AVG Anyone?



JCB_MCSE_wannabe
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
An MCT friend of mine suggested that I try AVG antivirus for my laptop in
response to me vocalizing my dissatisfaction with the "other Big Two"
anti-virus software producers. After downloading the FREE product from
http://free.grisoft.com I continued to also run my existing McAfee product.

I get VERY frequent updates from AVG. This could be indicative of a number
of issues, the two most likely of which are: 1) they are playing "catch-up"
with industry leaders' virus definitions, or 2) They are themselves VERY
proactive and send out very timely updates as they are developed, rather than
bundling them. Providing individual definition updates as they are available
should provide better real-time currency in the level of virus protection
from new threats, at least in theory.

Anyway, within the last two months I received infected emails within hours
of the most recent AVG update. AVG stopped the offending virus but it was
undetected by McAfee - until DAYS later when I received the then-current
update from them. This suggests that scenario 2) is why I receive such
frequent updates from AVG.

For a free product, it seems to be doing the job well.

Does anyone else have any experience with AVG, either god or bad?

Thanks!
--
JCB\1059

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
From: "JCB_MCSE_wannabe" <JCBMCSEwannabe@discussions.microsoft.com>

| An MCT friend of mine suggested that I try AVG antivirus for my laptop in
| response to me vocalizing my dissatisfaction with the "other Big Two"
| anti-virus software producers. After downloading the FREE product from
| http://free.grisoft.com I continued to also run my existing McAfee product.
|
| I get VERY frequent updates from AVG. This could be indicative of a number
| of issues, the two most likely of which are: 1) they are playing "catch-up"
| with industry leaders' virus definitions, or 2) They are themselves VERY
| proactive and send out very timely updates as they are developed, rather than
| bundling them. Providing individual definition updates as they are available
| should provide better real-time currency in the level of virus protection
| from new threats, at least in theory.
|
| Anyway, within the last two months I received infected emails within hours
| of the most recent AVG update. AVG stopped the offending virus but it was
| undetected by McAfee - until DAYS later when I received the then-current
| update from them. This suggests that scenario 2) is why I receive such
| frequent updates from AVG.
|
| For a free product, it seems to be doing the job well.
|
| Does anyone else have any experience with AVG, either god or bad?
|
| Thanks!
| --
| JCB\1059

AVG works. But it is highly contraindicated to have two anti virus products installed at
the same time. This is especially true of both are performing "On Access" scanning of data.

If you like AVG v7.x, remove McAfee.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Bigbruva
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
I have used AVG for a couple of years now and they are pretty good, I have
not had a virus get through to those computers in that time, although lots
of spyware did make it!
Many AV companies are now supporting antispyware scanning too (about time
IMHO!) currently AVG does not so you might want to consider that.
Also remember that this application is only free for personal use!
If you are protecting a work computer you should buy the Professional or
SoHo version of the product, this will help support the free product.

Does that help?

BB

"JCB_MCSE_wannabe" <JCBMCSEwannabe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:ACF29662-D84C-4272-8B8A-8D213794E283@microsoft.com...
> An MCT friend of mine suggested that I try AVG antivirus for my laptop in
> response to me vocalizing my dissatisfaction with the "other Big Two"
> anti-virus software producers. After downloading the FREE product from
> http://free.grisoft.com I continued to also run my existing McAfee
> product.
>
> I get VERY frequent updates from AVG. This could be indicative of a
> number
> of issues, the two most likely of which are: 1) they are playing
> "catch-up"
> with industry leaders' virus definitions, or 2) They are themselves VERY
> proactive and send out very timely updates as they are developed, rather
> than
> bundling them. Providing individual definition updates as they are
> available
> should provide better real-time currency in the level of virus protection
> from new threats, at least in theory.
>
> Anyway, within the last two months I received infected emails within hours
> of the most recent AVG update. AVG stopped the offending virus but it was
> undetected by McAfee - until DAYS later when I received the then-current
> update from them. This suggests that scenario 2) is why I receive such
> frequent updates from AVG.
>
> For a free product, it seems to be doing the job well.
>
> Does anyone else have any experience with AVG, either god or bad?
>
> Thanks!
> --
> JCB\1059

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
(-;

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
news:OcNheKccFHA.3464@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> From: "JCB_MCSE_wannabe" <JCBMCSEwannabe@discussions.microsoft.com>
>
> | An MCT friend of mine suggested that I try AVG antivirus for my laptop
> in
> | response to me vocalizing my dissatisfaction with the "other Big Two"
> | anti-virus software producers. After downloading the FREE product from
> | http://free.grisoft.com I continued to also run my existing McAfee
> product.
> |
> | I get VERY frequent updates from AVG. This could be indicative of a
> number
> | of issues, the two most likely of which are: 1) they are playing
> "catch-up"
> | with industry leaders' virus definitions, or 2) They are themselves VERY
> | proactive and send out very timely updates as they are developed, rather
> than
> | bundling them. Providing individual definition updates as they are
> available
> | should provide better real-time currency in the level of virus
> protection
> | from new threats, at least in theory.
> |
> | Anyway, within the last two months I received infected emails within
> hours
> | of the most recent AVG update. AVG stopped the offending virus but it
> was
> | undetected by McAfee - until DAYS later when I received the then-current
> | update from them. This suggests that scenario 2) is why I receive such
> | frequent updates from AVG.
> |
> | For a free product, it seems to be doing the job well.
> |
> | Does anyone else have any experience with AVG, either god or bad?
> |
> | Thanks!
> | --
> | JCB\1059
>
> AVG works. But it is highly contraindicated to have two anti virus
> products installed at
> the same time. This is especially true of both are performing "On Access"
> scanning of data.
>
> If you like AVG v7.x, remove McAfee.
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>

Catherder2000
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
"Bigbruva" <Richardh@dontusethis.ws> wrote in message
news:e27dqWccFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> I have used AVG for a couple of years now and they are pretty good, I have
> not had a virus get through to those computers in that time, although lots
> of spyware did make it!
> Many AV companies are now supporting antispyware scanning too (about time
> IMHO!) currently AVG does not so you might want to consider that.
> Also remember that this application is only free for personal use!
> If you are protecting a work computer you should buy the Professional or
> SoHo version of the product, this will help support the free product.
>
> Does that help?
>
> BB
>
> "JCB_MCSE_wannabe" <JCBMCSEwannabe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:ACF29662-D84C-4272-8B8A-8D213794E283@microsoft.com...
> > An MCT friend of mine suggested that I try AVG antivirus for my laptop
in
> > response to me vocalizing my dissatisfaction with the "other Big Two"
> > anti-virus software producers. After downloading the FREE product from
> > http://free.grisoft.com I continued to also run my existing McAfee
> > product.
> >
> > I get VERY frequent updates from AVG. This could be indicative of a
> > number
> > of issues, the two most likely of which are: 1) they are playing
> > "catch-up"
> > with industry leaders' virus definitions, or 2) They are themselves VERY
> > proactive and send out very timely updates as they are developed, rather
> > than
> > bundling them. Providing individual definition updates as they are
> > available
> > should provide better real-time currency in the level of virus
protection
> > from new threats, at least in theory.
> >
> > Anyway, within the last two months I received infected emails within
hours
> > of the most recent AVG update. AVG stopped the offending virus but it
was
> > undetected by McAfee - until DAYS later when I received the then-current
> > update from them. This suggests that scenario 2) is why I receive such
> > frequent updates from AVG.
> >
> > For a free product, it seems to be doing the job well.
> >
> > Does anyone else have any experience with AVG, either god or bad?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > --
> > JCB\1059
>
Just my two cents,

My sister clued me in on AVG three years ago. I tried the free version for
several months and upgraded from Norton to AVG when my Norton licenses
expired. I purchased the Pro version. Their price for a two year license
cost as much as a one year license for McAfee or Norton at the time. I have
been getting regular updates, perform weekly scans of all files on all
drives and have not had a problem with Virii, Trojans or Worms (knock on
wood) yet. Before that I did have one boot sector virus infect one of the
family computers that was supposed to be protected by McAfee. We use
Symantec AV Corporate Edition where I work. I am curious to see what AVG is
going to do about adding Spyware detection and eradication support to their
product.

Spyware is covered by SpyBot S&D (batch file auto updates it daily and
performs a weekly scan), IESpyAd (kix scripts to install and maintain
updates) and by using a browser with popup blocking built-in. My default
browser is AvantBrowser - tabbed browser, PopUp and Ad blocking, flash and
pictures disabled/enabled with the touch of a button control, and built in
user selectable search engine.

Have a nice day,
Harvey Lange

JCB_MCSE_wannabe
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Yes, I know. I am currently running a small unregistered AD domain network
for labbing purposes. Since using AVG on my laptop however, I have been
considering buying the AVG Server product, but because it is not as well
known as Norton, McAfee, etc., I was a bit hesitant. I was waiting to see if
there was any compelling reason provided by others in this forum to use an
alternate AV product (for servers and clients).

Thanks,
--
JCB\1059


"Bigbruva" wrote:

> I have used AVG for a couple of years now and they are pretty good, I have
> not had a virus get through to those computers in that time, although lots
> of spyware did make it!
> Many AV companies are now supporting antispyware scanning too (about time
> IMHO!) currently AVG does not so you might want to consider that.
> Also remember that this application is only free for personal use!
> If you are protecting a work computer you should buy the Professional or
> SoHo version of the product, this will help support the free product.
>
> Does that help?
>
> BB
>
> "JCB_MCSE_wannabe" <JCBMCSEwannabe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:ACF29662-D84C-4272-8B8A-8D213794E283@microsoft.com...
> > An MCT friend of mine suggested that I try AVG antivirus for my laptop in
> > response to me vocalizing my dissatisfaction with the "other Big Two"
> > anti-virus software producers. After downloading the FREE product from
> > http://free.grisoft.com I continued to also run my existing McAfee
> > product.
> >
> > I get VERY frequent updates from AVG. This could be indicative of a
> > number
> > of issues, the two most likely of which are: 1) they are playing
> > "catch-up"
> > with industry leaders' virus definitions, or 2) They are themselves VERY
> > proactive and send out very timely updates as they are developed, rather
> > than
> > bundling them. Providing individual definition updates as they are
> > available
> > should provide better real-time currency in the level of virus protection
> > from new threats, at least in theory.
> >
> > Anyway, within the last two months I received infected emails within hours
> > of the most recent AVG update. AVG stopped the offending virus but it was
> > undetected by McAfee - until DAYS later when I received the then-current
> > update from them. This suggests that scenario 2) is why I receive such
> > frequent updates from AVG.
> >
> > For a free product, it seems to be doing the job well.
> >
> > Does anyone else have any experience with AVG, either god or bad?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > --
> > JCB\1059
>
>
>

roberto
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
i have used several antivirus...... AVG is pretty good!!! and works
perfect!! I highly recomend this prodcut to anyone!!

But u should not use 2 ntivirus programs at same time!! Uninstall Mac Afee
and just use AVG

Robert

"JCB_MCSE_wannabe" <JCBMCSEwannabe@discussions.microsoft.com> escribió en el
mensaje news:7154D62F-D049-45A4-9A9B-0B4EE7771991@microsoft.com...
> Yes, I know. I am currently running a small unregistered AD domain
network
> for labbing purposes. Since using AVG on my laptop however, I have been
> considering buying the AVG Server product, but because it is not as well
> known as Norton, McAfee, etc., I was a bit hesitant. I was waiting to see
if
> there was any compelling reason provided by others in this forum to use an
> alternate AV product (for servers and clients).
>
> Thanks,
> --
> JCB\1059
>
>
> "Bigbruva" wrote:
>
> > I have used AVG for a couple of years now and they are pretty good, I
have
> > not had a virus get through to those computers in that time, although
lots
> > of spyware did make it!
> > Many AV companies are now supporting antispyware scanning too (about
time
> > IMHO!) currently AVG does not so you might want to consider that.
> > Also remember that this application is only free for personal use!
> > If you are protecting a work computer you should buy the Professional or
> > SoHo version of the product, this will help support the free product.
> >
> > Does that help?
> >
> > BB
> >
> > "JCB_MCSE_wannabe" <JCBMCSEwannabe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > message news:ACF29662-D84C-4272-8B8A-8D213794E283@microsoft.com...
> > > An MCT friend of mine suggested that I try AVG antivirus for my laptop
in
> > > response to me vocalizing my dissatisfaction with the "other Big Two"
> > > anti-virus software producers. After downloading the FREE product
from
> > > http://free.grisoft.com I continued to also run my existing McAfee
> > > product.
> > >
> > > I get VERY frequent updates from AVG. This could be indicative of a
> > > number
> > > of issues, the two most likely of which are: 1) they are playing
> > > "catch-up"
> > > with industry leaders' virus definitions, or 2) They are themselves
VERY
> > > proactive and send out very timely updates as they are developed,
rather
> > > than
> > > bundling them. Providing individual definition updates as they are
> > > available
> > > should provide better real-time currency in the level of virus
protection
> > > from new threats, at least in theory.
> > >
> > > Anyway, within the last two months I received infected emails within
hours
> > > of the most recent AVG update. AVG stopped the offending virus but it
was
> > > undetected by McAfee - until DAYS later when I received the
then-current
> > > update from them. This suggests that scenario 2) is why I receive
such
> > > frequent updates from AVG.
> > >
> > > For a free product, it seems to be doing the job well.
> > >
> > > Does anyone else have any experience with AVG, either god or bad?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > --
> > > JCB\1059
> >
> >
> >


AVG Anyone?