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AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012 (2012.0.1809) Vs. AVG Internet Security 2012 (2012.0.1809) – Side By Side Review

Posted: 21 Sep 2011 01:02 PM PDT

Dear Readers,

A lot of people have been asking me to compare AVG 2011 -Free- to AVG 2011 -Paid- so here it is..Enjoy…

- Size Of Initial Download

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: 3.72 MB - http://www.avg.com/cz-en/download or http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition-2012/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?tag=rb_content;main

AVG Internet Security 20123.72 MB - http://www.avg.com/cz-en/download or http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Internet-Security-2012/3000-2239_4-10710160.html?tag=mncol;2

- Ease Of Use

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Very easy to use

AVG Internet Security 2012: Very easy to use

- Is It Reliable ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes, very much so.

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes, very much so.

- How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: About 15 min – 2hrs (Average)

AVG Internet Security 2012: About 15 min – 2hrs (Average)

- Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes, AVG has a progress bar with % done

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes, AVG has a progress bar with % done

- Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes

- How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: AVG 2012 does detect some viruses before it infects your computer.

AVG Internet Security 2012: AVG 2012 does detect some viruses before it infects your computer.

- Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes, but the option needs to be checked off in "Advanced Settings" to activate

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes, but the option needs to be checked off in "Advanced Settings" to activate

- How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Not tested yet

AVG Internet Security 2012: Not tested yet

- Does It Have A P2P File Scanner ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Not sure

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes

- How Easy Is It To Get And To Read The Reports Or Results ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: More details added this time around. But AVG remains to still be very easy to read

AVG Internet Security 2012: More details added this time around. But AVG remains to still be very easy to read

- How Stable Is It?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Very stable

AVG Internet Security 2012: Very stable

- How Often Does It Update ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Once every 24hrs. But it can be done more often

AVG Internet Security 2012: Once every 24hrs. But it can be done more often

- Can These Programs Work In Tandem? (Meaning Both Can Be Installed On The Same PC Without Any Issue)

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: No point they are pretty much the same program

AVG Internet Security 2012: No point they are pretty much the same program (Other then the fact this version has a few other extra features. Which the free version does not have)

- Does It Have Any Type Of E-mail Scanner Included With The Program ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes, but not worth the set-up

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes, but not worth the set-up

- Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don't Catch

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Better then AVG 10 by quite a lot. AVG 2012 will catch most viruses during a full system scan. But generally after your computer has already been infected.

AVG Internet Security 2012: Better then AVG 10 by quite a lot. AVG 2012 will catch most viruses during full system scan. But generally after your computer has already been infected.

- Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes, But not recommended on slower computers

- Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes, but at times the update may hang if you are using P2P software

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes, but at times the update may hang if you are using P2P software

- Does AVG Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes, at times (It is highly recommended that you run the full system scan during your computers downtime)

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes, at times (It is highly recommended that you run the full system scan during your computers downtime)

- Does It Have Ads In It ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes, a small banner on the bottom of the AVG main interface.

AVG Internet Security 2012: There is a banner on the bottom. But there is no ads in it and it will stay hidden most of the time.

Is There A Limit Number Of Day Like 30, 60, or 90 Day ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: No such limit

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes, 1 year from the time of purchase

- Will AVG Run On Window's 7 32 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Window's 7 64 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Vista 32 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Vista 64 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Windows XP ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Windows 2000 ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: No

AVG Internet Security 2012: No

- Will AVG Run On Windows 98 ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: No

AVG Internet Security 2012: No

- Will AVG Run On A Server Or Network ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: In most cases No. But it has the same type of agreement not to be used on business computers or servers.

AVG Internet Security 2012: Yes

- Is There Good Tech Support ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012: Terrible (Only has a forum which is really really hard to use and very disorganized)

AVG Internet Security 2012: Terrible (Only has a forum which is really really hard to use and very disorganized)

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Till The Next Update,

Remy "Se7en"



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New Spybot – Search & Destroy Definition Update Available (2011-09-21)

Posted: 21 Sep 2011 11:56 AM PDT

Dear Readers,

Hello and welcome to my post that will be continuing to following all of the Spybot – Search & Destroy weekly definition updates.

Here is the full list of updates:

2011-09-21

Malware

- Fake.SecurityShield

- Fraud.SecuritySW

- Fraud.WindowsDefense

- Win32.Autorun.vla

- Win32.FraudLoad.edt

Trojans

- Bancos.Itau

- Win32.Agent.gzt

- Win32.CoinBit.a

- Win32.Muollo

- Win32.Palevo

- Win32.Timer.hda

Total: 2463612 fingerprints in 775309 rules for 6291 products.

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To see the full list in it's original glory. Please use the following link: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html

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If you would like to download Spybot – Search & Destroy please use the following link: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

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Till The Next Spybot Update,

Remy "Se7en"



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