AVG after all these problems,the old saying springs to mind "if it ain't broke dont fix it "

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:32 01 Jun 2015

Have Avast on all my devices now, two PCs one laptop and one tablet.

Had AVG on laptop (came installed) but got too bloated and slow.

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