AVG for free....going, going...

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by cheesypeas, May 28, 2008.

  1. cheesypeas

    cheesypeas Moved on

    No more updates on AVG 7.5..:cry: I can pay and update...grrrr

    Any advice for another free service please...has to be free 'cos I am poor!!
  2. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Moved on

    AVG 8.0?

    The Bear.
  3. cheesypeas

    cheesypeas Moved on

    Apparantly it is 30 quid odd a year??? Or am I going doolally???:D
    Last edited: May 28, 2008
  4. Rob T.

    Rob T. Valued Member

  5. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    It nowhere near a complete security package in it's free version.
  6. Phantom Power

    Phantom Power Valued Member

  7. Cait

    Cait da Bionic is BACK!

    Yeah, AVG 8.0 still has a free version... I'm currently running it.
  8. BlindClown

    BlindClown tinit

    avg for free :D

    best antivirus is


    isnt free unless you know the server settings of your old employers ;)
  9. aikiwolfie

    aikiwolfie ... Supporter

    Sometimes I do a quick scan with the Linux version of AVG. My 3D app does run in Wine after all.
  10. Rhea

    Rhea Laser tag = NOT MA... Supporter

    I use ClamAV, that's free for windows as well I believe.
    Try the latest issue of "micro mart" if you can find it, they did a feature this week.
  11. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    is comodo good?
    thats what i use it sounded good they say its made for big companies so they have improtant information so it must be good.
  12. cheesypeas

    cheesypeas Moved on

    A big thank you to everyone for responding.:D

    After sorting out an issue with Vista, I have successfully installed AVG 8 so I am a happy bunny again.
  13. cheesypeas

    cheesypeas Moved on

  14. kano junior

    kano junior Uchi-Monster!!

    I would recommend Commodo as a firewall and Avast as an antivirus. Both are solid.
  15. adouglasmhor

    adouglasmhor Not an Objectivist

    If you have a router use the firewall on that hardware firewall > software firewall

    Wolfie - where in repositories is AVG ?
  16. aikiwolfie

    aikiwolfie ... Supporter

    It's not. You need to go to the AVG web site and download the free .deb package. Once you have it just double click and it should install automatically.
  17. SpinStorm

    SpinStorm Valued Member

    I had a problem with AVG last time I ran it. My computer got infected with some virus that merged itself with some important windows files and AVG wasnt able to clean the files, it just deleted them. AVG deleting winlogon.exe rendered the computer useless and I had to reformat. Im wary of using it sinse then. When the cure is more harmful than the ailment somethings definatly not right..

    Another interesting thing about AVG is some of the newer functionality thats causing some havok, it checks URL'z to see if they contain any malicious code and has been raising hell with some sites stats/logs. There is an article about this phenomena at theregister.co.uk - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/13/avg_scanner_skews_web_traffic_numbers

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