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AVG 8.0 Pro I have and I dont get any problems with it so far accept for this one but its easy to disable.
 
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Really doesnt bother me they use bandwidth i mean cmon at least its for something good people can benefit from,isnt their a tremendous amount of traffic from bots or whatever sending emails. why dont they do something more constructive with their time then crap on avg for protecting people. look at all the other wasted bandwith and resources for meaningless stuff.
    
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It's also a RAM hog. AVG AntiVirus will use about 400MB to 600MB of RAM.
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It's also a RAM hog. AVG AntiVirus will use about 400MB to 600MB of RAM.
ive never had it go over 50mb on my pc
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The new AVG (8) has been giving me a lot of problems and even some errors. I actually just uninstalled it a few minutes ago and am just using Avast for now.
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I don't understand this feature. I have Google set for 100 results/page. I think it does the whole first page of results, if I remember correctly. So over the course of a day of Google searches, this would literally visit thousands of websites? Only a tiny amount of which I'm actually going to look at at (I realize this is an extreme example because of my Google preferences, but that's how I like it). Why not just scan the sites when you actually click on them instead of doing this en masse scanning of search results? There has to be some rationale; I'm just curious what it is. It seems like a lot of needless activity to me, and I don't feel any safer having it scan a bunch of sites I'm never going to look at.

Also, I'm sure you've gotten weird search results (porn) on various searches. I don't want to have this connecting to kiddie porn sites because I searched "abused children" or something like that.

Anyway, I ultimately turned this feature off, but was still annoyed by other characteristics of the new AVG (I've already forgotten what they were), so I decided to give Avast a shot. Not that I wouldn't try AVG again; I would. Maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance.
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AVG is the best scanner.
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avast has a good scanner , but the resident shields are horrible , it never catches anything .

so i use both AVG 8.0 and Avast on my main pc . And ive never had any infections .
You shouldn't use two AV at the same time as they can both interfer with each other.
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You shouldn't use two AV at the same time as they can both interfer with each other.
ive been doing it for 5 years . no issues
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ive been doing it for 5 years . no issues
Well why do you have two?
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