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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by ysr_racer, Mar 20, 2005.
Does anybody use the free AVG Anti Virus? What do you think?
Works great, free updates. I switched from Norton and never looked back.
I used the old version.Updates weren't often on the free version and detection wasn't strong.I switched to Avast.At the time Avast wasn't very popular.I understand that the current AVG gets updated as often as the paid version and protection isn't bad now.One thing Avast is known for is it removes infected files a bit better.If the current version of AVG doesn't cause problems for you then it likely an alright choice.I've been very happy with Avast,even when it's scanning it doesn't drag down my system much.The old version of AVG didn't either but I think the latest one foes.I'm not if that's good or bad.Depends if it helps scan "deeper" I guess.
Its sweet. updates free and fast, don't even notice it on start up like I used to with Nortons. I couldn't be happier.
How do I schedule the free version to do scans & updates? Or do I have to do them myself?
What he said ;z
I used it for years, until the 'upgrade' last December...
AVG 7.0 Free just showed some issues that were not present in the ver. 6 scanner....boot times could get exponentially longer, or you might have to wait upwards of two minutes after R. Clicking a drive before you could explore it...things like that.
Avast! was always my 'backup' scanner, but it is now my front line of defense, and most of my clients prefer it, as well.
It is a WHOLE lot better than NAV or McAfee as far as resource management and detection, which got it 100% the last time it was certified.
I am NOT I repeat NOT a "computer person". Therefore I judge products on their ease of use. AVG is extremely easy to use and appears to be quite effective and updates are regular. I found out about it from the peopl on this forum. I have been exceptionally pleased. Yes, exceptionally.
I've been using it for a couple of years now...I got tired of paying for norton suscriptions...It found 25 viruses on my desktop when I first installed it that the Norton Antivirus 2003 Proffessional didn't...and yes the Norton virus defentions were up to date...I now use it on the desktop and on 2 laptops...no more virus worries for me...I also use a product called A2 Squared (free edition).
I use to use AVG but I use avast now and like it better.
Probably switching since I'm noticing AVG using up to 130 megs of RAM when performing virus scans.
Even when not scanning it is a huge memory hog. Only downside that I can complain about though.
Ever since I started using Linux as my primary system, I haven't bothered to do much in the way of virus, advertisement, or spyware blocking.
I only use Windows for gaming, and other circumstances in which I have no other choice.
I was using AVG but was having problems with it on my XP machine. It works great on my GF's Win98 2E machine. I'm currently using AVAST and I'm very pleased with it. It's also very user friendly.
I have heard of a few having problems with the newest version of AVG Free (7 I think)on XP. I have to say I haven't had one bit though. Hasn't slowed my start-up or caused any other problems...I love it.
i am also one who switched from AVG to Avast. very good program.
I just downloaded Avast free edition. Man this thing takes a long time to run a scan compared to AVG. I'm wondering if I set it up correctly. I've got it set to scan in normal mode.
Also Can you schedule Avast to run a scan at a certain time of the day like you can AVG?
The Avast scan does take some time.You can set it to scan more or less but normal scan is recomended.I think you can schedule a scan.Mine does do regular scans but it's at 2am.It was the default and I didn't change it.If you have a lot of files,most anti virus scanners do take a bit of time.
So AVAST beats AVG then?
Is this conclusive?
(I use NAV.)
I could be wrong but as far as I can tell if you want to be able to schedule a scan at a certain time of the day or night you have to buy the professional edition. I hope someone could prove me wrong on this as I would like to set it up to run early in the morning.
Also, I registered my free edition and I was supposed to get a license key within 30 minutes. I have not received it yet.
Edited to add that I have received my license key.