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Windows 7: What would you prefer?


07 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
What would you prefer?

Would you prefer Avast over AVG?

Tell me the reasons

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07 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yes. AVG has a lower detection rate, a higher false positive rate, and is more likely to cause BSOD.
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08 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

anyone else?
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08 Aug 2010   #4

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Out of the free versions, Avast!

AVG Free does not offer the same level of rootkit protection as the paid AVG (this is changing in the 2011 product currently in beta).

Out of the paid versions, Avast! Even when the paid version of AVG is tested against Avast! Free, Avast! usually does better.

With AVG Free my family has had both a success story and a failure story. Edit: The failure story could have had a lot to do with the user.

I've never used Avast! for any extended period of time.
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08 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Personally, I never really like either one.

But, thats not the question.

Given a choice between the 2, I would have to say Avast.

Was always something about AVG I just didn't like. And Avast seemed to do a better job.

Mind you, its been a couple years since I tried them so ...
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08 Aug 2010   #6

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Mind you, its been a couple years since I tried them so ...
I think you'd be pleasantly surprised, especially with Avast!

(Last post edited.)
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08 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Round and round we go.....

An endless debate.
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08 Aug 2010   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Yes. AVG has a lower detection rate, a higher false positive rate, and is more likely to cause BSOD.
+1. Avast is much lighter than AVG and also has high detection rates.
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08 Aug 2010   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Avast is rated higher than AVG. Ask the BSOD guys about AVG causing BSOD. I've personally used Avast since XP. Check out Avira Antivir as well, even better rated than Avast. A Guy
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08 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Avast is better. AVG can cause BSODs
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