Is AVG any good for me?

Hewlett-packard / Pavilion zd8000 (el017ea#...
January 4, 2009 at 12:33:40
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 3.192 GHz / 1022 MB
My Norton Internet Security subscription is just about to end. The threads I've read on here seem 90% against NIS as it slows things down which makes a lot of sense to me now. The thing is I do online banking and was wondering if the free AVG is safe enough to do this. I was thinking of having the free AVG with spybot and adaware on my system. I also have a wireless ADSL router (BT Voyager 2091) which I take it has a firewall in. What do you pros think?
Many thanks for your help. I've read so may conflicting things on security I've gone and confused myself(not hard!!)

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January 4, 2009 at 16:46:47
I HAVE A similar case, i am using AVG personal free for one year, but in the forms AVAST, AVIRA or AVG, are discussed a lot and i don't know which one is best and safe for secure internet connection ?
is Using both at the same time i.e. AVG & Avira logical ?
In addition which personal firewall do you recommend?
thank you in advance..

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January 4, 2009 at 22:12:28
Not an expert but running two AV programs at once is usually not suggested.

I hate AVG's updater that runs on every startup, it's slow. I swear it's logging into some network in Czechlovakia or something, and the updater program that runs afterwards is very slow.

Avira has been good for me, but missed a serious bug on a computer and I'm not sure what it was, or why it missed.

Sorry, not much help. I mean it's freeware right?

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January 5, 2009 at 03:37:33
hello LozUK1972

you will need the Norton removal tool .

I use AVG free .

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January 6, 2009 at 11:23:41
I've been using and recommending AVG for years. The newer version, 8.0, has built in anti-spyware and a few other things built in. It's not a bad idea to have Spybot and/or adaware as well, but I've stopped using them, and haven't had any problems with just AVG. That said, I'm also using Firefox as my primary web browser, as it's a LOT safer. FYI, is the easiest way I know to get free AVG.
The updates at startup don't bother me, it lets me know it's working! I've heard this complaint before, usually from people with slower internet connections. 8.0 updates quicker then the old 7.5 too, so they may just need to upgrade.


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