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    Arrow Is AVG is a good Antivirus??

    Hello Friends,
    I am currently using AVG Anti Virus (Free Edition)..

    Is it good OR I should buy a licensed Antivirus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    Hello Friends,
    I am currently using AVG Anti Virus (Free Edition)..

    Is it good OR I should buy a licensed Antivirus?

    its OK antiviris!
    cant detect all viruses!
    use avast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    its OK antiviris!
    cant detect all viruses!
    use avast!
    thankx..
    can u plz send me link 2 download Avast by PM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    thankx..
    can u plz send me link 2 download Avast by PM?
    no need to PM its free for one year you have to register!

    Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition

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    AVG is good. Not the best. Avira and Avast has better reviews. I use Avira Free, it works well.

    Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com
    Last edited by meetdilip; 28th July 2009 at 10:51 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    Hello Friends,
    I am currently using AVG Anti Virus (Free Edition)..

    Is it good OR I should buy a licensed Antivirus?

    I wont say AVG is good but its decent. You can use it, no problem, but if you want something secure, go check out paid versions of different AV's available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    AVG is good. Not the best. Avira and Avast has better reviews. I use Avira Free, it works well.

    Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com
    thanx
    as swifty say now i m downloading AVAST..
    its write na...?
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    It is wise to use a free antivirus. Reporting of new threats is better. After Google, free means best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    thanx
    as swify say now i m downloading AVAST..
    its write na...?
    Swify?
    swifty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    thanx
    as swify say now i m downloading AVAST..
    its write na...?
    It is good. I have Avast in my Windows 7 and Avira in XP. I prefer Avira, But Avast has more features like webguard and network shield which Avira lacks.

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    you can use filehippo.com. all free softwares available here.

    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    It is good. I have Avast in my Windows 7 and Avira in XP. I prefer Avira, But Avast has more features like webguard and network shield which Avira lacks.
    hate that umbrella. lol. I dont like avira so much. Used it, sucked.
    Last edited by strider; 28th July 2009 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Quote Originally Posted by relton View Post
    you can use filehippo.com. all free softwares available here.
    But if official site giving it for free why to move that site

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    I am not arguing, I have scarcely formatted my system after I switch to Avira. I use it with Adaware Anniversary edition and Zone alarm free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relton View Post
    you can use filehippo.com. all free softwares available here.



    hate that umbrella. lol. I dont like avira so much. Used it, sucked.
    i m seeing filehippo.com
    all soft r here 4 free download?
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    I wouldn't recommend AVG coz of its falling standards, somtime back, it even started flagging System files as viruses. and that month, it had 3 diffirent problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    But if official site giving it for free why to move that site
    Just check it out, I know the official sites give direct downloads. Here, we have an array of optional software to choose from. all under one roof/website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    i m seeing filehippo.com
    all soft r here 4 free download?
    yes they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by relton View Post
    Just check it out, I know the official sites give direct downloads. Here, we have an array of optional software to choose from. all under one roof/website.
    thats cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by relton View Post
    Just check it out, I know the official sites give direct downloads. Here, we have an array of optional software to choose from. all under one roof/website.
    but we need to register also
    you cant register on filehippo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    its free for one year you have to register!

    Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition
    is it latest version?
    Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1335
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    I had AVG free antivirus installed at first but used to format the OS every month because of virus problems. Back then I didn't know any other Antivirus besides. AVG free version is more of a virus magnet than an antivirus.

    I never faced any virus problems after installing Avast Free Edition. It will remove detect and remove almost all viruses before it could cause any problems. You won't even need to scan the system every week. You can also optimize it's memory usage by disabling unneeded features and skins. Network Shield, Standard Shield and Web Shield covers it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    I had AVG free antivirus installed at first but used to format the OS every month because of virus problems. Back then I didn't know any other Antivirus besides. AVG free version is more of a virus magnet than of antivirus.

    I never faced any virus problems after installing Avast Free Edition. It will remove detect and remove almost all viruses before it could cause any problems. You won't even need to scan the system every week. You can also optimize it's memory usage by disabling unneeded features and skins. Network Shield, Standard Shield and Web Shield covers it all.
    thanx bro
    now i m downloading AVAST
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    i m seeing filehippo.com
    all soft r here 4 free download?
    Filehippo has a lot of free softwares. Most of them are free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    is it latest version?
    Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1335
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    but we need to register also
    you cant register on filehippo
    Arey, baba, no need to register click on the software link, it not only allows you to download new versions but as well as old and stable versions also. Registration, is only optional.
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    if you download directly it will work for 60 days.

    If you register (FREE) , u get home usage licence for 1 Yr, FREE

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    if you download directly it will work for 60 days.

    If you register (FREE) , u get home usage licence for 1 Yr, FREE
    which one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by relton View Post
    Arey, baba, no need to register click on the software link, it not only allows you to download new versions but as well as old and stable versions also. Registration, is only optional.
    Registration is optional i agree!
    but it is better to register!
    why didnt you understand i dont know

    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    which one ?
    avast
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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    which one ?
    Avast AV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    Registration is optional i agree!
    but it is better to register!
    why didnt you understand i dont know



    avast
    dont panic bro please...
    every just give their opinion & help me to find best..
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    What is the difference between Network shield and web guard ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    dont panic bro please...
    every just give their opinion & help me to find best..
    If you didnt register you can use it for 60 days see above posts by newprouser
    if you register you will get key for 1 year

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    sorry friends,
    due to me you all get tension....

    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    If you didnt register you can use it for 60 days see above posts by newprouser
    if you register you will get key for 1 year
    yes bro i'll register it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    dont panic bro please...
    every just give their opinion & help me to find best..
    I was going to post something, but ranjan stopped me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    sorry friends,
    due to me you all get tension....



    yes bro i'll register it...
    no worries, happy to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    no worries, happy to help
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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    no worries, happy to help
    thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    thank you
    Welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
    Udas hoke help nahi karate.
    thanks for correcting, something to make up for it :29:

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    :lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    What is the difference between Network shield and web guard ?
    Web Shield

    Web Shield is a unique feature of avast! that enables it to monitor and filter all HTTP traffic coming from Web sites on the Internet. Since an increasing number of viruses (and other malware, such as adware, spyware and dialers) are being distributed via the World Wide Web, the need for effective countermeasures has also increased. Web Shield acts as a transparent HTTP proxy and is compatible with all major web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, FireFox, Mozilla and Opera.

    Unlike most competitive solutions, Web Shield's impact on browsing speed is almost negligible. This is because of a unique feature called "Intelligent Stream Scan" that lets the Web Shield module scan objects on-the-fly, without the need of caching. Stream scanning is performed in operating memory only (without the necessity to flush the contents to disk), providing maximum possible throughput.

    Network Shield

    A new resident protection module was added to avast! 4.5: the Network Shield. This module provides protection against known Internet worms/attacks. It analyzes all network traffic and scans for malicious content. It can be viewed as a lightweight firewall (or, more precisely, an IDS (Intrusion Detection System)).

    The Network Shield is only available on NT-based systems (Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista).

    Source: Avast professional features overview

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    Thanks Archer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Web Shield

    Web Shield is a unique feature of avast! that enables it to monitor and filter all HTTP traffic coming from Web sites on the Internet. Since an increasing number of viruses (and other malware, such as adware, spyware and dialers) are being distributed via the World Wide Web, the need for effective countermeasures has also increased. Web Shield acts as a transparent HTTP proxy and is compatible with all major web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, FireFox, Mozilla and Opera.

    Unlike most competitive solutions, Web Shield's impact on browsing speed is almost negligible. This is because of a unique feature called "Intelligent Stream Scan" that lets the Web Shield module scan objects on-the-fly, without the need of caching. Stream scanning is performed in operating memory only (without the necessity to flush the contents to disk), providing maximum possible throughput.

    Network Shield

    A new resident protection module was added to avast! 4.5: the Network Shield. This module provides protection against known Internet worms/attacks. It analyzes all network traffic and scans for malicious content. It can be viewed as a lightweight firewall (or, more precisely, an IDS (Intrusion Detection System)).

    The Network Shield is only available on NT-based systems (Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista).

    Source: Avast professional features overview

    Thanks for tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Web Shield

    Web Shield is a unique feature of avast! that enables it to monitor and filter all HTTP traffic coming from Web sites on the Internet. Since an increasing number of viruses (and other malware, such as adware, spyware and dialers) are being distributed via the World Wide Web, the need for effective countermeasures has also increased. Web Shield acts as a transparent HTTP proxy and is compatible with all major web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, FireFox, Mozilla and Opera.

    Unlike most competitive solutions, Web Shield's impact on browsing speed is almost negligible. This is because of a unique feature called "Intelligent Stream Scan" that lets the Web Shield module scan objects on-the-fly, without the need of caching. Stream scanning is performed in operating memory only (without the necessity to flush the contents to disk), providing maximum possible throughput.

    Network Shield

    A new resident protection module was added to avast! 4.5: the Network Shield. This module provides protection against known Internet worms/attacks. It analyzes all network traffic and scans for malicious content. It can be viewed as a lightweight firewall (or, more precisely, an IDS (Intrusion Detection System)).

    The Network Shield is only available on NT-based systems (Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista).

    Source: Avast professional features overview
    thanx 4m me also
    I also dont know about these...
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    Avast also has another feature called VRDB (Virus Recovery Database). It helps to recover/repair if some how a file get infected. Don't know if every antivirus has similar feature.
    VRDB: An important improvement of version 4 is also the possibility to repair infected files using so called Virus Recovery Database (VRDB). This database is generated automatically when the computer is idle (it can be set how often).
    If a file is infected by a virus, avast! consults its data in VRDB and if the file does have a record in the database, it is recovered exactly to its original state.
    I am going to give a try to Avira Antivir Personal after reading about it's better virus detection ability.

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    AVG is good-for-nothing. Use Avira if you want a free product.

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    Have tried Avg/ Nod32/ Kaspersky and AVAST!! and AVAST is the best among them!! and moreover its FREE!!!!!

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    Come on guys no flames please

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    :29:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post
    AVG is good-for-nothing. Use Avira if you want a free product.
    thanx 4 ur advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Avast also has another feature called VRDB (Virus Recovery Database). It helps to recover/repair if some how a file get infected. Don't know if every antivirus has similar feature.

    I am going to give a try to Avira Antivir Personal after reading about it's better virus detection ability.
    Try it and mujhe bhi batana plz... and thanx 4 reply

    Quote Originally Posted by eyesonyouu View Post
    Have tried Avg/ Nod32/ Kaspersky and AVAST!! and AVAST is the best among them!! and moreover its FREE!!!!!
    thanx, i m using avast now
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    If you are using avg free it is a must to update it every now and then or else its of no use.

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    But AVG free did a decent job for me, got to update it all the time. Now i use mcafee enterprise version.
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    I tried Avira and now back to Avast. It's not detecting most virus unless I open/scan the files. Avast would detect the virus as soon they enters the computer after installing it. It shows popup advertisement to upgrade to premium after every update and annoying splash screen on startup. It can be disabled with registry hack. I didn't see any option change database updates to manual. And I also missed the intrusion detection feature of Avast.

    For extra protection you can use Avast local proxy. Address: 127.0.0.1, Port: 12080
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    Freeware - Avast or Avira

    Payware - Kaspersky

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    Use avast + immunet

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    Hello,

    Please use Kaspersky, It is really very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    Hello Friends,
    I am currently using AVG Anti Virus (Free Edition)..

    Is it good OR I should buy a licensed Antivirus?

    Dont spend your money in buying new antivirus keys download avira free edition and use it is the simplest and fastest antivirus

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    AVG is light and Hassle free. I would recommend Avast though. I have been using it for 5 years now, quite good. And if you have money kaspersky(750/- for 3). If you are using pirated one. they will blacklist quite frequently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_Ranjan View Post
    Hello Friends,
    I am currently using AVG Anti Virus (Free Edition)..

    Is it good OR I should buy a licensed Antivirus?

    AVG is better than avast 'cause it uses less system resources
    But AVG free is not good
    Get AVG Internet security
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    Hi
    I was previously using Kaspersky 6 which is very best experience for me after that all versions of Kaspersky are not good.
    Avast 5 not dedect autorun.inf virus after update that was also rejected and
    now I am using Bit defender which is very best for me now
    it has all options, it has all capabilities of a Anti-virus and a Internet Security program. I am satisfied with this


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