AVG AntiVirus 2013 2-PC, 2-YR for $22.95

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  1. Brocke

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    Not much love here on Wilders for AVG. If I'd listened to all the negative noise floating around the web about this AV, I would never have given it a try to learn what a winner it truly is. It is not perfect, but damn, it's never let me down! Can't say that about a number of others I used.
     
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    I have AVG IS .The only thing i do not like is the GUI. I wish it had ESET GUI . It would have been superb . Performance wise and effectiveness there is nothing to complain about as far as i can tell
     
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    I uninstalled AVG off my aging XP desktop yesterday. The PC's max RAM is 1Gb so I decided to switch into Panda Cloud AV, which is much lighter. Panda will be complemented, as was AVG, with Privatefirewall & MBAM OD. I know Panda will do a good job, but I got to tell you I've been ill at ease since removing AVG. That's how much trust I have in it.
     
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    My friend used AVG IS for 2 years. His PC was mostly 24/7 in the Internet and he had no problems with security and PC perfomance.
     
  6. nine9s

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    What does the paid AVG offer over the free AVG?
     
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    Hi does not using the AVG toolbar decreases the protection that it offers?

    Thanks
     
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    I've been using AVG free about 1 1/2 yrs without the toolbar. I've never been infected, nothing has gotten by it. I use WOT to augment AVG's LinkScannerSurf-Shield.
     
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  10. The Red Moon

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    Long time since i looked at AVG.
    What is resource and cpu use like.?

    Thanks.
     
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    I used Avast for many years before being forced to switch because of stability issues. I find AVG to be very similar to Avast in terms of resources & cpu. At least on my systems, I've heard other people say different.
     
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    Hi thanks for your reply.

    I think you loose the AVG Do Not Track feature when you do not use the toolbar. I don't know how efficient and useful this feature is though.
    http://www.avg.com/us-en/do-not-track

    There isn't much difference between AVG Free and paid in terms of protection.

    Anyway I'm trialling the security suite, I'll see how it goes.
     
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    I use Firefox & IE10 browsers. FF has a built-in 'tell sites I do not want to be tracked' option. IE has 'never allow website to request your physical location' option. So I don't feel I lose much in the way of privacy/security not having the AVG toolbar + I want control over my homepage.

    Anyway good luck I hope it works for you. And you're welcome.
     
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    avg is not at all that bad. not as good as some but overall pretty decent. i dont like the gui and i dont feel its detection is great but its not nearly as heavy as others and tests in the middle of the pack usually. a good deal
     
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