AVG 8 free and pc mag

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  1. david banner

    david banner Registered Member

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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2291382,00.asp

    AVG free got a good review at pc mag. any comments, seems really good. I have it on an old pc i am so fed up of the conflicts with kav and other security that i am considering this for my main quite new pc.
     
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    reader reviews dont seem to be so good and i dont trust pc mage reviews anyways.
     
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    AVG 8 rulez :-*
     
  4. dw426

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    That's an extremely old review, and time has shown that not so many are well pleased with it. A combo of free Avira or Avast and a good free spyware on demand scanner like SuperAntiSpyware/Malwarebytes will prove exceptionally good.
     
  5. JRViejo

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    David, if you're seeking more info on AVG 8.0 Free, here's their User Manual and also their Installation File.

    I use it but uninstalled the LinkScanner and WebSearch & Toolbar features, also configured the default settings so AVG does not do a full scan on boot nor check for updates automatically. This setup works for me but you could try a full installation on a new PC and see how it goes.

    I second dw426's suggestion of adding Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware to your arsenal, no matter what AV you ultimately choose.
     
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    If you think you're tired of conflicts with KAV wait until you start getting them with AVG. If you use Live messenger and it stops working, AVG is blocking it. I have had problems with that, and non-working internet, and then there was the false positive on Adobe Flash player, and too many things to mention in the last few weeks. We have ten 2 year paid licenses for the professional and network versions, and I can't bring myself to use if after it took two of my servers offline. Try it if you like, but if you want to go free, I would recommend one of the other Av's that start with "A". ;)
     
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