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Avg 8

By Robin997
May 12, 2008
  1. hello there,

    i have just downloaded AVG 8 free edition and have a few questions regarding it.
    I currently have AVG 7.5 free edition, so should i uninstall it then install AVG 8, or should i just install AVG 8 without uninstalling AVG 7.5.?
    Secondly, i read that AVG 8 allready has "anti spyware" on it, and i allready have spybot search and destroy, so should i uninstall spybot because AVG 8 allready has "anti spyware" on it?

    any help is appriciated!
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes, you have to

    Yes I would

    Others may reply with don't, (as each Spyware tool seems to check different things)
    But why have two running, it'll just slow your computer down.
     
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    I recommend you keep both, but it's up to you, Spybot won't run real time if you leave tea timer turned off. To disable Teatimer

    Disable Teatimer
    • Right click the Spybot -SD Resident Icon located in your system tray, Select Exit Spybot - S&D Resident
    • Open Spybot S&D
    • Click on Mode at the top and make sure that Advanced is checked
    • Expand the Tools tab in the left pane
    • Single click on the Resident Icon also in the left pane
    • Uncheck Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of over-all system settings) Active
    • Close spybot
     
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    AVG 8 isn't Free

    It's a trial so loading both should give you a short look to pay for ver 8 demo.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Fully free, and updated

    zipperman are you doing this on purpose?
     
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Doing what ?

    Thats not Free.:rolleyes:
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

  9. Robin997

    Robin997 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    thanks so far!
    i will uninstall AVG 7.5 now, and instal my copy of AVG 8 free.
    sorry, but what is "real time", and "teatimer."
     
  10. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    real time would be actively scanning and also using your computers resources

    Teatimer is a function that you may or may not have enabled during setup of Spybot that notifies you of changes to your registry. It is a decent feature but does eat a lot of resources

    WinPatrol is a program that if you are interested will do basically the same without consuming so much of your computers resources.
     
  11. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    weird thing...I have 10456 days remaining on my trail...oh well
     
  12. Robin997

    Robin997 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    so is real time really nesacary, and does it scan all of the time.

    right.... i must have teatimer enabled, because when i instal anything or change a setting it notifies me of the change to the registry. Is teatimer really nessacary as well.
     
  13. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Like I said earlier, I would disable Teatimer and install WinPatrol it does basically the same thing except it doesn't use hardly any resources. It is free.

    Spybot is good to keep and scan with every 2 weeks or so, depending on your habits.

    It wont use any resources except when scanning.
     
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