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|08-18-2014, 04:33 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
AVG is a rip off
Be warned !!!! Avg anti- virus is a total bunch of thieves! I tried the free version and that was ok but as soon as I bought the home version it stopped working and all I got was pop-up's to buy more. So after buying the up grade package all I got was more pop-ups and a upgrade reminder that my trial version was going to expire. I had to shut down the computer to get rid of the reminder. After letting customer support muck around via remote link it still didn't work. So I go for a refund and all I got was a run around. out right lies and a suggestion I buy this other up grade.So finally they tell me that since it's been more then 30 days since purchase I can't get even a pro rated refund for the total 2 yr protection plan I bought. So it doesn't matter if it ever worked or not I'm screwed. So protect yourselves and spread the word. They will lie and procrastinate then screw you. Out right thieves!
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|08-18-2014, 04:39 PM||#2 (permalink)|
I like Guns and Cigars.
Join Date: Jul 2008
I have been using AVG free for atleast 8 years. I've been virus free and love the product. Remembering to click the free version when the updates come out is a small price to pay for a free virus blocker. Sorry you had trouble with them, but I love em!
|08-18-2014, 04:49 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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I agree with maggot - Love em, have not had a virus or problem with them at all.
Avast is another good one that is free and have not had a problem with them either.
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|08-18-2014, 05:12 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern Maine
So I tell her, type "open office download" into google, and click the first link that pops up.
I ASSUMED the first link would be the Apache or Libreoffice... but I get a call back in a few hours that the laptop has a full blown infection. The first link was for a "modified" version of OpenOffice, with added spyware, malware, etc.
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|08-18-2014, 06:00 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Most people run Windows 7, and if you are one of those people - use Microsoft Security Essentials. It is made by the only people who have a true vested interest in making it as good as they can. The more it protects you, the better it makes Windows look. Other companies don't really have a reason to work as hard as they can once they have your money.
Best part is that it is free (but make sure you get it from the microsoft website).
|08-18-2014, 06:07 PM||#10 (permalink)|
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I don't bother with pro-active scanners. Most of them stink.
Then I just use Malwarebytes to clean up anything that may get through. I don't get them with my locked down browser (I unlock it on "safe" sites), but I'll use malwarebytes to clean up other peoples computers. Highly recommend it.
I used to use AVG a long time ago but stopped as I found better programs.