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Brian W

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:25 am
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My AVG licence is due to expire shortly, is it worth renewing or will the
free MSE do as good a job (or better) ?

Thoughts/opinions?

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FredW

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:25 am
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Bear Bottoms

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:25 am
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"Brian W" wrote in


> My AVG licence is due to expire shortly, is it worth renewing or will
> the free MSE do as good a job (or better) ?
>
> Thoughts/opinions?
>

You might be better off with AVAST...which has recently become stronger
than Avira....flip flops....though both are good...with a bit of help
from the likes of DriveSentry. You could go with Comodo Internet Security
Premium which provides a much wider variety of protection.

MSE is a resource hog and misses much of the newer malware.

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Man-wai Chang

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:25 am
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On 21/11/2010 18:11, Brian W wrote:
> My AVG licence is due to expire shortly, is it worth renewing or will
> the free MSE do as good a job (or better) ?

AVG is still free to renew....

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:26 pm
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Bear Bottoms wrote in


> "Brian W" wrote in
>
>
>> My AVG licence is due to expire shortly, is it worth renewing or
>> will the free MSE do as good a job (or better) ?
>>
>> Thoughts/opinions?
>>
>
> You might be better off

Ignoring this person. Smile


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VanguardLH

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(Msg. 6) Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:08 pm
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Man-wai Chang wrote:

> Brian W wrote:
>
>> My AVG licence is due to expire shortly, is it worth renewing or will
>> the free MSE do as good a job (or better) ?
>
> AVG is still free to renew....

Even if you BUY the "paid version" as stated in the Subject header?

There are freeware and payware versions of Grisoft's AVG. The OP
definitely said they have or are interested in the payware version which
includes protection mechanisms *not* available in the freeware version;
see http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free. Some users
actually do want support from the software vendor. Won't get that with
the freeware version.

For the payware version, you buy renewal licenses. Since I don't use
AVG (and especially a paid version of it), I can't find out what is the
cost for a license renewal (http://www.avg.com/us-en/upgrade). Don't
know why they hide the costs.
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RayLopez99

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(Msg. 7) Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:55 am
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On Nov 21, 12:11 pm, "Brian W"
wrote:
> My AVG licence is due to expire shortly, is it worth renewing or will the
> free MSE do as good a job (or better) ?
>
> Thoughts/opinions?

What version of Windows?

RL
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Man-wai Chang

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(Msg. 8) Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:27 am
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> Even if you BUY the "paid version" as stated in the Subject header?

AVG antivirus always has a free version.

http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

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VanguardLH

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(Msg. 9) Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:55 pm
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Man-wai Chang wrote:

>> Even if you BUY the "paid version" as stated in the Subject header?
>
> AVG antivirus always has a free version.
>
> http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

So is your suggestion to the OP to discontinue the paid version and go
with the free version? If so, what functionality of the paid version is
lost when going to the free version (so the OP knows just what you are
suggesting)?
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Man-wai Chang

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(Msg. 10) Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:26 am
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> So is your suggestion to the OP to discontinue the paid version and go
> with the free version?

Yes, Your Honor!

> If so, what functionality of the paid version is lost when going to
> the free version (so the OP knows just what you are suggesting)?

As a customer, he/she could just ask AVG's customer service.

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RayLopez99

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(Msg. 11) Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:42 am
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On Nov 23, 3:52 pm, Man-wai Chang wrote:
> > So is your suggestion to the OP to discontinue the paid version and go
> > with the free version?
>
> Yes, Your Honor!

What is your suggestion as to the Korean conflict? Will the North
attack the South? You are asian so you are an expert on all things in
that part of the world.

RL
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(Msg. 12) Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:32 pm
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On 21 Nov 2010 13:34:08 GMT, Bear Bottoms
wrote:

>"Brian W" wrote in
>
>
>> My AVG licence is due to expire shortly, is it worth renewing or will
>> the free MSE do as good a job (or better) ?
>>
>> Thoughts/opinions?
>>
>
>You might be better off with AVAST...which has recently become stronger
>than Avira....flip flops....though both are good...with a bit of help
>from the likes of DriveSentry. You could go with Comodo Internet Security
>Premium which provides a much wider variety of protection.
>
>MSE is a resource hog and misses much of the newer malware.
I have installed MSE on several computers, albeit they are all newer
machines, and have not noticed any resource problems. Additionally,
none of the users have encountered a problem with newer malware.
Where ever you go, there you are.
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RayLopez99

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(Msg. 13) Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:55 am
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On Nov 21, 3:34 pm, Bear Bottoms wrote:

> from the likes of DriveSentry. You could go with Comodo Internet Security
> Premium which provides a much wider variety of protection.

I recently employed the freeware version of Comodo AV and with my paid
for software firewall by Look 'n' Stop and my hardware firewall I am
very happy with it.

System is XP on a Pentium IV.

RL
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