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#1 rlprlp

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:09 AM

I know that questions like this get constantly asked here, so I decided to ask one of my own.

Is AVG's anti-spyware program a real-time program, or is it a trial that eventually expires?

The reason I ask is because my SpySweeper subscription is about to expire in a couple of months. I haven't had any problems with SS, but I'm beginning to consider, "Why pay one company for something another company offers for free?".

Also, please feel welcome to name any other viable free alternatives other than AVG, if there are any.

Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:17 AM

The freeware version of AVG AS does not have real-time protection. The paid for version does.

However, you can get free real-time protection with Spybot and Spyware Blaster.
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:39 AM

You have a 30-day free trail of AVG's A-S real time protection, after which you have the option to subscribe for a modest price.
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:05 PM

Thank you for the tips. I think that I will just stay with SS, as they are offering me special "re"-subscription rates that I don't think can be beat. As for Spybot and Spyware Blaster, all they really do is block predetermined lists of sites. They do not monitor such things as startup items, memory, etc. However, if I am mistaken about this, please advise me, and I will have to take a harder look at these offerings.

EDIT: I use Spybot for the sole purpose of locking Internet Options from being opened from within IE. I don't know if that helps any, but I figure, what the heck, it can't hurt. (I don't even use IE; I use FF with the "IE tab" extension, when necessary.)

Edited by rlprlp, 15 June 2007 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:52 AM

Well, now, how about Super Antispyware? Am I understanding their offer correctly? If I pay $30 for the program, I can then pay an additional $10, and receive free upgrades for life, without ever having to pay a renewal fee? Is that the way others here are understanding their offer?




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