Avast Home Edition over AVG Free?
Posted 09 October 2007 - 07:28 AM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:52 AM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 05:02 PM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 05:29 PM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:43 PM
Sorry, but there is no conflicts from defaults as they have no particular schedule that runs except for the Test run in AVG. Not all even have to be scheduled to run unless you want to go through and schedule each one on different days of the week to cover different folders/files. I run both Ad-Aware and Spybot at the same time. The anti-virus programs run at same time occasionally, but not checking the same folder/files, etc.. The more the better is better if you have the right tools and know how to use them.
Please be careful that you set everything up right. It's not necessarily "the more the better", if you just install all three to defaults then they will conflict. You need to set it up so that only ONE has real-time scanning enabled.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:01 AM
Spoon007, Major Payne is correct in stating that not all AV programs will catch all viruses all the time. Some are better than others, but will cost money. I have used both Avast and AVG Free, and both do a pretty decent job. Make sure whichever one you use is configured for automatic updates. The occasional online scan is also a good idea. In terms of overall protection, remember that no one program will do it all. You need a good antispyware program as well, one that offers real time protection and has on-demand scanning. Keep your programs and operating system current, with all patches and updates installed - that will help protect you from vulnerabilities and exploits. Lastly, use common sense - don't open attachments on emails if you think they can't be trusted, don't click on links from unknown sources, etc.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:09 AM
And spoon007 - haven't you seen The Matrix? There is no spoon...
Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:40 PM
There is no problem having more then one anti-virus program on your PC and I advise you to have as many GOOD ones as possible in addition to the periodic online scans. You have two options under this scenario: Set Options for you to control when they scan your files/folders or set Options to set schedules during the day/week or month to run non-conflicting scans. Even I don't have mine set to run same files/folders at the same time, but they are scheduled to each do the same files/folders at different times.
I would not even recommend you run the anti-malware tools at same time unless you know how to get them started so they do not conflict.
Definitely only one firewall needs to be running.
I would be a malware helper, too, but just do not have the time to spend in that section of this forum.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:10 PM
There is no problem having more then one anti-virus program on your PC
Correct provide they are both not providing real time protection to use one simply as a scanner is fine
Set Options for you to control when they scan your files/folders or set Options to set schedules during the day/week or month to run non-conflicting scans
I m having a hard time understanding the logic behind this seems like a lot of work where you could run an online scan or 2 to double check on things
No one is doubting your ability Ron I think its just slightly confusing the point your trying to get across as I said the logic of it just doesn't make sense
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:23 PM
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:55 PM
If you choose to install more than one Anti-Virus program on your computer, then only one of them should be active in memory at a time.
There are basically two types of these programs:
On-Access and On-Demand
As the name implies, are scanners that run in the background all the time the PC is turned on and running. The main function of an On-Access scanner is to monitor activity on your machine.
As the name implies, are scanners that only run when you ask them to.
Online Scans and scanners that run on your machine but are not actively scanning your machine.
Posted 11 October 2007 - 04:33 AM
just wanted to say Avast does all that what you'll mentioned.
1. It has an always-on scan, online scan, and special firewall, and scans everything i do (like copying,pasting,opening a document) etc etc
2. Updates Automatically
Thanks for all the info Ron, Sari and FPVDriF6.
my god...u guys surely know a lot of stuff about viruses and anti-viruses!!!
Posted 11 October 2007 - 04:35 AM
Posted 11 October 2007 - 05:29 AM
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