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Old 02-01-2007, 12:21 AM
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I successfully removed the expired Trend Micro anti-virus from my machine with the intent of using AVG anti-virus, but it looks like AVG is no longer free to use?!?

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/5/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

If I am going to have to pay for anti-virus software I might as well go with the stuff Consumer Reports rated the best of the bunch they tested, BitDefender Standard for $30.

Any other anti-virus ideas????
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:35 AM
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http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

that is the free version of avg

but also check out ..



AVAST is free and easy to use and its not a resource hog like Norton
its uses a small footprint and does not slow down load times...

www.avast.com
for free its not bad at all

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Old 02-01-2007, 06:23 AM
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I have switched to Bit Defender--Two computers for Two yrs--same money.

Works well.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:21 AM
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I've had very good luck with the free edition of AVG and it stays current by updating daily.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:45 AM
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I have used AVG-free for years. Avast is supposed to be the best but a friend of mine always had trouble after her (so called adult) son switched her from AVG to Avast every time he visitted and snuck on her system.

It took me a while but I also found he was turning the fire-wall off so he could go to some inter-active game sites. I expect that is the likely reason for her troubles but AVG always cleaned them up (so far). Now she's password protected and none of her kids can use her machine.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:37 AM
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i use avast and have'nt had any problems. it is free.
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:07 AM
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VAman - 2/1/2007 7:21 AM

I've had very good luck with the free edition of AVG and it stays current by updating daily.

Same here.

There's a free version of a Trend Micro online spyware scan that picks up a lot of crap that others miss.

http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:27 PM
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Per Consumer Reports the Trend Micro anti-spyware 3 whips butt on Ad-aware (what I use) and Spybot. My personal experience with spyware scanning is that it takes more than one piece of s/w to get it done. I was using the Trend Micro Internet Suite including their active and scheduled anti-spyware scanning, and still Ad-aware would occasionally find stuff that got thru the Trend Micro software. It was always only data miners/tracking cookies, nothing more.

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Old 02-01-2007, 06:38 PM
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Eyeball - 2/1/2007 1:27 PM

My personal experience with spyware scanning is that it takes more than one piece of s/w to get it done.

Yup.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:50 PM
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Avast is great, free, and lightweight.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:15 PM
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Ok, I’m going to try the Avast, tho I’m not feeling entirely comfortable with the decision if only because the lady down in front looks too much like that lady nemesis of Bullwinkle and Rocky J Squirrel…(Natasha?).

http://www.avast.com/eng/company.html

Humm ... Czechoslovakian software, and anti-virus, no less. Who would ever have thought it possible...
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