AVG 8 is not letting me in to a site.

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Heeter, May 21, 2008.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hey all,

    I am wondering if I can add a site to the AVG link scanner, because I have to disable it completely to view a site that I know is not a problem.

    As well,

    Anyone would have any recommendations for free antivirus.

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  2. tdinc

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    Ever since AVG free went to 8.0 I had nothing but issues. First off it gives nothing but false positives if you use Spybot S & D along with Spywareblaster when you block rouge activeX, AVG calls it out as trojans. I do not like the webpage link scanner, it slows down your page loading. ...anyway.....

    I switched to Avira AntiVir Personal


    1. its definitions are always updated
    2. it has a solid detection rate
    3. uses low resources
    4. fast scanning
    the free version does not have a email scanner like avg does.
    but I like it better then Avast
     
  3. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Eset NOD32 3
     
  4. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    he is referring to a
    yes nod32 for a paid anti virus products
     
  5. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    and the moral of the storey is you get what you pay for :p - i moved from avg pro to eset as i got fed up with all the false positives it was giving me, he has the option to fall back to 7.5 free
     
  6. kcnychief

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    Interesting - I'll have to check that program out. AVG 8.x is a bit buggy I would agree.
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks Guys,

    I am moving to Avira

    I still don't know why AVG is starting to become bloatware like Nero and Nortons. All I need is an antivirus, that's it.

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  8. tdinc

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    one thing about Avira Anti-Virus is that the free version, after a daily update, a pop up (nag) screen appears and it can get a bit annoying. but alas there is a way to block it. just follow the steps relating to the version of windows you use and you will be in business. w00t! NOTE: these changes do not affect the performance or degrade the softwares ability at all :)

     
  9. LeeJend

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    You can choose not to install the crapware part of AVG 8.

    I am not having any problems with it. I have it on 3 computers. Two have the crapware turned on the third doesn't.
     
  10. kcnychief

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    Are you by any chance running XP with SP3 on the machine(s) riddled with false positives? This article mentions possible causes, as well as mentions some of the programs you have listed -

    http://windowssecrets.com/comp/080522/
     
  11. tdinc

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    I was using XP with SP3 and a pc with SP2 and a third with Vista. According to many Grisoft tell you to uninstall the "other" software. meaning to use theirs and screw the others.

    and this



    Until they clean up their act, i will use Avira. :)