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Windows 7: AVG AntiVirus 9, Free 1 year License

30 Aug 2010   #1
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
AVG AntiVirus 9, Free 1 year License

Visit V3 Software Store to avail this offer.

This is a ONE day promo, which will be available at V3 Software stores, between midday CET (central European time) Tuesday 31st of August and midday CET 1st of September 2010.


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30 Aug 2010   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I must be too early since it shows AVG 9 onsale for the reduced price without any mention of the promotion as of yet. The AVG page there is seen at V3 Software Store - AVG Anti-Virus 9.0 [3 PC, 1 Year] - 62% off RRP

Don't confuse that with the other AVG link for the Internet Security 9 found above the av program on the main page.

UPDATE:

Upon going to see if the giveaway was up the buy option wants you to fill up everything plus an additional S&H charge likely for the cd itself. The alarm bells rang however when clicking on the "try now" option as seen in the image here where the VIPRE Premium firewall kicked in. Something is wrong somewhere! since the firewall has been 100% accurate every time it has blocked any site!


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31 Aug 2010   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all --
I'm not sure I'd bother with this --after all for NON Corporate use I think PAID FOR AV software will go the way of the Dodo.

MSE (and its corporate big brother Forefront Client Security) are going from strength to strengh and who knows what will happen in a years time.

MSE does extremely well against pretty well anything out there at the moment --nothing is 100% fail safe but MSE is probably the best bang for buck (i.e ZERO) out there at the moment and uses minimal resources too.

The other advantage is that MS updates the virus definitions DB pretty frequently and is probably able to afford resorces to fix any new trojan / virus long before other companies since it holds all the Windows SOURCES.

Other companies either have to reverse engineer Windows or rely on published interfaces where they can insert their code. Neither of these are going to be able to compete with MS in the long term.

Cheers
jimbo
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31 Aug 2010   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

There's something you won't find the MSE. Keeping bugs off in the first place! It may find them but won't block them from getting on.

An active firewall as well as malicious code detection included in IE protection will be what keeps things off as well as steering you away from bad sites. At least the more recent AVG builds included the IE toolbar option that filters sites and alerts to bad ones while separate IE protections are still going to be a plus rather then relying solely on any toolbar.

As for the Forefront Client Security that still mainly runs on the drive catching bugs already on. Forefront Client Security | Definition Updates | TechNet

The antiphising filters in IE 7 now 8 were a start for MS in adding this type of protection while still very limited where the toolbar option seen with AVG even the free version picked up the slack there to an extent.
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01 Sep 2010   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
There's something you won't find the MSE. Keeping bugs off in the first place! It may find them but won't block them from getting on.
Hi there
that's not correct --MSE and now in beta V2 is EXACTLY DOING THIS IN REALTIME -- in any case that's the whole point of AV software.

I've never seen much sense in doing a SCAN AFTER the event of getting infected other than it's time to restore from a non infected image -after all if you don't know how LONG a Virus has been on your machine the chances are you wont know what its done either --and how can you trust an Infected OS to actually heal itself properly whatever the AV software says its done.

To me I'm not too bothered about Computer Scanning for Viruses but a REAL time check that WORKS is the only thing I'm interested in and the package has to be SMALL so as not to cause performance problems on the host OS.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Sep 2010   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Thanks for the information Dinesh. I don't use AVG anymore but I'm sure others will love to get it for free.

As for everyone else, can we try not to turn this thread into a 'mines better than yours' argument?
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01 Sep 2010   #7
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks Dinesh =D i just got my free Avg. You always post the best threads like the Emsisoft For Free As Well =D
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01 Sep 2010   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would be leery of this product.. AVG is at the top of the list of AV programs that can cause a BSOD... forewarned is forearmed...
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01 Sep 2010   #9
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

First you have to sign up for an account note since the page now shows "store members only". As far as the program I never ran into any problems with it while it simply became outdated even with the latest builds. But any software can run into problems at times.
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01 Sep 2010   #10
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I would be leery of this product.. AVG is at the top of the list of AV programs that can cause a BSOD... forewarned is forearmed...

This is the lone voice in the wilderness yet again -

AVG doesn't create BSOD's
on all computers.

Now for rest of the my mantra -

Have used [the paid version of] AVG Anti Virus Pro on 7 x laptops over the years - XP Pro, Vista Ultimate & Win 7 Ultimate.
No BSOD's, no virus, no malware, no intrusions of any kind.....


QED.
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