Quick Survey

@sconibear (8011)
United States
May 22, 2008 6:13am CST
hello my fellow Mylotians, i was just wondering which anti-virus you prefer...AVG or Avast? i'm using AVG right now, but it's so slow at start up and i think it slows my system down. then there's Avast, i used to have it but it seemed kind of obtrusive......kind of like a "mother hen" telling me not to go to that site(which i guess isn't a bad thing.) anyways i'm thinking of switching back to Avast......i just wanted to see what others think. THANKS
5 responses
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
22 May 08
Hi, I like to use Kapersky. I tried AVG before. AVG is free nut it is not powerful to detect and clean virus. If you want me to choose between AVG and Avast, I will choose AVG because I tried AVG before. I never use Avast anti virus before but my cousin is using it. My cousin's computer got a lot of virus, so I think Avast is not effective to clean and detect virus too.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
22 May 08
Hi, I'm not sure how much it cost because I'm not using it anymore. I recommend you to use AntiVir. It is free and very effective. You can download it at download.com. I think that it is the bast antivirus ever.
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
23 May 08
thanks, i'll check it out.
• Canada
22 May 08
I use Avira Antivir. It seems to work ok.
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
22 May 08
hmmmmm.....just "ok"? i'll check it out. thanks for the response.
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
26 May 08
i installed Avira Antivir.....it works GREAT. since you were the first to suggest it i gave you "best response"
• Canada
26 May 08
Oh! Thank you :D
@nocovi (517)
• China
23 May 08
I 'm using Kapersky now,and seems working well.I 've heard of avast before and it is said to work even on Linux.It also work very on Windows.
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
23 May 08
thanks for the response. yeah, i've heard nothing but good things about Kapersky, but it's only a 30 day free trial, after that it's like $80.00. i only paid $50.00 for my computer, so i think i'll stick with the freebies for now.
@nocovi (517)
• China
23 May 08
I also prefer freebies which is good to use.Kapasky has a half-year free trial in my country,so it seems we are luckier to try kapersky here.But I think you can ask and search more on the Web,there be many better choice for you in your country.Good luck!
@mysdianait (64329)
• Italy
22 May 08
Hi sconi! I have Avast and it keeps me 'safe' I've switched off some of the options so it is not ttelling me what do and where not to go quite as often as before but it still protects just the same. I have tried other in the past but I've been with Avast for over 2 yesrs and I don't think it can be beaten. I only notice it slow when I start my computer but I've got a schedule so that I do other things (at least I get the bed made ) while it checks what it has to check then it gets on very unobtrusively. That's my choice.
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
22 May 08
thanks Diana, yeah, i'm leaning towards switching back to Avast...i guess i just need to set it up differently. i really do like AVG, but it just sucks up too much memory.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I'm sorry but I am not familiar with both AVG and Avast. I am using symantec antivirus in the office and its doing quite well. I'll be back to read some of your friends replies here, at least I would have idea about this anti virus that you are using...
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
22 May 08
thanks for the response, i appreciate the input.