AVG and Antivirus 2008

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I just removed AVG. I downloaded it to get rid of 'Antivirus 2008'. It
didn't detect it, but it sure did a number on my machine. It slowed
everything down, particularly the startup. AVG was actually worse than
the virus itself.

I did download another program that did get rid of the nasty. I guess
I'm overdue to have my machine ‘tuned up' by my professionals, but in
the meantime, I'm sure glad to get rid of AVG.

Charlie

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What program did you download and install.  I have AVG and am new to
it, but am not quite happy.


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Charliec

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On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:32:19 -0700, Charliec

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I used 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware' I found this on the home page of
Hal-pc (www.hal-pc.org).

Several years ago I used AVG to good advantage. The latest version
seemes to be a real resource hog, with popup nag screens to boot!
Charlie

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That's odd, I install and use AVG free for hundreds of customers,(and
encourage them to buy the full ver.)
and NEVER have I gotten one complaint, not one, but of course I am removing
Norton or McAfee internet security suites and compared to that the
PC's run much faster AND AVG usually finds a few virus files too....
I personally don't run an antivirus software, but on occasion will load and
run AVG then uninstall it the next day or so
Again never have I gotten a complaint...

What was your biggest problem with AVG??? other than detection, which I have
found to be very good...
Thanks
Clark...(a professional)
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The one thing missing since I uninstalled Norton Internet Security and
installed AVG Free is incoming email scanning.  It's set to scan
incoming emails and will scan those coming in to Outlook.  But I don't
use Outlook for email, I use a program called Forte Agent which
provide very good email as well as Newsgroup Reader.

I cannot seem to get AVG to scan emails coming into Agent.

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Charliec wrote:

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That's probably a Good Thing™.  You don't need to scan incoming and
outgoing email.

http://tekrider.net/general/misctips.php#avscan

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AVG slowed both startup and shutdown on my machine. Evidently it was
set up to scan everything that the startup loaded and all the
shortcuts. I think the same thing happened with the shut down.

I had to disable the email scan before my email program would download
emails from my server. As long as email scanner was active, it did not
allow email download.

AVG also had popup nag screens about every 30 minutes.

Obviously, I don't know that much about  AVG. Perhaps I could have
configured it to be less obtrusive if I knew what I was doing. But the
fact that it did not remove Antivirus 2008 made everything else AVG
could do a moot point with me.

Charlie

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I dont think any of the main anti virus products are able to get rid of
antivirus 2008, even those that claim to remove spyware. Avg needs to be
installed using custom, and deselecting link scanner.

Gaz



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On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:35:44 -0600, Charlie Leo wrote:

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How to remove AVG Free Antivirus
http://askabouttech.com/how-to-remove-avg-free-antivirus /

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This one will:
Malwarebytes© Corporation - Anti-Malware
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe

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Better alternative is:
Avira AntiVir® Personal - FREE Antivirus
http://www.free-av.com /
(The free version won't scan your emails.)

Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm

Consider:
Routinely practice Safe-Hex.
http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html

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Just a note to Win98 users, Avira AntiVir will NOT work on your 98 machine
so don't waste your time trying it.
I spent 1/2hr getting totally rid of AVG and went to install Avira and got a
runtime error. Avira does not indicate on its home page that it will not
work with Win98, at least not that I could see (no minimum system
requirements stated). All told, I wasted about an hour of my time and
finally installed the free version of Avast.
However, I may try Avira on my Win2k machine instead of the NSW2003Pro that
is on there now.
Dual-boot Win98SE-Win2000Pro.



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http://www.free-av.com/en/download/download_servers.php
Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus
Windows 2000, XP, XP 64 Bit, Vista 32 Bit and 64 Bit

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Look here and see if you can find it.   Your link shows it but the Avira
ones don't.
Take a gander: http://www.avira.com/en/download/index.html
or
http://www.free-av.de/en/download/1/download_avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html
or on their homepage: http://www.avira.com/en/pages/index.php

PS: I emailed them to put it on their homepage in plain sight so that others
don't waste their time like I had to.



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and click one ...
- Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivrus
http://www.free-av.de /
- Kostenfreies AntiVir Downloaden
http://www.free-av.de/de/download/1/download_avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html
- Übersicht aller Sprachversionen inkl. Unix auf unseren Download
Servern finden Sie hier
http://www.free-av.de/de/download/download_servers.php


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See above



I allways start here:
http://www.free-av.com /

It was early this year announced that AntiVir Free would no longer be
available for Windows98 as per 01 July (or was it May ?) 2008.
See also:
http://www.free-av.com/en/pages/22/faq.html
Question 4

But nevertheless you can hardly find that it is no longer for Windows98.
I have still the latest version for Windows98, but it does not update
any more.


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http://www.free-av.de/de/download/1/download_avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html
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Thanks for the info.
I still STRONGLY believe that Avira should post the minimum system
requirements for the free antii-virus on their home page, or at least on
their download page, so that other don't have waste their time trying an
Avira product that won't work in their system. Totally getting rid of a
previous anti-virus program is time comsuming. Add-Remove only does a so-so
job.
Thanks for the links.  :)



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| http://www.free-av.com/en/download/download_servers.php
| Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus
| Windows 2000, XP, XP 64 Bit, Vista 32 Bit and 64 Bit

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| Fred W. (NL)

It think Avira dropped support of Win9x/ME in April.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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David H. Lipman wrote:
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I believe you are correct, but they should list the minimum system
requirements on their HomePage for those that didn't see their announcements
earlier.
I believe it is called customer service.
Thanks again for the info, I always respect and learn from your comments.
Buffalo



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| I believe you are correct, but they should list the minimum system
| requirements on their HomePage for those that didn't see their announcements
| earlier.
| I believe it is called customer service.
| Thanks again for the info, I always respect and learn from your comments.
| Buffalo

Thanx for the kind words.  :-)

In this case I agree.  They used to show two downloadable versions.

One for the Win9x/ME family and the other for the NT familiy members Win2K,
WinXP and
Vista.  Now they have rewritten those pages to use a third party download site
and no
longer state which OS' in which the software is applicable.  It is a
shortsighted folly in
my view.


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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