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Old 09-02-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Hi,

Wondering if anyone on here uses this product for their anti-virus. I've been using it without problem and now it keeps saying I am without protection or what I have is old. I updated it but it still says this.

Is this their way of trying to get me to buy their upgraded product? It has never done that before. I normally update it and that is that.

Thanks,

RObyn
It s a way to get you to buy the new one, but there is still a new free version. You don't have to buy, but if you want protection you need to upgrade.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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I was a long-time user of AVG, but found it got buggy and was letting some some nasties get through, so I switched to Avast. I've found that Avast works pretty well.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I love my free AVG. I've never had any problem at all with it and it gives me great protection. It updates reliably and without intruding on my computer usage and it detects and fixes those nasty invaders beautifully.
I recommend AVG.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:35 PM
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I had gotten rid of AVG and was using MSE along with Malwarebyte's and CCleaner. Is it worth it for me to try out Comodo also? I was attacked twice in the past 2 months, but was able to keep from losing my computer to the viruses. Now I'm wondering if I should add anything else for protection or will they just fight each other (MSE and Comodo) and hog too much memory???

What are your thoughts on this?

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AVG Free does seem to be a little buggy lately.
I used to recommend AVG. I don't anymore.
It's either:
-MSE as Mike said. A good product.
or
- The new darling of the "geek set": Comodo.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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I had gotten rid of AVG and was using MSE along with Malwarebyte's and CCleaner. Is it worth it for me to try out Comodo also? I was attacked twice in the past 2 months, but was able to keep from losing my computer to the viruses. Now I'm wondering if I should add anything else for protection or will they just fight each other (MSE and Comodo) and hog too much memory???

What are your thoughts on this?
Do not have 2 active/realtime antivirus scanners, never a good idea. If you want to try another one either uninstall or disable your current one.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:46 PM
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Okay then, should I switch to Comodo from MSE?

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Do not have 2 active/realtime antivirus scanners, never a good idea. If you want to try another one either uninstall or disable your current one.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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That's really a personal choice. Since they are both free it can't hurt to try it.
As Dave said ONLY run one.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I am sure that you can *install* Comodo*, but not let it run all the time.

I have MSE and Malwarebytes running at the same time, but I also have another programme installed, which I run separate.
Somewhere, I read that no programme finds ALL the nasties !
I do a monthly cleanup ...

I use a *modern* 27 inch Flat-screen TV as my monitor, so I just flick over to watching TV, while the programme cruises thru my files.

When I do run the other one, I just turn the two already running off.

So, no idea, if the first two were doing *their* job already, or if the third one is doing nothing ...

Have been doing this for 4 years now, and so far no virus,
as far as I know !
But then I do not visit *questionable* websites !
I never open up any dumb *FWD* stuff.
As a matter of fact, the e-mail filter does work most of the time.
Once and a while, an e-mail with the *FWD* stuff gets thru .
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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Malwarebytes is designed to run along side your normal AV app, it is not a replacement for it, so there's no problem at all with your setup
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Malwarebytes is designed to run along side your normal AV app, it is not a replacement for it, so there's no problem at all with your setup
Yep and it doesn't actually run all the time. It only runs when you call upon it.
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