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Windows 7: Antivirus Checker ?

04 May 2010   #1
brightsun

 
 
Antivirus Checker ?

I have to get a virus Checker it is between advast and AVG Anti-Virus which is better I also want to know if their is a Link advisor in either of them ?



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04 May 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi, I assume you mean Avast not advast.

I would personally never go for AVG antivirus, due to its awful virus recognition record, it does however have a link advisor compatible with FF and IE.

I have never used Avast and can't comment to much on it but from the feedback from other members of this forum I think it's ok, not sure if it has a link advisor.

I offer you a third option which is always the option I would go for if using free antivirus; Microsoft Security Essentials.

MSE has one of the smallest footprints and highest virus protection rates of all the free antivirus software out there. It does not come with a link advisor (I think) but I think if you use FF you can download AVG link checker without having AVG Free installed.

Oli
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04 May 2010   #3
brightsun

 
 
Anti Virus Checker ?

Dose AVG9 has a Link Scanner.work this way? CallingID: Know who you are dealing with on the Internet
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04 May 2010   #4
brightsun

 
 
Anti Virus Checker ?

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04 May 2010   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 



Hello brightsun,
Yes AVG {free & paid version} does have a LinkScanner® Active Surf-Shield
that they claim ensures every web page you visit is safe – even before you go there.
Should you decide on AVG I suggest you download the program from their site.
FYI - I use AVG & would recommend it.
Refer the AVG link below to see exactly what is included -

Compare AVG Antivirus, Internet Security & Identity Protection Software
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04 May 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I also use AVG antivirus with no problems.
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05 May 2010   #7
brightsun

 
 
Anti Virus Checker ?

Dose AVG9 Link Scanner work with AVAST or other Anti Virus Checker software?
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05 May 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brightsun View Post
Dose AVG9 Link Scanner work with AVAST or other Anti Virus Checker software?
Short answer - No.
It is part of AVG's program only.
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05 May 2010   #9
brightsun

 
 
Anti Virus Checker ?

Dose CallingID link http://callingid.com/Default.aspx work like a link scanner with other Anti Virus Software
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05 May 2010   #10
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

That URL I am not familiar with.
My advice would be to avoid it.
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