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Windows 7: AVG 2015 Downloaded without my permission - Could it be fake?

10 Jul 2015   #11
optiplex gx520

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit,Chromium OS, windows server 2008 32bit
 
 

get avast it is better than avg


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10 Jul 2015   #12
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

You can try this to be sure AVG is removed completely from your system. Eset AV remover. Removes most brands of AV Programs.
Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Be sure to have a new AV waiting to be installed. Not having an AV is asking for trouble with a very loud voice.
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11 Jul 2015   #13
MrRoundel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I installed the MS Security Essentials after I uninstalled AVG. The interface looks a lot like AVG's did, so I guess that's a good thing? What do you (scr) think about MS Security Essentials? Thanks.
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12 Jul 2015   #14
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrRoundel View Post
I installed the MS Security Essentials after I uninstalled AVG. The interface looks a lot like AVG's did, so I guess that's a good thing? What do you (scr) think about MS Security Essentials? Thanks.

I tried MS Security Essentials some years ago, at the time it slowed my poor tired and since retired XP machine down so bad it was difficult to use it. However, Eset Smart Security ran very well on it.

Because I purchased Eset Smart Security then and really liked it I continue to use it on both my systems. As I don't use MS Security Essentials I really can't offer a useful opinion on it. Perhaps others that do use it or have used it will jump in with an opinion.

Sorry for the delay in responding but my Internet connection is poor to none on the weekends as I am near a lake and the boaters overload the Verizon towers.
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12 Jul 2015   #15
MrRoundel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your response. The MS Security Essentials doesn't seem to be slowing down my machine noticeably. I have found that with other big name anti-virus software in the past though, but not with my Windows 7 OS. So far, so good. Thanks for the tip on Eset Smart. Cheers.
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12 Jul 2015   #16
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I switched 2 or 3 years ago from AVG or Avast, I have had both in the past but forget in what order, and did so on the advice of the engineers in my local computer repair shop. They recommended MSE and MBAM Free, and I haven't had cause to regret it. No slowing down of performance and no false positives, both of which were problems with the previous anti-virus programs.

So far as this unwanted AVG upgrade is concerned, and the question of whether it's genuine or not, it would be worth checking out the AVG forum - assuming they have one - to see whether it's a common complaint that has been addressed.
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