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Which is the best free antivirus, AVG or Avira?

GeekSnack writes: "Free antivirus software is not hard to come by, but until you test them all out and have a basic understanding of how they work and what are the advantages of a paid antivirus, it might be hard to choose from the hundreds of good offerings."

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InsidiousMind1786d ago

Neither; Avast is the best.

barbarapeva1786d ago

we use AVG, it works for us

Dasteru1786d ago (Edited 1786d ago )

There aren't really any decent antivirus programs. AVG is complete garbage, it gets false positives constantly and rarely ever detects any real threats. Avira has a better detection rate but is packed full of popup ads and general annoyances. Avast is slightly better than AVG but still loads of false positives. Getting viruses these days is also very rare unless you do exeedingly stupid things online or still use XP.

Just stick with Windows Firewall/Defender, Noscript, Ad Block Plus and the ABP popup blocker addon. Also avoid the overly nasty porn sites and downloading .exe files from unknown sources.

1nsomniac1785d ago

Was going to say I completely agree word for word.. Until I read the second paragraph that is...

Dasteru1785d ago (Edited 1785d ago )

What part of the second paragraph do you disagree with and why? 95% of viruses come from scripts and popups. Most of those usually originating on hardcore porn sites.