View Full Version : Familiar with AVG antivirus?
12-31-2005, 01:20 PM
Oh, mighty Fozzikky one, are you familiar with this AV program, mentioned in this thread (http://www.vanguardsoh.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=33663) on the OVF?
12-31-2005, 05:13 PM
I've heard of it, but I've never tried it. I've always found norton to be very solid and to work well, so I've rarely messed with anything else. I have used McAfee and Computer Associates AV, but I wouldn't recommend either of those.
Maybe someone else has used AVG.
12-31-2005, 09:51 PM
I use it, when I built my new computer, I decided to not pay for any programs I could get free. AVG Free seems to work pretty well. It scans e-mails as I get them and scans the files when I set, Updates about 3-4 times a week, so I guess it's been doing its job.
Hasn't caught any viruses yet, but hey, YMMV
12-31-2005, 10:26 PM
I used AVG for a while but Comcast was giving $40 subcriptions to Mcafee for those with High-speed internet. I like Mcafee, it stays pretty quite, doesnt extend start up times by much, and has good virus protection.
01-01-2006, 01:29 AM
I used AVG until my school gave us free copies of mcaffee and required us to use them! I never had issues with it, and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't wish to pay for an anti-virus program.
01-01-2006, 08:35 AM
I actually don't mind paying, but I've heard Norton is a resource hog. It certainly seems to be one, but I don't have experience with any other AV to compare it with.
01-01-2006, 09:23 AM
I've heard Norton is a resource hog too. But I use it, and I've never noticed it slowing anything down except when it is actually doing a scan, and to me...that seems like a good thing. I scan in the middle of the night when I'm not using the computer, and I would rather have a program that's using lots of resources and doing a thorough scan than one that is "light" and doesn't find anything.
The main thing I like about Norton is that I have actually seen it catch things. All the tests I've run on it passed with flying colors, and the few times when something got past my firewalls, Norton caught it.
Like I said, in normal day-to-day use, I've never noticed it slowing anything down at all. Maybe I've just always had computers fast enough to not be bothered, who knows.
01-01-2006, 10:30 AM
I use it and it's a decent antivirus, which is great since it's free for personal use. It's not a fully integrated solution like Norton or Mcafee but does ok if you have standalone software for each task: I use it with WinXP firewall and Adaware and haven't got anything in a long time, but since my browsing and email habits are pretty safe, there's not much stuff I need to protect from.
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