Re: AVG vs AVAST
From: Jeff (jeff_at_phony.com)
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 19:05:02 -0400
Thanks for the url that compares the AVs.
Can one assume the free versions have the same effectiveness as the paid
-- Jeff Stevens Email address deliberately false to avoid spam firstname.lastname@example.org Galen wrote: > In news:e1Zi5P5aFHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl, > Jeff <email@example.com> had this to say: > > My reply is at the bottom of your sent message: > >> I've used the free version of AVG for years. Nowadays AVAST seems to >> have become the favorite AV. Is it worth switching to AVAST or is >> the protection essentially equivalent to that afforded by AVG? >> >> Can they be used together? > > Which is best for you? Check here: > > http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse_2005_02.php > > Together? Yes and no. You probably CAN but I'd not recommend it. Too > many chances for conflicts or false positives or even files being in > use and locked and not getting scanned accurately. The resource usage > isn't justified. What you can do is have one as a backup but have it > disabled from running in real-time mode or starting on boot. Then > when ever you have doubts you can scan with the alternate program > after updating it. However, if you can't trust your AV what can you > trust? > My recommended solution? No I make no money from my recommendations > but if you can afford it buy KAV and be done with the worries. > > Galen