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Avg And Vet Problem

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#1 Alan-LB


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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:47 AM

A friend of mine was told by her technician that AVG was not very good at picking up viruses. She was recommended to use Vet.

What do other people think? I have heard that AVG is good.

What free and paid-for Anti-Virus software do other people recommend? I realise that this is very much a question of personal opinion but I would like some advice please


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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:51 AM

I'd have to go for AGV. I've used it for many years and I've found it easy-to-use, reliable, and most importantly, effective at picking up viruses. Although I'm sure others will disagree with me.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 02:09 AM

I'd also have to go with AVG, but as you said, it's really a personal choice.
There's several good ones out there, and many of them are freeware.
You can find a list of the free ones we recommend here:
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Try out a couple, and see which one suits your needs.
Remember to only run one antivirus, at a time.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 04:22 AM

I have had AVG free edition on my computer since March 2003, replacing MacAfee, and I have not had a virus on my computer since the change. I run 4 computers daily and am on the internet 3 to 6 hours a day 5 to 7 days a week. There are several other freeware AV programs at the link tg911 has suggested.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:18 AM

AVG is an excellent program in my opinion although I personally use Avira anti-virus. Check out these sites for anti-virus testing (and to see AVG making 2nd place for most of the tests).


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