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post #41 of 89
But the best AV is already free? Not sure what they hope to gain with this.
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post #42 of 89
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
I would have gone with the sleeker MSE suite....
That's already free though, so it would be pretty pointless. (I agree though)

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Originally Posted by yashau View Post
People still use antivirus software?
Go away troll.
post #43 of 89
AVG is so resource heavy it's gross. And that's all AMD needs, slower systems.....

MSE thanks.
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The newer AVG 2011 is horrible.

Its a damned resource hog. My company, an OEM PC builder with a lot of corporate clients, used to distribute AVG with all our machines. But since AVG 2011, we've seen nothing but problems.

We stopped using AVG and now use the better Microsoft Security Essentials, and all the problems that came with AVG 2011 are now gone and our customers are much happier!
     
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I knew it wasn't going to be Norton, but its good to hear they won't trick anyone into that garbage. At least AVG is good, been using it forever
    
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post #46 of 89
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antivirus atracts virus !
No, stupid browsing habits do.
Edited by sLowEnd - 2/22/11 at 3:33pm
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Glad I grabbed my Eset software for my less-computer-savvy friends, as it's much better than any other paid version out there. Higher catch rate too. AMD shoulda gone with ESET (nod32 and SmartSecurity). MSE would have been the better free option though, lol. Why AVG? :S
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Getting a virus from online chatting?
"Online chatting" would also include the thousands of porn webcam sites, so yes

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I will admit that AVG isn't all that bad, but it's such a fatty when it comes to resources.
I would have gone with the sleeker MSE suite....
Free is free, whats to complain about
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post #49 of 89
nice!
AVG is a LOT better than intel's Mcrapfee.
i used to use AVG and it was great! but now i use avast for my mom's comp and kaspersky that ASUS ROG gave me
    
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I have tried AVG, Avast, Avira, MSE, and other recommended AV solutions.

MSE wins. If you have a valid version of windows, it should be the most obvious choice. It's light, unintrusive, and very effective. I see MSE as a huge accomplishment for MS. Almost as big as Win7.
This is how I feel too. BUT AV software can be good one day and bad the next. If they don't keep well updated they're done. It's a good idea to keep an eye on how AV's are doing every now and then.
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