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Avast vs. AVG

I've been using AVG since 1997 and have never had a terrible infection (a couple things slipped through over the years but i was able to get rid of them).

Lately, I've received a few sobers (they seem to come in bunches). I haven't opened any.. I know better than to open odd emails with attachments. But, AVG's email scanner isn't identifying the sobers when its scanning incoming.

Today another one came...with a message in header "AVAST-- Email is infected". Presumably whosever computer sent this out had Avast scan it and Avast put that automatically in the header.

Maybe I don't understand the mechanics of how the AVG email scanner works. Maybe it doesn't scan zip files until you try executing them (Zone Alarm used to catch these zip attachments too-- that hasn't happened in at least a year).

Is Avast better at this? Should I switch?

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Avast vs AVG

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Whatever works for you--I have had AvG for years--and find the scanners to be most helpful. It doesn't sound like your scanner is malfuntioning, unless I am misunderstanding it. Good Luck

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That is IMHO a method ...

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that is unnecessary.

AVG scans for incoming and outgoing email if a user enable the the email scanner. You can have the same by having the "certification" that it was scanned.

Both products you mentioned addressed virus, trojans and worms but not all feature are the same.

Some of these features are bells and whistles only but if the feature/functions are working with the AV you are using, I don't think you need to switch unless you like to switch?

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I loved AVG but,????

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I use Avast Pro, like Donna said,both are good programs..

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