Spybot – Search & Destroy (1.6.2) Vs. SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition (5.7.1018) – Side By Side Review

February 26, 2011

Dear Readers,

A lot of people have been asking me to compare Spybot – Search & Destroy to SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition. So here it is enjoy…

Size Of Initial Download

Spybot: 15.6 MB From http://www.safer-networking.org/dl/

SUPERAntiSpyware: 17.7 MB From http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Ease Of Use

Spybot: Very easy to use

SUPERAntiSpyware: Very easy to use

How Stable Is It?

Spybot: Very stable

SUPERAntiSpyware: Extremely stable

Is It Reliable ?

Spybot: Slow but very reliable

SUPERAntiSpyware: Fast and very reliable

How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

Spybot: About 30 min – 1hr (Average)

SUPERAntiSpyware: About 30 min – 1hr (Average)

Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: No

Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: No

How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

Spybot: Not perfect, but not bad

SUPERAntiSpyware: Not available with the Free Edition

Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

Spybot: Not really

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

Spybot: N/A

SUPERAntiSpyware: Very high Internet Cookie detection rate

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

Spybot: Super Easy

SUPERAntiSpyware: A lot easier since the 5.0 build upgrade

How Often Does It Update ?

Spybot: There are new updates every Wednesday

SUPERAntiSpyware: There are several updates available daily. But it must be done manually.

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

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

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

Spybot: No

SUPERAntiSpyware: No

Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don’t Catch

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

Spybot: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Does It Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

Spybot: Yes, it is a real memory hog

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes, but only at the very start of a scan.

Does It Have Ads In It ?

Spybot: No

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes, but only when you update.

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

Spybot: No such limit

SUPERAntiSpyware: No such limit

Will It Run On Window’s 8 32 bit ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Will It Run On Window’s 8 64 bit ?

Spybot: Not sure

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Will It Run On Window’s 7 32 bit ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Will It Run On Window’s 7 64 bit ?

Spybot: Not sure

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Will It Run On Vista 32 bit ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Will It Run On Vista 64 bit ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Will It Run On Windows XP ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Will It Run On Windows 2000 ?

Spybot: Not sure

SUPERAntiSpyware: Yes

Will It Run On Windows 98 ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Not Sure

Will It Run On A Server Or Network ?

Spybot: Yes

SUPERAntiSpyware: Not sure

Is There Good Tech Support ?

Spybot: Not sure

SUPERAntiSpyware: Not good

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Danny + William


AVG Free Anti-Virus 2011 (10.0.1410) Vs. AVG Internet Security 2011 (10.0.1410) – Side By Side Review

February 10, 2011

Dear Readers,

A lot of people have been asking me to compare AVG 2011 -Free- to AVG 2011 -Paid- so here it is..Enjoy…

Size Of Initial Download

AVG 2011 Free: 169 MB -No longer able to download this version-

AVG 2011 Paid: 169 MB -No longer able to download this version-

Ease Of Use

AVG 2011 Free: Very easy to use

AVG 2011 Paid: Very easy to use

Is It Reliable ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes, very much so.

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes, very much so.

How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

AVG 2011 Free: About 15min – 2hrs (Average)

AVG 2011 Paid: About 15min – 2hrs (Average)

Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

AVG 2011 Free: AVG 2011 does detect some viruses before it infects your computer.

AVG 2011 Paid: AVG 2011 does detect some viruses before it infects your computer.

Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

AVG 2011 Free: Has terrible cookie detection rate. But it is way better then AVG 9

AVG 2011 Paid: Has terrible cookie detection rate. But it is way better then AVG 9

Does It Have A P2P File Scanner ?

AVG 2011 Free: No

AVG 2011 Paid: No

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

AVG 2011 Free: Super Easy

AVG 2011 Paid: Super Easy

How Stable Is It?

AVG 2011 Free: Very stable

AVG 2011 Paid: Very stable

How Often Does It Update ?

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

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

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

AVG 2011 Free: No point they are pretty much the same program

AVG 2011 Paid: No point they are pretty much the same program (Other then the fact this version has a few other extra features. Which the free version does not)

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

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

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

Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don’t Catch

AVG 2011 Free: Better then AVG 9 but not by much. AVG 2011 will catch most viruses during a full system scan. But generally after your computer has already been infected.

AVG 2011 Paid: Better then AVG 9 but not by much. AVG 2011 will catch most viruses during full system scan. But generally after your computer has already been infected.

Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes, but at times the update may hang if you are using P2P software

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes, but at times the update may hang if you are using P2P software

Does It Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes, at times (It is highly recommended that you run the full system scan during your computers downtime)

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes, at times (It is highly recommended that you run the full system scan during your computers downtime)

Does It Have Ads In It ?

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

AVG 2011 Paid: There is a banner on the bottom. But there is no ads in it and it will stay hidden most of the time.

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

AVG 2011 Free: No such limit

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes, 1 year from the time of purchase

Will It Run On Window’s 7 32 bit ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

Will It Run On Window’s 7 64 bit ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

Will It Run On Vista 32 bit ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

Will It Run On Vista 64 bit ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

Will It Run On Windows XP ?

AVG 2011 Free: Yes

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

Will It Run On Windows 2000 ?

AVG 2011 Free: No

AVG 2011 Paid: No

Will It Run On Windows 98 ?

AVG 2011 Free: No

AVG 2011 Paid: No

Will It Run On A Server Or Network ?

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

AVG 2011 Paid: Yes

Is There Good Tech Support ?

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

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

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Remy “Se7en”


AVG Free Anti-Virus 2011 (10.0.1410) Vs. AVG Free Anti-Virus (9.0.902) – Side By Side Review

January 20, 2011

Dear Readers,

A lot of people have been asking me to compare AVG 2011 to AVG 9. So here it is..Enjoy All…..

Size Of Initial Download

AVG 2011: 168 MB – (No longer available to download)

AVG 9: 4.29 MB – (No longer available to download)

Ease Of Use

AVG 2011: Very easy to use

AVG 9: Very easy to use

Is It Reliable ?

AVG 2011: Very reliable

AVG 9: Not anywhere as reliable as AVG Free Anti-Virus 2011 and or AVG Internet Security 2011

How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

AVG 2011: About 15min – 2hrs (Average)

AVG 9: About 45min – 2hrs (Average)

Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

AVG 2011: Yes

AVG 9 : No

Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

AVG 2011: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

AVG 2011: Way better the AVG 9. AVG 2011 does detect some viruses before it infects your computer.

AVG 9: No where as good as AVG 2011.

Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

AVG 2011: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

AVG 2011: Has terrible cookie detection rate. But it is way better then AVG 9

AVG 9: Has terrible cookie detection rate

Does It Have A P2P File Scanner ?

AVG 2011: No

AVG 9: No

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

AVG 2011: Super Easy

AVG 9: Super Easy

How Stable Is It?

AVG 2011: Very stable

AVG 9: Very stable

How Often Does It Update ?

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

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

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

AVG 2011: No

AVG 9: No

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

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

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

Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don’t Catch

AVG 2011: Better then AVG 9. AVG 2011 will catch most viruses during a full system scan. But after your computer has already been infected.

AVG 9: No where as good as AVG 2011. But it will catch most viruses during a full system scan. But after your computer has already been infected.

Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

AVG 2011: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

AVG 9: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

AVG 2011: Yes, but at times the update may hang if you are using P2P software

AVG 9: Yes, but at times the update may hang if you are using P2P software

Does It Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

AVG 2011: Yes, at times. But way better then AVG 9.

AVG 9: Yes, at times

Does It Have Ads In It ?

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

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

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

AVG 2011: No such limit

AVG 9: No such limit

Will It Run On Window’s 7 32 bit ?

AVG 2011: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

Will It Run On Window’s 7 64 bit ?

AVG 2011: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

Will It Run On Vista 32 bit ?

AVG 2011: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

Will It Run On Vista 64 bit ?

AVG 2011: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

Will It Run On Windows XP ?

AVG 2011: Yes

AVG 9: Yes

Will It Run On Windows 2000 ?

AVG 2011: No

AVG 9: Yes

Will It Run On Windows 98 ?

AVG 2011: No

AVG 9: Not Sure

Will It Run On A Server Or Network ?

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

AVG 9: 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 ?

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

AVG 9: Terrible (Only has a free forum which is really really hard to use)

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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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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 daysNOT 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 daysNOT 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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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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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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Till The Next Update,

Remy “Se7en”


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