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AVG Users

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by tripwire45, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    My Norton Anti-Virus is coming up for renewal and I've been giving some serious thought to bagging Norton and using AVG instead for all my home computers (four including the laptop). Since I have a slow dial-up at home, I usually go to www.sarc.com and download the latest virus defs and save them on a thumb drive, then load the defs on my home computers. I use AVG on my work computer and it updates automatically every 48 hours. Can AVG defs be downloaded manually or do I have to depend on the automatic system? Also...be honest...will the AVG home edition *really* be as effective as a commercial anti-virus software package? Thanks.
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    i recently got a hold of avast anti-virus (HOME ed = freeware [though with occasional prompt to buy]) to install onto y flatmates machine, and anyone else who doesnt want to pay for AV software.

    it certainly picks up all of the viral-infected emails he recieves (and its a fair amount), and updates the definitions on a weekly basis. hes scanned his pc once or twice with it, and it hasnt picked up any viruses on his system (but ive checked before with norton over the network (lol) and didnt pick any up either).

    Avast is certainly a good one by the looks of things, cant speak for others.

    Fergal
     
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  3. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    I would have say i'm mighty impressed with this software, considering it's price tag. :biggrin


    I've never had any problems with virus infections with it, it alway's seems to catch them. I know maybe 10 people that are running AVG at home, and not once have i got a call about any viruses.

    HTH

    Andy:biggrin

    EDIT: corrected hillbilly sounding grammar lol :biggrin
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I didn't think they *had* hillbillies in Canada.
    :blink
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    nah there all here in ID ;)
    j/k lol
    *cough* mississippi *cough*
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    :offtopic Ok, ok...this is my fault. Back to the topic at hand, folks. :tune
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    topic?
    what was it?
    oh right

    well i've installed AVG for a few folks, havnt seemed to have many problems from them since
    which is a shame coz i get £50 - £75 for virus removal and the same for spyware removal
    :)
     
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  8. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    ......Post Hijack, hahahaha



    Yup, lot's unfourtunatly, but I've learned lot's of hillbillie joke's, so that's ok I spose. lol

    I would love to tell some, but probly to rude for the forum, lol

    Andy


    End of post hijack........ :biggrin (sorry, just had to get that out)
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Ok Punkboy...just for you: Link!
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    AVG = Mutts Nuts. Never let me down in 2 years, and even using on my PC at work as well now. Also - yeah - you can manually update it. Just download the latest deffs, then c&p them to the \Update (I believe) folder in your drive.


    HTH. Virus-free AVG user:biggrin
     
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  11. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I use AVG with no probs at all. To update manually right click the task tray icon, update manager, then update now. I don't bother with scheduled updates, I just check everytime before I go online.

    As for Avast, I checked it out. It looked pretty good but I had some probs between it, Outlook XP and my firewall so I don't use it.
     
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  12. quackers

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    ive been using avg for a while now, ive no problems with it. It does the job
     
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