The better between AVG & Avira ?

  • Avira

    Votes: 25 80.6%
  • AVG

    Votes: 6 19.4%
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Nikos751

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Avast slows down the pc concerning every day usage in contrast to Avira. Anyway, between the two the op wants opinions for, I highly suggest Avira.
 
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Nikos751

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Topic now goes 360 products. But If you want security with these two. I will recommend you Avira Free.
Maybe poor support but their detection rates and behavioral engine is soo good. This is just my opinion :)
What component are you referring to when saying behavioural engine for Avira?
 

omidomi

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For free i would go with Avast or 360 Internet Security or Total Security.

Paid i would use Kaspersky IS.
Kaspersky is bad for choose!
its very expensive and make system slow down.
i think a good paid anti virus is Eset or Webroot.

Avira, AVG bad detection
and bad support!

I'm not going to commit on the detection rate since that is based on the users own actions, just because a product doesn't detect a threat doesn't mean that threat will successfully infect that system that is based on the user.

Avira is lighter but has more false positives and basically no support.
AVG is a bit heavier but has less false positives and good support.

Both are ad-supported.

Better options would be Avast free, MSE or Panda Cloud free.

Enjoy!! :D
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Littlebits

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Kaspersky is bad for choose!
its very expensive and make system slow down.
i think a good paid anti virus is Eset or Webroot.


and bad support!


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Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender on Windows 8 has many advantages over other AV's.

1. Will provide excellent protection for cautious users.
2. Will not conflict with Windows or other software and does not have to be tweaked.
3. Does not have false positives (false positive detection can cause more problems than an actual malware infection)
4. Integrates with Windows Firewall.
5. Free with no ads or bundled adware.

No AV does well with zero-day malware in spite of what AV testing sites may suggest, user actions when downloading files and UAC is the best protection. If UAC is utilized with good online habits, then Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender will not fail you.
It is a simple solution that will work for cautious users. For reckless users there is no hope, no matter which AV and security products that they use, they will always have infections until they learn. A limited user account on Windows is their best protection.

Enjoy!! :D
 
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looda

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for me Avira but i like avg also a lot but its slow in fix viruses but avira super fast
 

zfactor

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between them avira hands down. avg is not terrible but just average. imo avg support is not great at all. i have contacts at avira and tend to get things done pretty quickly. i worked with stephan to get the issue with not being able to use the older lic's on newer products resolved so they changed the whole policy on that so i would not say avira has terrible support at all. in working through some issues avira has in fact been really good to work with. now for the normal person sending support a general issue im not sure. also i actually like avira's gui. i hate most of the new flashy ones i much prefer the more simple laid out ones.
 

phyniks

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Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender on Windows 8 has many advantages over other AV's.

1. Will provide excellent protection for cautious users.
2. Will not conflict with Windows or other software and does not have to be tweaked.
3. Does not have false positives (false positive detection can cause more problems than an actual malware infection)
4. Integrates with Windows Firewall.
5. Free with no ads or bundled adware.

No AV does well with zero-day malware in spite of what AV testing sites may suggest, user actions when downloading files and UAC is the best protection. If UAC is utilized with good online habits, then Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender will not fail you.
It is a simple solution that will work for cautious users. For reckless users there is no hope, no matter which AV and security products that they use, they will always have infections until they learn. A limited user account on Windows is their best protection.

Enjoy!! :D
What is your Antivirus?
 
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