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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by newguy86, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. newguy86

    newguy86 Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2007
    Ive been owndering people tell me avg is better than norton ?? ive tried both and norton seams better whats the difference
  2. golferbob


    May 18, 2004
    avg 7.5 is free and not a resource hog.
  3. TOGG


    Apr 2, 2002
    Have a look at the August and November 2006 Comparative results here; http://www.av-comparatives.org/ These 'tests' only provide a snapshot of how programs performed in certain ways on specific dates (for example, the version of NOD32 used in both tests is now out of date). Note the ADVANCED ratings for Norton.

    Most of the bad press Symantec/Norton products get relates to their reputation for being resource hogs (which may not matter if you have a modern computer) and the problems some people have uninstalling them.

    I have never tried AVG and use NOD32.
  4. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    I've used both avg and norton, and to me it's a no brainer. AVG is free, small, and effective. Norton is expensive, a huge, pervasive resource hog (norton actually has an app that you can d/l to help remove traces of it after you remove it from the add/remove applet) and, I've found, not as effective as AVG. AVG stopped stuff that Norton let through on my system, which is why I switched.

    Bottom line, you could ask 100 IT pros what they prefer, and get as many different answers. Do the research and find what works best for you.
  5. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    I am using AVG free and AVG anti spyware(pay version) and am very pleased with both products.Have had 0 problems
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