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I've been using AVG for a long time, but it's been causing a lot of problems too and I don't think it's worth it anymore. It used to suck up a lot of resources and give the page file error with Steam games, even after I turned off page filing. Since I've uninstalled it there hasn't been any problems with games, but I fell unsafe without it too. I used Spybot before I switched to AVG, and for now I'm using it again since it's not as big a hog as AVG. But I just want to know how it compares. Think spybot can keep a pc as safe as AVG can?
 

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what probs are you encountering with avg? just make sure you get the latest one.

then pair it with lavasoft ad-aware.
 

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Why are you comparing a spywarescanner with a virusscanner


But yeah, NOD32.
 

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I've been using AVG for a long time, but it's been causing a lot of problems too and I don't think it's worth it anymore. It used to suck up a lot of resources and give the page file error with Steam games, even after I turned off page filing. Since I've uninstalled it there hasn't been any problems with games, but I fell unsafe without it too. I used Spybot before I switched to AVG, and for now I'm using it again since it's not as big a hog as AVG. But I just want to know how it compares. Think spybot can keep a pc as safe as AVG can?

I think the short answer is no, but I'll leave the full explanation up to somebody who knows how to explain it better than I can. I mean, it's best to have multiple defenses rather than just relying upon only one thing. So, I say get Avast. It's a better anti-virus application than AVG, and it has a smaller system footprint. I've also heard Avast referred to as the best free anti-virus program available.

If you're willing to pay, then shop around for the best price on ESET's NOD32 Antivirus 3.0. It's been called the best pay-for-it anti-virus program available. It also has an extremely small system footprint.

You can also add other applications like Ad-Aware, and Spyware Doctor. The reason for having multiple defenses up is that while one may not catch/recognize something bad, the other will. Not only that, but it's best to pair up an anti-virus program with something such as Ad-Aware, Spyware Doctor, or Spybot if you prefer. Or have all four running. Or have two different AV's going along with these other defenses.
 
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okies, ty guys. I'll give Avast a try. I searched up NOD32, but it looks like it's not free? Unless I'm looking at the wrong thing.

and Acoma_Andy, I don't even know lol, was kinda dumb now that i think about it. But it's nearly 5am and I was just getting so tired and frustrated with stupid AVG
just needed some quick answers
 

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okies, ty guys. I'll give Avast a try. I searched up NOD32, but it looks like it's not free? Unless I'm looking at the wrong thing.

and Acoma_Andy, I don't even know lol, was kind dumb now that i think about it. But it's nearly 5am and I was just getting so tired and frustrated with stupid AVG
just needed some quick answers

Avast is supreme but I think it's Avast that is mocking my OC...
 

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okies, ty guys. I'll give Avast a try. I searched up NOD32, but it looks like it's not free? Unless I'm looking at the wrong thing.

and Acoma_Andy, I don't even know lol, was kinda dumb now that i think about it. But it's nearly 5am and I was just getting so tired and frustrated with stupid AVG
just needed some quick answers

Y'know, I said that NOD32 isn't free. I said it's been called the best pay-for-it anti-virus available, and I totally agree with that.

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Avast free FTW, if you like it get the Pro version as you also get the built in script blocking feature with that.

For script blocking, I use the Firefox extension called NoScript.
It work so well that I never see anything that I don't want to see in Firefox. It's a little bit more than just a simple script blocker.
 

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Y'know, I said that NOD32 isn't free. I said it's been called the best pay-for-it anti-virus available, and I totally agree with that.

For script blocking, I use the Firefox extension called NoScript.
It work so well that I never see anything that I don't want to see in Firefox. It's a little bit more than just a simple script blocker.

GreaseMonkey+NoScript is the dream plugins
 
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