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Michaelaw
03-14-2010, 05:08 PM
I don't fully understand why or who it will effect but when my AVG 9.0 updated itself it disabled my internet. I had to uninstall then reinstall the AVG software. Online, some are saying it's not possible for AVG to disable your browser but trust me ....It can and will!

Lovin
03-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Oh no , I can't believe you're using that one.
If you want to use something free and very good, use Avira or F Secure.
One of my friends is a programmer at Avira Gmbh, and he gave me a link to one of the biggest labs for virus tests (Virus Bulletin : Independent Malware Advice (http://www.virusbtn.com)).
Avira, F Secure are one of the bests, not the best, there is no THE BEST, like in everything.

Check the link that I gave you, subscribe there and check the latest tests.
AVG has a good marketing, and that's all.

I'm using Avira on PC for more than 2 years, I payd the premium one, and I had no problems at all.

Bambi
03-14-2010, 06:17 PM
I stopped using AVG a while ago. I've been using AVAST which has been quite good.

Michaelaw
03-14-2010, 09:08 PM
I liked AVG cos I'm CHEAP and it's FREE :laughing:

Iguanasan
03-14-2010, 09:22 PM
I've switched to Microsoft's free (I'm also cheap!) antivirus. I'm thinking if anyone knows what doesn't belong in Window's it should be them! :)

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Bambi
03-14-2010, 09:25 PM
I liked AVG cos I'm CHEAP and it's FREE :laughing:

MAW, AVAST is free!!!!

Michaelaw
03-14-2010, 09:37 PM
Well when I installed it I got a message saying I only had 30 days left and must register :confused:

Bambi
03-14-2010, 09:40 PM
yes but registration is free. I've used it for 2 years now and updated my registration annually.

Michaelaw
03-14-2010, 09:46 PM
Well...If I fail to get AVG to comply, I'll switch back :D

Bambi
03-14-2010, 09:55 PM
I found AVG to be a memory hog but Avast has never given me a hassle.

Michaelaw
03-14-2010, 10:01 PM
You want a memory hog / system hog, try Norton :D My system is a quad core with 4 gigs of ram, even though win xp can only see 3 or so gigs I've had no issues with AVG in this area. Did the update for the third time and all is as it was. If It goes sideways again though I'll load Avast back on :)

Lovin
03-15-2010, 02:12 AM
Well...If I fail to get AVG to comply, I'll switch back :D

Go AVIRA is one of the best, and it's free. Trust me ! I'm not US Government :))

Anti virus for Linux, Windows and more with firewall, antispam, recovery security - Avira AntiVir (http://www.avira.com/en/pages/index.php)

If you will have problems, than I'll buy you a antivirus :)

Michaelaw
03-15-2010, 02:22 AM
Thanks...I think I've got a handle on the AVG. I don't know quite how the update happened but there you go:) I generally don't update anything if all is running as it should as updates can cause grief in my experience. If things change I will check out your recommendation :thumbup:

AntZ
03-15-2010, 07:36 AM
I've switched to Microsoft's free (I'm also cheap!) antivirus. I'm thinking if anyone knows what doesn't belong in Window's it should be them! :)

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

+1 on MSE
I have done this on all of my PCs and had no problems.

I found AVG keeps hiding its free version deeper and deeper in its website and steering people toward the pay version. I had the free version running on my mother's PC, then last time I returned home it was running the pay version :( and running like a dog.

casil403
03-15-2010, 08:24 AM
Thia is interesting because I have always disliked AVG but the free/familiar part keeps me going back. I have also used Shaw secure (another freebie) from my service provider which is also free but i was told it sucks so went back to AVG.
Might have to try Microsoft...any other really good freebies out there?

Btw, I know someone who renewed his Norton AV and while it loaded it also managed to do something wrong which froze up his computer to the point where it forced him to have to reboot his entire computer...he lost all his addresses and some very important emails....Norton still wanted their money for the upgrade too! :headslap:

Michaelaw
03-23-2010, 05:58 PM
Bye bye AVG! Turns out it doesn't get along with Zone Alarm anymore. Though I had it running, it slowly messed up again. Avast it is and yes I got the free part :)

Marko
03-23-2010, 06:28 PM
I despise Norton and their bloated software - never again!
I've been using trend micro (40 bucks a year) for the past 2 years...and lo and behold I have to renew TOMORROW..

Might look into avast/avira before I renew then :)

thx - Marko

kat
03-23-2010, 07:10 PM
Hmm..interesting read! Useful info for me as well.

SLRer
03-23-2010, 09:28 PM
Just get a mac imo

Lovin
03-23-2010, 10:22 PM
Get a iMac, or get Avira it's free and very efficient !
Come on Michael ! :)

Michaelaw
03-24-2010, 04:48 PM
Did Macs in college for two years and didn't like the workflow or frequent system crashes. Other than sporadic problems like this update, my PC runs 24/7/365 without issue. I'm just to organized to wrap my head around the simplistic mac OS :D

PS...Avast is so far running pretty slick with zero issues...Me likee:)