Avast or AVG

  Buchan 35 19:40 07 Dec 2004

I read today a critique and Avast 4 was the loser. You, my peers, I trust, Which, overall is best?

  stalion 19:41 07 Dec 2004
  Belatucadrus 19:53 07 Dec 2004

Avast free is supported by alwil, AVG free isn't supported by Grisoft.
Avast has superior mail scan, AVG 7 is better than 6, but has been causing problems, see forum postings for details.
Avast has the best update system there is.

I've used both and have never encounted any problems with either, but feel that avast! is the better package at the moment. Though you will get posts from people who prefer AVG.

Can you post a link to the critique ? I doubt it'll change my opinion but could be worth a read.

  Cook2 20:28 07 Dec 2004

Say no more click here

  Gongoozler 20:47 07 Dec 2004

I use Avast, I find it easy to use, the update is superb and it has caught 2 email viruses in the last 2 weeks. The Avast forum is a bonus click here

  herc182 20:50 07 Dec 2004

in terms of virus detection

avast click here

avg click here

avast has the beating of avg in terms of virus detection, but that was mainl over avg version 6.

i would say avast

  Buchan 35 21:54 07 Dec 2004

A Future Publishing Magazine "PC PLUS" pages 106 and 107

  Buchan 35 21:57 07 Dec 2004

Thanks everyone, thats what I1ve got installed and now intend to stay with

  mbp 22:13 07 Dec 2004

Buchan tell us how you get on. Latest reports are that avg has been neglecting their Freeware and placing their efforts on their shareware. It is shame, I suppose they want to push the freeware users to their shareware programs.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

8 brilliant character artists speaking at Pictoplasma 2018

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Football : comment regarder la Ligue 1 en direct ?