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#1 John S

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:32 PM

I put AVG in my PC and looks like it OK. What do you thank??????????

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:43 PM

Matter of personal preference. As far as free anti-virus go, its probably in the top three along with Avast and AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic. I have used it before and many of the Moderators/Advisors at BC use and recommend it as well.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:56 PM

I use Avast free on both of my XP SP1 machines and it works but as with any utility they have limits and research & development isn't as good as the products that require $ and yearly more $, IMHO. But it works well enough to remove most crap and the developers do work with you to help if the need arises.
Now (again IMHO) one has to have layered security besides AV & some firewall. Lavasoft & the plug ins, SpyBot Search & Destory, Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard are all free and work well with most other install security utilities. All of which I use plus several paid for utilities. the new ewido 4.0, Spysweeper & PC-cillin Internet Security 2006 (both came with the new HP) and Counter Spy. But I have 2048MB of RAM with a 2.8 GHz duo CPU. yet I also run these on my to lesser PC's with only 512 MB/768 MB of RAM and have no problems with the processor.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 03:16 PM

I use AVG and the free spyware apps listed in my sig and alls been well
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 04:44 PM

I have used AVG for over three years, with no infection. When I have scanned my computer using various on-line services, they have not found anything that AVG had missed.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 04:51 PM

I use AVG to scan downloaded files before opening them.
Just right click a file & choose to scan with AVG.
It works good.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:55 PM

i have used avg in the past... i think it's great as far as freeware Anti-Virus apps go

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 08:15 PM

I put AVG in my PC and looks like it OK. What do you thank??????????


I bought and use Norton Corporate Anti virus program for years. AVG is as good or better and far cheaper.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:54 PM

AVG has got vote for being just great

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