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Help! AVG Takeover! 16 Jan 2014 16:18 #21

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I tried AVG once, it screwed my laptop up so badly that I had to wipe the hard drive and use the recovery tool to set it back to how it was when it was first bought.
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Help! AVG Takeover! 16 Jan 2014 16:30 #22

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For me it caused a tremendous lag and stuttering on start up and it also let spyware and viruses jump right onto my pc... It always found the viruses etc. But it didn't block them. In my experience Avast and Norton usually do a good job blocking viruses before there's any damage done, up tp date AVG did not.
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Help! AVG Takeover! 16 Jan 2014 16:32 #23

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That's exactly what AVG did to my machine, the lag was horrendous, the cursor would freeze for 30 seconds or so, move a bit, freeze again.
I've had no problems with Norton, and my laptop is still very fast.
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Help! AVG Takeover! 17 Jan 2014 19:44 #24

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Frog wrote:
cantata wrote:
When did AVG stop being what it claimed to be and start being what it claimed to get rid of? :O

Busterd. (AVG, not you DG :O ).

I'm not sure when AVG became an issue for people I had a spate of people a couple of years ago who wanted it removed.

One free AV system that is OK is Avast the free version has a limited feature set. I have installed it a a number of peoples machines and all seems well. They also offer a free AV for Android devices. Avast Download

If you're going to pay for a good AV system the ESET NOD32 is hard to beat and has very little effect on system performance. ESET Smart Security provides a really nice fire wall system for a little more expense. The renew price is very competitive with multi-machine options.

I had AVG for years, found it to be a good Antivirus, worked excellently well.

Later changed it to ESET NOD 32, haven't changed it for years, I hardly get a virus now.
I recomend it too cantata.
I'm not a PC savy, but I can see it works.
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