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Windows 7: AVG Free is best free AV according to PC Pro.

11 Feb 2010   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ARTICLE
Yet Avira's free product is a terrible nag, bugging you every day to upgrade to the full version
Which can easily be disabled. Argument = moot point.


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11 Feb 2010   #12
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
AVG.... any version, just a CRAP.. nothing else
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
They will sell you any junk.

Regardless of whatever program is being " bashed" these subjective opinions are useless & add nothing to a post.
If you have a gripe why not back up your comment with empirical evidence of some sort.
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11 Feb 2010   #13
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ARTICLE
Yet Avira's free product is a terrible nag, bugging you every day to upgrade to the full version
Which can easily be disabled. Argument = moot point.
LOL that's such an easy fix, a quick google search gives you a few ways to get rid of that pain in the backside.

I stick to MSE...
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11 Feb 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I personally dont see memory usage as an issue when your system security is at stake...RAM is dirt cheap....
Yeah, i don't see why people get uptight with exactly how many MB's of RAM an application is taking. With so many people with 2GB, 4GB and even 8GB of RAM...people are concerned about 1 app which takes 14MB versus another one which takes 9.2MB...Seriously??????
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11 Feb 2010   #15
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Used AVG few years back. It's all good since it reported quite a number of "false postives" when i'm running a scan. Since then, i've dumped AVG. MSE for now.
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13 Feb 2010   #16
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

AVG is a weak AV, it missed some trojans on my PC, i had to use NIS to remove them
It also has many false positives.
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13 Feb 2010   #17
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Interesting. I have not had a false positive with AVG. I have been running it for a month.
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13 Feb 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In the local computer club they were using AVG on all the hands-on machines (6 of them). 5 were heavily infected - apparently by people bringing in infected USB sticks and using them on those machines. We cleaned them up with MSE which is now the standard on all 6 machines.
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13 Feb 2010   #19
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
In the local computer club they were using AVG on all the hands-on machines (6 of them). 5 were heavily infected - apparently by people bringing in infected USB sticks and using them on those machines. We cleaned them up with MSE which is now the standard on all 6 machines.
We had a very similar problem at work, we were using AVG 5 and system starting getting slow, we did a scan with AVG and nothing was found. We removed AVG and installed PCTools 2010 and 7 bad virus was found. PCTools cleaned up everything and system is running smooth.
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