[Antivirus engine] AVG or McAfee?

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McLovin

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RE: [Antivirus engine] AVG or McAfee?

Do I get to choose none? because I don't really like any of them.
 

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RE: [Antivirus engine] AVG or McAfee?

WinAndLinuxTutorials said:
No, I wanted the one which is better. That's why ;)
In that case my choice will have to be AVG. Okay detection rate, can get a free version while McAfee you can't. Plus I am not sure but I thought McAfee was a heavy suite.
 

win7holic

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I prefer AVG rather than McAfee.
I like the features of AVG are: Identity Protection (the free version also available)
AVG Identity Protection goes way beyond identity theft protection software that keeps you safe from threats on the internet - can see when something potentially bad might happen on the PC, and stop it before it can do damage.

but, unfortunately, identity protection is not quickly to clean up threats. sometimes make the system lag.
 

jamescv7

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AVG would be my vote since it proved in all testing organization that made better than Mcafee however AVG isn't best at all.
 

Spawn

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What do you mean by Antivirus Engine? The core technologies used or based on detection-rates?

Which products of AVG and McAfee are you comparing?
 

WinAndLinuxTutorials

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Earth said:
What do you mean by Antivirus Engine? The core technologies used or based on detection-rates?

Which products of AVG and McAfee are you comparing?
1. Based on detection rates
2. If it is based on detection rates, I don't think it's requred to mention the products (Is this right?).
 

Spawn

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You might be better of worth looking for yourself, next is to try the product to see which works best on your system.

http://av-comparatives.org/
 

Spawn

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Why settle for less, when there are better alternates out there.
 

win7holic

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choose which, Computer safe from viruses, or malware activity still exist on the computer? :D


Yes. less annoying. but, on the internet there are many options besides AVG, winlinux.

sorry offtopic:
Maybe avast free?
 

Jack

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AVG or McAfee?
I would go with AVG 2012 Free it has some nice features and in all the test it seems to be doing a very decent job.When I last tried McAfee 2012 I felt a system slow down and after some VM testing I realized that their definitions aren't that great and if we take into account the fact that you have to pay for their software, the final decision can be only one...


PS : Thread title > AVG or McAfee? in War Room Forum not in Security Configuration Wizard........ so please stick to the subject at hand.
 

WinAndLinuxTutorials

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Jack said:
AVG or McAfee?
I would go with AVG 2012 Free it has some nice features and in all the test it seems to be doing a very decent job.When I last tried McAfee 2012 I felt a system slow down and after some VM testing I realized that their definitions aren't that great and if we take into account the fact that you have to pay for their software, the final decision can be only one...
If that was the case for a McAfee 2012 product, I think you know McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5 isn't it? Do you think that it's even worser?
 

House_maniac

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avg 2012 internet security is not bad i tried it detection is decent better than many bigger suite,even avast i guess,do try it:)
 

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House_maniac said:
avg 2012 internet security is not bad i tried it detection is decent better than many bigger suite,even avast i guess,do try it:)
I have AVG free on 2 computers and very happy with it. :)
 

Jack

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Just taked a look at the latest results from AV-Comparatives for Detection Tests , the test was done in August 2011 and surprisengly enough McAfee is the 9th place with 96,8% while AVG is on 11 with 95,7% ... :rolleyes: so according to the results McAfee would have a better detection rate but in the real world AVG dose seems to perform better against all the zero day threats...

See : AV-Comparatives On-Demand Comparative Test
 

moonshine

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It's not all that Comparative Tests on we should pay attention at, Real World performance matters a lot too.
 

Valentin N

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McAfee is more or less signature based AV, so unknown malware won't be blocked. AVG does block some unknown. McAfee is also heavier than AVG.
 
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