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SurferJoe46
28-01-2011, 07:06 AM
I've gotten some serious updates to my AVG-Free for the past three days and they all require a reboot every one of them.

Youse guys too?

Snorkbox
28-01-2011, 07:10 AM
I don't use AVG Free so can't comment.

SurferJoe46
28-01-2011, 07:12 AM
@ Snorkbox:::

What time is it where you is?

You always seem to be on US time somehow. I think the rest of NZ is still copping Zs at this time - right?

Snorkbox
28-01-2011, 07:14 AM
The time is now 07:14 Local.

wratterus
28-01-2011, 07:44 AM
You still use AVG? Ditch it and get Avast or MSSE Joe. :2cents:

SurferJoe46
28-01-2011, 08:22 AM
....been thinkin' about it, Mate. Seriously.

AVG is really getting B-I-G!

johcar
28-01-2011, 08:24 AM
MSSE - now at version 2 - FTW

Digby
28-01-2011, 08:40 AM
I gave up on AVG a couple of years ago when it got big and bloated and when they had problems with their updates not working and their forum showed THOUSANDS of people with problems and they denied it and said "Just re-install"

wratterus
28-01-2011, 08:54 AM
....been thinkin' about it, Mate. Seriously.

AVG is really getting B-I-G!

Time to stop a-thinkin' and start doin'. :D

SurferJoe46
28-01-2011, 09:34 AM
Shoot-out on MSSE and Avast - opinions youse guys?

Agent_24
28-01-2011, 09:35 AM
I don't use AVG because it detects **** all viruses.

AvonBill
28-01-2011, 09:36 AM
MSSE v2.0 has a neat new feature where you can dial down how much CPU time it spends scanning. A great feature for older single-core machines.

Snorkbox
28-01-2011, 09:38 AM
MSSE

johcar
28-01-2011, 10:12 AM
My vote: MSSE

Just uninstalled Avast from a friend's machine - it was blocking browser (just browser access, any browser) access to the interweb and installed MSSE. He's as happy as a <insert appropriate superlative here>!!

wratterus
28-01-2011, 10:22 AM
MSSE. I still see very occasionally an XP PC that doesn't like MSSE - very high CPU usage. But it is the superior product. Go for MSSE first, and you will more then likely be fine.

SurferJoe46
28-01-2011, 10:26 AM
MSSE v2.0 has a neat new feature where you can dial down how much CPU time it spends scanning. A great feature for older single-core machines.

The latest version of AVG has that too where you can slide to higher or lower CPU usage.


My vote: MSSE

Just uninstalled Avast from a friend's machine - it was blocking browser (just browser access, any browser) access to the interweb and installed MSSE. He's as happy as a <insert appropriate superlative here>!!

Haven't had this problem, but I only use Google-related browsers and never use IE for anything but M$ Updates.


MSSE. I still see very occasionally an XP PC that doesn't like MSSE - very high CPU usage. But it is the superior product. Go for MSSE first, and you will more then likely be fine.


This'll be MY 'puter - betcha!

johcar
28-01-2011, 10:32 AM
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Haven't had this problem, but I only use Google-related browsers and never use IE for anything but M$ Updates.
<snip>

My friend had IE8, FF3.6 and Chrome installed - each browser errored when we tried to access an interweb site.

Uninstalled Avast and access was restored. Don't know what the problem was, it was late at night and we were just pleased the problem was resolved.

wratterus
28-01-2011, 10:52 AM
This'll be MY 'puter - betcha!

It would be your luck wouldn't it Joe! Your PCs seem to work on the 'if it can go wrong, it will' theory.

Agent_24
28-01-2011, 10:59 AM
So he bought his PCs from Murphy and Sons? :lol:

wratterus
28-01-2011, 11:03 AM
:lol:

SurferJoe46
28-01-2011, 11:30 AM
Hey! MSSE is M$!

No wonder it won't work with Google or Chrome.

gary67
28-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Of course it will on a windows machine chrome is just fine with it, just not to my taste still prefer FF. Im sure I downloaded it using FF

Digby
28-01-2011, 05:35 PM
I ditched Avast as it was getting bigger too.

So now I'm using Avira.

SurferJoe46
28-01-2011, 05:39 PM
I ditched Avast as it was getting bigger too.

So now I'm using Avira.

Googling it as I type this.

Aha! I found it - it's the old: Datentechnik

lakewoodlady
28-01-2011, 08:09 PM
Get MSSE. Great AV, not too resource hungry and very efficient in detection, and FREE!

LL

merien
28-01-2011, 11:56 PM
I can recommend avira anti-vir personal. It is free and gives better coverage. I used to use avg too; but after reading some tests started using avira.

SurferJoe46
29-01-2011, 05:20 AM
Looking into an Avira hat trick today.

SurferJoe46
29-01-2011, 01:00 PM
I just put MSSE on a 64-bit Win7 system and so far, no problems.

Time will tell.

Next I'll try Avira on my bigger desktop unit as I think I'm having overhead troubles with it.

SurferJoe46
30-01-2011, 05:39 AM
I like MSSE - and now I'm going to take this over to the TEC-side for a question or two.

Bobh
30-01-2011, 06:49 AM
I use MSSE on a Windows 7 64-bit machine no problems.

Digby
30-01-2011, 08:22 AM
I won't use MSSE on principal

(But I do use Win7 and Office)

SurferJoe46
30-01-2011, 08:31 AM
Well I won't use Office or Word Perfect for reasons. I use OO instead.

Win 7 on Eee-PC Asus and as much as I hate it, it works OK - although it's a little anal in how you get to Control Panel and My Computer.

Just dumb - dumb - dumb.

So far MSSE seems to have a very small footprint and that I like! :)