AVG 2012

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  1. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

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    It's going to be out very soon. For now, we can download the trials and the free version.

    http://www.avg.com

    PC Mag seems to have given the 2012 free version a very good review:

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392249,00.asp

    Seems to have some new features as well, including a little app that informs you when Firefox, IE or Chrome is using a lot of memory.

    What AVG promises:

    - Less HDD space required
    - 50 percent faster scans
    - less processes
    - Improved bootup time
    - Improved browser launch time

    Time to give it a go? :)
     
  2. Legendkiller

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    probably yes.........
     
  3. Matthijs5nl

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    Certainly good changes, programs with many processes always piss me off. Also the GUI is better and more modern in my eyes, removing some of the redundant icons is a good step. Let's hope they also improved the integration of Identity Protection in the product, so you get the feeling that you actually have one product installed instead of two (AVG Anti-Virus and AVG Identity Protection).
     
  4. Noob

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    Been a long time since the last time i used AVG, might try it on my dummy partition :D
     
  5. Mops21

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    Hi all

    AVG Anti-Virus Free 12.0.1796a4455


    AntiRootkit: Improved detection of new variants of Alureon rootkit.
    Anti-Rootkit: Fixed several false positive detections.
    AntiSpam: Added IPv6 support in AntiSpam update.
    AntiSpam: The whitelist import and AntiSpam training not supported for 64bit Outlook 2010.
    AvgSys: Fixed issue with scan of dynamic hard drives.
    Core: More flexible virus definitions.
    Core: Improved heuristic detection.
    Core: Optimization of "Scan files referred in registry" in Resident Shield.
    Core: Fixed crash during scan of registry.
    Core: Polymorphic malware detection methods have been optimized.
    Core: Some false alarms removed.
    Documentation: Instructions on fixing the most frequent technical issues have been added to chapter Troubleshooting in Help.
    Firewall: Added support for NTFS volumes mounted as directories.
    Firewall: Firewall settings lists' items can be selected by the space key.
    Firewall: Fixed displaying ask dialogs for communication of 32-bit applications on 64-bit operating systems.
    Firewall: Fixed issue with occasional BSOD.
    General: Added reset button for Anti-Spam statistics.
    General: Extended statistics of SharePoint document scanner component.
    General: Extended statistics of VSAPI and antivirus transport agents components.
    General: Added posibility to switch off scan of outbound emails in VSAPI plug-in.
    General: Added support for Anti-Rootkit exceptions.
    General: AVG products allow sound notifications for specific alerts.
    General: Implemented Online Shield support for accelerating downloads of videos and files.
    General: Added copyright information on third party resources.
    Identity Protection: New RogueAV detection was added to IDP component.
    Kernel: End of MS Outlook 2000/2002 support.
    Kernel: Fixed issue with Resident Shield exclusion list when Kerio mail server is installed.
    Online Shield: Fixed HTTP traffic corruption when AVG Accelerator is enabled.
    Outlook: Fixed compatibility issue with Alt-N Outlook Connector.
    Outlook: Fixed Outlook addin compatibility with additional e-mail accounts.
    Setup: Setup will ask for restart if the installation of Microsoft redistributables requires it.
    Setup: Fixed incorrect registry rights in Firewall installation.
    Setup: Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 is detected as conflicting application.
    Safe Search: Fixed crash in Google Chrome when BitDefender TrafficLight is enabled.
    Safe Search: Fixed LinkScanner crash during common browsing.
    Safe Search: Optimization for framesets implemented.
    Safe Search: Fixed issue with https Facebook not showing verdict icons in Google Chrome.
    Safe Search: Safe Search is no longer in conflict with Australian Taxation Office website.
    Setup: Fixed crash when saving log files in setup.
    Setup: Fixed issue with detection of competitive products.
    Toolbar: Brand new toolbar implemented.
    Toolbar: Toolbar introduces a new feature for private browsing.
    Update: Last update time displayed in AVG user interface changes only if the update was successful.
    Update: Fixed crash on Windows Server 2003.


    http://www.avg.com/ww-en/avg-release-notes

    http://free.avg.com/cz-en/download.prd-afh
     
  6. Legendkiller

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    it still has the biggest executable file for an AV....
     
  7. Ranget

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    i will try it :p
     
  8. AvinashR

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    AVG Anti-Virus 2012

    Download (x86): --http://download.avg.com/filedir/inst/avg_ipw_x86_all_2012_1796a4455.exe--

    Download (x64):
    --http://download.avg.com/filedir/inst/avg_ipw_x64_all_2012_1796a4455.exe--
     
  9. clocks

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    I plan to give it a workout this weekend.
     
  10. clayieee

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    A firewall on the free version ??
     
  11. Cloud

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    No it is just the full changelog.
     
  12. m00nbl00d

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    Is it me or PC Analyzer is still mandatory? :ouch:
     
  13. snippits

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    Avg 2012 is a lot faster doing on demand scans on my rig which is using an AMD 955 four core processor.

    I have a total of 98 gigabyte of data on two partitions. Windows 7 32 bit is on one partition that is using 21 gb, and the other partition is used for storage--movies, documents, and other various files and applications.

    Have been using AVG 2011 paid and then updated to AVG 2012 today. 2011 first scan 14 minutes and second scan was approximately seven minutes. 2012 first scan was 7.5 minutes and second scan was 57 seconds. Scan archives, thorough scanning, and scan all files were enabled which is not the default settings for whole computer scan.

    Thought the 57 second whole computer scan was a fluke, so I did a third scan, and it clocked in at 59 seconds. Fastest scanner I have ever used.
     
  14. snippits

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    Use custom install and you can untick it.
     
  15. m00nbl00d

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    OK. Thanks.

    I won't be installing it, but I've seen some screenshots with PC Analyzer, so I was wondering whether or not this time AVG made it an optional component.
     
  16. Chubb

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  17. Matthijs5nl

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    I installed the free edition using custom install, but I couldn't untick it (it wasn't listed in the list [Email Protection, Languages, Identity Protection and LinkScanner]).
     
  18. acr1965

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    Can only the ID protection be installed?
     
  19. Matthijs5nl

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    Antivirus and anti-rootkit will always be installed. Maybe a standalone version of IDP will come later.
     
  20. Brandonn2010

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    Interesting. They haven't done well on this year's AV-Comparatives so it will be interesting to see how this changes things.

    Also, anyone know if they've added features to the free version?
     
  21. Firecat

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    AV-comparatives' results shouldn't change much, I think the improvements in malware detection have been (mostly) backported to AVG 2011.
     
  22. snippits

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    Oh dang! The paid version has the option to not install it.
     
  23. m00nbl00d

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    Makes sense... they don't want to upset paid users anymore. lol

    Free users... damn you all... USE IT!!! :D :thumbd:
     
  24. IvoShoen

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    First scan: 8 minutes
    Second scan: 3 minutes

    Fast and light! :thumb:
     
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