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ok dude... when I first started using AVG, I read the same things you are reading now; "use AVG cause it's COOL!!11!!!1!!one!" with no proof on why it's cool. Well after I started using AVG, I got 2 viruses in 3 months. Admittedly they were from downloading apps on Limewire (I know better now.. this was a long time ago), but still AVG let these viruses in my system. In fact, I knew the viruses were there cause I installed McAfee and ran a search!! McAfee removed them, but I still needed to format and reinstall windows from all the damage the trojans did. If you can get McAfee for free (IE if you are a comcast user) then that's what I would suggest... if not then I believe AVG is the next best thing. McAfee is not available on 64 bit OS's at this time, so on my sig rig I am using AVG actually.

EDIT

McAfee *is* available for 64 bit OS's, but not for free for comcast users like the 32 bit version is. yet.
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The problem with AVG is that when it updates and updates it's definitions the PC becomes significally slower. the .exe takes more then 30MB in the background.....This was just my personal experience.....As for Nod it even cleanes the viruses from the pen drives so that the pen opens again in the normal way! IMO
Exactly. I was trying out AVG on my old laptop, and I find the constant updating annoying and it slows the comp down for a bit. Admittedly, it is not an amazing laptop...Perhaps there is some option in AVG to update less often? I'm sure updating once a week rather than once a day won't hurt.
    
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Exactly. I was trying out AVG on my old laptop, and I find the constant updating annoying and it slows the comp down for a bit. Admittedly, it is not an amazing laptop...Perhaps there is some option in AVG to update less often? I'm sure updating once a week rather than once a day won't hurt.
Yeah you can turn that auto-update business off or reschedule it if I remember correctly. My mom rocks a P4 Dell and was getting a little upset about AVG bogging the system on startup.
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ok dude... when I first started using AVG, I read the same things you are reading now; "use AVG cause it's COOL!!11!!!1!!one!" with no proof on why it's cool. Well after I started using AVG, I got 2 viruses in 3 months. Admittedly they were from downloading apps on Limewire (I know better now.. this was a long time ago), but still AVG let these viruses in my system. In fact, I knew the viruses were there cause I installed McAfee and ran a search!! McAfee removed them, but I still needed to format and reinstall windows from all the damage the trojans did. If you can get McAfee for free (IE if you are a comcast user) then that's what I would suggest... if not then I believe AVG is the next best thing. McAfee is not available on 64 bit OS's at this time, so on my sig rig I am using AVG actually.

EDIT

McAfee *is* available for 64 bit OS's, but not for free for comcast users like the 32 bit version is. yet.
Huh. I didn't know it was free for comcast users...That's interesting. But then I don't have comcast anyway, so eh.

TBH, from trying out AVG, it seems to be pretty annoying to me. It DL's updates every time I turn on the comp, and whines at me if I cancel the updates

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AVG not the best virus detected. Best is normally paid and research before you buy.
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Yeah you can turn that auto-update business off or reschedule it if I remember correctly. My mom rocks a P4 Dell and was getting a little upset about AVG bogging the system on startup.
That makes sense. I will have to play with AVG more, see if I can get it to work with me.
    
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kaspersky ftw if you want a pay for. I like it, kinda acts like vista with the whole scanning your ports and any program accessing the net, any program that makes a change or random things starting on its on asking you what you want to do.

i like it because it gives me complete access of whether i want a program do something or not. the only thing i don't like is when i accidentally d load a virus from lime wire and its pops ups to tell me what it is. the fact that it pops up doesn't annoy its the sound it make. it sounds like a die pig screeching its ass off in pain.
    
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If you have a problem with AVG's auto-update feature, you can either turn it off or set it to update in the background so you'll never know about it.
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http://beta.mcafee.com/BetaMcAfee/Home.aspx

sign up enjoy McAfee for free ive been testing for about 3 years now and have never had a prob
    
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