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Windows 7: AVG Antivirus 9.0 Free available

26 Oct 2009   #11

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Thank you for your warm welcome, Night Hawk!

I am not very savvy in computers and can't say if I had more than one hard drive on my previous machine, but I don't think so. Nevertheless sometimes there is a need to run a deep scan, I guess you can't rely on the fast scan only. I had no problems with earlier versions of avg before they incorporated the rootkit scan with the antivirus and liked it a lot.

I don't know if I understood you right about the ms essential - you mean it's not really antivirus software?

Thanks again, greetings!

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26 Oct 2009   #12

Win7 x64 Ult

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iomegaman View Post
I've always used AVG free for home use, but recently have been trying Microsoft Security Essentials.

AVG seems to have got more and more bloated over the years, and it's a refreshing change to use an application that is so lightweight, and seems to do the job very well as well
Same here - MSE is now for me.
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27 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

The new MS essentials is nothing like an antivirus program where you have to remove one for the other. This new program more or less is a scanning program with some form of active watch. You'll see an alert come up if anything is detected.

The three main options are notification only, quaranteen, and do nothing. With your typical antivirus software on the other hand one program's installer will even remove another program for you in order to be the dominant protection since one will conflist with any other program installed.

The latest 9.0 is still AVG but simply a newer 8.37 build. You'll see that number when going to download it to a folder. It went right the retail 7 install here without even noticing any difference between the latest and the 8.0 and 8.5 builds due to the IE security bar option or even the last few prior to those without the added protection there.
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