... I was reading the article on comparing the free avira and avg, and below was the most interesting thing I've reading in the whole article
I bet the average user didn't know that, I sure as hell didn;t
Hi jay2007tech ,
Thanks for the reference and interesting readings indeed
... Both sides come with their ups and downs...
Sure, and you are right - many users don't know ... and they don't now many other things ...
Both AVs a basically fairly good.
What I do like re: Avira - it has default "Notify only" settings regarding the detections
The later we discussed many times already and especially concerning recent big failures / disasters by Avast / BitDefender/ McAfee, where users left those options as quarantine/remove as default.
As for AVG - what users have to know - all additional "services" mentioned, including Yahoo; LinkScanner; etc. - they have always perform Custom Installation and disable those - that's basically it
Sure, all AV users must
disable real-time e-mail scanning as well using any
given AV irrespectively, but I hope that members of this society know that already.
Always go via Custom re-install when installing re-installing AVG and you are fine
Avira works flawlessly on win 7 Home Premium x64 now with Comodo Firewall v3.14, ... but
there is one thing - that some may've forgot - Avira still have a "lil" bug
On some systems - the Guard and the respective service can be shut down without any warning. The only indication you may find ("few days later"
) is that the red umbrella is not opened (SysTray). The bug still exists on some configuration of Win 2000 relict and some XP systems.
Other that that Avira is a definite winner in the detection game compare to AVG and always has a second place after Emsisoft - the best of the best regarding the detection rate for many years
So there is no no big deal about the Yahoo Toolbar - I am long term user of AVG on many systems - not having Yahoo Toolbar or any additional frills including MS Office "protection"
Now I have more than 7-9 months experience with Avira on win 7 x64 (actually in conjunction with public Beta 5 of Emsisoft Anti-Malware)
Nothing can get trough that including Comodo v3.14 Firewall & Defense+ (Proactive Mode) plus Emsisoft's IDS Behavioral Blocker and some essential add-ons for Firefox