F-Secure vs. AVG

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Axl_Rose, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Axl_Rose

    Axl_Rose Junior Member

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    I have AVG Free now. But through my collge I can get F-secure for free. Which is better? Which takes up less resources? Which catches virus's(i suppose it would be virii) better?

    The reason I am asking is because I have AVG and I was going to play a flash game. And it told me it caught a virus. So I thought nothing of it. Now I did a system scan and it shows that's the virus is still on my system. I think this has happened once before.

    So what do you guys think?
  2. superman

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  3. Wendy26

    Wendy26 New Member

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    I use AVG, Anti Vir which is another highly rated free one and Ewido, which I downloaded and it found 2 infected files right away.

    I now use all 3, as I have found on many occasions, that what one does not detect the others have.

    NO one single program can do it all, I use several Anti Spyware also as no 1 or 2 or even 3 can get everything.

    I suggest use F-secure and AVg if it's free, why not. anti virus programs do not interfere with each other, at least none I have come across yet,
  4. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Just don't run the background scanners for both at the same time! :D
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  6. Cartman

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    Your lack of experience must be responsible
  7. Unregistered

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    F-Secure


    F-Secure will freeze all system memory if run with another AV program. Speaking from direct experience.

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  8. Jamsan

    Jamsan Junior Member

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    I used to work for a company that sold F-Secure. That thing is the biggest piece of shit ever, and I'd reccommend you stay as far away as you can from it.