free antivivirus: avast or avir?

Philippines
February 22, 2007 4:56am CST
since AVG is already charging for their services , the only free antivirus service available are avast and avir. i am using avir. i need to get some feedbacks concerning these free antivirus.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I use avast and have done for several years am very happy with it I get updates all thru the day and mostly in the morning it tells me it has updated itself. also it catches more than AVG did for me any way
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Interesting! Are you sure it's catching more bugs than AVG would? I don't know how anyone could know for sure without an actual "side by side" comparison.
• Philippines
5 Aug 07
Hi tigerdragon. I am using Avira AntiVir Personal Classic Free Edition. It's very light on resources and really gives me satisfaction. If you want some feedbacks, you can visit www.av-comparatives.org. If it's already expired, you can uninstall and reinstall it in their official website. Then, it's free again. Your software will be useless if it's out-of-date, so you need to update this even once in a week or you can prefer to update it regularly if you want. If you're still unsatisfied, you can try another that would really fit your machine. Regards,
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• Philippines
6 Aug 07
oh hi braveheart. i am using avir ,same as yours. i have used avg already and i am giving this one a try.so far, so good but i still run my pc through micro trend once in a while just to make sure , they provide comprehensive search , info and cleanup for some malwares,adwares and graywares.thank you fro dropping by.
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
You're most welcome! Have a nice day!
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• United States
1 Mar 07
AVG is charging now? How did that happen? I never got charged and I even updated my software. I know there is a version you can pay for. Maybe they just haven't notified me, yet.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
2 Mar 07
No, it is still free, don't worry about it. Pablo
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• Philippines
2 Mar 07
sorry guys if i alarmed you. i was in a panic mode when i was recieving notification from them that it would end at feb.18. i immediately got a replacement which is avast.anyways,it seems like its fine.some say it is better.thanks guys.
@beaniegdi (1966)
1 Mar 07
You can get a paid version of AVG but you can still get the free version, I knw because someone was asking about virus protection and I did a search for the free download as I use it and I found the link and download button yesterday. It seems to be ok and picks stuff up.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
23 Feb 07
AVG still has their free version because I have it installed on my computer, on their website you need to go to Products and then choose Free AVG Anti-virus. It works good especially if you don't have any anti-virus. I had Norton, but it is a resource hog, takes forever to scan and it takes up so much memory. I prefer AVG because it doesn't use too much memory and I don't have to pay anything. Pablo
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@owens07 (325)
• Puerto Rico
22 Feb 07
I use that too. A technician recomended it and installe it so I trust it so far.
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• Singapore
2 Mar 07
Like what callarse1 pointed out, AVG still has a free version - and it is one that I am currently using - very well. :P It was version 7.1 earlier but recently a big gigantic popup appeared. The language they used was confusing and after my first scan through, I got the same impression as you that it is now charging. What they are saying instead is that they ver 7.1 has undergone a complete haul and the new ver 7.5 has to be downloaded and installed from scratch. This is the exact link pointing to the download for ver 7.5. http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/setup/avg75free_446a965.exe Hope this helps. ;-)
• United States
3 Dec 10
I always try to have an antivirus protection program on my computer. Most of the time I actually have a couple different ones that scan at different times. I would rather be safe than sorry, and computer viruses aren't a joke. Whoever sits at home and creates them is ridiculous. http://www.limophl.com/
• India
4 Mar 07
I'm using AVG and I absolutely adore it. Norton and give me problems, but this never happened with AVG:) I strongly suggest used to use AVG
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• Italy
26 Feb 07
i have tried avast and it was not so bad, try a trial version if you can so to decide which one is better for you
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@sanj2007 (98)
• India
25 Feb 07
hai tiger, i am using norton free version i found it very useful moreover it is the only free versined anti virus which can block trojans backdoor worms all that.my advice is if u dont use all those x and harmful sites then avg is good enogh it can detect small viruses but if u r using those sites then norton is the option
@jason_co (408)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
I would choose Antivira AntiVir. These works. It is a free antivirus and it comes with a free update. Try this onw.
@ayris77 (1304)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 07
Not only avir and avast.Why don't you try COMODO sntivirus.It's is more powerfull than other free antivirus. It's also give free for alifetime license.also give free firewall.I use it now! Feel free to try at www.cmodo.com! Good luck my friend!