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Old 02-06-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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I've been out doing research on this. Found a set of reviews at PC Magazine. I don't have a date for the reviews, but since the program versions are 2009 it has to be recent. I will admit that this is one Hell of a surprise!!!!!

PC Magazine

To top it off the reviewer is going to install it on his PC because he so impressed. Scroll down on the page.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2333448,00.asp

Guess I'll be looking into Norton again.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Default StopZilla NNNNNNNNNoooooooooooo

DO NOT Buy Stopzilla, I just went through a long process to get rid of it!!

Take a Look at Vipre. [url]www.sunbelt-software.com[/url]
I recommend you get Vipre (anti-spyware / anti-virus)
and the Personal firewall.

If you are running any of the old tech Anti-virus ie. Mcafee, Norton, Kaspersky etc
and old tech spyware. Your going to be amazed at how fast your System boots and
with Vipre.

Note: I noticed one of the posts that implied, anti-virus and anti-spyware were one in the same. They are Not. They use different methods of searching for their intended target.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:46 AM
 
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Default Re: AVG or Stopzilla?

Hi,
Obviously AVG is best but it decreases the speed of your pc.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How much overhead does Avast use? We are using Trend Micro due to a number of reasons and lately (I think an update is to fault) it's been as bad as Symantec. So now we are looking for something new. I like ZA (still on the main desktop) but they consistently force a new subscription at least a month early. If they didn't do that I'd stay with them, but I won't be ripped off that way.

I just got an offer for Comodo, but I got in on a beta of that and it sucked! I wonder if it's any better now...
Sorry, guess I missed your question about Avast.

According to Task Manager>Processes, it shows several entries.
ashDisp.exe 1976k
ashServ.exe 1248k
ashWebSv.exe 10,600k
ashMaiSv.exe 688k

Some of these may vary slightly, but the current total is ~ 14,512k
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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I have installed STOPzilla from 3 days and is blocking a lot of useful content. And i have no option to allow. I will try Vipre.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Hi,
Obviously AVG is best but it decreases the speed of your pc.

I use AVG Free 9.0. While overall, it seems to do a good job, and provides regular updates, it does indeed decrease the speed of the PC. It seems like each time it updates, it takes a bit longer when it's running a scan. It scans for nearly 13 hours each time, which seems pretty excessive to me. When I first started using it, it would run for around 3 hours or so. Now when I'm online, things can come to a complete standstill for a couple of minutes a little too frequent until it's completely finished scanning.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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Another thread resurrected from the grave.

This time it's at least an interesting one!

I did notice that my posts in this one shows my surprise at the results in reviews of Norton (NIS) and the crossover from my old opinion of it and the new.

My opinion hasn't changed. I still use it on all our computers and a lot of clients. No complaints except for a dentist running a program called Dentrix. Norton and Dentrix are like oil and water.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Don't get AVG in the meantime. The most recent versions are buggy. It has compatability problems with ZoneAlarm and brings your browser down to a crawl.

I switched over to Microsoft Security Essentials which is free.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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I have last version of AVG before 9 and don't notice much of a speed decrease. I had zonealarm also but that gave me MAJOR problems where browsers wouldn't work and only a reboot would solve. Switched to spybot and no problems.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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AVG 9.0 seems to be having problems with older XP systems.

AVG Forums - Windows XP Hangs On Boot After Latest AVG 9 Upgrade

I removed ZoneAlarm and put up the Norton firewall, and still had the performance problems. I removed AVG and everything ran fine. I went back to ZoneAlarm and added MSE as antivirus. I'm looking at Norton, which is available for free from ISP, but I've heard that firewall is slow.
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