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  • Started 1 year ago by 825yva
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825yva
Posts: 38

i am just wondering if the free avg anti virus is a good one to have, and if it is really safe. or if there is a better free one out there some place.

Posted 1 year ago
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CompWiz
Posts: 864

I personally prefer MSE over any other AV; MSE

Here's a similar thread with thorough answers that may help you understand a little more: BEST AV

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

AVG free is a Good Anti-virus and I used it and recommended it for years. However of late it has become too intrusive and bloated for my taste and I now use and recommend MSE as Compwiz posted above.

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825yva
Posts: 38

thank's compwiz. i have one more question,..im thinking of avast. they say that its free. but there is a version to buy. if i download the avast free will it expire in time or will it be completely free like the avg?

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Avast is also a good one. Just be sure you install the free one and not the free trial. They do require you to re-register the free one each year and there are nag screens from time to time.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

We had a lot of problems with free AVG. MSE is better.

Posted 1 year ago
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825yva
Posts: 38

thanks xhi. that's the link i was looking for. tried the avast before,..but it was not the free one. and even just now i was on the wrong site. either im blind or avast hides the free version's link pretty well. now i know where to go.

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825yva
Posts: 38

i downloaded the free version of avast. it still says on the bottom protection will expire in 30 days.

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Sounds like trail version, try here http://www.filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/

Posted 1 year ago
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825yva
Posts: 38

i checked the version that i have and it match's what you have posted.

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

Did you uninstall the trial version first?
Try the Avast uninstaller then download the free version again.
http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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silhouttejames
Posts: 20

AVG anti virus is good undoubtedly but i think you shoud download the free version of Bit defender. this would also be a good option for your pc.

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

silhouttejames, Bit Defender as anti virus is just not an option. It is overpriced and over bloated.
The 'free version' does nag.

Many of the so called free A/vs are limited in capability.

As pointed out above, AVG has become extremely bloated and slow and therefore lost it's place in the Av market.

Can we please stick with what we know please?

All my systems, including clients, run http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....s-download

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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825yva
Posts: 38

thank's to everyone for your help. im going to use the Microsoft essentials.

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

YEA!!!! Good decision.

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