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AVG vs Avast ?

by yobnsweetpea / December 27, 2011 1:27 AM PST

Yesterday I installed and ran Avast free download. I like the results, a fb friend said AVG is much better. If I want to try it, should I uninstall Avast or go ahead and download AVG also? We these interfer with each other? Should I mess with something that seemed to take care of a lot of my problems?

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Re: AVG vs Avast ?
by Ondrej_AVG / December 27, 2011 2:43 PM PST
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Hello yobnsweetpea,

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If you can manage to remove it
by talks_44 / December 29, 2011 8:03 PM PST
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I would recommend using Avast. I used AVG in the past and I liked it, but things just kept slipping through. It even prevented some of my programs from running and wouldn't let me download some things.

Ever since I switched to Avast I've not had any issues at all. Just my 2 cents

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Re: If you can manage to remove it
by Ondrej_AVG / January 1, 2012 3:00 PM PST

Hello talks_44,

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by SmithAnderson7 / January 31, 2012 7:19 PM PST
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what ever antivirus u choose its depend on u. Well, a antivirus must have following security feature file, mail, web, anti hacker, anti spy, anti spam, proactive defense .

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Re: Antivirus
by Ondrej_AVG / January 31, 2012 7:49 PM PST
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Your pick
by agirl_just / March 2, 2012 3:59 PM PST
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Thank you for the breakdown on the dependent company branding and distribution, that is helpful. Do you have a recommendation for one in particular that performs well, or which one are you currently running and why?

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Re: Your pick
by Ondrej_AVG / March 4, 2012 5:25 PM PST
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Hello agirl_just,

I am using AVG (Free) for several years on my home computers. In addition, I am installing AVG Free on computers of my family and friends.
But none anti-virus can offer 100% protection (because new unique variants of infections are released every moment and virus makers are trying to by-pass known detected variants to be not detected for some time, when released). I recommend to think twice before clicking (trusting/downloading/running) any file from Internet. And to keep everything on your computer updated (operating system, anti-virus, internet browser, plugins/add-ons, etc.) to minimize misuse (exploit) of possible security hole.

Thank you

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