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Old 12-25-2010, 01:32 PM
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Cool AVG Free removing Google Chrome

My brother called me last night as chrome had been reported as a virus after avg updated itself.
I checked it out and avg had removed it entirely from the system as well as putting it in the virus vault!

He guessed it was avg related and he tried reinstalling chrome himself but it wouldn't allow him to as avg kept blocking him.

It looks like he was not the only one affected:

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Old 12-25-2010, 11:11 PM
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:14 PM
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What's wrong with avg at the moment? A couple weeks back they release an update that BSOD's windows 7 64bit machines on startup, and now this? (in addition to detections rates dropping and it becoming bloated (the installer is close to 150mb and it still updates after that!))
put that in your pipe and grep it
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:12 AM
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AVG has gone the way of Norton and McAfee. Once awesome, now bloated junk. I've noticed that it has dropped off of the top download list from several mirrors out there, mainly FileHippo. If Avast doesn't step up their game with detection, they'll be the same. At least they're still light. In good conscience, however, I stopped reselling Avast because it simply cannot do the job anymore, even while teaching safe habits and preaching the importance of updates/WOT/Chrome/Firefox/etc, etc, etc. Plus, I got tired of answering the "what the hell did I buy this for" question.

I actually had someone roll through my shop that had the last AVG crash, he said "just wipe the whole da*$ thing and get that sh$# off". He was so livid about it, he didn't even want me to apply any fixes. Just nuke and pave and MSE... Clients like that make my day.

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Old 12-26-2010, 02:40 AM
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Youi said it ajc196.. Once awesome stuff now it is worthless.

Anyone interested should check out http://www.av-comparatives.org/, they have true, independent testing every three months of all the major AV software. You would be surprised at the leader board at every test period.. it constantly changes.

As I don't have any risky browsing habits and keep a well-maintained system, I simply pick what works consistently for me which HAS been Avast. It consistently scores first place for On-Demand scanning speed, which is most important for me. It has caught plenty of would be intruders in the past and monthly scans from other software reasonably confirms my system is clean (3 years so far).

I used Norton back in the day when it was good, Panda when it had it's day, and now Avast. When/if Avast does fall to pieces then I will start looking for something else like Avira (Almost always in the top 2-4 spot)


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Old 12-27-2010, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 212eta View Post
Since v8, AVG has gone from Bad to Worse!
Agreed, I have been an AVg reseller for years. Their version for Exchange email server is still very good though (it also does a good job of being anti-spam), but if you want to do serious email filtering, go *nix and then pass on the leftovers to exchange
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:22 PM
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I too have stopped recommending AVG.
Not sure if I'm going to become a reseller for anyone else.
With worse than average changes in quality It may not be worth it to resell any vendors AV software.
I think I'll just look at the current AV comparatives 3 star list and tell the client to choose one.
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To be honest I think AVG typically looks like Rougeware. A big fat memory eater also. I'd never recommend it to anyone.
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Nothing wrong with AVG...lol Good job it seems to me.

Honestly though I stopped recommending AVG after version 7 I think. I just don't like Chrome.

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Good luck removing avg 2011! Nightmare on almost all machines. I think I will blog about it actually. I am so sick of it, it's gotten worse since AVG 8 in my opinion.

I put it on the top 3 worst AV programs out there

AVG 2011

I removed another virus today that blazed right through it.
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