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yall think that free AVG from Cnet is worth 2 sh**s?

i have read some bad reviews about the leading guys (norton, mcafee) so i was like "well fuck it then lets just try this one. it auto updates itself and everything". it found like 6 things. but i was wondering if any of you guys had any experience with it. im guessing it sucks for the most part due to the price. it's free. but the big guys charge well for theirs, and I've really only heard complaints about them.

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I've used it for 6 years and it's stopped several viruses. My pc has been infected zero times. If you feel bad about it being free, they do have a version you can pay for.
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So you are using the FREE version right ?
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I read about it in Maximum PC a few years back now it is on every PC at work and both of my home PCs. I use the free at home and we bought the ones for work. Not much missing from the free one.
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the new 2008 home version is mcafee is supposed to be much improved. I haven't tried it yet first hand but I can give it a whirl and let you know.

I run the corporate editions on my stuff but I also work for McAfee so I can get the stuff for free

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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 08:22 AM
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i use it exclusively now. both it and CA ez antivirus are good. they run with a small footprint so they dont bog your computer on startup and make you feel like a pile of shit like full featured norton and mcafee do.
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 08:46 AM
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i use it exclusively now. both it and CA ez antivirus are good. they run with a small footprint so they dont bog your computer on startup and make you feel like a pile of shit like full featured norton and mcafee do.
I have the CA security center for all the computers at work. It's pretty nice.
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 08:49 AM
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I never really cared much for AVG. I use BitDefender Free Edition. No need for an active scan shield...
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I use Avast, it's free and works with Vista 64. No problems and it updates every day it seems.
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I have installed this on over 100+ computers and have never had one issue with it. It works really well and doesn't slow the system down.
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I use it. it's caught a couple things that have been thrown at it. never had an infection.

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AVG is one of the best AV products out there. Unlike Norton, they don't tend to write screwed up filter drivers.
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Our company uses the hell out of AVG, and I use it on my own home systems (free version) and on my laptop (paid version). I also recommend it to my friends. No issues to date with any nasty viruses of any kind on any box.
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I use the free AVG version, Spyware, and Adaware. I haven't had any problems!!
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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-09-2007, 07:43 AM
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Never had a problem with AVG.

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Can someone post a link? I would like to install this uber+free antivirus.

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Can someone post a link? I would like to install this uber+free antivirus.

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http://free.grisoft.com <--manufacturer's direct link
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Can someone post a link? I would like to install this uber+free antivirus.

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dudeitstaylor = dudeimlazy

a quick google search would yield you hundreds of links to download AVG Free
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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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dudeitstaylor = dudeimlazy

a quick google search would yield you hundreds of links to download AVG Free
and, a couple scammers who intend to try and sell you the free version lol.

but thanks for all the info guys. but i do have one more question. if its so good, why is it free? seems like they could make some money.

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i think thedark1337 is a pretty cool guy. eh plays the game and doesnt afraid of anything


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- later on when i was about 16 i suddenly came to the realization that i had zero appeal to women and i said "i'm going to say i'm gay from now on"
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and, a couple scammers who intend to try and sell you the free version lol.

but thanks for all the info guys. but i do have one more question. if its so good, why is it free? seems like they could make some money.
They hope that you will want the unavailable features in the free version and purchase a subscription.





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http://free.grisoft.com <--manufacturer's direct link
Thanks MikeB.
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post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 02:14 PM
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I use AVG free edition on all my computers and it has caught a few viruses trying to get into my computer. It works great.

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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 02:20 PM
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+1 for AVG

but I have had a couple wicked porno trojans, and I ended up just doing a system restore.
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+1 for AVG

but I have had a couple wicked porno trojans, and I ended up just doing a system restore.
Stop looking at gay porn sites

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Stop looking at gay porn sites
yeah, i heard those are the worst about wicked trojans.

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- later on when i was about 16 i suddenly came to the realization that i had zero appeal to women and i said "i'm going to say i'm gay from now on"
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