Thoughts on Avast AV

By cmy6800
Mar 8, 2005
  1. Just wondering what your thoughts are on using Avast as a good alternative to the more well known programs like Norton AV or Mcafee? I recently switched from Norton 2003 (fully updated) to Avast 4.6 Home (free) and it picked up a trojan that norton missed. Avast seems to be as good as the others... plus, it is free... which, fits my budget nicely :grinthumb Your thoughts? What other AV software do you prefer?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Avast is up there with the free AVG version from
    Very little difference between them, if any.
  3. alphnumeric

    alphnumeric TS Rookie Posts: 173

    I have used both AVG and Avast. I IMHO Avast is the better product.
  4. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Avast is pretty good easy to use and one of the top Free ones out there espically with the new patch ..Reason for the patch is they did not do such a great job in the VB test in June 2004 on Xp Professional as you can see here.
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