how can i explain to my friend that AVG is shit?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tomoka, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Tomoka

    Tomoka Active Member

    he won't listen to me, his dad says AVG is fine, and i'm full of shit...so how do i go about proving to him?
     
  2. King Cookie

    King Cookie New Member

    What's your problem with AVG?
     
  3. Loonylion

    Loonylion Administrator Staff Member

    you can't, because it isn't shit.
     
  4. TirithRR

    TirithRR New Member

    It's definitely a bit more bloated than it used to be, and like most full anti-virus scanners, it takes hours to scan large drives. But, you really don't need to scan your whole computer all the time, just keep the active protection running and you shouldn't get viruses that you need to scan for. (You also need a good browser and appropriate protection based plugins).

    I only end up doing a full scan with it once a month. I scan with other, quick things like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Spybot, more often than a full anti-virus scanner. And I clean up using CCleaner every so often.
     
  5. Mishy

    Mishy New Member

    That's exactly what I do. Just like you said about being bloated, the only problem is just it takes too much resources to run it...other than that I've never had a problem with AVG.
     
  6. damanali

    damanali Active Member

    Well, my problem with my avg internet security is that there is those pop-ups when i open my mozilla browser. I think its detecting a cookie or something which is really nothing serious but very annoying. It also pops-up when i scan using CCleaner.

    I'll be grateful if you know how to turn-off that pop-up.
     
  7. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza Active Member

    @Damanali: You have AVG set to scan for & detect Tracking Cookies on. To disable it, go to Tools > Advanved Settings > Scans. Now on the collapsible button under "Scan" find & disable "Scan for Tracking Cookies". Then click on "Resident Shield" settings then do the same thing, un tick the "scan for tracking Cookies" option, "apply" the changes you made & you're done!

    Same as me: AVG + Malwarebytes + Spybot S & D + ZoneAlarm + CCleaner + Hijackthis = Peace of mind. And this combo thanks to folks like loony here on RomUlation :)

    Umm yeah, ever since AVG 9.0 was released the AV became such a resource hog. But as long as you have a minimum of 1 Gig of RAM & are an XP user you won't notice AVG eating up large amounts of resources. It also helps if you defragment your Hard Disk once a week at least :)
     
  8. CoolKill3r

    CoolKill3r Active Member

    Can i ask, why do you care so much about someone els? If you think its shit (witch it is not) then let him have it :)
     
  9. Tomoka

    Tomoka Active Member

    i do believe it's shit....how else would his runescape account get hacked other than an undetected keylogger? -.-"

    and also, before, when i had AVG, then switched to ESET, i found 7 viruses that AVG missed...
     
  10. CoolKill3r

    CoolKill3r Active Member

    You have a point there :D
    Still i think its quite good!
     
  11. Tomoka

    Tomoka Active Member

    so ya see, i help people as much as possible, and to me, it has proven shit...
     
  12. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza Active Member

    I don't think keyloggers are viruses actually, more like malware that's why you shouldn't just rely on just an AV, you also need an anti-malware & an anti-spyware applications as well as a better firewall like ZoneAlarm as Windows FireWall is utter shite.
     
  13. Loonylion

    Loonylion Administrator Staff Member

    it's not AVG's job to detect keyloggers, thats the job of antimalware programs.
     
  14. yoshi2889

    yoshi2889 Active Member

    Nicely said.

    Why do you want to say AVG is shit?
    AVG is not made to detect keyloggers.

    It's your fault your computer has a keylogger: you didn't install software preventing keyloggers.
     
  15. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza Active Member

    Or maybe he was into warez, keygens & other stuff like that, as that's where you often find keyloggers & other malware.

    Oh & just a thought, AVG as well as a few other AVs can't detect several USB Flash/thumb drive designed viruses unless you send a copy of the virus to the AV's support/analysis team for them to note & add to their AV's virus signatures database.

    Unfortunately, a lot of these USB transferred viruses were created by IT & other Computer related courses students as part of either a sick joke or a research project. A lot of I-Cafes here in my country suffer from this that's why in essence having a USB drive device has gotten pretty pointless as it's like having sex with a sex worker & you risking a 99.99% percent chance of getting a nasty virus onto your USB stick :(
     
  16. Hypr

    Hypr Member

    I'm siding with Catz_102 on this, as there was a time one of our work computers got infected with both, a trojan and a worm that AVG (which was loaded on that machine, and also up to date) failed to pick up (even after scanning under Safe Mode.) The virii came from one of our co-workers' rogue flash drives.

    It was not until we installed Trend Micro Antivirus that we were able to rid the virii off that machine. Of course, a reformat was done afterwards. But this could have been just a fluke for AVG failing to do its job at that time.
     
  17. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza Active Member

    Could be.

    There was an incident last June involving us AVG users. There was one Virus database update that totally eff'd up the AV entirely. This update caused the AV to report that an AVG user has been infected with a very nasty virus, but upon checking the file in question it seems the aforementioned file does not exist. I too was affected by this so called infection & had actually followed AVG's researchers comments on AVG's forums as well as in Yahoo! Answers. It took about 10 hours or so before AVG released an update fix as well as an apology to their users about the whole deal.

    And in one post from Yahoo! Answers somebody even commented that AVG was using scareware tactics with that incident to make their free users go pro. But there was no further discussion about it since then.

    I still trust AVG though :)
     
  18. My pc came with AVG.
    (Do you pay for AVG?)

    Because if you do or don't you can use that against it either way.
    Though so far I've found it to be fine.
     
  19. yoshi2889

    yoshi2889 Active Member

    You can pay for AVG, and you can not.

    AVG Free is free. AVG normal is NOT free.

    And that lazy bastard that installed Windows on my PC didn't install AVG Free but Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
  20. doughboy

    doughboy Guest

    i guess show tell him about pc compatibility and the services each offer............diagram anyone :D
    i use avg sometimes......when i mess around with my computer to see how good an antivirus is.........
    (then i install a new system after it can't hold up)
    i have checked avg and its not that bad...............
    some programs (antivruses) offer different protections ie: trojan removal, rootkits etc (some dont' have this)
    then again ones like norton use more ram when using it, or even as a toolbar option...........
    it used to be free and now you have to pay.............
     

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