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Old 05-24-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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Well, if they're classifying AVG Free as malware, then all I can say to you is, good luck with that.
Ditto. Ex-military or not that is very bad advice.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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Makes you wonder about what?
What the heck caused you all that grief!!
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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Which version? I ask because I never get any pop-ups or notices from my NIS V2009. I spent the first couple of weeks checking on it because I thought it wasn't working.
I don't know what version. Its fairly new; maybe 7 months old. It kept giving me pop-up alerts telling me I needed to download the newest version. So I assume its one back from what's out now.




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Ditto. Ex-military or not that is very bad advice.
The conversation came up over several problems I had w/ AVG free before purchasing mcaffee for my home computer. I'm no expert on the matter; just passing along what I was told by the company that works on our machines.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There's a new program called Panda Cloud Antivirus, but I haven't tried it yet. They make it sound good, though.

BTW, viruses and malware are completely different critters. If these military guys are calling one as the other (or vice versa,) they are mistaken and the guys here are on the money.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:29 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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BTW, viruses and malware are completely different critters. If these military guys are calling one as the other (or vice versa,) they are mistaken and the guys here are on the money.
They're saying AVG invites malware into the system. They give you the free version, and you have to buy the pay version to get rid of the stuff the free version let in.

It happened on my system at home.

And another program identified AVG free as malware.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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They're saying AVG invites malware into the system. They give you the free version, and you have to buy the pay version to get rid of the stuff the free version let in.

It happened on my system at home.

And another program identified AVG free as malware.
There is malware out there that will disable just about ANY AV app you can install, including Norton, Trend Micro, etc. Targeting AVG Free as being weak because of this just shows how much they DON'T know. I constantly get machines in my shop infected with crap even though they have current security software installed, that's the way it is, some of this stuff is very sophisticated.

And which program Id's AVG as malware?

It's poor surfing habits, lack of common sense, and inattention that usually invite malware into your computer, blaming your AV solution is like the mechanic blaming his tools because he can't get his car running.

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Old 05-25-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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What the heck caused you all that grief!!
NIS 2009 caused the grief, as I already explained. Every issue disappeared after removal of NIS.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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opinions, opinions.



i'll trust ex-military IT pro's over an internet forum user.


no offense.
There are plenty of IT pro's using this forum. AVG is NOT malware.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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They're saying AVG invites malware into the system. They give you the free version, and you have to buy the pay version to get rid of the stuff the free version let in.

It happened on my system at home.

And another program identified AVG free as malware.
There is a lot of stuff floating around out there that looks promising, but is not the real thing. I'd want to know exactly there this stuff came from. I don't think it came from Nortons.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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It's poor surfing habits, lack of common sense, and inattention that usually invite malware into your computer, blaming your AV solution is like the mechanic blaming his tools because he can't get his car running.

I have about 10 websites that I visit. I don't know where the bug came from. Your trying to blame something on me by saying I don't know what I'm doing. Don't be such an a$$hole.



I don't see the need in arguing this. I'm telling you what I experienced and what I was told. You might as well be arguing with a wall.
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