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TBH I'd just give the disc away or sell it for $10 or something.
post #52 of 89
I haven't had any anti-virus installed for six years. Don't need it. As long as you don't visit random porn sites and aren't downloading pirated software you're fine.

Nothing against my brothers and sisters that do though.
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Being that AVG blows donkey nuts, not a big deal to me.
    
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Being that AVG blows donkey nuts, not a big deal to me.
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It is not effective, doesn't accurately read viruses (meaning it spits out a lot of False Positives), and generally is more or less worthless in many cases!

I'll pass, Microsoft Security Essentials / Avira / Avast is what people should use, I like Avira the most, have been using it for years now, it's great...
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Meh, AVG sucks. I use Nod32, IMO its a bit better than MSE, but if you dont wanna pay the extra money for an AV and already have a valid, purchased Windows, MSE is the best choice.
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Lol, AVG is terrible.
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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
Where do you guys get this crap from? Seriously guys, your personal views on AVG's protection performance is so far from the truth it is laughable

Sure AVG might use more resources then some of the others, but surely the idea is to have an Av that actually offers av protection - in which case most will most likely accept the extra resource usage to have better av protection.

For FACTUAL information, in the last lot of Windows 7 antivirus testing by AV-TEST, they found that AVG Internet Security tested inline with the best of all available antivirus programs tested.

Go check out the AV-TEST Windows 7 results for yourself (here). It rates better then Avast, Avira, Eset and MSE

For the lazy, below are the AV-TEST Windows 7 results, in order of protection offered:
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Antivirus                                    Protection        Repair        Usability
AVG: Internet Security 9.0    5.5  4.0  5.0
G Data: Internet Security 2010/2011  5.5  3.5  5.5
Panda: Internet Security 2010    5.5  5.5  5.0
Symantec: Norton Internet Security 2010  5.5  5.0  5.5
F-Secure: Internet Security 2010   5.0  5.0  5.5
Kaspersky: Internet Security 2010   5.0  5.5  5.5
McAfee: Internet Security 2010    5.0  2.0  3.5
PC Tools: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 7.0 5.0  4.5  3.5
BitDefender: Internet Security Suite 2010 4.5  4.0  5.5
Avira: Premium Security Suite 10.0   4.0  5.5  4.0
Microsoft: Securtiy Essentials 1.0   4.0  4.5  5.5
Avast: Internet Security 5.0    3.5  4.0  5.0
BullGuard: Internet Security 9.0   3.5  4.0  3.0
Eset: Smart Security 4.0    3.5  5.0  5.0
Webroot: Internet Security Essentials 6.1  3.5  4.5  4.0
Trend Micro: Internet Security Pro 2010 2.5  4.5  4.5
Norman: Security Suite 8.0    2.0  4.5  3.5
And before ppl suggest, that is because of the date of the test, well the most recent test they did was Q4/2010, and although it was in Vista, AVG still ranked in among the top.

AV-TEST will have Q1/2011 antivirus results for Windows 7 at the end of April, so it will be interesting if AVG can again manage to place among the best.
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As long as you don't visit random porn sites and aren't downloading pirated software you're fine.
What else can you use a pc for?
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post #56 of 89
Back in the day (years ago) AVG used to be great, the best even. But then it started getting bloated, and started missing things. So i ditched it for AVAST! which was good and still is, until MSE came along which is IMO the best AV out there for effectiveness speed and usability.

They should have offered copies of MSE. Sure its pointless as its free, but to the every day and even some computer literate it still feels like they are getting something.
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post #57 of 89
Sorry but AVG is crap. Can't tell you how many people's machines I've had to fix because of malware even though they already had AVG free edition installed.
post #58 of 89
Problem: AMD can't make good processors.

Solution: do something else and include it as a freebie.

Poor decision, very poor decision.
post #59 of 89
AVG can slow your browsing down a little if you enable all the internet security (IE9 asked me to disable at first as it said it was causing a 0.7s startup delay) but its caught a couple harmful programs for me so i'm glad i have it.

Maybe this is to encourage retail CPU's vs OEM. The warranty is worth it to me but AVG doesn't hurt.
    
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AVG is pretty much terrible...
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