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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by exscentric, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. exscentric

    exscentric Active Member

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    Well, just got used to AVG antivirus and now they not going to be free :tear:

    Anyone know of any other free, good anitivirus software?
     
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    Not off hand but ya might check ...I think its Major Geeks.com....or c-net downloads.
    When did AVG announce this...they've always had anupgraded version that you could pay for with more features...sure ya read right??
     
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    I've been getting notices every few days that they will no longer be free after the first of the year, 15th I think it was. Maybe they are doing it in stages with their customers or something???
     
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    It'll still be free, there's just a new version coming.

    Something like 7.0 is expiring, to be replaced with 7.1.

    (Read the very bottom of the notice.)
     
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    Grisoft is discontinuing its current version of AVG. But it is issuing a new free version (7.5.430a848).

    Contrary to the rumors, AVG Free will remain free. Here's a link for the latest version:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_Free_Edition_d886.html

    Personally, I don't much care for AVG. It will tell you that you have a virus, but it's pretty much useless for getting rid of it.

    I use CA AntiVirus:
    http://home3.ca.com/Microsoft/
     
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    Don Well-Known Member

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    Ex, I think it's a marketing tactic; the details, which most people don't read, tell you how to get the free version. They don't want you to use the free version, because they don't make any money that way.
     
  8. exscentric

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    I happily stand corrected :) just downloaded the latest version. Thanks folks.:thumbsup:
     
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    Doncha love it when you are wrong!
     
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    I've been using the CA Suite, I guess. AV, Pest patrol, & Firewall...but the firewall is the same version ya get from ZoneAlarm...cep ya pay for it. The only reason I'm using it is it comes as part of the RoadRunner pkg. It seems to work good, espically the PestPatrol.
     
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    Check your Sunday newspapers for special deals that are offered at this time.

    I picked up a version of McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007 for $5 at OfficeMax a short while back.

    As Trotter said, "It [AVG Free] will tell you that you have a virus, but it's pretty much useless for getting rid of it." :tonofbricks:

    Rob
     
  12. Trotter

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    @ preacher,

    The firewall is ZoneAlarm. It's a rebranded version of ZoneAlarm Pro.

    And, for anyone who gets the ZoneAlarm With AntiVirus, CA is the antivirus it uses.
     
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  14. exscentric

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    Thanks Kubel, will give it a try on one of the rigs soon.
     
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