AVG 8

#4
Keep the 7.5 for as long as you can its far better than version 8, but i have since dumped avg 8, and am trying out avast, i think AVG have gone the same road as norton and mcafee shoite
 
#5
And I cant seem to alter the settings like I used to on AVG7.5, scans the pc everyday, cant seem to switch it off, tries to connect to the intertnet as soon as the pc is booting up, means you have to manualy check updates.

Might be me, as I'm a bit of a biff with pcs, but not as good as the old version?
 
#6
no more updates for 7.5 after 31/5/08
my version 8.0 working perfect on vista,still able to play cod4 and mohaa breakthrough with no probs
 
#7
AVG is bad news altogether, I suggest either buying or torrenting for Norton 360, Avg is a nice little adware program, plus doesnt like it when people try to uninstall :D
 
#8
Have to uninstall 7.5 to overwrite 8.0 so are you now a Norton sales rep on the side??Too many experts and not enough real advise on here.
 
#9
I noticed the speed drop in browsing speed as the search shield etc runs along side. The slight lag is worthwhile as it has stopped a number of rogue web sites trying to force download nasties in its tracks.

System wise it runs ok now its updated etc. I still play BF2142, Eve and Supreme Commander all at full high res no probs on XP Pro.

I must admit after I first installed it I nearly dropped back to 7.5 but Im glad I stuck it out.

AVG has been the only package to stop everything nasty but if there is better out there Im all ears. :D
 
#10
AVG does seems to have passed it's prime, sadly it is becoming bloated and barely worth bothering with

Eset's NOD32 for me, simple, fast and frequently updated
 
#12
ESET or Kaspersky, both come top of just about any test thrown at them although ESET has less of a resource foot print. The only down side is paying for them, but you pay for what you get these days.
 
#13
I used to run Kapersky until I got hit by a trojan that could disable it, close any browser where I typed/searched antivirus and stopped new antivirus installs. Luckily my firewall stopped the ports but it was a complete tw4t to remove. AVG was the only antivirus to find it and destroy at the first scan.
 
#15
I'm going to be dropping AVG once i have some money to buy Kaspersky.
 
#16
Hypno85 said:
I'm going to be dropping AVG once i have some money to buy Kaspersky.
Get down to WHSmiths and you will probably find a computer magazine which has a 6 month 'trial' of Kaspersky for a few quid.

msr
 
#17
Been running AVG 0.8 for a few days now. Browsing is a bit slower but I haven't noticed any system slow down as a whole.

Norton and McAfee are very resource hungry and aren't that good as I found out the hard way.
 
#19
msr said:
Hypno85 said:
I'm going to be dropping AVG once i have some money to buy Kaspersky.
Get down to WHSmiths and you will probably find a computer magazine which has a 6 month 'trial' of Kaspersky for a few quid.

msr
Thanks for the heads up. I thought they would only do 30 day trials like the download trial versions.
 
#20
britisharmy1 said:
AVG is bad news altogether, I suggest either buying or torrenting for Norton 360, Avg is a nice little adware program, plus doesnt like it when people try to uninstall :D
hahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!

you work for norton, don't you?? :) never heard such a pile of crap in my life. norton is the software which takes over your system and screws you up if you try to uninstall it. i have never had any problem with AVG.

plus - norton AV running at work, AVG 8.0 at home. picked up a worm and trojan from the works PC - norton missed it, AVG got it immediately.

plus it's free. so you can keep all your norton rubbish :)
 
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