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Heddi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-02-09 05:20 PM
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48. AVG caused my computer to come to a screeching halt
It was fine when it was first installed, but then it just got....boggy. Going to do a re-start? better pack a fucking lunch.

People told me "Oh, you need to add more memory, it's your computer, not the program"---bullshit. Once I got rid of AVG the computer ran fine, memory was fine. But I'd swear the way some people raved about AVG that the program came to life at night and placed gold coins under people's pillows it was SO FUCKING LAUDED.

Screw that. And screw norton, and symantec. We learned our lesson with McAfee years ago after an upgrade download caused our until-then-running-fine computer to just go...schizophrenic. It was never the same, even after every bit of McAfee evil was removed from the damned computer.

I really like MSE. IT's been over 24 hours and my computer hasn't sounded like a gieger counter at Hiroshima ONCE!!! that has, like, never happened before!!!
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  -My review and analysis of Microsoft's new anti-virus software Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) DainBramaged  Oct-31-09 03:30 PM   #0 
  - I want to have the baby of whoever designed Prevx. I had a virus this week and that is  Captain Hilts   Oct-31-09 03:31 PM   #1 
  - Has it been compared to McAfee anywhere? n/t  ohheckyeah   Oct-31-09 03:37 PM   #2 
  - BETTER.  Captain Hilts   Nov-01-09 08:40 AM   #34 
  - McAfee *is* a virus  TrogL   Nov-02-09 06:04 PM   #50 
  - Thank you for writing.  tabatha   Oct-31-09 03:37 PM   #3 
  - Is your bottom line that this is free and does a better job than AVG?  Paper Roses   Oct-31-09 03:59 PM   #4 
  - Since they were bought AVG has steadily become less effective, more bloated,  Greyhound   Oct-31-09 06:11 PM   #7 
  - Agreed when AVG started getting bloated Avast became the leader.  Statistical   Nov-02-09 03:15 PM   #47 
  - Yes, I uninstalled AVG on my prime system (this one)  DainBramaged   Oct-31-09 07:02 PM   #10 
     - Last might I removed AVG, S&D, Malwarebytes and installed MSE  Paper Roses   Nov-01-09 08:43 AM   #35 
        - I stopped using Spybot about a year ago when I discovered malwarebytes  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 11:05 AM   #37 
  - Only caveat I have is that Msft abandoned their last offering.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-31-09 04:16 PM   #5 
  - Another admin here  B3Nut   Oct-31-09 05:13 PM   #6 
  - .  Occulus   Nov-01-09 01:59 AM   #24 
     - hehehehehe!  B3Nut   Nov-01-09 10:55 AM   #36 
  - Virus's don't really worry me  blogslut   Oct-31-09 06:19 PM   #8 
  - Wow. Thanks  JerseygirlCT   Oct-31-09 06:22 PM   #9 
  - I've got McAfee  Taitertots   Oct-31-09 07:20 PM   #11 
  - To the wall, baby!  Toucano   Oct-31-09 07:29 PM   #12 
  - I have MSE running with McAfee on my XP not a problem to run both.  quiller4   Oct-31-09 11:20 PM   #18 
  - ClamWin is free, and doesn't require windows "validation".  boppers   Oct-31-09 07:35 PM   #13 
  - Hope it's better than the crapola that came with Vista Basic....  wuvuj   Oct-31-09 07:47 PM   #14 
  - Last time I ran ClamAv was on Linux.  Feron   Oct-31-09 10:45 PM   #17 
     - LOL, it's much faster now, especially as a native binary.  boppers   Oct-31-09 11:38 PM   #19 
  - I've been running it and I like it thus far...  Regret My New Name   Oct-31-09 09:37 PM   #15 
  - I appreciate your review.  Feron   Oct-31-09 10:40 PM   #16 
  - Help?  OldEuropean   Nov-01-09 02:16 AM   #28 
     - Thanks for hanging out at DU.  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 02:22 AM   #30 
  - Wow! Thanks. I've been using AVG since about day 1 but...  TreasonousBastard   Oct-31-09 11:39 PM   #20 
  - hmm time to rethink my war against the bad guys  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-31-09 11:42 PM   #21 
  - It runs FINE with any other scanner installed, just slows the system with two  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 01:25 AM   #22 
  - MicroWorld/eSCAN Free Anti-Virus Toolkit Utility (MWAV)  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 01:54 AM   #23 
  - I would only install this if you have a valid license.  Occulus   Nov-01-09 02:06 AM   #25 
  - Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 02:09 AM   #26 
     - Minor point of order:  boppers   Nov-01-09 04:10 AM   #33 
  - Thanks for the review  hyphenate   Nov-01-09 02:15 AM   #27 
  - Run it with the AVG for comparison like I did.  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 02:20 AM   #29 
  - The malware situation  OldEuropean   Nov-01-09 02:35 AM   #31 
  - I also use and recommend WOT  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 02:46 AM   #32 
  - So I tried MSE and it didn't work out for me.  Feron   Nov-01-09 04:48 PM   #38 
  - Good to know. Zonealarm is something I haven't used in years  DainBramaged   Nov-01-09 07:17 PM   #39 
  - Today's kick for the cube crowd......  DainBramaged   Nov-02-09 11:21 AM   #40 
  - I just hate having to kick the carjackers out of my auto every morning.  cliffordu   Nov-02-09 11:26 AM   #41 
  - Can you run MSE from the command-line?  City of Mills   Nov-02-09 11:49 AM   #42 
  - Wow, GD was so overrun with kids on a plane that I did not see this until today.  Gold Metal Flake   Nov-02-09 12:18 PM   #43 
  - GREAT program---DL'ed it yesterday based on your review  Heddi   Nov-02-09 01:12 PM   #44 
     - I try my best to review 'stuff' the DU community can use. This one is a winner.  DainBramaged   Nov-02-09 02:36 PM   #45 
        - Kicking it so I can install MSE at home  Hawkeye-X   Nov-02-09 03:02 PM   #46 
        - AVG caused my computer to come to a screeching halt  Heddi   Nov-02-09 05:20 PM   #48 
           - Just nuked AVG and put MSE in its place.  Hawkeye-X   Nov-02-09 06:24 PM   #51 
           - AVG was really good at one time. Before Avast was popular it was one of the best.  Statistical   Nov-02-09 11:12 PM   #52 
        - it sure is. THanks alot for the reviews -  Heddi   Nov-02-09 05:26 PM   #49 

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