Free AV: advertising and spam windows

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  1. Jones

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    BitDefender Free
    Antivir Personal
    AVG Free
    Avast Home

    Hi, which of them produces advertising and spam windows?
    I hate these writings.
    In your opinion which is better?
    Thanks for some info
     
  2. Kayracc

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    avast has a 'news' sort of thing when it updates(it's not bad, the window is in the bottom right letting you know it updated, and disappears shortly after)

    avira was always bad about spamming you(every update i believe it has a popup window)
     
  3. RejZoR

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    You can also completelly hide update popups so you won't ever see anything. Something others don't offer.
     
  4. ght1

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    Bitdefender Free produces no advertising but it has no restore function for quarantined files. AVG has an ad at the bottom but you can easily disable it, I don't know much about Avast.

    Avira is the spam king: Pop up, tool bars, ask bar, advertisment for registry booster and so on ... I will never ever install Avira again.
     
  5. The Red Moon

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    Avast has some small ad,s but you cannot blame them for this as they need to advertise somewhere.:cool:
     
  6. spywar

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    There is nothing on V8 :mad:
     
  7. Jones

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    Thanks for your suggestions.
    Out of curiosity:
    if I will buy Bitdefender Total Security, can I choose which tool to install? In other words is it possible to install the AV only?
    Thanks
     
  8. ZeroDay

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    If you're only intending to use the AV you would be better off buying Bitdefender antivirus plus.
     
  9. SweX

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    Before you buy any package from any vendor, check what features you will ge so you don't need to disable them, and you may never even use them at all.

    So if you just want the AV then buy that, or the IS if you want FW and Antispam etc...
     
  10. The Red Moon

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    What spam.?
    I installed avira free yesterday and there has been no nags or pop ups even after updating.

    Not one.!!
     
  11. siketa

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    Yesterday?
    Just wait for a while...
    :D
     
  12. Kerodo

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    Yeah, it shows up eventually. I stopped using Avira a long time ago for that reason. It's unacceptable to me... too much nonsense, and too many other good free alternatives now.
     
  13. The Red Moon

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    Just like avast then lol.:D
     
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  15. The Red Moon

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    Personal experience is always the best way to go.
    Reviews,opinions and hearsay by their very nature are mixed.
     
  16. Kerodo

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    Yep, no doubt about that. :)
     
  17. The Red Moon

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    If we were to take the mixed opinions and reviews of all products seriously then i doubt we would ever install anything.:)
     
  18. mattdocs12345

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    Looks like Avira is creating a reputation of its own. I wonder if their business model is working out.
     
  19. mick92z

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    I doubt Avira is bothered about a handful of wilders posters :D
    We shall see. To be honest , I always thought Avira, was a top notch AV, and still do :)
    I now have Avira free on two machines. One has the registry fix, so has the webguard, and absolutely no pop ups/nags whatsoever.
    The other has one pop up at boot , and requires one click to close. Big deal
    People should stop continually whining about Avira ,if you don't like it , don't use it
     
  20. Kerodo

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    I'm sure they're not... perhaps they should listen a bit though... ;)
     
  21. Windows_Security

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    Fortinet lite, made some spectecular improvements over the last three years, allways surprised nobody mentiones it as a good free AV
     
  22. treehouse786

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    it is a very good AV but lacks some basic configuration and i dont know about anyone else but it destroys my ping but the URL filter is seriously superb :thumb:

    i have installed it on all my family/cousins pc's as i feel the URL filter will protect them from alot more things then just malware ;)
     
  23. The Red Moon

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    Can the fortinet web filter be installed on its own.?
    Thanks.
     
  24. treehouse786

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    i think in the old version you could just install the web filter but in this new version you have to install the whole program
     
  25. The Red Moon

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    Thank You.
    Not really seen much on this program.

    Not a bad offering though considering its free.
     
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