Best AntiVirus Program

Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Razzler On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:36 pm

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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:05 pm

Razzler wrote:AVG is one of the best FREE anti virus program out there.

Yesterday, I would have said the same thing. Maybe I did, in this thread. Today, I installed Microsoft's new free version "Microsoft Security Essentials" which also looks for Spyware. It is soooo freegin intuitive, its amazing. I'll be installing it on all my PCs soon.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... s-download
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Razzler On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:10 pm

Hmmm.... the test of time will tell it all.. :notsure: ;)
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:55 pm

I'm going to try AVG, I have a dislike for Microsoft programs in general, case in point is IE, I switched to Firefox a long time ago and never looked back. I had to use IE a few days ago for a work-related program that required IE, first time I used it in a long while.
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:04 pm

That's the one ....... I screwed up on my last post ...... AGV is the one that is giving me the constant popups. I can't figure out how to get rid of it ....

Other than that it's been great. I use AGV & Avast together, plus Spybot & CC cleaner to keep it running smooth.
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Razzler On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:32 pm

SMITTY wrote:AGV is the one that is giving me the constant popups. I can't figure out how to get rid of it ....

Just down load the new vo from the link above then uninstall the one you have and install the new one.
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:45 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:
Razzler wrote:AVG is one of the best FREE anti virus program out there.

Yesterday, I would have said the same thing. Maybe I did, in this thread. Today, I installed Microsoft's new free version "Microsoft Security Essentials" which also looks for Spyware. It is soooo freegin intuitive, its amazing. I'll be installing it on all my PCs soon.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... s-download

I have one computer that has been really goofy lately. I pulled all the AV and loaded that MSE and it works well now. Thanks, now lets see if it will let me open firefox.
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:50 pm

I uninstalled Norton, used the link above to get to the AVG site, downloaded it, now I can't find any icons or mention of it in my programs list. Suggestions?
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:55 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:I uninstalled Norton, used the link above to get to the AVG site, downloaded it, now I can't find any icons or mention of it in my programs list. Suggestions?

John, you just downloaded it. Now you have to execute the Install program by clicking on the object you downloaded. Do you remember which folder it downloaded to? If not, just do a search of your entire C: drive for AVG.
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Razzler On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:58 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:downloaded it, now I can't find any icons or mention of it in my programs list.

You d/l it. But did you install it?
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:03 pm

Searching now. I flipped to the other PC for the forum.
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:07 pm

Found it, in "My Documents" in the "Downloads" folder. Loading the program now.
Usually there is an icon on the desktop when I download a program that is used to execute the installation.

Thanks!!!!
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:14 pm

Ever since I started using Firefox the same thing happens to me every time I download something. If I miss that little pop up box in the lower right corner, I'm screwed - searching forever... :roll:


Razzler wrote:Just down load the new vo from the link above then uninstall the one you have and install the new one.

Thanks Raz. That was gonna be my next question! 8-)
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:22 pm

It's installed. I noticed as soon as I uninstalled Norton and restarted the PC that it was responding much faster then it has in a long time.
I'll see what happens tomorrow.
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Re: Best AntiVirus Program

PostBy: djackman On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:14 am

SMITTY wrote:Ever since I started using Firefox the same thing happens to me every time I download something. If I miss that little pop up box in the lower right corner, I'm screwed - searching forever... :roll:


On the top bar in Firefox Tools->Downloads will take you the default download location.

You can change the preferences to prompt you for a location for each download or change the default location (to something you'll remember :D )

AV related, finished moving ~400 seats to AVG9 last week. Smooth upgrade - only a handful required manual intervention.
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