AVG verses Avira virus protection which is better?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
January 3, 2009 10:50pm CST
I recently switched from AVG free edition to Avira free antivirus protection, and immediately after I switched and started a system scan the Avira found 2 viruses that AVG didnt find, and here's one of the neet things about Avira it beeps during a Internet searches when it finds a virus, it go's BEEP! and the screen pops up and tells you what type of virus it found. So anyway which is better AVG free or avira free?
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6 responses
@camomom (7536)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I've never heard of Avira so I can't give a comparison.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Go to C-net.com. and you will find it there under free antivirus downloads they have a lot of free versions of antivirus programing there.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Cool. Thanks.
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Wow! I've never compared Avira, why do you think it's better? I'm really careful on the internet. I choose carefully only download from download.com, I use AVG 8, Sypbot & Lavasoft! I'm so crazy about the protection...so is Avira really better than AVG? So I switch? Ciao! Pablo
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I switched from AVG free because after a while it didnt seem to work that well, and now I use avira because it found 2 viruses that AVG free missed, avira beeped right after I did my first scan and it told me that I had 2 viruses and AVG didnt find them so thats why I think avira maybe a little better for me.
@inuceres (342)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
let see, i am using avg antivirus often but i never encountered avira anti virus before. i think avg is mid-better for me.
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Use Avira. It detects more virus than AVG. Not as good as Nod32 though. but i think it will do the job. you could also try a free antivirus called avast. they have a free home edition.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Thanks for the responds and info I will check in to this avast and see what its all about.
@mtsandeep (1586)
• India
4 Jan 09
I now use avira now. Its true that it is more effective in finding the virus than avg. But i think it is weak in removing them. and i felt its not that easy to use. Complicated menu and options. When it finds a virus a window will be opened with options like delete, rename, deny access etc but nothing is effective in stopping the virus.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Well usually just press delete or choose to move it to virus vault.
• India
5 Jan 09
Hi dear apples, I was using free version of AVG earlier. It worked just fine for a few months. But thereafter it lost its effectiveness. I switched to Avira. I am using it for last one year. I am happy with its performance.It beeps and shows the viruses or malwares. I just delete them. Happy mylotting