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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?
Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:51 AM
Thanks so much for this!
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.
- AVG Free vs. Malwarebytes
- AVG Resident Shield - File Exclude List Feature Removed
- AVG False Positive against Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:39 AM
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