TechSpot

AVG is it not very good any more?

By drneves7
Nov 27, 2008
  1. I am running AVG on mine and my girlfriends pc's. Is it not safe anymore I notice you guys do not recommend it anymore. So should I uninstall it and if so I was wondering why so?

    Thanks Dominic
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    This is personal choice
    Everyone has a different viewpoint, and many online reviews differ too

    It was removed from the 8-Step guide because on a Virus or Malwared infected computer, AVG tends to fault (a bit like how Norton does)

    Therefore Antivirus like Avast or Avira were recommended as the best free alternative

    Also the new and improved AVG Ver 8, tends to slow many user's computers down with its over-bloated scanning\protecting engines
    I usually recommend Avira :)
     
  3. drneves7

    drneves7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 105

    Awesome thanks for the fast reply and the explanation I will give the one you recommended a try.

    Thanks Dominic
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.