How good is the new AVG free?

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  1. drhu22

    drhu22 Registered Member

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    I know it earned a bad reputation in the past, but I am hearing good things about the newer versions. Im tempted to give it a try, but would like hear some informed opinions on it before i do.
     
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    It is a pretty powerful and lightweight suite I gotta say*puppy*
     
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    A most informative and helpful post! Thank you very much!!:D:p
    If that wasnt meant as patronising or facetious...then thanks for the reply.
     
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    I can't say anything about its detection right now,but for sure is light and fast as Avast or Panda Cloud.I used it with Comodo FW and besides Comodo's CPU high usage glitch,everything was super OK.
     
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    What is the comodo glitch? That is what im using along side it (fw only).
    Oh...i did install it and it seems to be running nice on 7/64/Comodofw/Sbfree

    I hated the ad though:D
     
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  6. JoeBlack40

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    I don't know why,but Comodo in combination with AVG,Avast,Norton,BitDefender,Bullguard sporadically and even on idle is using 40-50% CPU.That's not happening with Panda Cloud or Avira free for example,these were my experiences anyway.
     
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    AVG is very solid since adding Identity Protection (behavior blocking).
     
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    The latest version has received good reviews for detection. The installer is quite large - 150mb/170mb - and the installation/uninstallation process is slow. I also don't think it's the best choice for machines with low ram. Those "cons" may not be issues for you though.
     
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    I am not patronizing it or anything, but just my general impressions :D
     
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    interesting. going to give it a try :)
     
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