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I'm currently using AVG. I have not had any issues with the exception of the fact that I got a huge e-mail spam recently and spybot has indicated that it can no longer search for trojans (I am reloading my system today regardless).

I've heard that Avast is also decent.

I don't have limewire or utilize bittorrents on this system (I have a second pc for downloads, etc).

One thing I have noticed is that its very slow to access websites sometimes (even though I have a highspeed connection). Its almost like it has to try repeatedly to connect. I know AVG has a feature build in that checks sites before accessing so this may be the cause.

All feedback appreciated.
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post #2 of 13
AVG free.
It's works great. Auto updates and scans daily.
And it's pretty light weight also..
The only tip I'd say is disable the link scanner. It slows down your net a little. But after that, it's a great program.

I've tried every other AV, and I honestly haven't found a better one..
I'll be watching this thread closely
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I'd recommend Avast over almost any other free AV. I've used AVG as well. Both are great and have their advantages.

The boot time scan of Avast is one of the best features of the software. It works wonders for most malware.
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Ive had very good results using Avast.
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post #5 of 13
Avast! is the best free anti-virus that I ever used, been using for few years and I have tried others, none come better than Avast!
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yep, avast is really good. I switched from AVG Free to Avast. I usually get daily updates with a audible notification.
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The only thing ive noticed is that AVG Picks up some stuff that Avast dosent, i keep both on hand for scanning purposes but i run avast for 24/7 protection
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I really like Avast, especially since it has a boot-time scan you can run as well as real-time scanning.
 
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The only thing ive noticed is that AVG Picks up some stuff that Avast dosent, i keep both on hand for scanning purposes but i run avast for 24/7 protection
i do exactly the same, works great. i wouldn't recommend one over the other as they're both really good.
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post #10 of 13
Honestly, I've seen good results with AVG free AV combined with PC Tools Threatfire.

Pretty much that will handle a great percentage of the bad stuff out there.
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