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AVG Anti-Virus Compliment - AVG software quality

Review by old fart on 2008-05-17
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN -- I just installed AVG anti virus software after having problems with Mcafee.

It is FAR superior to Mcafee and does everything that Mcafoo promises!

There is no problem downloading programs or video while the AVG software program runs and it give you tons of options.

I will never consider going back to those bloodsuckers again.
Comments:24 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-01-11
Posted by fazie on 2008-05-17:
i have this also and am pleased, even my computer repair people were pleased to see it instead of norton or macfee!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17:
Could have been worse Old Fart, you could have had Norton.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17:
I've been using AVG for years, just got an email that my current free version isn't going to be supported with updates much longer, so I need to upgrade to new version. I think it's fine for the ordinary casual user, but I'm not sure I'd trust it for state's secrets or high security files, etc.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17:
I LOVE AVG! I've used them for years. Unlike Rick Shaw, I don't have state's secrets or high security files, so it's fine with me.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2008-05-17:
Dont mean to rain on anyone's parade, but in a recent test by Matousec Security, AVG scored a dismal 6% detection rate. To find out what programs scored the best (and their free!) go to:http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17:
I am told Casper Sky is best.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2008-05-17:
Hurricane, I have not heard of that one. Do you have it?
Posted by old fart on 2008-05-17:
Interesting...I will check it out..
Posted by madconsumer on 2008-05-17:
i wrote a review on this a while back. it is the best of all. specially if you run a 64 bit system.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17:
I don't have it, but one of my co-workers (who works in technology does)
Posted by Ponie on 2008-05-17:
Comcast offers McAfee at no cost to subscribers but I've stayed with AVG on both my previous computer and the one I got last September. McAfee seemed to slow down the machine quite a bit and had numerous popups. I haven't even bothered to install it on my current computer. Since all my state's secrets are in a vault in Lansing, it doesn't bother me.

Hey, Old Fart, head for the root cellar or bomb shelter. I heard the thunderstorm that's just finishing down here is headed up your way. Wind gusts of 60 MPH have been recorded. My patio furniture and the few posies I have out there were tossed around like match sticks.
Posted by Nohandle on 2008-05-17:
Ponie, I have Comcast as well and also haven't taken advantage of their free service. I'm at the point now, if what you have works, then leave it alone. Some pay nothing extra for their security, some do. I just love it when people say they don't bother with updates, their computer does it automatically. Yeah, sure..they need to remind me of that when they get a virus. LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17:
Another cheap way to protect yourself is to configure an inexpensive router like a Linksys between you and the Internet. Most have some basic built in firewall features like DOS attacks, ping block etc... and you can block IP blocks from known bad spots like Russia and Korea. Plus your PC will not be using the public IP provided by your ISP so there is another layer of basic protection.
Posted by old fart on 2008-05-17:
Ponie... it blew like heck for about a minute and then settled own to a lovely day..Must be some advantage to living up north..
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-17:
Old Fart... how up north are ypu?
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2008-05-17:
I never get a virus or a problem until I install these kinds of protection software. I have been infection free for two years since uninstalling all forms of protection. Either no one cares about me and my puter or I have just been very lucky. I have no firewall, anti-virus, or any other kinds of software installed, just a pop-up blocker.

Now watch, when I get my new computer later this month I'm gonna be swamped with them. I am using Win98SE right now, maybe that is why, I'm so old that no one wants what I's got.
Posted by old fart on 2008-05-18:
Kenpopcorn... I'm about 100 miles north of Detroit... very near the edge of the frozen tundra and the last outpost of civilized man..
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-10:
well, there is a premium mcAfee as well as a regular one. but you are right-norton and mcAfee are going to be obsolete 5 yrs from now because people are not as dumb as these companies think they are. everyone gets talked into norton and mcAfee and then the more familiar with computers they become; they just have to figure it out for themselves. the premium mcAfee is better but the norton will always stink.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-10:
say, you wouldn't happen to be a AVG salesman would you? ha ha.
Posted by old fart on 2008-07-10:
It's hard to sell something that's free.... i was a heck of a salesman when I was working but that would be like selling icecubes to eskimos...
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-12:
oh, the AVG system is free then? oh, I wasn't aware of that.
Posted by Shanalicious on 2009-01-11:
Just to butt in, to assure that AVG is in fact working as it should go to trendmicro.com and do a free online virus scan, that will tell you if you got viruses that AVG is not recognizing.
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-01-11:
i tried this so called free service listed above, and it never did perform. would not install, even after several tries.
Posted by old fart on 2009-01-11:
I just tried it and it makes you jump through so many hoops I quit trying to download it...
Ignorance is bliss...
I 'd rather not know what AVG is missing...LOL

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