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#1 Calsatch

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:06 AM

I have a laptop HP Pavilion zd8000 running Windows XP SP3. In common with several other people I have used AVG for several years and now find a problem I also have Comodo,(in use) Spybot, AdAware & Malwarebytes on my computer. (I haven't used Malwarebytes for some time) Since updating to AVG 2011 it's taking 14 hours to do a full scan ?and as I had it set for daylight start it was interfering with my usage. (I'm retired so it's not work) I have set the speed of AVG to Max.
Computer Shopper thinks AVG 2011 is the best there is! What do you experts think would be the best solution? Ditch AVG for Avast? or reduce the files I'm scanning in which case which files need to be scanned and which don't thanks hope someone from Computer Shopper reads this!
I've resisted the temptation to analyse then clean my registry, risky stuff that. thanks C

Edited by Calsatch, 14 January 2011 - 11:15 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:14 PM

I used to be a die hard AVG user but not any more.
2011 takes an extremely long time to install and the scans take forever.
I switched to Avast
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 06:42 PM

To be honest Calsatch if you want satisfaction from a good free AV then Microsoft Security Essentials is the one to install, but i would steer clear of AVG :wink:

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

Hello, the latest AVG has been a problem to many here and conflicts with a lot of other applications.
Did you install only the Comodo firewall or the suite with the AV. This would mean you have 2 active AV's running and that will caysea lot of problems from slowness to false positives.

Use AppRemover to remove AVG.
Then it will depend on which Comodo app to proceed with keeping or removig that also if needed.

I would also suggest that AvastmAvira or MSE are better free apps then both AVG and Comodo AV. I will add that Comodo Firewall may be the best on the market.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:23 PM

I have been disappointed with AVG ever since they made a decision in April 2010 to partner with LimeWire and promote the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information.

With the release of AVG 2011, there have been numerous complaints about issues and conflicts with other security tools like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Unlike previous versions, AVG 2011 cannot be effectively disabled to prevent it from interfering with other security tools...after restarting the computer, AVG re-enables all protections. Read these related discussions:There have been reports of issues with the computer starting properly on 64-bit Windows sytems for which AVG has had to release these fix instructions.

There have also been reported problems with computers after using new features like PC Analyzer and PC Tuneup which purport to fix registry errors in order to make the system more stable and various optimizing tools which can make changes to system settings.

I do not recommend the routine use of registry cleaners/optimizers as they are extremely powerful applications that can damage the Windows registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from booting properly. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

Even MajorGeeks, a popular download hosting site, has issued a Statement on AVG Free 2011 and has removed its Editor's Pick listing.

For these reasons, I no longer recommend AVG as a free alternative.
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:15 PM

I used to be a die hard AVG user but not any more.
2011 takes an extremely long time to install and the scans take forever.
I switched to Avast


I too was an AVG fan all the way up to this last upgrade they did. I then switched over to Avast and am now wondering why I did not awhile ago.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:37 AM

Thanks to all who contributed to this thread. I laughed when my son installed Avast all those years ago. Oh well.
Comodo: firewall only (thanks for those that thought about that)
once again thanks a lot.
Also the false positive on Malwarebytes "broken digital signature" showed up, it had never been shown as that with previous versions.
Once again thanks to all
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Edited by Calsatch, 17 January 2011 - 09:40 AM.





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