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Windows 7: AVG 9.0

05 Aug 2010   #11

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

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Okay so up until last year i was using AVG 8.5 and then swapped to MSE. AVG 8.5 used to scan my whole PC in about 50mins and same with MSE. One day i tryed avast and it did it in 20mins. I then stuck with MSE and now i don't really want it. So i decided i would try the new AVG 9.0 it scaned my whole computer of 291480 items in about 13 mins... I dunno if i should trust it because it scans so fast. Don't bother saying go with Avast or MSE or some other thing

If you wish to use AVG 9 I would recommend you use it.
AVG is a good, trustworthy program & offers multiple layers of protection.
It's faster, smarter security that won't slow your computer down.

AVG 9.0.851 is installed here on three laptops.I am very happy with it & see no valid reason to change.

Please let us know what you decide to do.


I have AVG 9 on 20 different computers between Work & Home

So it get all my votes.

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06 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 x64

I ditched AVG after their version 7 or 8, I think - the one that came with the link scanner, which insisted on scanning each link's webpages, effectively trying to scan the Internet through my PC. AVG slowed my respectable system to a crawl, where an old Celeron started (without any AV - not connected to Internet) outperforming it in normal usage. It also is lax in detections (a nasty autorun virus/trojan easily got past it) and preventions. Their support forum is really quite terrible, where canned replies of uninstall, download the latest installer and re-install are only given as solutions. This was so like Norton/McAfee that I had to think about alternatives. AVG were quite good till v6 - very lightweight unobtrusive AV.

I have switched to avast and MBAM, since last couple of years and so far (touch wood) have been quite happy. I have left the default Windows Defender running though, just in case, since it does not seem to conflict. Avast recent v5 is much better than their v4 too.

I believe the key is not in any scanning but as in prevention. The AV must catch the web page/e-mail/USB stick/CD/DVD at the time, BEFORE it has any chance to do anything. I think avast does this quite well. This is where IMO AVG/MSE tend to fall short. I had a laptop with MSE, but it still allowed a trojan through. A scan by it found it but it could not fix it. But MBAM did in a jiffy.

I do not even bother to scan my PC more than once a month.

A new Dell laptop with McAfee improved at least perceptibly by 20% after removing McAfee and installing Avast.
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28 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 32bit

Ignore anyone that says norton is the best, they proberly know nothing. lol
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