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AVG Replacement


morddwyd

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Anybody suggest a decent replacement for AVG?

I've been using it for years, but, like so many of its type, it's simply become too intrusive

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onthelimit1

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I'd go for Avast or MSE. Use them both without problems.

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Chronos the 2nd

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The free ones are all pretty much the same, I use Microsoft security Essentials and in the past have used Avast ( refused to remember when told to ignore certain files) Avira (to many nags to upgrade).

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Ian in Northampton

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I switched from AVG to Avast on my XP machine, and from AVG to MSE on my W7 machine, and have been delighted with both.

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northumbria61

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morddwyd - I would agree that AVG has become too intrusive (I have the full Security Suite 2012) but having used it for several years I do find it still does a very good job for me. It is down to personal preference at the end of the day but the alternatives suggested by others are probably worth trying to enable you to make a decision.

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rdave13

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the only thing lacking in MSE, and Defender in WIn 8, is the right click context menu so that you can scan a particular folder and also the full scan takes a long time. The reasons I went back to Avast.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Avast for me - with the prate voice but you can switch off the announcemnts completely if you want to.

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john bunyan

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I switched from AVG to Avira (free) a couple of years ago. My grand daughter uses MSE.

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SimpleSimon1

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Switched from [free] Avira to Avast just recently (new Avira far too intrusive and mainly seems to have have all the really useful functionality disabled unless you cough up for the premium version).

Avast takes a few secs longer to scan and load at start-up but, after that, it seems pretty transparent

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morddwyd

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Thank you everybody. I'll give Avast a try.

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