I've read a lot of reviews at Download.com on both and got mixed opinions.
One person said AVG doesn't have a firewall bundled and Avast does. At the Avast website they called it a Network Shield or light weight firewall.
Most people complained that AVG doesn't have real time protection and only alerts them after the virus has loaded on their computer, they say that Avast does have real time protection, but Avast still seems less popular than AVG.
Help me out here Geeks!
I am very scared to let go of Norton because I like how it integrates itself into all parts of my pc... like being able to choose if I want to block pop ups and ads when browsing websites, it has real time protection, it scans my emails, it has a great Firewall. And the Parental Controls feature is very important to me.
But I would like a break on the $$$ and I'd like to see if my pc runs super fast w/o Norton because everyone claims it's a ram/resource hog. If it's just that it takes a while to scan, that's not a big deal to me, I schedule scans at times when I don't need to be on the computer for awhile, so if that's all there is such a fuss about I may reconsider. I guess I just don't know what to choose.
I welcome any opinions!!!
Thanks in advance!
Edited by jen147, 27 May 2006 - 02:22 PM.