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AVG/Ewido combo being offered

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by smeegle, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. smeegle

    smeegle Thread Starter

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    I just saw this on the web and I was wondering if anyone has used it yet?
    http://www.avg-antivirus.net/detail.aspx?ID=99&?source=ga
    If I'm reading the ad correctly it is being offered as a download and not on disks. I would prefer the disks myself in case my computer crashes again.
    All comments will be appreciated because my subscripton to Norton is running out next month.
     
  2. ladyliberty

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    Hello,

    Antivirus is a matter of personal choice at best. I swear by McAfee as the Healthcare sytem I work for has used McAfee for the past 8 years and we have yet to go down from a virus (knock on wood).

    I use the internet security suite at home and I love it. The newest scan engine about to be released to the public soon (I am on the beta committee) was developed with faster scanning abilities and greater spyware detection although the antispyware piece only detects approx the top 250 spyware. The Antispyware version is the mroe robust one for spyware.

    In the 3rd quarter this year McAfee will be releasing a new antivirus version that will detect and clean in depth the rootkit and kernel as these two are limited at this point with the product.

    Just my preference. None of them are going to be perfect. You can only detect what is reported to you and what you know about.

    good luck

    Lady
     
  3. junker39

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    You can download them and burn the .exe. or .zip file to a CD.
    I've always used the free versions and haven't had any virus/spyware related problems.
     
  4. condo914

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    CAUTION! The website you refer to is probably an imitation. The correct websit for AVG anti-virus program is www.grisoft.com
    I have used their free edition for 2 or 3 years and love it. If you want the free edition, you'll have to hunt for it on the grisoft page. Its listed on the left side under "products". Look for ---free edition.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    It's not an "imitation", it's just a vender selling the two products.
     
  6. smeegle

    smeegle Thread Starter

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    That's a good idea about burning it to a CD, Junker39. The reason I had hesitated to consider this is because I didn't know if it was legal or not to make a copy.
     
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    Quote: "Millburn, N.J. – June 19, 2006 – GRISOFT, the maker of award-winning AVG Anti-Virus, today announced the release of ewido anti-spyware 4.0, which provides comprehensive protection against a wide array of security threats. This new version is the only anti-spyware software to include a powerful combination of advanced security features such as generic unpacking of compressed malware, true memory scanning, heuristics, and use of binary signatures for the most thorough analysis of programs that place users’ computers at risk." http://www.grisoft.com/doc/30868

    GRISOFT acquires Ewido Networks: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/21/lng/us/tpl/v5

    smeegle I would go with AVG at: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5#avg-free it's free
     
  9. smeegle

    smeegle Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that eye opening advice, Kenny94. I guess that I had gotten so much in the habit of buying it in the last few years that I didn't think you could get something that good for free.
     
  10. MysticEyes

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    Grisoft lists Walling as one of it's USA partners.

    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/14/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

    USA

    Walling Data Systems, Inc.

    3029 Centennial Blvd – PO Box 1180
    Claremont. NC 28610
    USA

    Tel. 866-833-5727
    Fax 828-459-7341


    And $40 for the complete package seems reasonable, as the free versions of both programs lack some key features.
     
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