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Windows 7: AVG or Not?

19 Dec 2010   #11
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Any of the top rated free A/V's is fine really. All have their own strengths and weaknesses.

But it's always handy to have other tools like Malwarebytes installed in conjunction with whatever AV you use.
Well said Patrick.

AVG Anti Virus Pro is used on 3 Laptops here.
It will not be replaced because of the "hate AVG campaign" currently going on.
Sometimes it pays to do what you want instead of following the herd...
Often the herd believes that the sky is falling in!



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19 Dec 2010   #12
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I've been hearing a lot of bag about AVG 2011 and its got me thinking am i safe using it? What do you guys think? and why do people bag about it. Is MSE better than AVG?

1.Bad news is always good news. Most if not all AV progs have glitches at times. Nothing is perfect.


2.You are as safe using AVG as any other AV software providing the brain of the person that controls the mouse is sensible.... up to you!

3.Some people love complaining....often the ones with no real knowledge of the situation.

5. It is a matter of opinion....
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19 Dec 2010   #13
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

MSE, seven firewall, lua, sandboxie, returnil, superantispyware, malwarebytes ccleaner = nothing getting through.
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19 Dec 2010   #14
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Any of the top rated free A/V's is fine really. All have their own strengths and weaknesses.

But it's always handy to have other tools like Malwarebytes installed in conjunction with whatever AV you use.
Well said Patrick.

AVG Anti Virus Pro is used on 3 Laptops here.
It will not be replaced because of the "hate AVG campaign" currently going on.
Sometimes it pays to do what you want instead of following the herd...
Often the herd believes that the sky is falling in!
Its not a hate campaign, its just the horror stories you read in the media.It would be a good test for your system to try out something like avast or MSE and see if theres anything that AVG has missed.
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19 Dec 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Bear in mind though, your best defence are your browsing habits.

Plus frequent imaging - that bailed me out a few times.
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