Avg Free

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Blomberg1985, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Blomberg1985

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    Is it worth trying?
     
  2. Impet

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    No.
     
  3. Solarlynx

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    Yes if you are OK without AV.
     
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    It seems like it is at least worth trying out. AVG has been scoring very well lately in standard AV testing. Of course, I have not used their free version since the late 1990's so I don't know how it is with regard to pop ups or other nag screens. I think I have read that it has lots of pop-ups or other mechanisms for trying to get you to upgrade to non-free versions. If one can ignore those things, maybe it can meet your needs.
     
  6. Blomberg1985

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    Thanks for the feedback :thumb:
     
  7. Papusan

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    last time I tried it which was 7 months ago, it corrupted my entire RAID 0 array. all data was corrupt and unreadable. Thank God I had a backup
     
  8. Crystal_Lake_Camper

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    AVG has done some good improvements detection wise ; they upgraded their zeroday componant ( identity protection ) via crowdcloud ( thats where the browsing and other data harvesting comes in. ) and upgraded it also with some form of a.i. scanner. so this av does not rely that much on signature detection. like every othe av , AVG also suffers from good and also bad detection days. it puts a brake on the system that thing is for sure and some machines can become ustable by using it. to fund the free program , AVG is notorious for bombarding its users with ads for upgrades and also for tuning of your pc ( ads can be disabled via the settings menu ) imho it is fine to use when you do standard webrowsing , not visiting warez / crack / torrent and other dubious sites. AVG also installs ZEN , the main dashboard ( wich lots of people hate and can not be uninstalled , because then you can not use AVG ). it is NOT worth your money to upgrade to the paid versions of AVG , because all you get extra is an outbound firewall only , nothing more!
     
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  9. Blomberg1985

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    I think ill pass on avg for the time being lol
     
  10. roger_m

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    Actually it's quite a good antivirus, with good detection rates and is extremely light. The only major issus with AVG in my opinon is that is does not uninstall cleanly.
     
  11. Crystal_Lake_Camper

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    @roger_m : you are right about that , even after removal with a third party uninstaller and their own removal tool , tons of crap are left behind in the registry and variuous folders.
     
  12. roger_m

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    Yes, it's bad when their own install tool fails to remove everything. The same is true for thier PC TuneUp product. I installed it a few days ago, and when I uninstalled it, it left behind a folder with some AVG service still running.
     
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    Avg is cr@p I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole!
     
  14. Blomberg1985

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    Lol to daman1 comment
     
  15. maddawgz

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    I wish Avg still had 7.5 i loved that AV so light.......I've hated every other since. I need a light one that works like that again!!. Somebody needs to make one, sick of all that bloatedware
     
  16. roger_m

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    I've found recent version of AVG to be extremely light, with very little system impact. This is a very good example of how an antivrus may be light on one computer and cause slowdowns on another computer.

    I presume by light you are talking about system peformance rather than the disk and RAM use.
     
  17. maddawgz

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    Yes mostly Ram/CPU and it was zippy little thing! ok maybe I'll try AVG again the newer one, I was just looking at 360
     
  18. Impet

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    Please bring back Grisoft 7.5 :)
     
  19. maddawgz

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    Would be a dream! ......lets hound them lol
     
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    Oh! I stopped at 7.5 :)
     
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