AVG Internet Security 8.0 - 3 User Edition (Free upgrade to 9.0) - 2 Years Subscription (PC) £10.99 @ bigpockets! £3.99 delivery
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AVG Internet Security 8.0 - 3 User Edition (Free upgrade to 9.0) - 2 Years Subscription (PC) £10.99 @ bigpockets! £3.99 delivery

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Found 4th Dec 2009Made hot 5th Dec 2009
Two years protection for up to three..yes 3 computers For a full 2 Years!!!!

Its amazing how many comments have been posted. It seem Antivirus packages creat a very emotive responce ;-)

Comprehensive protection for Windows against all online threats from the world's most trusted security company. Use the Internet with confidence in your home or small office.

Easy-to-use, automated protection
Real-time protection, automatic updates, low-impact background scanning for online threats, and instant quarantining or removal of infected files ensures maximum protection. Every interaction between your computer and the Internet is monitored, so nothing can get onto your system without your knowledge. AVG scans in real time:

- All files including documents, pictures and applications
- E-mails (all major email programs like MS Outlook and Thunderbird supported)
- Instant messaging and P2P communications
- File downloads and online transactions such as shopping and banking
- Search results and any other links you click on

Internet security with peace of mind
The new web shield checks every web page at the moment you click on the link to ensure you're not hit by a stealthy drive-by download or any other exploits. All links on search results pages in Google, Yahoo, and MSN are analysed and their current threat level is reported in real-time before you click on the link and visit the site.

Easy system management
The new system tools let you easily configure your privacy settings, connections, and browser plug-ins all in one place.

* Minimum Requirements
* Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
* 300MHz Intel Pentium or equivalent
* 30MB HDD Space
* 256MB RAM
* All-In-One Protection
* Anti-Virus - Protection against viruses, worms and trojans
* Anti-Spyware - Protection against spyware, adware and identity-theft
* Anti-Rootkit - Protection against hidden threats (rootkits)
* Anti-Spam - Filters out unwanted and fraudulent e-mails (anti-phishing)
* Web Shield & LinkScanner - Protection against malicious websites
* Firewall - Protection against hackers
* System Tools - For easy system management
* Features
* Real-time protection from poisoned web pages
* Safely click search results
* Detects and removes viruses, worms and spyware
* Stops junk email and spam-based identity theft attacks
* Blocks hackers and cyber criminals
* Advanced system performance tuning
* Screens downloads for malicious content
* Detects and removes hidden malicious code
* Protects from infected files while using Instant Messaging
* Always up-to date protection
* Free online support around the clock
* This information is based on specifications supplied by manufacturers and should be used for guidance only.

59 Comments

Great price for two years + 3 users and it should update to the latest version too, great easy to use software firewall and great root virus protection are two big advantages of this over the free AVG.

Sorry but this has taken over from Norton System Works as the most bloated, obtrusive resource hog software to avoid, truely shocking crap.

Microsoft security essentials + Windows defender + windows updates + using non-IE browser = free. Add on a router with NAT and you'll never have a problem.

Honestly, unless you are a complete plonker it's very difficult to get a virus or have any security issue these days unless you are a frequent torrent/wierdo porn site visitor or someone who opens up links from random spammers.

These products prey on those daft enough to part with cash for something they simply don't need.

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Halfmad;7112568

Microsoft security essentials + Windows defender + windows updates + … Microsoft security essentials + Windows defender + windows updates + using non-IE browser = free. Add on a router with NAT and you'll never have a problem.Honestly, unless you are a complete plonker it's very difficult to get a virus or have any security issue these days unless you are a frequent torrent/wierdo porn site visitor or someone who opens up links from random spammers.These products prey on those daft enough to part with cash for something they simply don't need.


My 65 year old mother inlaw certainly doesnt visit porn sites, but she is the best person I have found for getting viruses. She was using Symantec. Then I moved over to MS security essentials. She is behind a firewall, but yet viruses/trojan still got to her. She has been running AVG free for about 2 months now and since it was installed she has not had a virus.
Her favourite site Facebook is littered with links to viruses and trojans etc.. and yes there are million of plonkers that visit this site every day

AVG I actually find very good, I have used Symantec products for years and found that since I have gone over to Win 7 it hardly uses any processing power

and just over a tenner for a bit of peace of mind I certainly think it is worth it and if you split it between your grandparents @ just over 3 quid each, I an damd sure you get better value than a big bag of werthers originals

add £3.99 for delivery

post should include this

good price otherwise

not voting

Just download the free version anti virus & Spybot 162, with Windows firewall!

tyke-eng;7112711

My 65 year old mother inlaw certainly doesnt visit porn sites, but she is … My 65 year old mother inlaw certainly doesnt visit porn sites, but she is the best person I have found for getting viruses. She was using Symantec. Then I moved over to MS security essentials. She is behind a firewall, but yet viruses/trojan still got to her. She has been running AVG free for about 2 months now and since it was installed she has not had a virus. Her favourite site Facebook is littered with links to viruses and trojans etc.. and yes there are million of plonkers that visit this site every dayAVG I actually find very good, I have used Symantec products for years and found that since I have gone over to Win 7 it hardly uses any processing powerand just over a tenner for a bit of peace of mind I certainly think it is worth it and if you split it between your grandparents @ just over 3 quid each, I an damd sure you get better value than a big bag of werthers originals



Regardless, voted cold as frankly it's a waste of money.

Banned

tyke-eng;7112711

My 65 year old mother inlaw certainly doesnt visit porn sites, but she is … My 65 year old mother inlaw certainly doesnt visit porn sites, but she is the best person I have found for getting viruses. She was using Symantec. Then I moved over to MS security essentials. She is behind a firewall, but yet viruses/trojan still got to her. She has been running AVG free for about 2 months now and since it was installed she has not had a virus. Her favourite site Facebook is littered with links to viruses and trojans etc.. and yes there are million of plonkers that visit this site every dayAVG I actually find very good, I have used Symantec products for years and found that since I have gone over to Win 7 it hardly uses any processing powerand just over a tenner for a bit of peace of mind I certainly think it is worth it and if you split it between your grandparents @ just over 3 quid each, I an damd sure you get better value than a big bag of werthers originals


What you actually mean is that AVG hasnt found any viruses in 2 months. Lost count of the number of people on here who stated they replaced AVG only to find they had lots of malware on their PC for months that AVG was quite happy to wreak havoc on their PC in the background

AVG is really really bad now. And anyone if who pays out for it too deserves what they get imho.

Always do your research and only rely on newish reviews.

Norton 2010 or kaspersky IS2010 are my recommendations if you want to pay or AVIRA or AVAST if you dont.

AVG 9 is the current version:thumbsup: Voted Hot, I us this:-D

Yup I agree with the comments about AVG being naff. My old man's computer started playing up, ISP blocked internet access and AVG didn't have a clue - it was only when he went to upgrade from 8 to 9 (I think) that it came out of the woodwork. Kaspersky managed to find it and sort it out.

Will be swapping my AVG out for somethign a little bit more robust and reliable - also it does seem to be affecting resources whereas it never used to..

Halfmad;7112568

Microsoft security essentials + Windows defender + windows updates + … Microsoft security essentials + Windows defender + windows updates + using non-IE browser = free. Add on a router with NAT and you'll never have a problem..



I'm with halfmad - just get the Microsoft security essentials, it's free and very good.

Cold because of the company selling it. One of the worst set of cs experiences ever.

Otherwise you can buy gen licenses on eBay for around the same for decent packages. Most people I see with computer viruses have avg free - I know this is the paid for version BUT built on the same engine so wouldn't go anywhere near it.

If you want to see what AVG is like, you should really read computer shopper February 2010 (don't ask, I never understood their dating methods!) . You will find that the latest version (9) actually got 100% of the viruses. Yes, version 8 missed a couple, but strictly speaking version 8 expired at the end of November, as soon as you install this package it will get upgraded to 9.

As for it being a resource hog, it's only one specific part of it that seems to be badly written, the link checker. If you do a custom install and exclude that component, it returns to it's normal behaviour.

Having said that, I wouldn't pay for the full version, I'm happy with the free version and other packages to fill in the gaps. If I was going to buy a package, I would buy Kaspersky.

I have to agree with the 'not seen any viruses' comment though. I added AVG to my sister in laws PC, a week later I got a phone call saying that it had flagged all sorts of problems. She then followed it up with 'but I never had these problems when I didn't have anti virus'...

My experience of Microsoft security essentials on quite a few computers is lag due to the msmpeng.exe process. I do like Microsoft security essentials and has some good reviews and recommendations, but everytime I used it and opened up my apps folder on the desktop the shortcut icons would take about 10 seconds to appear. I traced it to msmpeng.exe (Windows defender uses this process too) and it's even worse on slower computers. I'd be interested to hear if anymore people are experiencing occasional or more prominent system lag with Microsoft security essentials. I've tried this software on clients computers as well and I decided to remove it as the lag was significant on many of them.

I've found some issues mentioned with this process on 64bit systems (see link below), however I think at least due to my experience with this app the same problems are applicable to 32bit systems. I have XP Pro 32bit and I get significant occasional lag which I can directly attribute to MS Security Essentials. I have it installed on Windows 7 64bit too but I don't currently use that OS much.

x64bit.net/sit…275

Not voted as it's cheap but who needs it. Free AVG is fine provided you don't use the link scanner (as others have said), and you don't need it to scan your hard disk, it will do this anyway by itself eventually.
Users get viruses because they open attachments (for instance) click on pop ups or do other stupid things. Or use p2p programs. No-one can stop them doing this. No antivirus program is going to save them from doing this.

got the free version which is awsome so why pay??

I've just got Norton Internet Security 2010 on a genuine two year 3 user licence for £6.99 from a well known auction site. Go there now and there's loads of the same deal on offer for under a tenner.

I've bought two lots now in as many weeks from different sellers and in both instances everything went perfectly and after being a long term user of both Eset Internet Security and Kaspersky I think it's better - especially for the money.

After buying, the seller will e-mail you the licences and the Norton download link.

Halfmad;7112568

Microsoft security essentials + Windows defender + windows updates + … Microsoft security essentials + Windows defender + windows updates + using non-IE browser = free. Add on a router with NAT and you'll never have a problem.Honestly, unless you are a complete plonker it's very difficult to get a virus or have any security issue these days unless you are a frequent torrent/wierdo porn site visitor or someone who opens up links from random spammers.These products prey on those daft enough to part with cash for something they simply don't need.



That's the truth.

This may be a good price but it's poor value for something you really don't need.

Banned

almo;7115548

got the free version which is awsome so why pay??


indeed why pay. but why are you still using the free avg when its notoriously bad at detecting malware.

people always say they havent had any problems with avg free.

thats cos it allows viruses through which you dont even know are running on your pc! :w00t:

just use the free version.i have used it for 2 years now no problems. so far

I paid for AVG professional for 4 years and since version 8, internet browsing has been a pain. The link scanner delayed a lot of pages loading and it took 4-5 minutes from any user logging on before they could use the PC.

I've switched to the free version of Avast! and not only is my PC usable again, it detected a virus which AVG hadn't.

I have been using the free AVG but not entirely happy with it. Heard a lot of good comments for Kaspersky. You can get it for free if you have a Barclays Bank account and do online banking.
I am going to go for that. I like when it's free.

only thing i see avg good for is false positives

mrsmr2;7116824

I paid for AVG professional for 4 years and since version 8, internet … I paid for AVG professional for 4 years and since version 8, internet browsing has been a pain. The link scanner delayed a lot of pages loading and it took 4-5 minutes from any user logging on before they could use the PC.I've switched to the free version of Avast! and not only is my PC usable again, it detected a virus which AVG hadn't.



Same for me, AVG has lost it's way. After 9 months no problems with Avast, apart from the annoying voice announcing database updates!

csiman;7116565

indeed why pay. but why are you still using the free avg when its … indeed why pay. but why are you still using the free avg when its notoriously bad at detecting malware.people always say they havent had any problems with avg free.thats cos it allows viruses through which you dont even know are running on your pc! :w00t:


avg free
spybot search and destroy/ lavasoft adaware
cc cleaner
zone alrm firewall
periodically use an online scanner for peace of mind..
bit of comon sense also goes along way...
sorted.. 3 clean pcs(even with the kids using them), free..

Banned

Microsoft Security Essentials = pap

AVG = pap

L2Kaspersky, noobs.

pimpMe;7112528

Sorry but this has taken over from Norton System Works as the most … Sorry but this has taken over from Norton System Works as the most bloated, obtrusive resource hog software to avoid, truely shocking crap.



+1

Have a look here guys: av-comparatives.org/ima…pdf

AVG misses 6% of viruses, putting it at one of the worst. AVIRA on the other hand, which is free (with 1 daily advert) misses only 0.4% of viruses, making it 15x better.

blodnik;7117114

Same for me, AVG has lost it's way. After 9 months no problems with … Same for me, AVG has lost it's way. After 9 months no problems with Avast, apart from the annoying voice announcing database updates!



+ 1 for Avast , just use the standard shield and it wont hit the PC performance at all.
Avast settings - sounds - disable :thumbsup:

My inlaws were persuaded by AOL to purchase and install the AVG suite and , along with the AOL software itself, their laptop ground to a halt. I uninstalled both put on MS Security Essentials and they're back up to speed.

ta2;7118225

+1Have a look here guys: … +1Have a look here guys: http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_report23.pdfAVG misses 6% of viruses, putting it at one of the worst. AVIRA on the other hand, which is free (with 1 daily advert) misses only 0.4% of viruses, making it 15x better.



Agreed. Avast user myself, the detection rate on AVG is poor.

AVG is very very poor.

tyke-eng;7112711

My 65 year old mother inlaw certainly doesnt visit porn sites, but she is … My 65 year old mother inlaw certainly doesnt visit porn sites, but she is the best person I have found for getting viruses. She was using Symantec. Then I moved over to MS security essentials. She is behind a firewall, but yet viruses/trojan still got to her. She has been running AVG free for about 2 months now and since it was installed she has not had a virus. Her favourite site Facebook is littered with links to viruses and trojans etc.. and yes there are million of plonkers that visit this site every day


lol -
MS security essentials (free) correct firewall config (free), perhaps F-secure Exploit Shield (again free), F-secure updater (free) and above all user education !! (free)
hence this must be cold

The number of av offers is starting to get annoying, there is no way they'll compete with microsofts free offering, which is already very good, and given more time will become even better.

(One thing that can help with ms securtiy essentials slowing a machine is to disable creating a system restore point on system start, its one of the options within microsoft security essentials, its made the necessary difference whenever I've run into difficulties of slowdown so far, though most installs have been silky smooth...)

as mentioned allready computer shopper lastest edtion said avg got all virus but ms essentials came top of free, kaspersky came top overall.also bought the 1 year 3user off amazon for £2.99 so this is not a great deal.avast missed 16%andavira missed 20% mind you paid for mcfee missed35% all according to lastest testing.

"Microsoft security essentials + Windows defender + windows updates + using non-IE browser = free. Add on a router with NAT and you'll never have a problem".

Doesnt MS security essentials disable Windows Defender due to too much duplication of tasks and resource degradation?

edit: here is where i read that
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For some reason 9.0 brings my computer to a complete halt.

Big vote for Avast! from me. Free and brilliant.

I 'look after' about 20 or so PC's (mates/family etc) and haven't had any virus problems for probably 3 years.

Of course, you never know what viruses an AV programme misses, but that's true for all of them.

microsoft security essentials for me all the way

decent price though

csiman;7115079

What you actually mean is that AVG hasnt found any viruses in 2 months. … What you actually mean is that AVG hasnt found any viruses in 2 months. Lost count of the number of people on here who stated they replaced AVG only to find they had lots of malware on their PC for months that AVG was quite happy to wreak havoc on their PC in the backgroundAVG is really really bad now. And anyone if who pays out for it too deserves what they get imho. Always do your research and only rely on newish reviews.Norton 2010 or kaspersky IS2010 are my recommendations if you want to pay or AVIRA or AVAST if you dont.



Norton is utter crap - I have used Norton for a long time and it does take up resources, I got 2 massive viruses that Norton said they had a solution for but after taking ages downloading their program to remove the virus it did nothing - shocking program!

I do agree about Kaspersky though - Just changed to that and it runs nicely in the background without any fuss and my computer seems solid at the moment, nice program!

Yeah I also think this isn't a great deal really - I got 5 copies of AVG Family Internet Security (3 User - 1 year) for £3.95 each (Plus a few quid off using vouchers) from Zavvi which will simply upgrade to AVG 9 when installed.

londislagerhound;7118971

Big vote for Avast! from me. Free and brilliant.I 'look after' about 20 … Big vote for Avast! from me. Free and brilliant.I 'look after' about 20 or so PC's (mates/family etc) and haven't had any virus problems for probably 3 years.Of course, you never know what viruses an AV programme misses, but that's true for all of them.



I'm a fan of AVAST after using many AVs over the years that slow the machines down or cause other problems. However, we did find a virus on an XP box this year that disabled AVAST and was a pig to reinstall. Reinstall it we did though.
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