View Full Version : alvira antivirus vs avg

alfred girling
07-07-2009, 12:50 AM
I have been told it's better i don't have any trouble with avg but they say it slow's the computer and has some faults with virus. faster is better for me on dial up.

08-07-2009, 1:05 AM
There are warnings around on a lot of techie sites about the newest AVG. I deleted it and now I'm using Avast. I'm on dial up, too, and I find Avast very fast. The daily updates are done in a flash.

alfred girling
09-07-2009, 12:22 AM
Thank's Carmy i will give avira a go for now but will keep avast in mind. It took 3 hours to download avira and then 64 min to update. I get 4 hours per dial up. How long did avast take could i download it ok. I couldn't download avg 8 in 4 hours so had to get it on a memory stick via broadband.

all the best

09-07-2009, 2:13 AM
Hi Alf,

Wow! That's a long time. I had Avira at one time but several people were complaining about different problems with the program so I switched to Avast. I don't remember that it took 3 hours to download, but I've had it a while.

I do daily updates and even the biggest update took just over a minute.

I don't think I can post the link here (not allowed) but a good site to join is Community Feedback. It used to be on MSN before the groups closed. I check it daily because they know about problems as soon as they happen. They used to recommend AVG but they don't any more. Maybe take a look because they're also very good at helping with any computer problems you may have. The people there are very friendly.

Good luck!


alfred girling
09-07-2009, 3:12 AM

I am going to see if i can download tomorrow, have found site ok thank's


alfred girling
09-07-2009, 3:52 AM

I found the community feedback site and looks a handy one. Also i have decided to go with your avast, like you anything quicker is better. thank's again.


09-07-2009, 2:15 PM
You're welcome, Alf.

Community feedback is great. I'd hate to be without them, because they've solved many problems and mysteries for me.