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AVG 8 sucks, I need a new antivirus program

I started using Grisoft's AVG a couple weeks ago, and it was great. But version 8 is out now, and it is slooooow. I don't mean when it does scans that I initiate (I haven't done any yet anyway), but ever since I got it my computer freezes for a couple seconds every 5 minutes or so, it's really annoying. Also, there's ads on the "control center" screen. And if I disable the stupid linkscanner thingy (it doesn't work in Opera anyway), it shows a big exclmation mark on the system tray icon. Oh, and it takes about 5 seconds for the control center to come up from the system tray. AVG is slowing my whole system down. It may perform better on a more powerful machine, but I'm not going to upgrade just for an antivirus program. So I guess I need a new antivirus program, AVG is just too bloated now. NOT AVAST. I've used Avast before, and I hated it for a variety of reasons.

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csv81947 years ago
Avira Antivir Personal is free and is the best Antivirus i've ever used.Go for it.
Derin8 years ago
NOD32 is the best me thinks
Derin8 years ago
I say,use Avast
i am just trying to make u mad
"So I guess I need a new antivirus program, AVG is just too bloated now. NOT AVAST. I've used Avast before, and I hated it for a variety of reasons." To the contrary it appears that you need a new computer.
I use AVG 8.0 Anti-Virus (I paid $39.99 for it) and it works so well in my Windows Vista system that I've disabled Windows Defender as there's no need to run it (and waste resources) when AVG 8.0 Anti-Virus is checking for spyware that's normally handled by Windows Defender. The software checks for bad downloads on-the-fly and except when it's doing a scheduled scan it doesn't slow things down a noticeable bit. The anti-virus feature is awesome with updates provided automatically several times a day.
"Also, there's ads on the "control center" screen." Pay for activation and the ads will go away, cheapskate.
Aeshir (author)  johntheadams8 years ago
Why would I pay for it just to get rid of the ads?
Then don't pay and view the pretty ads. Software manufacturers aren't in business to supply you with free software with no strings attached. If you won't pay for the software then the advertisers will, and you'll see their ads. You must be a lousy tipper.
Sandisk1duo8 years ago
if you have internet service from yahoo DSL/Highspeed
it come with FREE'' Norton antivirus

if you don't have that internet provider, then what is your ISP?

hope it helps!
"And if I disable the stupid linkscanner thingy (it doesn't work in Opera anyway), it shows a big exclmation mark on the system tray icon." You don't disable LnkScanner from inside AVG 8.0, but rather you disable the LinkScanner AddOns in both IE and Firefox. ALL Updates for AVG 7.5 will END on June 1, 2008.
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