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Old 02-10-2008
ReneeA65
 

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Where do I get the AVG download?
Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another question
though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2 antivirus
programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch things
that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true? I did
look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on another
firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is better?
Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do want
to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30 days.
Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.
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Old 02-10-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Where do I get the AVG download?
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

The above is the Avast Anti-virus; it is superior to AVG.

http://free.grisoft.com/

Above is the AVG link from Grisoft.

Only have ONE anti-virus on your computer.
They clash like Firewalls do.

Your choice which one you install!

Cheers!

"ReneeA65" wrote:

> Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another question
> though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2 antivirus
> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch things
> that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true? I did
> look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on another
> firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is better?
> Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do want
> to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30 days.
> Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.

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Old 02-10-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Where do I get the AVG download?
And use Vista's Firewall!

"ReneeA65" wrote:

> Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another question
> though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2 antivirus
> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch things
> that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true? I did
> look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on another
> firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is better?
> Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do want
> to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30 days.
> Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.

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Old 02-10-2008
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: Where do I get the AVG download?
AVG has a free version: http://free.grisoft.com



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http://www.VistaRIP.com | Vista Resource & Information Page


"ReneeA65" <ReneeA65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C1DCEC3C-9C96-4A3E-873D-B59EA0FEE3AC@microsoft.com...
> Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another question
> though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2 antivirus
> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch things
> that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true? I
> did
> look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on another
> firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is better?
> Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do
> want
> to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30 days.
> Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.


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Old 02-10-2008
Charlie42
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Where do I get the AVG download?
"Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> "ReneeA65" wrote:
>> I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
>> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2 antivirus
>> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch
>> things
>> that the first one might miss.


> Only have ONE anti-virus on your computer.
> They clash like Firewalls do.


Like Mick Murphy writes, two AV's may cause problems. I think the advice you
read on using two programs applied to anti spywares. Many experts recommend
running at least one AS scanner in addition to your primary anti spyware.
Remember, you already have the anti spyware program Windows Defender
installed on your machine.

Charlie442

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Old 02-11-2008
Robinb
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Where do I get the AVG download?
lets sum this all up so you are not spending a fortune on things you do or
do not need:
1. You can only run 1 antivirus program. more than one will cause conflicts
because they will fight each other.
2. I recommend AVG Free antivirus program because i have been using it for
10yrs on my own computers and on my clients computers with no problems. It
is much easier to configure than AVAST and I found it caught more trojans
and viruses than Avast.
3. Since you are on vista you only need to use Vista's firewall. It allows
you to set up your ins and outs and since it is totally compatable with
Vista because it is built into the OS, why look for problems? Vista has
enough problems already, why make more?
I had many problems with Threatfire and it is a horror to uninstall. I have
2 test computers, one running Vista, one running xp home, amoung the other 5
computers I have in my office. I always test a product first before i
recommend it to any of my clients.
4. You can run manually any antispyware program. You should not run in
real time more than 2 antispyware programs and you should set them up to
make sure they are scanning at different times so they do not lock up or
cause other problems. You have Windows Defender now which runs as a
service, you can get another one that will run in real time as an
application. I use Superantispyware Pro because i set it up on a schedule
to scan weekly (you can set it up for a daily scan also)and when and if it
finds something it brings it right up in your face which forces you to
quareantine or delete the infected file.
You can use the free version but you need to remember to run a weekly scan
yourself.
http://superantispyware.com and if you go to this forum and make an
account- they do not spam
you will get advise on what to do regardless if you have the free or the pro
http://forums.superantispyware.com/
this program has saved me countless times of major headaches on clients
computers and I do not recommend anything that i have not used myself.
I also use spywareblaster
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

I hope this helps

Robin


"Dustin Harper" <dharper@vistarip.com> wrote in message
news:18DCAAB0-D143-46B1-9A61-92AFFCD8E57E@microsoft.com...
> AVG has a free version: http://free.grisoft.com
>
>
>
> --
> Dustin Harper
> dharper@vistarip.com
> http://www.VistaRIP.com | Vista Resource & Information Page
>
>
> "ReneeA65" <ReneeA65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C1DCEC3C-9C96-4A3E-873D-B59EA0FEE3AC@microsoft.com...
>> Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another
>> question
>> though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
>> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2 antivirus
>> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch
>> things
>> that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true? I
>> did
>> look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on another
>> firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is better?
>> Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do
>> want
>> to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30 days.
>> Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.

>



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Old 02-11-2008
Mick Murphy
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Where do I get the AVG download?
Robin, I found the opposite.

A new customer demanded AVG be installed on his computer running XP a couple
of years ago.

AVG found 395 viruses, worms, trojans, etc. It could only delete 271.
I redid it in Safe Mode; it could delete ONE more.

I refuse to touch AVG again. It cost me business.

One of its probs was that it would attempt to clean infected files, not
delete them in the FREE version.

Avast does what I want it to.

Avast works like a dream,and any customer I install it for is wrapped with it.

My experience, for what it is worth.

"Robinb" wrote:

> lets sum this all up so you are not spending a fortune on things you do or
> do not need:
> 1. You can only run 1 antivirus program. more than one will cause conflicts
> because they will fight each other.
> 2. I recommend AVG Free antivirus program because i have been using it for
> 10yrs on my own computers and on my clients computers with no problems. It
> is much easier to configure than AVAST and I found it caught more trojans
> and viruses than Avast.
> 3. Since you are on vista you only need to use Vista's firewall. It allows
> you to set up your ins and outs and since it is totally compatable with
> Vista because it is built into the OS, why look for problems? Vista has
> enough problems already, why make more?
> I had many problems with Threatfire and it is a horror to uninstall. I have
> 2 test computers, one running Vista, one running xp home, amoung the other 5
> computers I have in my office. I always test a product first before i
> recommend it to any of my clients.
> 4. You can run manually any antispyware program. You should not run in
> real time more than 2 antispyware programs and you should set them up to
> make sure they are scanning at different times so they do not lock up or
> cause other problems. You have Windows Defender now which runs as a
> service, you can get another one that will run in real time as an
> application. I use Superantispyware Pro because i set it up on a schedule
> to scan weekly (you can set it up for a daily scan also)and when and if it
> finds something it brings it right up in your face which forces you to
> quareantine or delete the infected file.
> You can use the free version but you need to remember to run a weekly scan
> yourself.
> http://superantispyware.com and if you go to this forum and make an
> account- they do not spam
> you will get advise on what to do regardless if you have the free or the pro
> http://forums.superantispyware.com/
> this program has saved me countless times of major headaches on clients
> computers and I do not recommend anything that i have not used myself.
> I also use spywareblaster
> http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
>
> I hope this helps
>
> Robin
>
>
> "Dustin Harper" <dharper@vistarip.com> wrote in message
> news:18DCAAB0-D143-46B1-9A61-92AFFCD8E57E@microsoft.com...
> > AVG has a free version: http://free.grisoft.com
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Dustin Harper
> > dharper@vistarip.com
> > http://www.VistaRIP.com | Vista Resource & Information Page
> >
> >
> > "ReneeA65" <ReneeA65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:C1DCEC3C-9C96-4A3E-873D-B59EA0FEE3AC@microsoft.com...
> >> Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another
> >> question
> >> though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
> >> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2 antivirus
> >> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch
> >> things
> >> that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true? I
> >> did
> >> look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on another
> >> firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is better?
> >> Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do
> >> want
> >> to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30 days.
> >> Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.

> >

>
>
>

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Old 02-11-2008
SG
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Where do I get the AVG download?
395 viruses, worms, trojans???

Mick are you serious? don't you mean 395 infected files/folders?
It's beyond me how any system could have that many viruses and still run.

--
All the best,
SG

"Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0F18B773-1E36-436C-8ED4-6364E6110432@microsoft.com...
> Robin, I found the opposite.
>
> A new customer demanded AVG be installed on his computer running XP a
> couple
> of years ago.
>
> AVG found 395 viruses, worms, trojans, etc. It could only delete 271.
> I redid it in Safe Mode; it could delete ONE more.
>
> I refuse to touch AVG again. It cost me business.
>
> One of its probs was that it would attempt to clean infected files, not
> delete them in the FREE version.
>
> Avast does what I want it to.
>
> Avast works like a dream,and any customer I install it for is wrapped with
> it.
>
> My experience, for what it is worth.
>
> "Robinb" wrote:
>
>> lets sum this all up so you are not spending a fortune on things you do
>> or
>> do not need:
>> 1. You can only run 1 antivirus program. more than one will cause
>> conflicts
>> because they will fight each other.
>> 2. I recommend AVG Free antivirus program because i have been using it
>> for
>> 10yrs on my own computers and on my clients computers with no problems.
>> It
>> is much easier to configure than AVAST and I found it caught more trojans
>> and viruses than Avast.
>> 3. Since you are on vista you only need to use Vista's firewall. It
>> allows
>> you to set up your ins and outs and since it is totally compatable with
>> Vista because it is built into the OS, why look for problems? Vista has
>> enough problems already, why make more?
>> I had many problems with Threatfire and it is a horror to uninstall. I
>> have
>> 2 test computers, one running Vista, one running xp home, amoung the
>> other 5
>> computers I have in my office. I always test a product first before i
>> recommend it to any of my clients.
>> 4. You can run manually any antispyware program. You should not run in
>> real time more than 2 antispyware programs and you should set them up to
>> make sure they are scanning at different times so they do not lock up or
>> cause other problems. You have Windows Defender now which runs as a
>> service, you can get another one that will run in real time as an
>> application. I use Superantispyware Pro because i set it up on a
>> schedule
>> to scan weekly (you can set it up for a daily scan also)and when and if
>> it
>> finds something it brings it right up in your face which forces you to
>> quareantine or delete the infected file.
>> You can use the free version but you need to remember to run a weekly
>> scan
>> yourself.
>> http://superantispyware.com and if you go to this forum and make an
>> account- they do not spam
>> you will get advise on what to do regardless if you have the free or the
>> pro
>> http://forums.superantispyware.com/
>> this program has saved me countless times of major headaches on clients
>> computers and I do not recommend anything that i have not used myself.
>> I also use spywareblaster
>> http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
>>
>> I hope this helps
>>
>> Robin
>>
>>
>> "Dustin Harper" <dharper@vistarip.com> wrote in message
>> news:18DCAAB0-D143-46B1-9A61-92AFFCD8E57E@microsoft.com...
>> > AVG has a free version: http://free.grisoft.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Dustin Harper
>> > dharper@vistarip.com
>> > http://www.VistaRIP.com | Vista Resource & Information Page
>> >
>> >
>> > "ReneeA65" <ReneeA65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:C1DCEC3C-9C96-4A3E-873D-B59EA0FEE3AC@microsoft.com...
>> >> Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another
>> >> question
>> >> though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
>> >> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2
>> >> antivirus
>> >> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch
>> >> things
>> >> that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true?
>> >> I
>> >> did
>> >> look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on
>> >> another
>> >> firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is
>> >> better?
>> >> Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do
>> >> want
>> >> to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30
>> >> days.
>> >> Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.
>> >

>>
>>
>>


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Old 02-11-2008
f/fgeorge
 

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Re: Where do I get the AVG download?
On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 21:27:01 -0800, Mick Murphy
<MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Robin, I found the opposite.
>
>A new customer demanded AVG be installed on his computer running XP a couple
>of years ago.
>
>AVG found 395 viruses, worms, trojans, etc. It could only delete 271.
>I redid it in Safe Mode; it could delete ONE more.
>
>I refuse to touch AVG again. It cost me business.
>
>One of its probs was that it would attempt to clean infected files, not
>delete them in the FREE version.
>
>Avast does what I want it to.
>
>Avast works like a dream,and any customer I install it for is wrapped with it.
>
>My experience, for what it is worth.
>

I have a buddy that installed Avast and he immediately got busted by
Comcast for sending out tons of emails. He downloaded the free version
from Avast and not 10 minutes later got a note from Comcast saying
they had cut off his outgoing email due to "overuse". He called and it
was determined that he really was sending tons of emails from his
machine, but HE wasn't doing it. He uses Ghost and after restoring his
pc, the emails stopped! The ONLY program installed was Avast
anti-virus. I KNOW it is not SUPPOSED to do that, but it did.
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Old 02-11-2008
robinb
 

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Re: Where do I get the AVG download?
do you know even in the free version you can set it not to delete the files
but to move them to the virus vault.
That could have been your problem
I have so many clients on avg free and i am in so many forums and newsgroups
that use all different antivirus programs and the % i saw use AVG over
Avast. Not to say AVAST is bad but i just found from my own experience that
AVG is easier to figure out for the novice user and avast is a bit more
tricky.
robin

"Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0F18B773-1E36-436C-8ED4-6364E6110432@microsoft.com...
> Robin, I found the opposite.
>
> A new customer demanded AVG be installed on his computer running XP a
> couple
> of years ago.
>
> AVG found 395 viruses, worms, trojans, etc. It could only delete 271.
> I redid it in Safe Mode; it could delete ONE more.
>
> I refuse to touch AVG again. It cost me business.
>
> One of its probs was that it would attempt to clean infected files, not
> delete them in the FREE version.
>
> Avast does what I want it to.
>
> Avast works like a dream,and any customer I install it for is wrapped with
> it.
>
> My experience, for what it is worth.
>
> "Robinb" wrote:
>
>> lets sum this all up so you are not spending a fortune on things you do
>> or
>> do not need:
>> 1. You can only run 1 antivirus program. more than one will cause
>> conflicts
>> because they will fight each other.
>> 2. I recommend AVG Free antivirus program because i have been using it
>> for
>> 10yrs on my own computers and on my clients computers with no problems.
>> It
>> is much easier to configure than AVAST and I found it caught more trojans
>> and viruses than Avast.
>> 3. Since you are on vista you only need to use Vista's firewall. It
>> allows
>> you to set up your ins and outs and since it is totally compatable with
>> Vista because it is built into the OS, why look for problems? Vista has
>> enough problems already, why make more?
>> I had many problems with Threatfire and it is a horror to uninstall. I
>> have
>> 2 test computers, one running Vista, one running xp home, amoung the
>> other 5
>> computers I have in my office. I always test a product first before i
>> recommend it to any of my clients.
>> 4. You can run manually any antispyware program. You should not run in
>> real time more than 2 antispyware programs and you should set them up to
>> make sure they are scanning at different times so they do not lock up or
>> cause other problems. You have Windows Defender now which runs as a
>> service, you can get another one that will run in real time as an
>> application. I use Superantispyware Pro because i set it up on a
>> schedule
>> to scan weekly (you can set it up for a daily scan also)and when and if
>> it
>> finds something it brings it right up in your face which forces you to
>> quareantine or delete the infected file.
>> You can use the free version but you need to remember to run a weekly
>> scan
>> yourself.
>> http://superantispyware.com and if you go to this forum and make an
>> account- they do not spam
>> you will get advise on what to do regardless if you have the free or the
>> pro
>> http://forums.superantispyware.com/
>> this program has saved me countless times of major headaches on clients
>> computers and I do not recommend anything that i have not used myself.
>> I also use spywareblaster
>> http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
>>
>> I hope this helps
>>
>> Robin
>>
>>
>> "Dustin Harper" <dharper@vistarip.com> wrote in message
>> news:18DCAAB0-D143-46B1-9A61-92AFFCD8E57E@microsoft.com...
>> > AVG has a free version: http://free.grisoft.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Dustin Harper
>> > dharper@vistarip.com
>> > http://www.VistaRIP.com | Vista Resource & Information Page
>> >
>> >
>> > "ReneeA65" <ReneeA65@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:C1DCEC3C-9C96-4A3E-873D-B59EA0FEE3AC@microsoft.com...
>> >> Thank you Brink, Mick and Robin for your replies. I have another
>> >> question
>> >> though. I read on a couple different sites don't ask which ones can't
>> >> remember I think Threatfire was one of them, that having 1 to 2
>> >> antivirus
>> >> programs running was a good thing. That the second one would catch
>> >> things
>> >> that the first one might miss. So I'm gathering that this isn't true?
>> >> I
>> >> did
>> >> look on the Kaspersky web page last night as I saw it listed on
>> >> another
>> >> firewall question and thought it looked pretty good. So which is
>> >> better?
>> >> Kaspersky Internet Suite, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, or this AVG one. I do
>> >> want
>> >> to purchase the whole program as the free trials only last for 30
>> >> days.
>> >> Hopefully this will be the last post on this question.
>> >

>>
>>
>>


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