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Windows 7: What would you prefer?

08 Aug 2010   #11
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I prefer Avast!. I have used it since version 4.x. I must say that it has high detection rates, fast scanning speed, low impact on system performance, and good malware removal capabilities. The GUI looks awesome!

I don't trust AVG because of its poor reviews. Last time I used Grisoft AVG was in 2005 or 2006. I wasn't satisfied at all.


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08 Aug 2010   #12
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Would you prefer Avast over AVG?

Tell me the reasons
Hi, Mitch656.

Let's put it this way -- I see considerably more posted logs of infected computers with AVG than I do with Avast.
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08 Aug 2010   #13
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I like my eggs over medium, hash browns and sour dough toast.

With that said....
I like MSE and will run Avast once a month just to keep it updated and see how it is working.
You couldn't pay me enough to install AVG on my system.
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08 Aug 2010   #14
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
I like my eggs over medium, hash browns and sour dough toast.

With that said....
I like MSE and will run Avast once a month just to keep it updated and see how it is working.
You couldn't pay me enough to install AVG on my system.
Unfortunately, I used AVG free for a few years(before it was totally boated). Then I decided to take the deal on the 2 year license. Each version change added more and more crap to it, and it was as bloated as a Best Buy laptop by the time I stopped using it. It never caused me a BSoD, but it just got noticeably worse over time. I actually dumped it about 6 months before my 2 year license expired and got MSE. Never looked back.

I, personally, would NOT ever recommend AVG to anyone. I've never used Avast, but even then, I'd still recommend using it over AVG.
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09 Aug 2010   #15
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

AVG was fine in its time but after that, it went quickly downhill and became even more bloated than McAfee in some regards, except it wasn't nearly as reliable. I would recommend Avast over AVG any day of the week. Personally, I use MSE but if I had to choose between the two options given here, Avast would be my choice.
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09 Aug 2010   #16
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have used AVG and Avast.From my experience Avast is way better because it has great looking interface, higher detection rates, very low system footprint and it doesn't cause BSODs.
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09 Aug 2010   #17
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I never did like Avg i tried it and went back to Avast
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09 Aug 2010   #18
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I dont use either of two but will give my vote to Avast....because yes AVG has lot issue & 1 might never get a 100% scan even done 5-6 times in a day...little slow as compared to Avast...lot of CPR & RAM usage...
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09 Aug 2010   #19
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I would like to take a general opinion & thoughts about MSSE (Microsoft Security Essentials)....
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09 Aug 2010   #20
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

As per usual I will a lone voice supporting AVG.
IMHO it is not the pariah that it has been painted.

AVG Anti Virus Pro [yes I choose to pay for it] has been the AV of choice here.
Have used it on XP Pro x2 ,Vista Ultimate 64-bit x2 & Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, a total of 5 computers.
Suffice to say I am extremely happy & will keep using it. NO BSOD's, NO false positives & it is NOT bloated as claimed so often.
Millions of AVG users can't all be wrong.

Off topic - Yes I am a great supporter of Vista also.
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