AVG Anti-Virus FREE 2013 - Looks good is anyone going to use it

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Dragon1952, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. Dragon1952

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    Let me go out on a limb here... I'd say, "Yes".
     
  3. larryb52

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    based on a thumbs up from PC Mag no I would not install it, sorry I don't care for anything from AVG , just my 2 cents...
     
  4. Joxx

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    No, I'm not going to use it.
     
  5. zfactor

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    its not that i hate it there are some things i just dont like. BUT i find it does work decent and i would consider using it. if you adjust just a couple settings it offers actually really good protection
     
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    The Identity Protection module is very stron in v2013. But the interface with Metro style won't appeal to everyone.
     
  7. Legendkiller

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    Well, although the new interface is "refreshing"......the free version concentrates a little too much on showing what free version doesn't offer plus the ad below the UI....it really put me off after a couple of days of usage.
     
  8. carat

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    I like the free version but signature updates every 4 hours would be nice. :)
     
  9. Fuzzfas

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    The black Metro-style GUI is the most hideous and depressing GUI that i can remember seeing in any antivirus.
     
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    See my sig. 64bit is the way to go.
     
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    I used AVG 2013 Free till I got AVG IS for almost free.
     
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  12. m00nbl00d

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    You could open something like Process Explorer before you start a manual update, and then check for the process name avgmpaf.exe (I think that's the name; don't recall... but it's similar...) properties and copy and paste to a scheduled task (Windows own scheduler).

    That should take care of more "automatic" updates.
     
  13. carat

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    Did you forget Avast mp3 player GUI? :gack:

    Thank you, I know that trick. However, I think 4 updates a day (like Avira) would be fair. :)
     
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    AVG Anti-Virus FREE 2013

    I will bypass it...;)
     
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    Re: AVG Anti-Virus FREE 2013

    No thanks I'll pass. :thumbd:
     
  16. gery

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    i am using the Internet security:thumb:
     
  17. Fuzzfas

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    Ah, yes, i forget it because at the time Avast was skinnable and i had found a couple of really nice skins, so i never used the default one.
     
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    AVG's new GUI really is odd, it has a very retro feel to it despite being metro-oriented in its styling. I must, however, say that the colour palette used is atrocious, to say the least.
     
  19. atomomega

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    AVG Free 2013 has been a very nice neighbor to me on 2 of my systems. I really can't understand people complaining about it this much. Let alone the fact that you can get rid of the ad banner and the 'upgrade to pro' stuff via a hack.
     
  20. Solarlynx

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    I used to be a happy user of AVG free. And I like it since then. Maybe I will use it again someday.
     
  21. blacknight

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    Well, four months after, some user's rating ?
     
  22. true indian

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    Seriously,webroot came last in AV-C and AV-Tests and so Why should I trust PC-MAG or any other ******** mag rating.We get these type of ~ Snipped as per TOS ~ review mags everyday here in india and trust me,it always full of loaded tosh like this thing is..why should I give it a **** :rolleyes:

    Cant imagine how small and how diminished the sample set and the pattern of testing would have been :argh:

    Anyway,I think AVG is a quite good a AV program though I never used it,I have it installed on 2 of my clients machine just for the sake of testing and turns out they both are clean from past 2 months.Considering the fact,all my clients are risky computer users,this is good for AVG :)
     
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  23. The Red Moon

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    i have never tried AVG so i would give it a spin.I will not condemn a product until ive tried it myself.although to be honest im a secret avast fan.:rolleyes:
     
  24. mattdocs12345

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    I installed AVG on my sister computer. Then she got a notification to upgrade to a premium. She doesn't know much about computers and AVs etc and so of course she upgraded. Next thing I know 6 months later I see that she has expired AVG premium and unprotected system.
     
  25. SweX

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    The question is if you know Why they tested so bad in the tests by AV-C? ;) If you don't then look it up :)
     
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