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Posted 23 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

Anyone use this...Pros/Cons
Running AVG 2010 w/2 yr paid subscription
Recently did re install Windows XP Pro/SP3


EDit,corrected title and moved to AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum.

Edited by boopme, 23 April 2011 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 05:37 PM

http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/activation/oc_eol_guidance.htm

Windows Live OneCare sales were discontinued in all markets as of October 15, 2009 and product support ended on April 11, 2011

It was pretty lousy product anyway.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:01 PM

Microsoft replaced One Care with the free product Microsoft Security Essentials.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:35 PM

Does MSE work with AVG 2010 or are there "issues"

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:36 PM

You can't be running two AV programs.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 06:25 AM

Thanx Broni...I didn't think it could be done...Like I say..I'm not the most proficient...but I'm workin on it

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:27 AM

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:41 AM

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.

NOTE: 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.


This page provides a brief overview of features and related security links for Microsoft Security Essentials. MSE Support provides several How-to videos for installing, scanning and addressing a detected threat. MSE was originally developed as a scaled-down version of and replacement for Windows OneCare and was aimed at users who either could not or did not want to pay for anti-virus and anti-malware software.

Reviews:Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates once every 24 hours and there is no setting within MSE to change the scheduled time or frequency. See the MSE Definitions/Signatures Update FAQ. However, you can always manually download the latest Microsoft Security Essentials updates from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Portal.

Before installation, Microsoft Security Essentials checks for a validated copy of Windows and will disable Windows Defender if installed since MSE provides protects against spyware. You also need to uninstall all other "Memory Resident" anti-virus applications before you can install MSE. See Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials for more information. If MSE is already installed and you try to install Defender afterwards, MSE will advise "Microsoft Client protection has been found. Please remove that product and rerun the setup".
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:31 PM

Well I guess time will tell...
Notified AVG this morning I want a refund and have already removed AVG..still waitin for an answer on that :whistle:
Should have @ 30 days before the "REFUND OPTION" is null and void
Now have MSE...scans are set up for when I sleep..
While I had AVG I was goin through the Program Files and noticed FIREFOX was in the AVG bundle w/2 different versions..W W T?? :blink:
Oh well...like I said...time will tell...
Thanks all for the info and suggestions

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:40 PM

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:03 AM

Great Ceasers Ghost.....AVG sent an e mail saying I would recieve the $$ back on my CC...
Kinda funny though that @24 hrs later I got hit with MS SOFTWARE REMOVEL TOOL <_<

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:35 AM

Great Ceasers Ghost.

You must be as old as me. I have not heard that term since I was a kid watching Superman reruns.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 12:21 PM

I'm 67....but for medicinal purposes I've taken to MULTIPLICATION....as in 6x7= 42....makes me feel better n younger :hysterical:

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:56 PM

I'm 67....but for medicinal purposes I've taken to MULTIPLICATION....as in 6x7= 42....makes me feel better n younger :hysterical:



Using that kind of math makes me 10. :woot: I like it. :P

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:16 PM

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