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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
the ignorance in this thread is astounding.
The same OS that bricked my Brother's system the first Tuesday of this month. Straight up bricked it. He was lucky that he hadn't installed the updates on the XP side of his dual boot system and was able to find a suitable restore point to clear the updates.
This is what I call selective facts. AVG has had updates on quite a few occasions that have also bricked systems. Sometimes XP, sometimes 7, who knows. But to say things in the manner you are, implies that there is nothing bad to pin on AVG when that is in fact, totally incorrect.

Can't be bothered to link to the stories of AVG bricking systems, I'm sure you can use google.
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and while we r at it...which is better
1)Malware bytes
2)spybot????
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Originally Posted by nukefission View Post
Recommendations please.
Avg is starting to feel inadequate.

I don't think running both together is a good idea. :
AVG actually runs more stuff than MSE. MSE is better. AVG ain't bad but it doesn't really do much only add more process in your system. I think i perfer MSE and it does it's job catching stuff than AVG does. Imo.
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Hello
avg full scan used to push all my cores to 90%+
AVG does not push 6 cores close to thier limit while scanning
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I'm too lazy to read all the smart and mostly stupid things said before me. The only thing I can tell you for sure- do NOT run 2 AVs at the same time. Unless you have a deathly fobia of PC malware. Even PCs without any AV are easily recoverable if you have a restore point. That said, Win 7 + 1x any AV is secure *enough*.
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AVG actually runs more stuff than MSE. MSE is better. AVG ain't bad but it doesn't really do much only add more process in your system. I think i perfer MSE and it does it's job catching stuff than AVG does. Imo.
Are you speaking of Free or Internet Securities?

If we're talking Freeware then go with both. They work perfectly well with each other.

If we're talking Freeware of COURSE things get by AVG. Also AVG is set up to allow YOU the user to set your limits. If you don't set the limits then it will behave to that expectation and block things with out of date license applications. But you have to know what you're doing. It's a bit like trying to prevent unwanted pregnancy using a screen condom and then complaining that you knocked up the neighbors virgin daughter. Sorry ole bean but its a bit late now ain't it.

And ANYTHING can brick a computer just to make that perfectly clear. But when your Operating System takes liberties with your system and it's the Manufacturers updates that they KNOWINGLY put out there and then less than 12 hours later put the brakes on and have a schpiel to sell the public at the same time, there is something inherently wrong with that. If an AV does it, it's more likely a user clicked error. I've disabled my netbook from the internet before, by mistakenly clicking something I hadn't intended to. And by the time I find my user stupidity I've yanked every last hair out of my skull which makes me feel dumber for not recognizing the error.

Anyway, there are ways of making AVG the best AV you will ever use and there are ways to simply ignore it and let it get under your skin for being "bloated and incontinent"

Let's put it this way I have a 1 year license of Kaspersky that came with my MoBo (utilities disc) and I've not used it yet because I have no need to. I'm keeping it around just in case I'm not able to find what I do run in my local Department store. I get the 3/1yr=1/3yr license. And I get it for much cheaper than what AVG sells it for on their site.

Another AV that I absolutely cannot stand is MaCaffee. That's just as bad as Norton imho.

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Well i love MSE but thats just my own opinion... it managed to stop a trojan once so im happy

And dont run both together, no need and you will most likely mess something up.
No, you're not happy, you're on speed! Silly smiley, GPU acceleration messed you up!

OT: MSE for me too. I used AVG for years before. The fact that MSE is one of the only ones that uses MS's built in security stuff, really convinced me. Of course, that only applies to Windows.
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No, you're not happy, you're on speed! Silly smiley, GPU acceleration messed you up!

OT: MSE for me too. I used AVG for years before. The fact that MSE is one of the only ones that uses MS's built in security stuff, really convinced me. Of course, that only applies to Windows.
Where else do you need AV?
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Where else do you need AV?
True
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I vote Common Sense 2011 Edition.
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