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Poll: Worth it? (10 member(s) have cast votes)

AVG worth it?

  1. Yes (8 votes [80.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  2. No (2 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

Adaware worth it?

  1. Yes (2 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. No (8 votes [80.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

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#1 nigglesnush85

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:45 PM

Hi everyone.

I'm just wondering if AVG 8 and the latest Adaware are worth it. I have seen nothing but problems with these tools especially in removing them.

Your thoughts?

Edited by nigglesnush85, 20 July 2008 - 05:47 PM.

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#2 david28

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:21 AM

AVG 8 - great!

Ad-aware - Not my cup of soup anymore.

I found Ad-aware is a bit of a resource hog and AVG is free and it doesn't make my system lag! On top of that, AVG provides me with Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus protection (real-time included), at no cost - perfect!

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:30 AM

Adware 2008 seems to be quite similar to the earlier versions I donot find a great deal of change but I still feel Lavasoft antispywares are quite reliable.

Avg 8 is a hit with me as well.Along with all the advantages mentioned by David I also find the Search Sheild option quite helpful though I donot know how reliable they are.
All this for free!!! Thats great.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 03:02 AM

Well the search shield option is alright, but I have heard that it doesn't do it's job aswell as other's in it's league, McAfee Site Advisor for example.

Personally I see Ad-aware as an on-demand scanner and nothing else - It is also how I see SUPERAntiSpyware. But the thing is, I like SUPERAntiSpyware over the two because it's faster and does a great job and there is no hassles regarding advertising like Ad-aware. I have also heard SAS has better detections towards Trojans - this is not to say Ad-aware sucks, I am just someone who prefers SAS over it.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:05 AM

Hello.

I agree completely with David on the resources AVG uses: The computer that I usually use is quite old with with 516MB ram and I don't feel any weight of AVG running.

I have seen nothing but problems with these tools especially in removing them.

Did you have problems removing AVG? I remember the older versions had some problems, but I think they were fixed in version 8.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 07:04 AM

I did have major problems removing AVG7. I found AVG7 useless AVG8 has made some improvements but still they are both lacking in my opinion.

Removing adaware looked simple enough, add/remove programs follow the prompts and restart... However on restarting I was confronted with a Blue screen informing me that windows was going to skip autocheck as it couldn't find lsdelete. A trip to the registry solved the problem.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 04:34 PM

I also think AVG 8.0 is great, it doesn't slow down my computer alot and also it has a function that allows you to do a slow scan so you can do other things while it is running without any lags. AVG 8.0 also has a built in anti-spyware so thats also great.

I used to like adaware as well until I saw SAS. I've heard that SAS has a much bigger database than adaware and also SAS scans are alot faster. Something strange happened when I instaleed spybot and adaware. It seemed to make my startup slower. In addition to that it took a long time to start a program such as MSN or Internet Explorer. Once I removed adaware everything was okay, but then decided to remove Spybot as well.
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