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Windows 7: AVG protection, toss or give away?

27 Aug 2017   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
AVG protection, toss or give away?

I bought Windows 7 from Newegg and got AVG Protection for free (unlimited devices*/1 year). Should I give it away to a friend or a coworker or toss it? I'm not going to use it.


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27 Aug 2017   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

AVG is an antivirus. Calling it "protection" is too much for it.
Anyway, if you know someone interested, and the license can be transfered, why not giving it away to someone interested?
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27 Aug 2017   #3
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I don't know why the license couldn't be transferred. It's unopened. Unless it's in the Newegg product description which I'll go check now.
All I see is that it says "non-refundable/non-returnable".
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28 Aug 2017   #4
Hark1of8

Windows 7 Professional running on 64 bit
 
 

Is it being suggested to run without an antivirus or that AVG should be replaced. If replacement what should take its place and why.
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31 Aug 2017   #5
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

From my experience with AVG, I would first ask, 'Do you like the person you would give it to?'
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03 Mar 2018   #6
Hark1of8

Windows 7 Professional running on 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
From my experience with AVG, I would first ask, 'Do you like the person you would give it to?'
Nonsense, if he had no virus protection at it doesn't matter. Obviously you don't know enough about the subject to answer in a direct manner. I repeat my question for some knowledgeable help. If AVG is subpar what could replace it. I've had issues with Norton, McAfee and Bitdefender. I've been using PC'S for 30+ years.
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03 Mar 2018   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hark1of8 View Post
Nonsense, if he had no virus protection at it doesn't matter. Obviously you don't know enough about the subject to answer in a direct manner. I repeat my question for some knowledgeable help. If AVG is subpar what could replace it. I've had issues with Norton, McAfee and Bitdefender. I've been using PC'S for 30+ years.
The previous OP's AVG comment is tongue in cheek, based on the route AVG went from a light-weight, efficient AV product, to a bloated and slow one over the last decade. Many previous AVG users can attest to this.

Everyone can claim to have had issues with {name-your-animalware-product-here}....what you use is your personal choice based on any research (hopefully) you have carried out. There is no one-solution fits all. With 30+ years experience of using computers, you should know that by now.
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04 Mar 2018   #8
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hark1of8 View Post
Nonsense, if he had no virus protection at it doesn't matter. Obviously you don't know enough about the subject to answer in a direct manner. I repeat my question for some knowledgeable help. If AVG is subpar what could replace it. I've had issues with Norton, McAfee and Bitdefender. I've been using PC'S for 30+ years.
Well golly gee, me too!
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04 Mar 2018   #9
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hark1of8 View Post
Nonsense, if he had no virus protection at it doesn't matter. Obviously you don't know enough about the subject to answer in a direct manner. I repeat my question for some knowledgeable help. If AVG is subpar what could replace it. I've had issues with Norton, McAfee and Bitdefender. I've been using PC'S for 30+ years.
seriously you had to bump a post which was over 7 months old for this reply ?

I was an AVG user as well, started directly with paid version - in the early years of AVG ie around 12 years back, I don't recall AVG running an Free Version back then - had their 2 years subscription pack but it couldn't pick up the viruses which Bitdefender did for me. For each their own. Ever since, I haven't used AVG again even after their free version released.

In fact I had paid versions of - McAfee, Symatec - Norton(got it free with XP from HP/Compaq PC) , Windows 2005 AV (if I recall the name correctly) & some other one. Bitdefender was the last one I paid for with PC. Had to go without PC/laptop for over 10 years, since I resumed using PC/Laptop again - I have used only Bitdefender for paid version while tried - Avast, Avira, Bitdefender free versions.
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