AVG free edition versus Norton AV

  Creditman 22:20 10 Apr 2005

My renewal date for Norton AV is fast approaching. Whilst it has served me well for 2 years I wonder is it worth the money or is the AVG free one just as good ? Thanks

  LastChip 22:30 10 Apr 2005


  Starfox 23:12 10 Apr 2005

Agree with lastchip.

I know it's hard to believe that a free product can be any good but this one (AVG) is better.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:17 10 Apr 2005

I have 90+ people on a mail list that use AVG....no need to say any more.


  nyleridedog 23:18 10 Apr 2005

yerr get free avg, it uses less resources as well so it should speed yer pc up when yer get rid of norton!

  Number 7 23:24 10 Apr 2005

I disagree.

I use Norton 2005, and if you can afford it, I suggest you do too.

AVG is okay, but , despite what is said in this forum, it's no Norton.

  joesoaps 23:30 10 Apr 2005

"despite what is said in this forum, it's no Norton. "

Yeah right,it doesn't hog resouces or try to block innocuous programes like Norton does.
Still if you like throwing money away go for it!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:39 10 Apr 2005

'AVG is okay, but , despite what is said in this forum, it's no Norton'.....may one enquire how?


  sattman 23:39 10 Apr 2005

I would happily join the advocates of AVG if only it would work on my computer. I have twice tried it now running windows ME, all if gives me is problems and a regular inconsistent BSOD. Obviously something is conflicting and causing the problem. At least Norton runs without any problems

  bertiecharlie 23:45 10 Apr 2005

Are you talking about NAV 2003? I use NAV 2003 and, with automatic updates turned off, it typically uses between 2mb and 4mb of ram. Peak memory usage after boot up is around 18mb. CPU usage is next to nothing.

  LastChip 23:49 10 Apr 2005

I have it running on three ME machines without any problems at all.

It also runs on XP, W2K, '98 and believe or not '95, all without a hitch and consistently finds problems that one of my friends Norton installed machine misses. In fact last week he finally got so fed up, after being a loyal Norton man for five years or more, Norton was dismissed to the appropriate place.

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