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AVG has been fine on my system. My new system came with McAfee. That was one lump of garbage to try to get rid of. More pesky than a virus, because even though I have uninstalled it a half dozen times, it still creeps out of the woodwork. I did have to take AVG off my wife's system because it kept putting spam messages into her work e-mail - which is prohibited by her workplace.

Nothing was worse than Norton - pure spam, begging for money all the time, expensive annual renewals, lots of performance robbing going on with that turkey. So bad, I'd rather have viruses because viruses trash less data and are significantly less annoying.
post #72 of 89
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No, I don't "use" it anymore. I did back in 2005. Personally had a trojan affect a computer at work with it installed and it did nothing to prevent infection. I've also cleaned plenty of computers that had it installed too. Obviously AVG is pretty useless but better than nothing. So is not being connected to the internet. But the real solution would be to use something like Avast and Malwarebytes.
So your experiences are based on a 2005 software version? Do you realize that we are in another decade?
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Yeah, it only took me about 20 minutes to figure out how to fix it (safe mode, uninstall avast) but I still lost a lot of trust for avast after that.
yeah...

my child hit me in the face, I'm super mad about it so i'm never going to play with him again
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Meh, if you can put your computer together, you should be able to figure out how to secure it.

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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....
Google up, my boy. MSE is horrible.
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Better stuff...

Hm.

Like more BLOATED than their free edition has become since 7.5? :I

Thank god for MSE.
I think this is the strategy, AMD will box AVG, which many of us know to be a resource hog anymore, with their processors to show how much they(AMD) has improved. I mean whats a better way to show that then showing you can run without slowdowns while running a resource hog of an AV?

Now hopefully their plan works and AVG doesn't slow them down
    
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I don't know about getting a virus from online chatting, but those links they post in there will OWN YOU, that's for sure, it's called CLICK ME where you are swiftly sent to the page which will own you instantly!

When AOL came out people were trying to hack their chat software 9 ways to Sunday!
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If it was ESET, it would rock!
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I'd rather get a free AMD processor with the purchase of Anti-viral software than have it the other way around
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Ive dealt with enough malware riddled computers with AVG 9 to have an opinion of AVG that is not favorable. Most of them had somewhat competent users who didnt click on everything too...They just liked and trusted AVG.
Several of them were return customers for virus removal. I switched them to MSE and never saw them again. I even called to follow up and was told that they stopped having issues with viruses after the switch.

AVG can do well in AV tests all day long, but it still fails to stop malware in the real world.
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I've run for over a year now with out antivirus and I scan with malwarebytes once a month and come up with nothing. Just gotta look the page over before you click.
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