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Any views/knowledge on the effectiveness of this?

A friend is on Virgin and has to renew their protection, and could get this
for free - but is it any good.

Thanks
 


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The general opinion in the VM newsgroups is do not let this NEAR your pc.

Geo

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Thanks - I've been looking around other places as well, and the general view
is that it doesn't have a good detection rate - but obviously users won't
know that unless they are hit by something it doesn't detect.
 


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yes use virgin pc gaurd the free one and its been great no problems at
all in 2 years and it upgrades updates when new info is published


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I use it on my PC at home. I can't comment on the detection rate, but it
feels slow and doesn't let me configure anything. I'd much rather use AVG
(but I already have that on another PC at home and the licensing won't let
me use the free version on more than one PC). I think its much better than
having no protection, but I consider AVG to be much better.
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But doesn't the other PC belong to wife, mother, brother, son etc ?
Henry



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Does that matter? I thought AVG free licensing was one per household?
Looking at their licensing terms, it simply says "single computer use only"
which I'm assuming is single computer per household. (Perhaps it means
single computer per room or per person in which case it wouldn't be a
problem, but I doubt that's what they mean...)

More than happy for you to show me I'm mistaken.
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There is no mention of household.  You're skipping the first paragraph where
it says it's an agreement between avg and an individual.  If there are two
individuals in your household, I see no reason each individual cannot download
and install their own copy.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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David W. Hodgins wrote:

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Using different email addresses when registering will probably help.

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Sounds reasonable - it gives me an avenue to ditch PCGuard and use AVG with
a clear conscience - Thanks.
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Follow up: having replaced PCGuard with a different a/v product my PC feels
much faster.
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