Why is AVG anti-virus as good as the big boys?

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  1. hellagrant

    hellagrant New Member

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    AVG seems to be a very good anti-virus program. Reading some stuff on the web, I found that many professionals in the tech industry stating that the free AVG is even better than Norton. How is this possible? Are companies like Norton that inefficient or does AVG have access to something that is patented?
     
  2. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Well AVG used to be great, but I don't like where they've gone with the bloated and problematic new versions, so I would no longer recommend it to people.

    Norton's software is notorious now, so it's probably got more to do with Norton sucking!
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    AVG is a big boy, it's just more popular in Europe.
     
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    nucklearknight New Member

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    Avast is what I recommend to everybody and install on all my friends computers.
     
  5. critter783

    critter783 OT Supporter

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    They pretty much all share definitions these days, so there's plenty of room for competition if you have a good idea for the realtime protection stuff.
     
  6. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    :werd: Definitely better than AVG. But registering is kinda ghey.
     

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