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Old July 19th, 2009 Top | #1
 
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Default How to disable AVG popup?

Hi all,

How do I get avg to stop popping up advertising on my desktop?

Is there anything that I can use instead of AVG? Something that just works without stupid, flippin' popups.

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Old July 19th, 2009 Top | #2
 
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Antivir

It has a popup too but it can be disabled.

You can also disable the splash screen if you want to.
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Thanks a million, AZ.

So hard to get used to the Windows stuff when been on Linux for so long.

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I'd go avast, you can make it completely silent, even for updates. Just do a minimal install.
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Avast's detection is not as good as Antivir. It may seem sometimes like it is doing good but Avast has a lot of false positives.

Most sites that deal with free software recommend Antivir over Advast.

One example is at Gizmo's

In case you think I am bias toward Antivir I will let you know I use Kaspersky Anti-virus.

Here is a recent head to head and the conclusion:
While all 3 programs have strengths and weaknesses, AntiVir's detection capabilities, speedy scan times and overall ease of use make it a clear winner.
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Default Re: How to disable AVG popup?

Thanks guys,

I am sticking with Antivir, working good, and I checked as well, antivir has really good ratings, I found.

Thanks, AZ


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AntiVir does have a nice detection rate, but also a lot of false positives. The dialog that appears during auto updates is annoying as hell though.

http://www.av-comparatives.org/compa...ews/main-tests

99.7 for AntiVir, but it has that annoying popup during updates and lots of false positives, or...

98.2 for avast, which can run completely silent for updates and more, has better scanning methods and nowhere near the high amount of false positives. Plus, do a minimal install and have no skins.

Based on Gizmo's link,
Avast is the least restricted antivirus out of the three
To me, that is a huge plus.

Not just that, but that head to head is from a website I and other techs haven't heard a thing of and isn't as trustworthy as av comparatives. In fact, that website looks like it was pretty one sided for AntiVir. AntiVir is good, but it's not as user friendly as some might think.
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AV Comparitives is still rating NOD32 and Kaspersky as better tools due to far fewer false postitives compared to AntiVir and Avast

If you're in the UK I can get you NOD32 licenses




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I've always heard good things about NOD32, but I gave up using AVs years ago.
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I just renewed my NOD sub because a certain somebody cant license outside of the UK *shakes fist*


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Unfortunately the agreement I signed prevents me from selling outside europe.




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