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Windows 7: AVG 9.0 great anti virus

25 Mar 2010   #1

 
 
AVG 9.0 great anti virus

hi all, i have been currently been testing AVG and it has been good it had not slowed down my system like i have read it caught and block most of the virus test files and some others and removed them.

big improvment since previous versions.

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25 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

AVG is not what it used to be. It has a really bad detection rate and is kind of a system hog. I've had multiple bad experiences with AVG where it didn't find viruses I knew were on the system. I scanned with Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and it found them. From then on, I switched to Avira, which has one of the highest detection rates around.

http://www.av-comparatives.org/
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25 Mar 2010   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

AVG Anti Virus Pro 9.0.791, paid version, used here on 2 x64-bit laptops. I have yet to see evidence to convince me to change to another product.
Daily I see that it is working successfully. It is NOT a system hog.
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25 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Well, the free version isn't so great and I can attest to that.
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25 Mar 2010   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
AVG is not what it used to be. It has a really bad detection rate and is kind of a system hog. I've had multiple bad experiences with AVG where it didn't find viruses I knew were on the system. I scanned with Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and it found them. From then on, I switched to Avira, which has one of the highest detection rates around.

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Well, the free version isn't so great and I can attest to that.
While I believe your intentions were good, comments like those above provide readers with an opinion only re a product. No supporting evidence has been included to support your claims.
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25 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I just told you that I've had personal experience where AVG couldn't find any of the trojans situated on my computer. I also provided a link that ranks different AVs in different categories. That's evidence.

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Comparatives & Reviews
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25 Mar 2010   #7
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Why argue? ..anyway but yeah just because you have had bad experience with it doesn't mean others do, a lot of people still use it - i mean i haven't tried it for years and i'm not saying it's bad but i wont use it ...just always best for the user to choose what he wants though it's almost always these:

Avast,
AVG,
Avira,
NOD32,
MSE, etc etc

let him choose what he likes and comfortable with :P
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25 Mar 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
hi all, i have been currently been testing AVG and it has been good it had not slowed down my system like i have read it caught and block most of the virus test files and some others and removed them.

big improvment since previous versions.
Nice to note your positive comments re AVG.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I just told you that I've had personal experience where AVG couldn't find any of the trojans situated on my computer. I also provided a link that ranks different AVs in different categories. That's evidence.

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Comparatives & Reviews
We agree to disagree.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChroNiC187 View Post
Why argue? ..anyway but yeah just because you have had bad experience with it doesn't mean others do, a lot of people still use it - i mean i haven't tried it for years and i'm not saying it's bad but i wont use it ...just always best for the user to choose what he wants though it's almost always these:

Avast,
AVG,
Avira,
NOD32,
MSE, etc etc

let him choose what he likes and comfortable with :P
Well said.
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25 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
hi all, i have been currently been testing AVG and it has been good it had not slowed down my system like i have read it caught and block most of the virus test files and some others and removed them.

big improvement since previous versions.
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I would recommend something like MBAM Pro or SuperAntiSpyware Pro (real time monitoring) to run along side AVG. In my experience AVG doesn't handle the new generation of "scareware" (fake AV) very well. I've been getting a lot of malware cleanup calls lately and this is what I'm seeing, but in any case I wouldn't rely on one product. I'm a believer in a layered defense (note my sig).
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25 Mar 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

this might be of interest too.......
AVG AV Free Edition 9.0 Review - Wilders Security Forums
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