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Windows 7: AVG Antivirus 9.0 Free available

15 Oct 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
AVG Antivirus 9.0 Free available

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AVG Antivirus Free 9.0 is now available for those that use it.



Download at source..


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19 Oct 2009   #2
kreesdqban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still no rootkit scanning....
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21 Oct 2009   #3
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

All that is built into it so you no longer need a separate rootkit tool seen with the pre-8.x builds. Gee? The 9.0 comes just in time for 7 this week!
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21 Oct 2009   #4
Iomegaman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

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
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21 Oct 2009   #5
kreesdqban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
All that is built into it so you no longer need a separate rootkit tool seen with the pre-8.x builds. Gee? The 9.0 comes just in time for 7 this week!
Man I could've sworn that when I went on the AVG website it didn't have a check in the Rootkit Protection box...

Good to see that check is there after all!

And yeah its true, AVG has gotten pretty bloated...
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21 Oct 2009   #6
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Not actually! AVG since the 8.0 now includes the optional IE security bar for trojan alerts when some site attempts to stick something on your system! Norton is the one with the "bloatation" rep there.
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24 Oct 2009   #7
topazzz

windows 7 starter
 
 

Hello everyone!
I just started using windows 7 and free trial of norton that came with the system. I know that norton isn't an antivirus liked in general, but needed to have some protection before I find any other program. My previous computer had windows xp and I used free avg, but had problems with it - the scan never ended - so I don't know if I should give it another try. Anybody else experienced this issue? I was looking into microsoft security essentials and can't decide whether to try this one or go back to avg? What do you guys suggest? Thanks in advance.
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24 Oct 2009   #8
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello topazzz Welcome to the Se7en Forums!

With the AVG 8.5 was already on here when going for the MS Essentials tool. There was no clash seeing that added onto the system here with other protections already in use.

The 9.0 release will be going onto the retail 7 once that has arrived and goes on the system as well as the other protections including the MS Essentials which acts more like a scanner/alert mechanism not an antivirus program while there is a containment option. Even when someone passed along a link in the Windows Live Messenger the MS tool prompted as well as the usual warning seen in the messenger window itself showing it covers areas other programs are not able to!

The most likely reason for the continual scan once started in XP there may have been the full system scan setting rather then having it set to the quick scan option. Once you started a scan that was a more thorough system wide scan over all drives if you had more then one hard drive in there.
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24 Oct 2009   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

When I started my new job about 3 months ago, the pcs were using AVG. Mine was sluggish and I knew something was amiss. I installed NOD32 and ran a scan. It found over 80 infected files. I then had to reinstall windows. AVG might be free but you'll never see me using it ever again
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24 Oct 2009   #10
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Someone probably had AVG disabled from the startup list otherwise it would have flagged them right off. I've been using AVG right along for several years already and it's never missed any virus thrown at it to date!

The IE security toolbar is another plus for AVG there first seen with the 8.0 build as an optional protection for IE users. That will catch bugs any bad site attempts to place on your system with it's own alert system.

But the hard facts are most infections are the result of user/operators ignoring things! I've intentionally let loose a few viruses in order to test how well past free editions of AVG worked as far as detection. AVG found every last file infected in no time with a simple quick scan!
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