I am sad to say its prity bad.. I have just come back form holidays (vacation) where they had this software.. it was up to date, but being as i used the system i prescanned for everything anyway well i used a 2 months out of date scanner , and picked up a few.
now to say i cannot support AVG nore recomend this software to anyone, infact its pointless having this on your system.
I do how ever say anti vir is good.
it need to e adjusted for maximum gain and protection. just one check box. but its better and not sys hungery!
i thnk norton is bundled to much, its free so people tend to use it, when you install sysmatec (norton) its a royal pain in the ass to get off your system and hangs on in till you format, but saying that some one has made a remover for it. it is labour intensive on the system which isnt so good. its updates are every two days i believe as well, which i dont think is so good. as i reitterate anti vir is updated about 3 times a day and has very regular updates on its programme as a whole. this is the sort of thing im looking for in anti virus, even weekends. you know its got to be good. its worth checking commander ( not sure wht AV software they provied) but they send me mail on all viruses that are out there, so with this information and the fact that i can read my VDF (viru defin file) and add up to make sure there all covered.
I did quite like avast32 which is now called avast. but its just too much for mid to low spec systems. its talks in a realy voice so thats good, but it tend to tough you off so you are more into wondering whats just spoken to you than stopping the virus activity. ( which is how i got my one and only virus).
Pc cillin was bundled with my MOBO, if its bundled it cant be that good, think about it! ive not really got into testing it or using it. it was only on my system for a few days before i removed it.
anyone tryed black ice? ive used there indivdual AV /FW software for MSN and kazaa but thats it. (still never had a virus from kazaa
Couldn't agree more with above posts in that AVG, although being free, is not up-to date. NAV is also very system hungry aswell as scanning at shutdown resulting in the comp falling into a reboot loop!
I now run the full version of Trend Internet Security after running the free version for 90 days - touch wood, the system has been squeaky clean since install over 4 months ago.
The AFuses Norton Corporate. Either they trust them, or want a company with clout if things do go wrong. As I am also sure they would get faster response from Symantec than I would.
I just wound up with Systemworks, it is okay, but very intrusive on a gaming box. I disable most of the background stuff, and only enable the AV when surfing the web. I have not had a virus in quite a few years, and I only hide behind a NAT Router. I would run a software firewall, but they are too intrusive yet again. Most are a royal pain with Everquest, which is mainly what I do on this system. My ports are stealthed through the router, would be nice to be able to run a firewall (software) that just blocked stuff from going out, that was not initiated. Black Ice was the one that got along with my system the most, but I have not heard anything good about it. Norton Firewall was way too much of a pain, and I did not get along with the free, or the pro version of the other one I tried, forget the name, oh, Zonealarm.
I have not tried Sygate though, mabe I will give that one a try.
Yeah cheers Rory, the W32.Netsky.D@mm thing seems to have disappeard, I founda fix for it from Symantec. I had Norton AV report some other worm, but I think it's gone now (phew) although my computer still seems slow, like with the W32.Netsky.D@mm