Your opinion of grisoft and their products

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  1. MalwareDie

    MalwareDie Registered Member

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    Do not flame/bash me for my opinion.

    I really hate grisoft. I think it is a lazy company. AVG has been a third tier antivirus for all of its life. It has never reached advanced on any of the tests on av-comparatives and has even failed two tests. I think some people expect too mch from it. they think with the addition of Ewido that AVG will do significantly better. Even if it does it won't be because of hard work, it wil be because of the aquiring of another product. Ewido is a decent product but i really doubt that it wil improve AVG that much. Who cares if it is light. Its detection rate is far too low
     
  2. ashishtx

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    The one thing i don't like about avg is the lack of self protection in its products.Its detection rates have been standard if not poor. :(
     
  3. WSFuser

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    AVG AV - simple and fast; great for the average person. but its detection rates are enough to repel me.

    AVG AS - underneath its still ewido and its pretty good at what it does.
     
  4. btman

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    Anti-spyware 8/10

    Anti-Virus 1/10.
     
  5. Pinga

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    How can you seriously ask for that privilege while doing precisely that?

    Your remarks do not add anything new to the discussion you are trying to invoke. If you choose to bash AVG you will have to come up with facts.

    I have used AVG for years; I can tell they are continuously improving their product and it has always served me well.
     
  6. IBK

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    avg (& ewido) improved since august. Keep in mind that only the top AV products are tested on av-comparatives, as some minimum detection rates are required to participate. So, Standard is not bad at all, but some other AV may be able to reach A or A+. (while many other AV's not listed may not be even able to participate or to get even the standard award).
     
  7. KikiBibi

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    I like AVG. They actually fixed F/P, always reply to my questions and most importantly offer reasonable pricing for their products. Plus, it's very compatiable with other software.
     
  8. Firefighter

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    If I had to agree this, how bad is the whole bunch, Norman, Avast, NOD32, AVG and McAfee in here?

    Actually they scored quite equal in the latest On-Demand test made by a known independent testlab.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  9. Firecat

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    I like Grisoft. They have good technical support. I can forgive the fact that sometimes they take a long time to reply simply because their responses have left me feeling extremely satisfied. :)

    The AVG product is also improving a lot in recent days, both signature-wise and heuristic-wise. Next year's tests should show better results. The only real flaw in AVG at the moment is high resource usage during bootup time and a few FPs (I'm talking about AVG Anti-Malware, which is Ewido+AVG engines combined). The resource usage drops down after the initial bootup of Windows has finished, but still its pretty irritating. :)
     
  10. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    I liked and miss using Comodo Personal Firewall with AOL AVS, or at times CPF with Antivir PE and Spyware Terminator. I must say though, that using AVG 7.5 ISS has satisfied me. I have used plenty of other FW'S, AV's and AS's as well, but each one seemed to have it's little quirks, (except Comodo) but I can't say one bad thing about AVG ISS. Self Protection would be nice, but the fact that the Firewall although basic gives me some outbound control, and the AV is definitely improving, plus the AS is highly rated, is enough for my personal usage. If someone thinks they need more or "better" protection than fine, but to say bad things about a product, that I can say first hand has satisfied (and stopped) an obsessive installer of software like myself from using other products, should speak volumes about this fine program. As far as Grisoft is concerned, I haven't had to use Customer Service yet, and doubt I will. Plus the update information notifications sent to my E-Mail sometimes three times a day shows me they are on the ball with definitions.
     
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    Agree (just tested it and installed it for a friend) :)
     
  12. MalwareDie

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    Ya i guess my opinion didn't have enoguh fact to it and was really one sided
     
  13. JerryM

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    AVG has a lot of followers, and they do not get infected.
    Considering that it is free, and some others with no significantly better detectionrates cost money and are sometimes praised here, I can recommend AVG for the average user.

    I have often wondered why one would choose a paid AV that was no better at detection than the free ones, and so enthusiastically support it.
    Jerry
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i recommend it fully,

    but to be honest, this message was just a test from my NEW LAPTOP which arrived today, wowwwww :)
     
  15. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Free, simple, light products that work well.
    Mrk
     
  16. yaggy

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    AVG is only good for computer "Noobs" that do not know any better.

    Anyone that is at least a little comuter / Security savy knows that the protection AVG offers is sub par as compared to other AV's (including other free AV's)

    I could never in good conciousness recomend AVG to anyone.

    The OP asked for opinions on AVG, well thats mine.
     
  17. duke1959

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    Firefox, NoScript, McAfee Site Advisor, and Common Sense, and never a hint of Viruses or Spyware. For that reason I feel it may not matter what protection I use. I would however think something like Cyberhawk may not be a bad idea for some extra peace of mind, but I think I have my bases covered with what I mentioned in the beginning, and this makes AVG ISS perfect for my particular needs. I did see some new updates for Antivir mentioned, and yes I still miss Comodo Firewall and Spyware Terminator, but until I feel a need to have more protection, I'll stick with what I have. This is not to say anyone else is wrong with what they choose, it's just that AVG ISS feels right for me, and has helped stem my need to try other software. (I still want to though, LOL)
     
  18. RexB

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    Hi y'all! Don't it figure that my first post here is an opinion one.

    I bought AVG 7.5 IS suite a month ago after a trial, and had used AVG AV free for 2 years. No infections.

    The IS is a good hands-off firewall, AV, email scanner & anti-spy that isn't full of FPs and useless alerts after they tuned it up. I bought it.

    Recommended the free AV for years to whoever asked, they did and had no complaints, and recommend AVG 7.5 IS as an easyto install and use suite.

    CPU usage is about 27-60% while it's scanning, nearly 0% when it's idle and I'm just surfing. After startup it doesn't hog the rig like some others.

    Everybody's got an opinion, that's mine.

    Previous apps:
    Zone Alarm Pro
    Sygate
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    miscellaneous forgotten ones
     
  19. waters

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    Trying free version now.I dont see option for changing the on demand scan,to scan all files,only the guard.If this is the case,i dont like
     
  20. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    its in the advanced view, right click the complete scan > edit
     
  21. Pedro

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    Forgeting the fact that you dismiss a product so fast and easy, and calling noobs to whoever has it (bit childish, the attitude, not necessarily you), i can't agree.

    Furthermore, the AV protection is limited, whatever you use. It has to know the bad, to block it. The firewall, Firefox with No-script, and a sandbox, that's protection and prevention. The AV cleans your mistakes, and something else.
    Don't you agree?
     
  22. waters

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    Thanks found it
     
  23. JerryM

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    While I don't use AVG I do know some pretty savvy folks who do use it with satisfaction. A few may be as good as the detractors on this thread.

    In my view such threads indicate a lack of understanding of the balance between costs, secuirity and smooth operation. If all I had was AVG free as my AV I would not be the least bit afraid of malware.

    I suppose some just get bored with stuff that works for a lot of folks, and need to stir the pot for something to do. Fortunately we have some real good AVs; both free and paid. It is up to the user to determine what works best for him. For many AVG is the AV.
    To insult their intelligence does not speak well for their critics.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  24. farmerlee

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    I've always liked grisofts products for that fact that thay've always been simple to use, light on the resources and have kept me safe.

    AVG antivirus + windows firewall was my staple security setup for many years which kept me out of trouble.
     
  25. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    yep, simple as that... agreed.
     
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