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MZB

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:29 am
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I have a Dell system with XP Home.

I've used AVG for years and I've been satisfied. However, I will now have to
upgrade to AVG 8.0 Free and I keep reading about lots of problems with it.

I've read somewhere that Avira is excellent.

Can someone confirm or suggest alternatives?

Mel

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Big Al

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:35 am
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MZB wrote:
> I have a Dell system with XP Home.
>
> I've used AVG for years and I've been satisfied. However, I will now have to
> upgrade to AVG 8.0 Free and I keep reading about lots of problems with it.
>
> I've read somewhere that Avira is excellent.
>
> Can someone confirm or suggest alternatives?
>
> Mel
>
>

I don't have issues with AVG 8. I've disabled the web links and not
installed the email scan. Other than that its okay, its a bit more
picky than 7.5, but that might be better.

Avast seems to be a good suggestion by others.
NOD32 seems also to be suggested.

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MoiMoi

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:35 am
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In article , BigAl DeleteThis @nowhere.com says...
> MZB wrote:
> > I have a Dell system with XP Home.
> >
> > I've used AVG for years and I've been satisfied. However, I will now have to
> > upgrade to AVG 8.0 Free and I keep reading about lots of problems with it.
> >
> > I've read somewhere that Avira is excellent.
> >
> > Can someone confirm or suggest alternatives?
> >
> > Mel
> >
> >
>
> I don't have issues with AVG 8. I've disabled the web links and not
> installed the email scan.

Same here.

MM
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David H. Lipman

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:44 am
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From: "MZB"

| I have a Dell system with XP Home.
|
| I've used AVG for years and I've been satisfied. However, I will now have to
| upgrade to AVG 8.0 Free and I keep reading about lots of problems with it.
|
| I've read somewhere that Avira is excellent.
|
| Can someone confirm or suggest alternatives?
|
| Mel
|

The free Avira AntiVir is an excellent replacement and is *better* than AVG.

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Dave Cohen

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:12 am
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David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "MZB"
>
> | I have a Dell system with XP Home.
> |
> | I've used AVG for years and I've been satisfied. However, I will now have to
> | upgrade to AVG 8.0 Free and I keep reading about lots of problems with it.
> |
> | I've read somewhere that Avira is excellent.
> |
> | Can someone confirm or suggest alternatives?
> |
> | Mel
> |
>
> The free Avira AntiVir is an excellent replacement and is *better* than AVG.
>

True, but AVG 8 is OK. Avira does something funny which keeps the ZA
tray icon continually active. No big deal but I switched to AVG 8. No
problems with it.
Dave Cohen
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Pegleg

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(Msg. 6) Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:12 am
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(Msg. 7) Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:37 pm
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Kayman

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(Msg. 8) Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:40 pm
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On Tue, 20 May 2008 03:12:29 GMT, Dave Cohen wrote:

> David H. Lipman wrote:
>> From: "MZB"
>>
>>| I have a Dell system with XP Home.
>>|
>>| I've used AVG for years and I've been satisfied. However, I will now have to
>>| upgrade to AVG 8.0 Free and I keep reading about lots of problems with it.
>>|
>>| I've read somewhere that Avira is excellent.
>>|
>>| Can someone confirm or suggest alternatives?
>>|
>>| Mel
>>|
>>
>> The free Avira AntiVir is an excellent replacement and is *better* than AVG.
>>
>
> True, but AVG 8 is OK. Avira does something funny which keeps the ZA
> tray icon continually active. No big deal but I switched to AVG 8. No
> problems with it.
> Dave Cohen

Maybe re-evaluating the usage of your 3rd party fw apps would be in order.
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RH710

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(Msg. 9) Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:11 am
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FredW wrote:
> On Tue, 20 May 2008 06:53:58 +0100, "Gaz" wrote:
>
>> David H. Lipman wrote:
>>> From: "MZB"
>>>
>>>> I've read somewhere that Avira is excellent.
>>>>
>>> The free Avira AntiVir is an excellent replacement and is *better*
>>> than AVG.
>> Be aware though it uses absurd and outrageous statements in its pop up
>> adverts that follow antivirus updates.
>
> http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm
>
> (or use your firewall as described by VanguardLH)
>
I prefer Avast myself.But that's just me.The original skin that comes
with Avast isn't very attractive but you can download others.RH710
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Max Wachtel

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(Msg. 10) Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:12 am
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On 5/19/2008 9:29 PM, MZB after much thought,came up with this jewel:
> I have a Dell system with XP Home.
>
> I've used AVG for years and I've been satisfied. However, I will now have to
> upgrade to AVG 8.0 Free and I keep reading about lots of problems with it.
>
> I've read somewhere that Avira is excellent.
>
> Can someone confirm or suggest alternatives?
>
> Mel

I have used AVG in the past and was not impressed(I caught a nasty).
Then I switched to Avast(my connection got hosed one too many times
because of false-positives). Good thing I don't update all my systems at
the same time. Then I installed CA(it let another nasty in). Since
installing AntiVir-no problems (and I don't mind clicking an OK button
once a day for top-notch protection). I run David Lipman's MULTI_AV tool
once a month to make sure systems are clean.

I have a couple of questions for you. What security measures have you
taken so far? For example,have you turned off un-needed windows
services? I see you use Outlook Express,do you know about alternative
e-mail clients and browsers that are more secure then those supplied by
Microsoft? What AntiSpyware program(s) are you using now? Are you using
a router and/or firewall? Are you using any type of HIPS software?
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katewinslate




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(Msg. 11) Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:56 am
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I suggest you that avg is better than avira.
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eran




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(Msg. 12) Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:03 pm
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Well all the way...........AVAST.
Though avira is not worthless bt, i recommend Avast .
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