AVG Antivirus from Avast Beta / Final Thread

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mops21, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Firecat

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    After going through yet another computer almost definitively bricked by AVG, I have to say that this software went downhill after Avast took over it.

    Thank Avast for ruining a perfectly good product. Will not use again for the foreseeable future.
     
  2. The Hammer

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    What are you going to go to? If you don't mind my asking.
     
  3. Firecat

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    Hi Hammer,

    Actually I had already started shifting all our computers from AVG to Bullguard since 2017.

    I thought that new updates will make things better, but the latest release bricked a newly bought Acer laptop after extra security features (deep scan, file scan on close, scan all file types) were enabled. That's really, really bad and I have never had a product do this.

    Bullguard will become the go-to product for the home, while in the organisation we have successfully done a test run of eScan and found favourable results. But the current IT admin favours Dr.Web, so we'll see about that. :)

    I do like VIPRE and F-Secure, but the prices are too high and the distribution channel is weak in my region, so it's difficult to seriously consider these products.

    I'd really like to see a product based on AVIRA or Kaspersky tech at a reasonable price and good licensing, but it seems out of the question for now....

    I am disappointed in the damage being done to the AVG product by Avast as a customer of AVG since 2006. 10 straight years I used their product till the new Avast based AVG started throwing bugs left and right.

    More importantly, I wish to support companies who train and pay people as employees for tech support and not outsource to some hired work BPO in India or Philippines that take rock bottom rate contracts and underpay a low morale staff just so they can win more contracts and deliver a mediocre service....AVG/Avast has now outsourced all tech support to a 3rd party BPO organisation.
     
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  4. maddawgz

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    Anyone know where you get offline updates definitions? thanks.
     
  5. gery

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    just uninstall avg and use something else . i had the paid and still have a few months left but ditched them almost a year ago because they kept not updating and the support kept telling me this was ok. i strongly suggest you to move on.
     
  6. ance

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    Hey Firecat, what happened? I had a lot of problems with AVG as well since Avast destroyed it. No offence but Avast should really hire software engineers instead of summer interns. I'm really missing good old AVG. :'(
     
  7. Firecat

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    A brand new laptop and a couple of PCs stopped booting outright after the deep scan options were enabled in AVG's settings. It didn't seem right at all that it would happen on fresh installs of Windows. I was done with it, and I have not touched AVG since. Avast well and truly finished off this brand.
     
  8. maddawgz

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    Thanks but its running ok, used to be a link do you know it?....for the update file.
     
  9. Pat MacKnife

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    I don't share the same experience, installed AVG on a few laptops last week and its all running fine.
     
  10. ance

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    Installed latest version of AVG on my laptop yesterday and it's running fine and really light so far. I won't touch deep scan again. Take care of CyberCapture as well, it's still a beta version. ;)
     
  11. Pat MacKnife

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    Installed it on my main machine and its very light, also with browsing the internet, its even lighter than KFA which gives me problems (lag) on certain sites.
     
  12. ance

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    gery, you should try the latest version as well. :thumb:
     
  13. gery

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    i will use it when firecat will......... i will let my license die away as it is still 80 days due to expire .
     
  14. Mops21

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    CyberCapture is going crazy again, sometimes I think it's more dangerous than malware. :(
     
  16. gery

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    with best regards to avg workers but i think they either are told to screw things or they just cant do any better
    best regards:ninja::ninja::ninja::ninja:
     
  17. Pat MacKnife

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    I don't see any behaviour like that, here its running fine for 2 weeks now without any problem.
     
  18. Mops21

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  21. ance

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    I changed setting from autoblock to ask me, performance is really good.
     
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  23. Pat MacKnife

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    Hello,

    New version AVG stable is out : 19.1.3075 (Build 19.1.4142.0)
     
  24. Behold Eck

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    Got it!

    Regards Eck:)
     
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