AVG Anti-Virus 2014 Free Edition
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AVG Anti-Virus 2014 Free Edition

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Found 9th Sep 2013
This is a great free Anti-Virus program, I've used it for years and never had any problems so I'm recommending it to the people!

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Hope this helps you out guys!

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Seem to be exacly the same as the 2013 version apart from date change.
But its still a good free antivirus use it on all my computers
Edited by: "thaigary" 9th Sep 2013

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thaigary

Seem to be exacly to same as the 2013 version apart from date change.



They will have made background changes that you won't be able to see.. such as updated definitions etc

My Norton runs out soon, would this be a good switch?

Just a trial, 30 days from the looks of it

If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much better than AVG's software. Otherwise, if you have a Barclays account and use their Online Banking service; you can download the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security for FREE here. If you are eligible for this offer, and are a Windows PC user; I can think of no reason not to use this as your main security product.

Bitdefender, Kaspersky and F-Secure are the top three security companies in the world, so use any of their products if you are going to pay for an anti-virus program or internet security suite. They consistently come out top in all independent lab tests year-on-year. Here is one of the most recent tests which AV-TEST carried out (AV-TEST are an independent IT-security institute). I had a read of the results and article yesterday, a very interesting read, if you are into security or a bit of a security expert (like me).

Anyway, if anyone has any questions related on security whatsoever, please ask, I will be more than happy to answer them.

Regards,
Transformers

MSE!

Thanks OP!

Transformers

If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much … If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much better than AVG's software. Otherwise, if you have a Barclays account and use their Online Banking service; you can download the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security for FREE here. If you are eligible for this offer, and are a Windows PC user; I can think of no reason not to use this as your main security product.Bitdefender, Kaspersky and F-Secure are the top three security companies in the world, so use any of their products if you are going to pay for an anti-virus program or internet security suite. They consistently come out top in all independent lab tests year-on-year. Here is one of the most recent tests which AV-TEST carried out (AV-TEST are an independent IT-security institute). I had a read of the results and article yesterday, a very interesting read, if you are into security or a bit of a security expert (like me).Anyway, if anyone has any questions related on security whatsoever, please ask, I will be more than happy to answer them. :)Regards,Transformers



I was using mse because a couple of years ago it seemed to be highly rated for free software, but now seems to have dropped down the list of free antivirus software. Do you think I should ditch it for avast?

Secondly, my wife's laptop seems to have a major problem. She is still using Internet Explorer and constantly. Whenever she opens a new tab for example, gets this "Congratulations, you have won ..... " message talking at her. Is there any way to get rid of it. I've looked for software to stop all these ads popping up but can't decide if it is worth installing any of it, or if I will end up making matters worse. Would uninstalling IE then re-installing be any use?

lowrieh1

I was using mse because a couple of years ago it seemed to be highly … I was using mse because a couple of years ago it seemed to be highly rated for free software, but now seems to have dropped down the list of free antivirus software. Do you think I should ditch it for avast?Secondly, my wife's laptop seems to have a major problem. She is still using Internet Explorer and constantly. Whenever she opens a new tab for example, gets this "Congratulations, you have won ..... " message talking at her. Is there any way to get rid of it. I've looked for software to stop all these ads popping up but can't decide if it is worth installing any of it, or if I will end up making matters worse. Would uninstalling IE then re-installing be any use?



Next time use chrome. Scan your pc with malware bytes. Back up everything if no luck do a factory reset. But. Scan it full first. And re set the settings. Look, under Internet explore settings

markhuges

Next time use chrome. Scan your pc with malware bytes. Back up … Next time use chrome. Scan your pc with malware bytes. Back up everything if no luck do a factory reset. But. Scan it full first. And re set the settings. Look, under Internet explore settings



Thanks. Will give it a try.

lowrieh1

I was using mse because a couple of years ago it seemed to be highly … I was using mse because a couple of years ago it seemed to be highly rated for free software, but now seems to have dropped down the list of free antivirus software. Do you think I should ditch it for avast?Secondly, my wife's laptop seems to have a major problem. She is still using Internet Explorer and constantly. Whenever she opens a new tab for example, gets this "Congratulations, you have won ..... " message talking at her. Is there any way to get rid of it. I've looked for software to stop all these ads popping up but can't decide if it is worth installing any of it, or if I will end up making matters worse. Would uninstalling IE then re-installing be any use?



Use superantispyware

lowrieh1

Secondly, my wife's laptop seems to have a major problem. She is still … Secondly, my wife's laptop seems to have a major problem. She is still using Internet Explorer and constantly. Whenever she opens a new tab for example, gets this "Congratulations, you have won ..... " message talking at her. Is there any way to get rid of it. I've looked for software to stop all these ads popping up but can't decide if it is worth installing any of it, or if I will end up making matters worse. Would uninstalling IE then re-installing be any use?



Did you manage to fix it?

Transformers

If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much … If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much better than AVG's software.



Another vote for Avast. AVG had its day a long time ago, these days it is bloated, and pretty ineffective. Avast is both my professional and personal recommendation to clients and family members alike. It is also what I use on my Android tablet. Consistently does well in the VB100 tests (essentially like Which? for anti-virus products) and being regularly developed (not just putting new version numbers on an old product).

flintstone

Use superantispyware



Get her on to Chrome and rename it "Internet Explorer" on the desktop - if you want to go the distance you can change the icon as well to fool her


No, there would be no point in downloading a 30-day trial. Please see my above comment (comment #5) for more details.

Sstuff

Just a trial, 30 days from the looks of it

Transformers

If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much … If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much better than AVG's software. Otherwise, if you have a Barclays account and use their Online Banking service; you can download the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security for FREE here. If you are eligible for this offer, and are a Windows PC user; I can think of no reason not to use this as your main security product.Bitdefender, Kaspersky and F-Secure are the top three security companies in the world, so use any of their products if you are going to pay for an anti-virus program or internet security suite. They consistently come out top in all independent lab tests year-on-year. Here is one of the most recent tests which AV-TEST carried out (AV-TEST are an independent IT-security institute). I had a read of the results and article yesterday, a very interesting read, if you are into security or a bit of a security expert (like me).Anyway, if anyone has any questions related on security whatsoever, please ask, I will be more than happy to answer them. :)Regards,Transformers



Hi lowrieh1

Firstly yes, please ditch MSE by all means on all your PCs/laptops in your household. To be honest, it is a rubbish piece of software, I have written a detailed comment about it in previous threads, please read it here.

Secondly, use Google Chrome in future, it's security is very good. It's uses something called sandboxing, you can watch a short video about it here; the video explains it very well - in simple terms.

Finally, follow my specific advice below, to solve your wife's laptop (make sure you are connected to the internet at all times whilst following these steps):

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Then do a Full Scan.

2. Download F-Secure Online Scanner and run the scan. This is a brilliant piece of kit, as it's under a 5MB download and requires no installation whatsoever. Once you have downloaded the file, just double-click on it and then run the scan - then close the program when finished. Once it's closed, you can just delete that file, and it's all gone. I used it yesterday myself, it's extremely fast as well, only took five minutes on mine.

3. Finally, uninstall MSE and then install the free version of Avast Then do another Full Scan with avast!

After you've followed my steps, please let me know if any malware was found and removed; and if your wife's laptop is now okay. Also, if you need any more advice; please ask.

Hope this helps, (I really hope it does, as it took ages to type this and do the links)
Transformers

Original Poster

Transformers

No, there would be no point in downloading a 30-day trial. Please see my … No, there would be no point in downloading a 30-day trial. Please see my above comment (comment #5) for more details. :)Hi lowrieh1 :)Firstly yes, please ditch MSE by all means on all your PCs/laptops in your household. To be honest, it is a rubbish piece of software, I have written a detailed comment about it in previous threads, please read it here.Secondly, use Google Chrome in future, it's security is very good. It's uses something called sandboxing, you can watch a short video about it here; the video explains it very well - in simple terms.Finally, follow my specific advice below, to solve your wife's laptop (make sure you are connected to the internet at all times whilst following these steps):1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Then do a Full Scan.2. Download F-Secure Online Scanner and run the scan. This is a brilliant piece of kit, as it's under a 5MB download and requires no installation whatsoever. Once you have downloaded the file, just double-click on it and then run the scan - then close the program when finished. Once it's closed, you can just delete that file, and it's all gone. I used it yesterday myself, it's extremely fast as well, only took five minutes on mine. :)3. Finally, uninstall MSE and then install the free version of Avast Then do another Full Scan with avast!After you've followed my steps, please let me know if any malware was found and removed; and if your wife's laptop is now okay. Also, if you need any more advice; please ask.Hope this helps, (I really hope it does, as it took ages to type this and do the links) :pTransformers



Just create a post if you're an expert Transformers.. it'd help people out

Mike17396

Just create a post if you're an expert Transformers.. it'd help people out


I can answer a few questions here and there, but I would not be able to create a separate post and keep it updated regularly; as unfortunately it would take too much time for me to answer everyone's questions on a daily/weekly basis etc. Also, I have to go back to uni in a few weeks.

There is a universal code for AVG, that runs out in 2018.

Transformers

Secondly, use Google Chrome in future, it's security is very good.



blog.elliottkember.com/chr…egy

You can't say a browser that doesn't even hide or encrypt the passwords it saves has very good security.

Transformers

If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much … If anyone plans on using a free anti-virus program, use avast! It's much better than AVG's software. Otherwise, if you have a Barclays account and use their Online Banking service; you can download the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security for FREE here. If you are eligible for this offer, and are a Windows PC user; I can think of no reason not to use this as your main security product.Bitdefender, Kaspersky and F-Secure are the top three security companies in the world, so use any of their products if you are going to pay for an anti-virus program or internet security suite. They consistently come out top in all independent lab tests year-on-year. Here is one of the most recent tests which AV-TEST carried out (AV-TEST are an independent IT-security institute). I had a read of the results and article yesterday, a very interesting read, if you are into security or a bit of a security expert (like me).Anyway, if anyone has any questions related on security whatsoever, please ask, I will be more than happy to answer them. :)Regards,Transformers



ive used them all and avast is the best and leanest, avg is just bloatware and will slow your pc down - avoid nortons and mcafee or kapersky as they are just viruaes in disguise

I wouldn't use MSE either as that failed to detect a virus - my first in 25 years - thanks microsoft!

AlanClarke

http://blog.elliottkember.com/chromes-insane-password-security-strategyYou can't say a browser that doesn't even hide or encrypt the passwords it saves has very good security.


One of Google's employees (Justin Schuh) has given a reason as to why they did that. You can read it here.

royals

ive used them all and avast is the best and leanest, avg is just … ive used them all and avast is the best and leanest, avg is just bloatware and will slow your pc down - avoid nortons and mcafee or kapersky as they are just viruaes in disguiseI wouldn't use MSE either as that failed to detect a virus - my first in 25 years - thanks microsoft!


I can 100% assure you, Norton, McAfee and Kaspersky are not 'viruses in disguise'.

Transformers

One of Google's employees (Justin Schuh) has given a reason as to why … One of Google's employees (Justin Schuh) has given a reason as to why they did that. You can read it here.



A bit like saying leave your front door wide open because if someone wants to rob you they will get in anyway. Security is put in place to deter criminals and make it harder for them, doing nothing is just stupid.

Original Poster

Hi Transformers, I ended up taking your advice and swapped to Avast. Obviously I can see no difference but I guess it seems to be the highest rated at the moment, I still believe AVG is a great free antivirus, thanks for the advice anyway!

AlanClarke

A bit like saying leave your front door wide open because if someone … A bit like saying leave your front door wide open because if someone wants to rob you they will get in anyway. Security is put in place to deter criminals and make it harder for them, doing nothing is just stupid.


I completely understand what you're saying, in fact, I agree with you; I do believe there should be at least some encryption involved. However, as a whole, Google Chrome is still an excellent web browser for simplicity, speed and security (apart from the minor issue above).

Mike17396

Hi Transformers, I ended up taking your advice and swapped to Avast. … Hi Transformers, I ended up taking your advice and swapped to Avast. Obviously I can see no difference but I guess it seems to be the highest rated at the moment, I still believe AVG is a great free antivirus, thanks for the advice anyway!



You're more than welcome Mike17396. To be totally honest with you, I haven't tried avast! personally, however from research and looking at independent data from AV-TEST and AV-Compatives, amongst others, I can tell you it is the best free anti-virus software out there. Use Malwarebytes too (the free version is good enough), just do a Full Scan every month or so, and both of those security products together, should do the job nicely.

By the way, just in case anyone is wondering why I haven't used avast! personally, it's because I am using McAfee at the moment (don't ask why, long story) but I definitely aim to swap it for Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 soon; as Barclays customers get it free. If it wasn't for the Barclays offer though, I would probably be using avast!

Transformers

No, there would be no point in downloading a 30-day trial. Please see my … No, there would be no point in downloading a 30-day trial. Please see my above comment (comment #5) for more details. :)Hi lowrieh1 :)Firstly yes, please ditch MSE by all means on all your PCs/laptops in your household. To be honest, it is a rubbish piece of software, I have written a detailed comment about it in previous threads, please read it here.Secondly, use Google Chrome in future, it's security is very good. It's uses something called sandboxing, you can watch a short video about it here; the video explains it very well - in simple terms.Finally, follow my specific advice below, to solve your wife's laptop (make sure you are connected to the internet at all times whilst following these steps):1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Then do a Full Scan.2. Download F-Secure Online Scanner and run the scan. This is a brilliant piece of kit, as it's under a 5MB download and requires no installation whatsoever. Once you have downloaded the file, just double-click on it and then run the scan - then close the program when finished. Once it's closed, you can just delete that file, and it's all gone. I used it yesterday myself, it's extremely fast as well, only took five minutes on mine. :)3. Finally, uninstall MSE and then install the free version of Avast Then do another Full Scan with avast!After you've followed my steps, please let me know if any malware was found and removed; and if your wife's laptop is now okay. Also, if you need any more advice; please ask.Hope this helps, (I really hope it does, as it took ages to type this and do the links) :pTransformers



Must have missed the original reply. Got the PM you have sent and I have replied to it tonight (Thursday - 7.45pm). You can let me know if it came through.
Edited by: "lowrieh1" 12th Sep 2013

lowrieh1

Must have missed the original reply. Got the PM you have sent and I have … Must have missed the original reply. Got the PM you have sent and I have replied to it tonight (Thursday - 7.45pm). You can let me know if it came through.


Yeah thanks, I did receive it. I will reply to your questions at some point tomorrow via PM; I hope that is okay.

Transformers

Yeah thanks, I did receive it. I will reply to your questions at some … Yeah thanks, I did receive it. I will reply to your questions at some point tomorrow via PM; I hope that is okay.



No problem. No hurry at all.
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