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AVG 8 - your opinion

By starrkiller
May 6, 2008
  1. hi

    i installed avg8 free, and I must say i am not very impressed, simply because it is now a "smart" program. with this i mean that it now makes its decisions automatically, and that for me means its going Nortons way.

    for example, avg antyspyware is now integrated, but it has no options besides on or off, i cant fine-tune it for my use.

    and i notice generally it uses more cpu power, slowing my comp.

    have you used it? what is your opinion?
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Superb, in my estimation.
    This program works, where Norton/Symantec does not.
    Don't know what you would want to fine tune.
    I like the fact that you can schedule the scans for slow times.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    AVG 8.0 Free

    User Manual

    AVG Internet Security (Pay version)

    Remove AVG 7.5 or Ewido from Add/Remove Programs, then restart.
    Still issues?
    Start --> Run--> Regedit
    Locate: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-->SOFTWARE-->ewido anti-spyware
    Right click on "ewido anti-spyware" folder, select Delete->Yes

    If you are using Windows Vista and your computer or Internet connection is working much slower than before installation of AVG, please try to install the Windows update KB929547.

    AVG free forum
     
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