AVG 8 Free Launches

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Delgado, Apr 23, 2008.

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  1. Delgado

    Delgado Registered Member

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    Grisoft have announced the release of AVG 8 Free.

    This incorporates Anti Spyware, and Site Checking, and is available for download from tomorrow-24 April.

    :D
     
  2. aigle

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    Wowww.....- including AS n LinkScanner. So great. :eek: :eek:
     
  3. thanatos_theos

    thanatos_theos Registered Member

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    Here's the official announcement from Grisoft.

    thanatos
     
  4. clocks

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    So is AVG antispyware free (Ewido) no longer needed since it appears to be incorporated in the new AV app?
     
  5. computer geek

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    Its still been upgraded,
     
  6. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Correct. AVG 8 is an unified anti-threat (viruses, worms, trojans, backdoors, ad/spyware, etc) engine.
    You can see AVG 8.0 Free as a combination of AVG AV 7.5 Free, AVG AS 7.5 Paid and Link Scanner Lite.
     
  7. Firecat

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    There is no mention of an anti-rootkit module in the free version. Still, this is a good thing as now AVG Free will have some good protection and the benefits will be passed to free users ;)
     
  8. RejZoR

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    Finally some decent competition for avast!. AntiVir despite new version doesn't offer anything new to free users. AVG8 looks damn tempting though. Especially with included antispyware part not included in v7.5.
     
  9. Jadda

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    Very impressive that free users get antispyware as the paid version. Though I have had too many problems with AVG 8, so I'll pass for now. I'm pleased with Avira and Avast.
     
  10. JerryM

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    Can we assume that AVG 8 will have the same detection rates as AVG Anti-Malware as tested in the last AVC tests?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Actually the new engine supposedly has better detection rates than AVG 7.5, but I am yet to see any significant improvement over AVG Anti-Malware.

    So, at the very least the protection level is the same as AVG Anti-Malware, and at best it is a touch higher. :D
     
  13. JerryM

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    Thanks, Firecat,
    In looking at the site, I don't see a free version. Does one download the full version, and after the trial it reverts to the free version?

    DUH I see it is not available until tomorrow, and the link is http://free.grisoft.com/.
    Thanks,
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    Hey Jerry,
    im guessing this site will be updated tomorrow
    http://free.grisoft.com/
     
  15. JerryM

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    Thanks, Lodore, I am in the slow group. I notified a couple of friends who use the AVG free, but was not sure where to get it. I just gave them the info.
    With the improvements made it appears to me that AVG 8 Free is a truly viable AV for most folks, and is also competitive with the other free ones.

    I would not worry to use any of the three freebies which ran well on my system. I do not hear complaints from those I know who use AVG free and this one is even better it appears to me.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  16. L815

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    Too bad they don't have some secret day-before-release link for the download :shifty:
    Servers will be loaded!
     
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    It is now available on CNet for download as well.

    :D
     
  19. vinzenz.ewido

    vinzenz.ewido former ewido team

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    Well, our target is to be better than before, not equal :)

    Edit: Additionally it is scanning faster in total since our new engine was improved and there's only one engine with one database and not two anymore.


    Regards,
    Vinzenz
     
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    Running like buttah on the wife's XP Home SP3 machine! Nicely done, AVG.
     
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    On http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download-avg-anti-spyware-and-anti-rootkit,

    It says:

     
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    "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away"
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    Anyone knows if it has AntiRootkit functionality?
     
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    AVG Free doesn't have AntiRootkit build in, though you can use a free program like GMER.
     
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