AVG implementation delayed in favour of Avira AntiVir December 10, 2006Posted by NAyK in Software, Windows.
(Latest update: As of 3 Jan, 2007, I’ve uninstalled Avira and put AVG. Avira was taking too long to update, I think it’s upload servers were too slow or something. AVG has been doing well so far.)
An Antivirus installation update
Acting on a comment on this site (thanks, liquidat) I have decided to check out (and use for a while) Avira’s AntiVir Personal (read free) edition.
There were two reasons; firstly, of course is that I was anyway dumping Norton, and was wiling to try anything else. Why not this? But secondly, I thought it would be good to try another anti virus, especially since my desktop has AVG anyway. Hopefully, between the two of them, at least I have a greater chance of catching virus stragglers.
I installed AntiVir personal after a harrowing 80+ minute full scan by Norton that didn’t even finish, and another harrowing 20 minutes trying to get rid of Nortom from my laptop. To install AntiVir, it anyway made me do a full system scan… and guess what? I found two potential virus (trojan) files, suspecially named Agent.B something. Wow… so much for Norton reliability! (I think even AVG would have caught it, but who knows?)
Avira’s interface feels a little alien to me, I prefer AVG’s. Plus AVG feels faster. But anyway, right now I’m happy with the double impact protection (just in case) and so will continue to use AVG for my desktop and AntiVir on my Lenovo.