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How does AVG 9.0 Stand Up? Its Junk!


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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:29 AM

I got an e-mail, which i kinda knew it contained a virus...

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i forwarded it to my Yahoo and gmail account...

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Yahoo caught it, and Gmail just rejected the e-mail sending it right back.

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Im feeling a little testy tonight, so I download it from my e-mail to see what bells and whistles go off and this is what happens...

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Microsoft Security Essentials went off immediately...

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AVG said nothing...

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So i figured I'd give AVG the benefit of the doubt and manually scan it

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And the results....

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I think this pretty much sums up AVG9 as a good antivirus scanner. AVG, if you get any better, please contact me, I'll be more than happy to retry. As of now, your UNINSTALLED!

#2 banj0

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:13 AM

hahaha. AVG was decent back in the day. Been using Avast for a while now and no problemos. NOD gets the nod too, from what I hear.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:42 PM

:rofl_mini: I rather like MSE....microsnot security essentials sofar :scara:

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:45 PM

ugh. i just pulled it off at work. thanks for the heads up dave :scara:
it kept telling me adobe reader was a virus anyway, so i won't miss it. the ms app sounds way better :rofl_mini:

#5 Nvyseal

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:07 PM

From Lifehacker today:

Stop Paying for Windows Security; Microsoft's Security Tools Are Good Enough

When it comes to keeping your Windows PC secure, all of the scare tactics and overblown virus stories out there make it hard to feel safe online. The fact of the matter is that you don't need to pay for Windows security.

From time to time we like to go on long, opinionated rants about subjects that bug us. This is one of those times. So let's have a frank and honest discussion about Windows security, and leave the scare tactics and FUD for money-grubbing corporate marketers.


Microsoft Security Essentials is a Great Antivirus Application

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You don't have to take my word for it, however. Not only did AV-Test.org find that it detects 98% of their enormous malware database, but AV-Comparatives (a widely known anti-malware testing group) found that MSE was one of only three products that did well at both finding and removing malware, including the leftovers. It was also the only free product to grab their "Advanced+" rating—the top honor for an anti-malware solution.

Read the whole article at Lifehacker

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:14 PM

I've had AVG 8.5 behave like this last weekend. I was trying to find a no-cd crack for a game (sshhh!) and of course they all come in .rar or .zip. Scanning the compressed archive gave no result, but after extracting the file I scanned it again manually before accessing it, and it was indeed infected. Still, it should be able to detect it inside the compressed archive...

#7 Nvyseal

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 04:55 AM

We're working on the next beta of MSE you all will probably see in Jan or Feb 210. Its really shaping up. Some modest changes for notifying the user but best of all, really good use of readyboost, without a hint of bogging down other applications running

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:17 PM

Running MSE on netbook, seems OK thus far :friends:

You love your Readyboost Dave eh?? :roadrunner:

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:56 AM

Ops! I have AVG9 installed in 4 rigs at home and i used to trust it, but now I am scared. :roadrunner:

I will move definitely to Avast!, I've seen many people saying that v4.8 is very good. :friends:

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:13 AM

I've been using Kaspersky for ages. They might not be free, but they're the best. High service, strong detection. No, I'll take Kaspersky over any free AntiVirus anytime

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:50 AM

I made the move !

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From now... Avast! all the way.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:37 PM

Perhaps this isn't the thread...

...but is it worth it to move to MSE if you're using Avast?

Opinions?

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:04 PM

I think moving to MSE is an improvement. But then again, I've never been a fan of Avast, imo it's ugly and unstable.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:22 PM

:roadrunner: MSE is excellent and going to get even better....just sayin.... :friends:

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:44 AM

I'm a big Kaspersky fan - the detection rates are relatively good, the software itself is fairly light, and results are quite consistent.

Right now, I'm using AVG 9.0, and I'm happy with it - sure, internet security software should be accurate and have an effective real-time scanning capability, but once in a while things will be ignored, and in some cases false positives may be detected. Alas, it's a fact of the industry which is quite irritating.

Anyway, IMHO the best experience I've had (after trying out Trend Micro, F-Secure, NOD32, Symantec, McAfee, AVG, Avira, Panda and Microsoft products over the years) has to be with Kaspersky. Either way, I'm going to keep an eye on MSE as it seems to be a good candidate for future use :cheers:




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