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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Pastork, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. PJ

    PJ Active Member
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    More for MAC OSX'rs ...

    Pandora Widget: a personalized streaming music service. FREEWARE
     
  2. Don

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    www.giveawayoftheday.com

    Each day, this site offers a piece of commercial software free. You download; they provide the registration key.

    Granted, not every piece of software is something you might want; and installing 365 programs a year is kind of taxing on your system...but hey, it's free!
     
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    Re: givawayoftheday.com

    I have used this site a time or two lately, with results just as advertised. There are usually several reviews of a particular software, so you can have a better idea what it is that is being offered.

    The site also makes this claim:
    "Giveaway of the day is adware/spyware-free. If you want to check that yourself and keep your system healthy, we recommend Advanced SystemCare package. Pro and Free versions are available."

    I downloaded the Advanced SystemCare, it is pretty good, & easy to use.
     
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    Is AVG still a free anti-virus program? My Norton has expired and really don't care about renewing it if there's something free out there.
     
  5. Trotter

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    Yes, AVG is still free. However, Microsoft will be firing up the beta of their new AV in the next week or so. Those I know who are using it are very imperssed with it. It will be free.
     
  6. BM

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    Thanks, Trotter .....I may just wait on that one then :thumbsup:
     
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    The emails I recieved from AVG was that they were discontinuing their free program, and when I checked ut their site is was now a paid program, so I deleted mine(it wasn't going to update anymore so why keep an outdated program) and I was using 2 antivirus, the other I pay for.
    So whats up with ti now, do they have a free program also now, becasue they didn't in May when I got their emails.
     
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    No, they have never discontinued the free version. You just didn't find it. They discontinued the old version and replaced it with 8.5.

    Go here: http://free.avg.com/
     
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    Their email said there would be no more free updates, if you wanted to continue with the updates you'd have to pay.
     
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    My free AVG still updates every day. Maybe they were talking about an earlier version - that you needed to use the latest version for updates.

    Then again... I've never gotten an e-mail from them either.
     
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    Mine did stop updating, I had it another week or so and realized it was no longer updating, so I deleted it. I wa sonly going gy what AVG told me, they were no longer going gove fre eupdates, and if you wanted any future updates you'd have to buy the program.
     
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    My free version is updated regularly
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials is now up and live. They are currently offering the beta. It is free and it will remain free once it moves out of beta.
     
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    what is that trotter?

    I noticed yesterday my sons computer has AVG, about thiem so far they haven't been using an anti virus.
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials is Microsoft's forthcoming anti-virus. It is based off of Live OneCare, but without the bloat. The beta opened up for a couple of days but is closed now. I am currently using it.

    I will post info on it as it goes. Once MS finalizes it, it will be released to the public. MSE is supposed to remain free.

    Lots of free AV hre:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?id=29&sort=0
     
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    Just my luck...:tonofbricks: This is what I found when I went to the site today!!



    Alert!

    Thank you for your interest in joining the Microsoft® Security Essentials Beta. We are not accepting additional participants at this time. Please check back at a later date for possible additional availability.
     
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    It was supposed to be for the first 75000 or so.
     
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