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Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:32 pm

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/02/psa- ... -start-to/

Just a word of advice for those still using AVG as their antivirus.

I actually switched a while back when AVG actually declared my WoW was a virus.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Kayoto » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:08 pm

I dropped AVG in favor of Avast when I noticed that one of their updates automatically installed a Yahoo toolbar into my browsers without my consent.

It's a shame, I really used to like AVG. :(
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Braundo » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:21 pm

Microsoft Security Essentials is actually a really solid anti-virus program, believe it or not, so I've been using that lately because it's completely free.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Palisade » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:24 pm

And I thought it was just me. I only just started using AVG and it's been hell.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:36 pm

I actually like Panda Cloud Antivirus. My previous experiences with Avast were crap but I hear now that Avast has vastly improved.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby trycare » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:28 pm

Braundo wrote:Microsoft Security Essentials is actually a really solid anti-virus program, believe it or not, so I've been using that lately because it's completely free.


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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Exogen » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:28 pm

Braundo wrote:Microsoft Security Essentials is actually a really solid anti-virus program, believe it or not, so I've been using that lately because it's completely free.

In another one for this, We are running the corporate version in Beta at the moment and its exactly the same as the Free one except it does reporting.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Rasmfrackn » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:04 pm

Wow... wow. I've been staring at the reboot prompt for 2 days, and I don't usually wander into General very often. Thanks so much. :) I just chucked it and got MSE. That would've been painful... sigh @ bad QC.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Chasey » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:34 am

not very happy w/the upgrade, so I guess I'll try something else that was suggested here.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:06 pm

Chasey wrote:not very happy w/the upgrade, so I guess I'll try something else that was suggested here.


AVG hasn't been good in a while, but it was still popular on reputation alone.

Avast and MSE are really good free options, and what's more -- you can actually run both together in the background and not conflict with each other.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby masterpoobaa » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:42 pm

Yeah, I used to love AVG.
But now its too complex to install a free version, to many update popups and now the "yay avg has boned win7 64bit" issue has made me install MS security.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Arnock » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:22 pm

Tried using AVG a few years ago on my old laptop, I had to reinstall windows to get the computer to work again. Went right back to avast afterwards.
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Re: Warning: AVG2011 update borking systems.

Postby Eltiana » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:01 pm

I too have switched to MSE recently and haven't looked back.
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