Avast stopping 3G dongle from working

  gerryp25 23:24 25 Mar 13

Hi, my neighbor has been running a 3 g dongle for 3 years now with Avast free during this time with no problems. Last week he renewed the 3G dongle and since then he couldn't connect, We contactd 3G and they advised turning the Avast off for testing the dongle, it worked instantly but when starting Avast again it stopped. They said it was a problem with Avast and that he should uninstal it stating that Microsoft has its own antivirus programme. We have done this and it works OK, but the fact that he is running without a antivirus programme is worrying. What do suggest, I believe that Microsoft has a antivirus programme , do you think this is OK or should he try AVG or similar, he doesn't run any ' dodgy sites '. If the Microsoft Essintial Security is OK how does he get it? Any help would be appreciated

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:27 25 Mar 13

microsoft-security-essentials-download here

  gerryp25 23:33 25 Mar 13

Blimey Fruit Bat that was quick, will tell him tomorrow. Thanks a lot

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