AVG-AS no more

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by trjam, May 2, 2008.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    seems now you cant even download the free version of anti-spyware. Looks like good old Superantispyware is in a class by itself for free products.
     
  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    In due time, stand-alone antispyware apps will be no more.
     
  3. aigle

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    I agree!
     
  4. Fuzzfas

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    The same applies to the standalone AVG Antirootkit. Now it's only available as part of the paid security suite.
     
  5. ccsito

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    Software developers need to stop producing all of these myriad types of security programs and just release one "do it all" program. Period. ;) :p :rolleyes: o_O :-*
     
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    If there is a "do it all" program and malware gets in and disables it somehow what will you have to protect youo_O
     
  7. InfinityAz

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    Since AVG-AS has been rolled into AVG 8, couldn't you install the free version of AVG 8 as an on-demand application and just use it to scan your PC in place of using AVG-AS?

    I know this isn't quite as nice as using AVG-AS (which is really a great program) but wouldn't this work?
     
  8. PiCo

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    Xmm I think allthough 7.5 version could co-exist with other AVs as an on-demand scanner, 8 version is not very friendly during installation when another AV exist.

    At least that is what some friends told me :ninja:
     
  9. Dark Shadow

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    It does seem to be heading for the no longer stand alone AV-AS,what shame.:thumbd:
     
  10. Jadda

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    Well, you can still use the Ewido MicroScanner. I still use it - at least until it stops updating.
     
  11. Mongol

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    The one time I knuckled under and got a lifetime license was Ewido / AVGAS...alas a lesson learned...:rolleyes: :cautious: :)
     
  12. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Software developers need to produce a fully configurable product. Total freedom of choice. Complete modularity. Thus, if a program has many features, you can disable each one of them. Or use only those you want. This is already done beautifully in the NIX environment. Some vendors do it in Windows as well, unfortunately, there is a trend toward wrapping up and dumbing down everything.

    This creates a negative reaction - if you don't like one component, all others are also endangered, since the user has no ability to control them individually. A multi-product becomes a binary yes-no, all because of interdependence of its sub-elements.

    In turn, this forces many people to use older versions of said software - in order to escape bloat or the lack of control - or even use none at all. On one hand, this makes for market / user base loss. On the other, in the case of security software, it creates gaps - people will use products that are outdated, possible with bugs, will not use the new products in their full configuration or will hack them into some sort of usability, causing possible reduction in security, and finally, will simply not use the products.

    Given a choice between a three-legged horse and a horse that goes only where it wants to go, many people will choose to walk.

    Mrk
     
  13. smith2006

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    Hi,

    If you need a copy, you can still download it here:

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antispyware/
     
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    Hits the nail squarely on the head! :D :D :) :thumb: :thumb:
     
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