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AVG - Free

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Catbird, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Catbird

    Catbird loves guns!

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    I downloaded and have been running the AVG - Free version a couple of months now. It seems to be working fine.

    My question:

    By default, it automatically runs a complete virus test (scan) once-a-day. Is this really necessary and/or a good idea for someone who very rarely downloads any information? This computer is used most often for web browsing, email & word processing.

    Because I only have dialup, when the scan is running, processing time almost comes to a standstill. :(
     
  2. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    Once a week might be enough.Just about all of the anti virus scans slow down the PC by quite a bit.A friend in Canada had AVG 6 has since switched to Avast but any anti virus is better than none.AVG free is up to version 7 now.Old AVG only got updates once a month but I hear itś better and more often now.Try to change settings to scan once a week.
     

  3. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    I run all my pc's and servers once a day.

    3:00am is a good time.

    Make sure the scanner deletes the files and doesn't quarantene.

    You don't want a virus sitting in a quarantene folder do you?