AVG or Norton

  [DELETED] 19:24 17 Nov 2003


I've previously used Norton Antivirus on our computer, however after reading a couple of posts here on the site I thought that I would give AVG a try (it was recommended as being less resource demanding). However when I have given the trial period a go it seems that you can only configure AVG to protect one e-mail client, as there is two of us with two separate e-mail accounts am I doing something wrong or does AVG only protect one account?

What do you all think, is AVG a good bet or go back to NORTON?

  [DELETED] 19:39 17 Nov 2003

I have 4 or 5 accounts on mine and no problems yet.

Avg scans all incomining and outgoing mails...

  [DELETED] 19:43 17 Nov 2003

Incoming even....;-)

  spuds 19:53 17 Nov 2003

AVG shouldn't be a problem, you should be able to cover all the email accounts.

  [DELETED] 20:02 17 Nov 2003

all with email accounts. As dadyassa says, AVG scans the incoming mail when it is received to the computer from whatever account.

I have posted elswhere that I used a commercial package [Systemsuite] before AVG, but I have also used Nortona/v & Norton Utilities. To be fair, Norton looks nice and has various good options [specific file or program checking, for example] but do you need all the bangs & whistles? AVG will scan every exe file open opening and can be used to scan certain individual files by right-clicking.

Said it once, and I'll say it again - AVG is the better product [for me]. Less system hungry on almost all resources, looks OK, free updates. Does exactly what it says on the webpage!

At the end of the day though you need to use an anti-virus that you like & feel comfortable with as this is more likely to increase it's use particularly for update purposes & your knowledge of it & it's limitations.



  [DELETED] 20:05 17 Nov 2003

" However when I have given the trial period" AVG is free for personal use with no trial period?

  [DELETED] 20:09 17 Nov 2003

AVG7 has a trial period I believe ..Just Checking >>>B.S

  [DELETED] 20:11 17 Nov 2003

click here

Im on the free version..AVG6

  gold 47 20:15 17 Nov 2003

AVG is good but never auto updates even if it is set todo so unless someone tells me otherwise and i run the pro version with XP.

  [DELETED] 20:16 17 Nov 2003

I'm with you Rtus, version 6.

But if they have a 'free trial' are the makers looking to charge in future - and what about updates?


  [DELETED] 20:18 17 Nov 2003

Oh forgot to say I and 28 other units Ive put it on use in several multiple email accounts & have never come unstuck with it.Only problems Ive been called to with avg its due to not updating the virus database..I cant say the same for norton.

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