Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Clerksrat, Jul 19, 2005.
Whats the best anti-virus to use?
AVG for home/personal, its free and better than norton
Just use one, anything is better than none. If you're not protecting a network of PCs, it's really a matter of personal preference.
AVG is pretty damn good.
Better than bloated fucking Norton.
I use AVAST anti virus, seems more stable than AVG and seems to pick up viruses better.
I've used both AVG and Avast so I know.
Oh yeah, and Avast is free for personal use as well (same as AVG).
Interesting... In the few thousand copies of AVG that I've used, I've never had AVG crash. And to the best of my knowledge, it's never missed a virus, either. In fact, many popular sources agree with me, because AVG has been the ONLY antivirus product tested in the past 4 years that has received the "100% detection" award. I believe this was PC Mag.
I can't speak for computer mags, but in my experience and part of my job is PC support, I have found AVG to not update properly (especially from the beginning of this year for a few months) and at times just plain lockup.
Furthermore, After I uninstalled AVG and installed AVAST, AVAST picked up some viruses on some PCs that AVG missed.
I'm just speaking from experience, not from what I have read as reviews from online sources or otherwise.
Also speaking from experience, I have not seen any of the issues with updates, or lockups you have and I have hundreds of installs of AVG... My guess its operator error.
And there is NO ONE antivirus that will catch everything every time. AVG has proved to be the most accurate in my experiences.
It's not like you can really go wrong with installing an antivirus program.
When AVG was going wrong some months back, lots of ppl had reported problems with it online at the time.
I seem to remember something to do with the AVG update procedure or something.
True, no anti virus program is perfect, however, AVAST performs at least as well as AVG.
I've had Avast find some viruses that McAfee missed.