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Windows 7: AVG Free is best free AV according to PC Pro.


11 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
AVG Free is best free AV according to PC Pro.

What the foxtrot?

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But it's partly thanks to this lean feature set that AVG Anti-Virus Free is one of the lightest packages around. We found installing it added just 25 seconds to boot time - including post-boot CPU activity - and a tiny 49MB to the overall RAM footprint of our Vista test system.
I guess he's never tried Avast or Avira.

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11 Feb 2010   #2

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

seems he has not heard of a2 either, a2 uses less then 1MB...
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11 Feb 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I personally dont see memory usage as an issue when your system security is at stake...RAM is dirt cheap....
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11 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I tried AVG free when I installed Windows 7. So far, I am pleased with it.
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11 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

AVG.... any version, just a CRAP.. nothing else
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11 Feb 2010   #6

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

cheeriokilla: where did you read that "AVG Free is best free AV" ?

this is what Pc Pro says: AVG is perhaps the best established free antivirus package, with a service record more than a decade long. With longevity like that, it must be doing something right.
Indeed, in our malware tests it detected a credible 93% of threats - rubbing shoulders with commercial packages from Eset and Kaspersky."

93% ???

what a joke....

a good antivirus / antimalware-program like fx. a2 detects over 99% !

a2 typically detects 99,8%....
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11 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
cheeriokilla: where did you read that "AVG Free is best free AV" ?

this is what Pc Pro says: AVG is perhaps the best established free antivirus package, with a service record more than a decade long. With longevity like that, it must be doing something right.
Indeed, in our malware tests it detected a credible 93% of threats - rubbing shoulders with commercial packages from Eset and Kaspersky."

93% ???

what a joke....

a good antivirus / antimalware-program like fx. a2 detects over 99% !

a2 typically detects 99,8%....
There you go lol.

Got that title out of bit-tech.net's article.
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11 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

personally i dont think AVG has been that great in a long time. i think it's more that they are better known than many of the other free av options available because of the popularity it gained in the xp days
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11 Feb 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

They will sell you any junk.

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11 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

To each his own.... I use MSE
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