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Windows 7: Avoid extras when installing free software

10 Oct 2013   #31

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Greg how about the people turn off their security programs because it stops there torrent download and then post they don't know how they got infected. It must be because this or that security program has failed.
Wow. There real winners right there.

Thats hilarious!

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10 Oct 2013   #32

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Bloatware. What's amazing is that they were riding high 10 years ago as the best free AV, then bloated up and didn't even seem to notice as they lost all favor. They've never been regarded here as anything but bloatware during the whole Win7 era. You'd think they'd have noticed by now and slimmed down a bit.
I never had any problems with AVG, except for a couple of months during 2009(?).
I had an issue eerily similar to the one posted on this thread: Random 20 second Freezes

There was a significant delay when I:
  • Clicked on the Start Menu button
  • Tried to start a program
The wretched pop-down ad annoyed me though.

The latest version has a non-resizable window (I hate non-resizable windows).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If I were Avast I would have dropped the annual registration ...
I can't see the point of that yearly registration drivel (I had to re-register last month).

I just did some updates on one of my backup VMs and I was able to get a screenshot of the AVG Toolbar screen.
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