AVIRA Free Anti-Virus (10.2.0.703) Vs. AVG Free Anti-Virus 2011 (10.0.1410) – Side by Side Review

December 16, 2010

 

A lot of people have been asking me to compare AVIRA Free to AVG Free 2011. So here it is..Enjoy…

- Size Of Initial Download

AVIRA: 70.64 MB from http://www.avira.com/en/free-download-avira-antivir-personal

AVG 2011: 169 MB - No longer available to download

- Ease Of Use

AVIRA: Very easy to use

AVG 2011: Very easy to use

- Is It Reliable ?

AVIRA: No longer as reliable as it once was since the new update

AVG 2011: Very reliable

- How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

AVIRA: About 1hr – 2hr (Average)

AVG 2011: About 20 min – 2hrs (Average)

- Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

AVIRA: Yes, progress bar with % done

AVG 2011: Yes

- Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 2011: Yes

- How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

AVIRA: Use to be better then AVG. But with the new AVIRA update. That is no longer the case.

AVG 2011: Often detects viruses. But only after your computer has already been infected.

- Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

AVIRA: Nope

AVG 2011: Yes

- How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

AVIRA: N/A

AVG 2011: AVG Free Anti-Virus 2011 has terrible cookie detection rate

- Does It Have A P2P File Scanner ?

AVIRA: No

AVG 2011: No

- How Easy Is It To Get And To Read The Reports Or Results ?

AVIRA: A lot more complicated then AVG

AVG 2011: Super Easy

- How Stable Is It?

AVIRA: Very stable

AVG 2011: Very stable

- How Often Does It Update ?

AVIRA: Once every 24hrs. But it can be done more often

AVG 2011: Once every 24hrs. But it can be done more often

- How Long Does It Take To Update?

AVIRA: Between 1-30 min

AVG 2011: Between 1-30 min

- Can These Programs Work In Tandem? (Meaning Both Can Be Installed On The Same PC Without Any Issue)

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 2011: Yes

- Does It Have Any Type Of E-mail Scanner Included With The Program ?

AVIRA: No

AVG 2011: Yes, but not worth the set-up

- Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don’t Catch

AVIRA: Very high number of detections that other programs don’t catch. Unfortunately there is a lot of false positives as well.

AVG 2011: It will catch most viruses during a full system scan. But most often your computer has already been infected.

- Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

AVIRA: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

AVG 2011: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

- Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 2011: Yes

- Does It Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

AVIRA: Not really

AVG 2011: More then AVIRA. But not by much

- Does It Have Ads In It ?

AVIRA: There is a huge nag ads screen that will take up most of your screen space. And same as before a huge ad fills the screen randomly during Avira’s update process.

AVG 2011: Yes, a banner on the bottom of the AVG main user interface.

- Is There A Limit Number Of Day Like 30, 60, or 90 Day ?

AVIRA: it says something like a year. But it will re-new the license 4 weeks before it expires. So no worries

AVG 2011: Nope, no such limit

- Will It Run On Window’s 7 ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 2011: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 2011: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista 64 bit ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 2011: Yes

- Will It Run On Windows XP ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 2011: Yes

- Will It Run On Windows 2000 ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 2011: No

- Will It Run On Windows 98 ?

AVIRA: No

AVG 2011: No

- Will It Run On A Server Or Network ?

AVIRA: Yes, but it has the same type of agreement not to be used on business computers or server.

AVG 2011: In most cases No. But it has the same type of agreement not to be used on business computers or servers.

- Is There Good Tech Support ?

AVIRA: Not tested

AVG 2011: Terrible (Only has a free forum. Which is really hard to use)

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Remy “Se7en”


AVIRA Free Anti-Virus (10.2.0.703) Vs. AVAST Free Anti-Virus (6.0.1289) – Side by Side Review

January 5, 2009

A lot of people have been asking me to compare AVIRA Free Anti-Virus to AVAST Free Anti-Virus. So here it is……

- Size Of Initial Download

AVIRA: 70.46 MB From http://www.avira.com/en/free-download-avira-antivir-personal

AVAST57.08 MB From www.download.com

- Ease Of Use

AVIRA: Very easy to use

AVAST: Still a fair bit more difficult then AVIRA or AVG

- Is It Reliable ?

AVIRA: Yes, very much so

AVAST: Yes, very much so

- How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

AVIRA: About 15 min – 2hr (Average)

AVAST: About 30 min – 2hrs (Average)

- Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

AVIRA: Yes, progress bar with % done

AVAST: Yes %

- Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVAST: Yes

- How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

AVIRA: One of the best detection rates out there for freeware

AVAST:  Great detection rates. But not quite as good as AVIRA from our tests.

- Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

AVIRA: No

AVAST: Not Really

- How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

AVIRA: N/A

AVAST:  N/A

- Does It Have A P2P File Scanner ?

AVIRA: No

AVAST: Yes, and a really good one (If you set it up right)

- How Easy Is It To Get And To Read The Reports Or Results ?

AVIRA: Way easier then AVAST

AVAST: Still difficult to understand. But way easier then earlier versions AVAST Free

- How Stable Is It ?

AVIRA: As of late there has been some stability issues.

AVAST:  Very Stable. No issues I’ve heard of yet.

How Often Does It Update ?

AVIRA: once every 24hrs. But it can be done more often

AVAST: once every 24hrs. But it can be done more often

- How Long Does It Take To Update?

AVIRA: Less then 1min – 1hr (Average)

AVAST:  5mins – 2hrs (Average)

- Can These Programs Work In Tandem ? (Meaning Both Can Be Installed On The Same PC Without Any Issue)

AVIRA: No

AVAST: No

- Does It Have Any Type Of E-mail Scanner Included With The Program ?

AVIRA: Yes, does not really do anything thou

AVAST: Yes

- Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don’t Catch

AVIRA: Extremely good

AVAST: Better then AVG. But not better then AVIRA

- Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVAST: Yes

- Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVAST: Yes

- Does It Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

AVIRA: Nope

AVAST: Yes, sometime it does

- Does It Have Ads In It ?

AVIRA: There is huge nag ads screen. And it is the same as before it will fills the screen randomly during your Avira’s update process.

AVAST: Not that I noticed (Thou you need to register with your e-mail after 60 days -NOT really a big deal thou-)

- Is There A Limit Number Of Day Like 30, 60, or 90 Day ?

AVIRA: It says something like a year. But it will re-new the license 4 weeks before it expires, So no worries

AVAST: No (Thou you need to register with your e-mail after 60 days -NOT really a big deal thou-)

- Will it run on Windows 7 / 32 bit ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVAST: Yes

- Will It Run On Window’s 7 / 64 bit ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVAST: Not sure

- Will It Run On Vista / 32 bit ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVAST: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista Vista / 64 bit ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVAST: Not Sure

- Will It Run On Vista Windows Xp  ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVAST: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista Windows 2000 ?

AVIRA: No

AVAST: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista Windows 98 ?

AVIRA: No

AVAST: No

- Will It Run On A Server Or Network ?

AVIRA: Yes, but it has the same type of agreement, not to be used on business computers or servers

AVAST: Yes, but it has the same type of agreement, not to be used on business computers or servers

- Is There Good Tech Support ?

AVIRA: Not Tested

AVAST: Not Tested

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Remy “Se7en”


AVIRA Free Anti-Virus (10.0.0.703) Vs. AVG Free Anti-Virus (9.0.902) – Side by Side Review

July 16, 2008

A lot of people have been asking me to compare AVIRA Free to AVG Free so here it is..Enjoy…

- Size of initial download

AVIRA: 71.93 MB From http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-free-antivirus

AVG 9: 2.03 MB – No longer available to download

- Ease Of Use

AVIRA: Very easy to use

AVG 9: Very easy to use

- Is It Reliable ?

AVIRA: Out of date. It is best to install the new AVIRA 12 if you want the most stable version of AVIRA currently out.

AVG 9: Out of date. It is best to install the new AVG Free 2012 if you want the most stable version of AVG currently out.

- How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

AVIRA: About 1hr – 2hr (Average)

AVG 9: About 45min – 2hrs (Average)

- Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

AVIRA: Yes, progress bar with % done

AVG 9: Nope

- Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

AVIRA: Very good detection rate. Way better then AVG 9

AVG 9: Does detect some viruses before it infects your computer. But no where as good as AVIRA by a long shot

- Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

AVIRA: Nope

AVG 9: Yes

- How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

AVIRA: N/A

AVG 9: Not bad

- Does It Have A P2P File Scanner ?

AVIRA: No

AVG 9: No

- How Easy Is It To Get And To Read The Reports Or Results ?

AVIRA: A lot more complicated then AVG

AVG 9: Super easy

- How Stable Is It ?

AVIRA: recently there have been major stability issues. Out of date. It is best to install the new AVIRA 12 if you want the most stable version of AVIRA currently out.

AVG 9: A lot more stable with 9.0.902 version. Out of date. It is best to install the new AVG Free 2012 if you want the most stable version of AVG currently out. 

How Often Does It Update ?

AVIRA: once every 24hrs. But it can be done more often

AVG 9: once every 24hrs. But it can be done more often

- How Long Does It Take To Update?

AVIRA: About 1-30 min (Average)

AVG 9: About 1 min- 1 hr if it updates at all (Average)

- Can These Programs Work In Tandem ? (Meaning Both Can Be Installed On The Same PC Without Any Issue)

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- Does It Have Any Type Of E-mail Scanner Included With The Program ?

AVIRA: Yes, does not really do anything thou

AVG 9: Not really worth the set-up

- Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don’t Catch

AVIRA: A lot better then AVG.

AVG 9: It will catch most viruses during full system scanning. But after your computer is already infected.

- Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

AVIRA: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

AVG 9: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

- Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- Does It Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

AVIRA: Not really

AVG 9: Yes

- Does it have Ads in it ?

AVIRA: There is a huge nag ads. And it is the same as before a huge ad that fills the screen randomly during the Avira’s update process.

AVG 9: Yes, a banner on the bottom of the AVG main user interface.

- Is There A Limit Number Of Day Like 30, 60, or 90 Day ?

AVIRA: it says something like a year…but it will re-new the license 4 weeks before it expires…so no worries

AVG: Nope, no such limit

- Will It Run On Window’s 7 ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista 64 bit ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG: Yes

- Will It Run On Windows Xp Pro ?

AVIRA: Yes

AVG: Yes

- Will It Run On Windows 2000 ?

AVIRA: No

AVG: Not sure

- Will It Run On Windows 98 ?

AVIRA: No

AVG: No

- Will It Run On A Server Or Network ?

AVIRA: Yes, but it has the same type of agreement, not to be used on business computers or servers.

AVG: In most cases No. But it has the same type of agreement not to be used on business computers or servers.

- Is There Good Tech Support ?

AVIRA: Not tested

AVG: Terrible (Only has a free forum which is really hard to use)

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Remy “Se7en”


AVAST Free Anti-Virus (6.0.1289) Vs. AVG Free Anti-Virus (9.0.902) – Side By Side Review

June 18, 2008

A lot of people have been asking me to compare AVAST to AVG 9 so here it is..Enjoy…

- Size of initial download

AVAST: 57.08 MB From www.download.com

AVG 9: 2.03 MB - No longer available to Download

- Ease Of Use

AVAST: Not as easy as AVG. But it is still rather easy to pick up and understand.

AVG 9: Very Easy

- Is It Reliable ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes, most of the time

- How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

AVAST: About 30 min – 2hrs (Average)

AVG 9: About 45 min – 2hrs (Average)

- Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

AVAST: Yes, % complete

AVG 9: Nope

- Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

AVAST: Excellent detection rate way better then any version of AVG

AVG 9: Does detect some viruses before it infects your computer. But no where as good as AVAST by a long shot

- Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

AVAST: Not sure

AVG 9: Not really

- How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

AVAST: Not sure

AVG 9: AVG has terrible cookie detection rate

- Does It Have A P2P File Scanner ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: No

- How Easy Is It To Get And To Read The Reports Or Results ?

AVAST: A lot more complicated then AVG

AVG 9: Super Easy

- How Stable Is It ?

AVAST: Very Stable

AVG 9: No where as stable as later version of AVG

- How Often Is It Updated ?

AVAST: In most cases once every 24 hours (It is possible to update more often if you wish. There will not always be new updates available thou)

AVG 9: In most cases once every 24 hours (It is possible to update more often if you wish. There will not always be new updates available thou)

- How Long Does It Take To Update?

AVAST: A few seconds

AVG: A few minutes

- Can These Programs Work In Tandem? (Meaning Both Can Be Installed On The Same PC Without Any Issue)

AVAST: No

AVG 9: No

- Does It Have Any Type Of E-mail Scanner Included With The Program ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes, but not worth the set-up

- Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don’t Catch

AVAST: Extremely good – second best on Cnet’s Current list of most downloaded programs

AVG 9: Failed to catch many viruses before they infected my PC

- Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

AVAST: Yes, but it depends on the speed of your computer

AVG 9: Yes, but it depends on the speed of your computer

- Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes, but try not to use P2P file sharing programs. As they can cause updates to stale or hang

- Does It Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

AVAST: Not really, but AVAST tend to take up more resources AVG does

AVG 9:  Not as bad as AVAST

- Does It Have Ads In It ?

AVAST: Nope, not that I can see

AVG 9: Yes, a banner on the bottom of the AVG main users interface.

- Is There A Limit Number Of Day Like 30, 60, or 90 Day ?

AVAST: Yes, you need to register with your e-mail after 60 dayz of use

AVG 9: Nope, no such limit

- Will It Run On Window’s 7 ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- Will It Run On Vista 64bit ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- Will It Run On Windows XP ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- Will It Run On Windows 2000 ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

- Will It Run On Windows 98 ?

AVAST: No

AVG 9: No

- Will It Run On A Server Or Network ?

AVAST: Yes

AVG 9: No, in most cases

- Is There Good Tech Support ?

AVAST: Not bad

AVG 9: Terrible.

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Remy “Se7en”


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