I know lots of members here have had problems with AVG not picking up trojans etc, myself included,I switched to Avast which found them immediately, I much prefer it as AVG can also conflict with other programmes tooAVG Free is antiVIRUS and very good (my recommended anti-virus program). For anti-spyware, the best thing you can do is browse the Internet exclusively with Mozilla Firefox. As for programs, I like Super Anti-spyware and SpyBot Search & Destroy (both linked at: http://www.helpmerick.com/links )
I personally use ONLY AVG Antivirus (free edition at my home) and browse with Firefox and have never had a problem with pop-ups, slow computer, and/or viruses or spyware.
Also, it pays not to be cruise the darker corners of the Internet where bad stuff lurks.
Do you find that updating AVG slows your pc? I did, everything worked at a snails pace until it had finished whereas Avast is totally unobtrusive and updates much fasterAVAST is definitely a close #2 for me...I just don't like the interface as well for beginners.
I have had Zero problems with AVG...but again, I use Firefox exclusively, AND I stay away from the dark corners of the Internet. This has been an unbeatable security combination for me and my customers for years.
well the updating sure slowed mine down. I guess it's a case of whatever works for youIt's not the update that makes AVG slow computers, just the daily scanning. I always change the scan time to the middle of the night AND instruct users that is is OK to just cancel the scan if they are using the computer when it is scanning.
Thanks for your comments. I notice, however, that the AVG anti-spyware is able to run resident on computer. The rootkit is on demand only.I have downloaded and installed the avg anti-rootkit and avg anti-spyware on 2 computers and I happen to like both but the free versions of avg anti-spyware or avg anti-rootkit are only on-demand they don't run in real-time like in avg 8.0,
avg will have a free version of avg 8.0 eventually but I don't know if it will have the anti-spyware or anti-rootkit it might only be an anti-virus also now that they're putting avg anti-spyware and avg anti-rootkit in the 8.0 they're going to discontinue avg anti-spyware and avg anti-rootkit,
you can no longer download avg anti-spyware or anti-rootkit on download.com or on avg's website.
The paid version of avg anti-spyware can run resident but the free version only runs resident for the first 30 days from you downloading it after the 30 days pass it will only be an on-demand scanner.Thanks for your comments. I notice, however, that the AVG anti-spyware is able to run resident on computer. The rootkit is on demand only.
Looks like Gizzy's right. The devil is in the details, and I missed them. It's still a useful program and will likely try it out for awhile.The paid version of avg anti-spyware can run resident but the free version only runs resident for the first 30 days from you downloading it after the 30 days pass it will only be an on-demand scanner.
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