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AVG free antivirus 8.5

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by neofan3, Aug 23, 2009.

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  1. neofan3

    neofan3 Thread Starter

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    It detected Trojans from Regclean and gothic gold*. Actually it says that regclean is Trojan. Sounds pretty strange. Anybody find the same thing?

    * Both just installed.

    Now, I switched to Rising AntivirusFree.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Well RegClean is garbage - useless and a waste of time and can actually do more damage to a computer then good. I`d removed RegClean and keep AVG. Or for better free antivirus try Avast! or Avira.
     
  3. Bichey

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    AVG ?? throw it out of the window. If you continue to use it, soon you will find viruses playing on your desktop. It is the worst A/V i hav ever seen. As TripleH said use Avast or Avira. Both are good free s/w. Along with it, keep Malwarebytes and Comodo/Zone Alarm firewall
     
  4. raybro

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    As a general rule, the vast majority of experienced people here on TSG do not recommend the use of any registry cleaner. All to often such programs will identify a registry entry it says is not needed because some program was changed or removed. The identified entry can sometimes have a negative effect on another program or even the operating system. The uncertainty makes registry cleaners iffy at best.

    If you should choose to go ahead and use one anyway, be very sure to create a backup to of your registry if such an event should occur. Click here for instructions on how to backup and restore the registry.

    Raybro
     
  5. neofan3

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    Actually doesn't recommend to delete any registry key, it just shows the keys in a easy way and you have to decide yourself what to do. In that, I find it useful. But you have to see it in order to know what I am saying.

    I used AVG free a few years ago and it was pretty good. But this new one ( v. 8.5) has definitely detected trojans falsely. I can't believe it detected trojan from a CD Gothic gold which I used times and again, unless trojan get into the Cd from the dust.

    I tried Avast and Avira, I believe they have ads. As I said , I use Rising AnitvirusFree now. Seems like a good software, no ads and anyway, I only use it rarely since my computer isn't connected to internet very often.
     
  6. raybro

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    Been a while since I used Avast (didn't care for the license renewal every year), so can't comment regarding "ads" in Avast. If by "ads" in Avira, you are referring to the nag screen that prompts you to buy the pro version and comes up every time you run an update, that can be (and is on my machine) turned off by a little change to a single registry entry. Other than that, I do not see any "ads' in Avira. It's a low resource using app and does a fine job. As far as how much time one spends on the internet as it relates to picking up some sort of malware, count it in microseconds or less.

    Having said that, I'm always interested in alternative programs for AV, spyware and other malicious stuff out there waiting to grab you, so I'll take a look at Rising Anti Virus Free. Thanks for the tip.

    Raybro
     
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