AVG Antivirus 2012 Vs.Kaspersky PURE : Review & Coupon Code
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AVG Antivirus 2012 Vs.Kaspersky PURE : Review & Coupon Code

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AVG and Kaspersky are very well known companies for their products like antivirus, system tune-up programs and other utilities to maintain your pc security as well as performance. We can say these are the main rivals for any other competitor Antivirus.

AVG was founded in 1991 with the express purpose of protecting people around the world using the latest in cutting edge security technologies. AVG gained success quickly and is now recognized as one of the biggest players in the security software market.  

For 14 years, Kaspersky Lab team of experts has worked on exposing, analyzing and neutralizing IT threats. Along the way, they have amassed a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge about malware and how to deal with it.

If we see, Kaspersky is little new as compare to AVG. Both have launched their new Antivirus edition, AVG has launched new version names as AVG Antivirus 2012 and Kaspersky launched as Kaspersky PURE. Both claims to secure your pc from any virus attack, as we already know both are really good antivirus, so it will be little tough to find which is better for who?

#1 - AVG Antivirus   http://www.avg.com

AVG is most knonw Antivirus in market and widely used in home as well business due to its compatibility and size and it give nice performance on slow computer too. AVG Antivirus 2012 came with so many changes like look and some extra features and is more advanced than previous version.

What makes AVG Antivirus Unique?

AVG Resident Shield provides an additional layer of protection by examining files for threats as they are being copied opened or saved and prevents you opening infected files.

Surf and search the web safely

You want to search and surf, but you don’t ever want to go to any infected websites. AVG helps you out by clearly alerting you to threats and keeping you clear of them.

LinkScanner® Search-Shield

AVG LinkScanner® shows safety ratings in your search engine results, allowing you to assess the safety of a site before you go there. Search-Shield works with Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other popular search providers, by placing a safety rating next to each link, letting you know which sites can be trusted and which are to be avoided. Sites are rated in four categories, each of which is colour-coded for easy recognition.

LinkScanner® Surf-Shield

AVG Surf-Shield actively checks web pages in real-time at the only time it matters - before you land on that page. If it detects something suspicious, it prevents you from visiting the site. Surf-Shield protects you both when you click a link to a web page and every time you enter a web address directly into your browsers. In AVG 2011 we have improved LinkScanner further to give our best detection rates ever.

AVG Social Networking Protection

AVG Social Networking Protection is powerful in AVG 2012 and is unique to AVG. Links that are exchanged within Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are automatically checked in real-time so that you and your friends are safe.

AVG Social Networking Protection will activate as soon as you install AVG - there’s no need to bother with cumbersome account or application settings.

What are its specific weaknesses?

  • Missing Virtual Sandbox - Virtual Sandbox is that shield which runs some program in virtual environment and that program can't attack or damage your files on hard drive. I can't find a virtual sandbox option in AVG.

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements

  • Processor Intel Pentium 1.5 GHz or faster
  • Memory 512 MB of RAM
  • Hard disk free space (for installation) 950 MB

Recommended system requirements

  • Processor Intel Pentium 1.8 GHz or faster
  • Memory 512 MB RAM
  • Hard disk free space (for installation) 1350 MB

Web browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Operating systems

  • MS Windows XP              
  • MS Windows XP Pro x64 Edition               
  • MS Windows Vista         
  • MS Windows Vista x64 Edition  
  • MS Windows 7 
  • MS Windows 7 x64 Edition           

System requirements to run AVG Antivirus 2012 is more than previous version, this make me feel bad for AVG antivirus but this is due to some extra features like social safety and control on browser.

Price & Package

AVG Anti-Virus 2012 for 1 computer and 1 year will cost you £29.99; it’s not so much as we see the technology and protection we get.

#2 - Kaspersky Lab   http://www.kapersky

Kaspersky Lab has years (almost 14 years) of experience making security software for computers. They sell a selection of internet protection software to guard against all manner of threats. They also do mobile security, which not only protects your phone against internet threats but also includes an “inbuilt GPS Find function” to locate our phone if it is lost or stolen. With many phones being used on the net these days, the risks from malware apply to phones just as much as computers and also these more expensive phones are more attractive to thieves. Being able to trace your phone means it can be returned along with all your data.

What specific features make Kaspersky notably better?

Kaspersky PURE builds on the tried and trusted security functions of Kaspersky Internet Security, adding a host of new and updated features:

  • Malware and Spam protection including new enhanced detection and sandbox technologies for strengthened safety.
  • Centralized Management of tasks, reports, updates and more from any PC on your network
  • Enhanced Password Protection creates, encrypts and stores logins and auto-complete forms. The inbuilt virtual keyboard keeps you safe from key logging malware. You can even carry your passwords securely on a USB stick.
  • Advanced Parental Control protects your family with unique features to monitor your kids’ Internet access, PC and application use and communications… including social networks.
  • File Shredder uses multi-pass technology to make deleted data restorable, even with sophisticated data recovery software and tools.
  • Data Backup & Restore keeps your valuable data and files safe from disaster and keeps you in control.
  • Data Encryption maximizes security. Create, store and transfer data with password protection and encryption, so you can control exactly who can access your files.

What are its specific weaknesses?

  • Chat / IM Protection Missing - I don't see any specific chat / IM protection features. While AVG Antivirus Online Shield monitors links sent within chat venues. Files sent within ICQ, MSN and Yahoo! Instant Messenger.

System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

Intel Pentium 300 MHz or higher (or equivalent)

256 MB of available RAM

Recommended Requirements

Intel Pentium 1 GHz 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64) or higher (or equivalent)

1 GB of available RAM

Support Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32/64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32/64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32/64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32/64 Bit) (Service Pack 2 or higher)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32/64 Bit) (Service Pack 2 or higher)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32/64 Bit) (Service Pack 2 or higher)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 3 or higher)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 3 or higher)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (Service Pack 2 or higher)

Their requirements are lows as only 300MHz processor and 256 RAM, this makes is notably better from AVG Antivirus 2012 and can be used to any pc, if their configuration is low also. Really this main advantage of Kaspersky PURE and support almost all windows.

Price & Package

Kespersky Pure is deal like total protection for your digital life offline as well online only for 99.95 and it can be used up to 3 PCs and for 1 year of purchased. You can also ask for their free trail and after using free trial you can buy it from online store. Well if we compare with AVG Antivirus 2012 it’s too costly but it not just an antivirus its pack of everything you need to secure your pc.

The Bottom Line

After reviewing all features of AVG Antivirus and Kaspersky PURE Antivirus, I most impressed with Kaspersky Pure security solutions, even its more costly than AVG Antivirus but still it is far better than other rivals like Trendmicro and also AVG. AVG 2012 is little incomplete antivirus due to lack of Virtual sandbox and also their products need high minimum system requirements and also their performance.

After researching over internet and also using both antiviruses I must suggest you go for Kespersky Pure, It just an all in one security and pc maintaining tool for your pc without any doubt.

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