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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Capricorn, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    I hope AVG are better at detecting virus than they are at detecting operating systems. My AVG program shows my Athlon processor as an Intel Pentium, and my XP system as being Windows 2000.
     
  2. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    I only tried it once and really didn't care for it much so I went back to Norton. Although some people swear by it :)
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I loved norton untill it missed a couple'a viruses...avg got them as soon as it was installed
     
  4. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Same here.
     
  5. I just use AVG because it doesn't hog your resources like Norton. But I like both AVG and Norton equally.
     
  6. BonyTony

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    Well i am a AVG pro user and it does what it is supposed to do,i have had norton in the past for a few years but even with 2002 version it sometimes had trouble installing the updates it had downloaded which i never solved so when my subscription ran out i bought Avg as long as they detect virus`s and deal with them i will use whichever i feel like buying at the time.
     
  7. brummie

    brummie OSNN Addict

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    I love Norton's :) Maily cause its FREE from my ISP :D

    I used AVG till i changed ISP.
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I know that if the free version of avg were not free, and I had to pay for it...I would give more for this program then I would give for norton.

    the same way I would pay more for nortin then I would pay for mcafee.

    it's just a smaller program that does a great job, and I go for those
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Can't say I care much for it, dont really like Norton either tho, im just awkward :p
     
  10. Nick M

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    I like my AVG. I don't swear by it; but it finds what Norton misses. And it's free. But so is Norton :p
     
  11. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    I find anything Norton abhorrent! Working in the business, the number of machines that come into our workshop with problems (mainly resource/incompatability related) that are fixed simply by removing Norton Utilities/Antivirus etc. are countless. We now recommend ALL our business customers use AVG Pro. We find there are no compatability issues, and uses virtually no resources.

    TOK
     
  12. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Whahahahah!

    :::reads Gothic's post:::
     
  13. BonyTony

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    Gothic your avatar suits my name :D

    I was looking for one like that but got fed up after many hours of crap websites.
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    that's it??? no offer, no nothing?

    gothic...hold out for cash
     
  15. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    Lol.....would have used it if i had found/created it but took me long enough to shrink my present one down to upload on here
     
  16. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    BonyTony, I saw it a while ago on a hackers (real) forum, and asked it's owner if I could borrow it. He said anyone is welcome to use it as long as there was no monetary gain involved! So for the right price.....................