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    I have version 8 and there are no nags at all. In fact, I have never had a nag screen with AVG and I've used it for about three years now.

    When a new version comes out you get a popup notofication that also has an offer to upgrade to the full internet security suite, but that only happens about once a year and I don't consider that to be a nag.
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    Oh right, sorry. Didn't realize you were the AVG guru just cause you've used it for 3 years. I've used it a lot longer than that, recommended it to clients, etc etc. Now I'm having clients call me saying that it's popping up "ads" here and there, not frequently, but enough to be annoying. I've seen them too. Just because you haven't seen them doesn't mean they're not there. IIRC they're when you go to a site that is in their blacklist, urging you to upgrade to the security suite. But they exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Oh right, sorry. Didn't realize you were the AVG guru just cause you've used it for 3 years. I've used it a lot longer than that, recommended it to clients, etc etc. Now I'm having clients call me saying that it's popping up "ads" here and there, not frequently, but enough to be annoying. I've seen them too. Just because you haven't seen them doesn't mean they're not there. IIRC they're when you go to a site that is in their blacklist, urging you to upgrade to the security suite. But they exist.
    I'm not attacking you but recommending something to someone is a lot different than installing that something. I think we are all well aware at how stupid some people can be, especially when they don't know what they are doing. And what ads are these? I find it highly improbable that some of us get ads and the others don't, unless we, not the program did something.

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    UM, I dont think I asked this question just to have people try to kill each other, lol.

    So far the Windows Defender and Norton Corp are working for me. My system still starts up fast (a few seconds added to cold boot), but hibernation, which I use all the time, has not been affected at all. Unless I notice issues, I think this solution will work.

    I have to say that this hobby is a real learning experience, its just amazing how people beat each other up over something that has no set way of doing it (im quilty of this too). CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!!!!!
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    ZoneAlarm is garbage. We ran tests at work to see which firewalls we could get past and comodo was rock solid. I personally use symantec corporate and noscript on my desktop. carpc gets nothing (rarely use it on the net). My laptops dont have any antivirus, just noscript. Works like a charm

    EDIT: Symantec does have its flaws. Ill frequently download a file, scan it, i finds nothing wrong, then when i run the program i downloaded, SAV pops up saying there's a virus. It's by no means perfect but for the most part, it's a set it and forget it type of deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllShowNoGo View Post
    ZoneAlarm is garbage. We ran tests at work to see which firewalls we could get past and comodo was rock solid. I personally use symantec corporate and noscript on my desktop. carpc gets nothing (rarely use it on the net). My laptops dont have any antivirus, just noscript. Works like a charm

    EDIT: Symantec does have its flaws. Ill frequently download a file, scan it, i finds nothing wrong, then when i run the program i downloaded, SAV pops up saying there's a virus. It's by no means perfect but for the most part, it's a set it and forget it type of deal
    i dont think i will have to worry about viruses, but mainly spyware, and malware. Windows Defender seems to find and kill them all the time. I also notice it quarentines trojans, but doesnt delete them. I then run scan with NC and it deletes the trojans completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllShowNoGo View Post
    ZoneAlarm is garbage. We ran tests at work to see which firewalls we could get past and comodo was rock solid.
    I'm not quite sure how you can call zone alarm garbage. It only allows internet access to processes that you allow access. Unless there's some sneaky way you know of I don't know what you mean by "garbage". And as for comodo, seems like there might be some flaws in it. I'm not saying it's not a good product, and I'm sure it is. But, please don't go around bashing things unless you have something evident to say. Maybe something along the lines of "it's vulnerable to this kind of attack or something".


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    "Although appreciated for being released as freeware, there is a growing community of users frustrated by the lack of developer support in correcting known issues in the versions 2.x. An example is the high CPU usage by CPF.EXE due to input/output processing for writing to a log file, which has been a known issue since February 2007.[8]

    Additionally, there are a few serious vulnerabilities in the firewall's design which can be exploited locally, meaning that, while the firewall's protection remains solid, a malware can be designed to shut down or bypass the firewall's control functions if it somehow makes it onto the computer. Several other critical vulnerabilities are known which have not been disclosed. All are as of 2.4.18.184 still unpatched.[9] There is uncertainty as to whether they will be fixed in version 2.5 or not, but an administrator on the beta forum has stated that version 3 should not have any critical bugs left. So far no tests have been conducted on CFP 3.[10] There is currently extremely little or no malware whatsoever designed to thwart CFP, largely due to it not being as widespread as other security solutions."

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    I had the same prob with ZoneAlarm as far as high CPU usage. But only on one of my boxes. I used that proggy a lot back in the dayz of Halo 2 glitching/modding.

    All firewall proggys have their issues. I mean look at Nortons Security Suite. Holy hell is that not the biggest package of crap or what? I think it slows systems down to about 50% of their normal speeds... esp if running the bare minimum of ram. Then it spends most of it's time swapping.
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    The most important thing to do to avoid viruses is to disable autoplay!
    This will stop all viruses from removeable media and doesn't take up any cpu time at all.

    Start -> Run
    gpedit.msc
    User Administration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Turn Autoplay Off
    Select enable and all devices.

    Additional virus scanners can't hurt, but most of them act like viruses themselves, and if you get on the net, use firefox. ZoneAlarm is terrible in every way.
    When fixing infected computers for people who i would not trust with a gameboy, i use Symantec Endpoint Protection. It is the essence of bloated, but it seems to at least work and it includes what used to be sygate firewall.

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    hmm, AVG sounds good. maybe i can get rid of norton my my laptop. god that would be so great.

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