AVG or Avast for freeware?

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  1. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm in the middle of typing up some things to have a friend download.

    Anyone have any opinions on which one of these freeware programs
    is the better antivirus?













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  2. DAN513

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  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Good, that's the one I wound up sending him a link for.:bigthumb:
     
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    AVG with Ad-Aware Personal for Spyware is usually the best free-ware way to go. I've always seen them work, never seen a problem and it's free and maintained by the companies very well (upgrades, definition updates, etc.)
     
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    Is there a reason why you feel that you need AV software?
     
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    Personally I don't like it. Spyware software and a router/being safe is enough for me.

    You can even use Bit Defender Online to run the odd scan. That shit is free and browser-oriented... it nukes any virii!


    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
     
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    I'm sorry I wasn't more clear. I was wonderng why the original poster, Emmet Brown, felt he needed AV software. After all, he did create the thread to ask. However, it's good to hear everyone's experiences. The firewall is not enough for you? You also need the spyware software? That's really what I meant when I said "AV software." It's a catch all phrase 'cause, in my experience, few people make any real distinction...
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    It was for a friend who was considering doing a reformat
    because his computer was running like shit.
    So I was trying to talk him into running some basic scans first.

    And by the way, the realtime monitoring on my av has saved my ass many a time.
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I know what you mean, but malware seems to be a good term that describes all the different types of bugs out there.
     

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