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margitaSILVER Member
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3,777 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
hi all! wave

so i've been getting a few popups from avg lately telling me that i need to update (duh) & also that they won't be having the free updates after this month?! eek does anyone know anything about this??

if it's true frown can anyone recommend a good virus software that i can go buy?

thanks all! smile

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UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Ucof to the rescue! biggrin

AVG 7.5 (the version you have) will no longer get free updates. This is because they (Grisoft) are phasing out 7.5 in favour of 8.0 which is available here:
https://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-F...cdlPid=10834624 (for free biggrin )

Install that, and Bob is your mother's brother. smile

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
I would love to keep the old(er) version of AVG... ubbcrying

The new one is a little bit pain in the neck because they have a resident shield and a browser access shield built in.

One can deflag these options (as I pretty much know that my computer dos not have a virus as of right now and I don't surf porn sites) but then the icon goes red all the time.

Prob is that these businesses live from paranoia... certainly they spread it.

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


FearpigSILVER Member
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279 posts
Location: Bethnal Green, London, England (UK)


Posted:
You could try the Home Edition of Avast!
Its free and seems to consume a lot less processor overhead than most other antivirus stuff I've tried....

https://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

"Whats wrong with the cat?" - Mrs Schrdinger


UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Regarding that browser shield thing - you can tell it not to install it when you are installing the overall program.
The only reason the icon turns red is because the program detects that something is not working properly, wether you have disabled it or not.

Stupid I know.
shrug

Regarding the resident shield.... surely you would want real time protection on an anti virus program? confused

margitaSILVER Member
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Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
awwww...thanks ucof!! biggrin hug

lookies - i brought you a purty flower & some sunlight to say fanks!! smile


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do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!



if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!



smile! :grin: it confuses people!


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
UCOF - I scam ny computer every day and before inserting strange things I check for viruses rolleyes

I know it's 'clean' :o)

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Cheers Gita smile kiss


Tomboy - Good habit to get into, but there's always the chance that something could get in that would otherwise be caught by the virus guard.

margitaSILVER Member
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3,777 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
yay for new avg-ness! biggrin now...how do i get rid of the stupid toolbar?! i right-clicked but nothing happened...yarr...

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!



if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!



smile! :grin: it confuses people!


UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Toolbar?

Which one again?
in Firefox?

you should be able to goto "view" -> "toolbars" then declick "AVG toolbar" I think.....

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
Or simply upgrade to FireFox 3.0 after installing AVG

But then the website checker is also gone...

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


JamethGOLD Member
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378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
Googlesync also doesn't work with FF3. frown

UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
it will do smile

give them time to update it.

margitaSILVER Member
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3,777 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
i think avg heard me complaining...that toolbar mysteriously disappeared the next time i turned the computer on... umm *insert eerie music here* biggrin

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!



if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!



smile! :grin: it confuses people!


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
... and apparently FF3 still got bugs umm

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


NifeliumGOLD Member
journeyman
52 posts
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Posted:
just get the newest AVG version.

and FF3 is no good not unless you spend about an hour getting it basically back to FF2.

i just use IE7 now no dramas this way.

LEAK SPIN


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
IE7? Twist my arm... eek

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
ubblol

Nice one Nifelium.
Love that IE7 joke! ubblol

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