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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013


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#1 yass

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:10 AM

Hi all I heard AVG 2013 is really good. Can someone please help me find al ink. I found it at cnet but I hate the cnet downloader.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:39 AM

http://download.avgfree.com/filedir/inst/avg_free_stb_en_2013_2667_free.exe

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:30 AM

Thank you sir!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:36 AM

You're welcome :)

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:27 PM

Where did you hear that AVG 2013 was really good.

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 2011/2012, there have been numerous complaints about issues and conflicts with other security tools like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Read these related discussions:Even MajorGeeks, a popular download hosting site, had issued a Statement on AVG Free 2011 and removed its Editor's Pick listing at that time.

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.

Until AVG has fully addressed these issues, I no longer recommend AVG as a free alternative.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

Thanks for the link sir Narenxp. I found out another anti-virus, bit defender, that is also free version 2013. However, it made my system slow. Is AVG unlike that?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:07 AM

There are many free or sample versions to chose from
These are just a few of the free versions - Be sure to only install one.

Microsoft Security Essentials (what I currently use)
Avira AntiVir
avast!
AVG

This can be added to with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and SuperantiSpyware Free or in paid/active versions -




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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:51 AM

Thanks for the link sir Narenxp. I found out another anti-virus, bit defender, that is also free version 2013. However, it made my system slow. Is AVG unlike that?


No, Bitdefender is not free. You might be using the beta version which is free for some time.

As quietman7 has mentioned, AVG has had bad reviews in past. You should use avast! (free) or Eset (paid) if you want an antivirus that does not slow down your PC. But if you have an old system, then all antivirus products are going to slow it down.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

Where did you hear that AVG 2013 was really good.

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 2011/2012, there have been numerous complaints about issues and conflicts with other security tools like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Read these related discussions:

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

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.

Until AVG has fully addressed these issues, I no longer recommend AVG as a free alternative.

Thanks so much for this!

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:39 AM

You're welcome.
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