Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Zone Alarm Antivirus Vs. AVG Antivirus


  • Please log in to reply

#1
bigdog1100

bigdog1100

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 280 posts
Good morning. During the holiday season I bought Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite.

http://www.zonelabs....=en&lid=ho_zass

I am about to have a cusom made PC with lots of goodies and Win XP MCE 2005. :) I will install this Zone Alarm software and will use it as my primary defense system. However I have my doubts about its Antivirus feature. On top ten reviews, it didn't even make in the first 10.

http://anti-virus-so...tenreviews.com/

Should I just not install their antivirus and get AVG free edition instead? If so, what about "worms"?

Please advise. Thank you. :tazz:
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
macten

macten

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 638 posts
I highly recomend free Avast anti-virus. Far superior to AVG. I don't know anything about Zonelabs antivirus perhaps someone else has experience with it.....
  • 0

#3
starjax

starjax

    Global Moderator

  • Global Moderator
  • 6,591 posts
zone alarm knows firewalls but does not do a great job with av. Its a pain to support if the application has issues. however avg and avast are both really good programs.
  • 0

#4
bigdog1100

bigdog1100

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 280 posts
Thank you. So is it avast or AVG I should get?
  • 0

#5
starjax

starjax

    Global Moderator

  • Global Moderator
  • 6,591 posts
well you have 2 votes for avast
  • 0

#6
computerwiz12890

computerwiz12890

    Fixer-upper guy

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,802 posts
Make that 3 votes for Avast. I haven't fully tested it for myself, but it can't be worse than AVG. AVG has trouble getting rid of infections, sometimes even simple ones.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP