Windows Security Alerts

December 25, 2010 at 14:44:13
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium Dual core 3 GB
Hello I am getting an alert my the clock that my AV is out of date. I use AVG the paid version of AVG. It expires in February 2/20/11. Why is it telling me it is out of Date? Last Update 12/24/10. Just checked for an update and it saids there is no update. I guess AVG did not provide an update for today? I guess they took Christmas off. I will see what happens tomorrow. Maybe Windows just knows it was updated yesterday and just thinks it is out of date. I just wanted to post this to get some advice. Thanks

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#1
December 25, 2010 at 15:34:33
Do yourself a favor and install Microsoft Security Essentials. It works great and is FREE. Let your AVG run out first.

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#2
December 25, 2010 at 15:58:06
Well I tried MSE. I reinstalled the AVG guess what? It found things MSE never found.

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#3
December 25, 2010 at 16:27:50
Just for my info can you give an idea what AVG found and not MSE? Do you remember if it was serious things like viruses and trojans, or just cookies etc?.

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#4
December 25, 2010 at 16:29:34
You could say that about any anti virus program. None of them are 100% efficient. It's your choice. I personally like Avira better than AVG. Just my 2 cents.

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#5
December 25, 2010 at 17:49:06
AVG found more tracking cookies. I like the fact that AVG has released there boot CD for free. That is a very good tool. And I do know AVG is not the best. I just like there user interface that is important to me because it is easy to use. And maleware bytes finds 90% that AVG does not find. I am considering getting AVG again when it runs out.

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#6
December 25, 2010 at 18:55:05
ChristopherTGarrett

I don't regard tracking cookies as a big deal these days, so I wanted to know if that's all it was. In fact I use CCleaner to keep only my selected cookies.

I'm happy that MSE is as good as any for the important stuff so I'll stick with it for now. A new improved MSE Version 2 was released about a week ago by the way (arrived in a whisper from MS - for contractural reasons I guess).

I've tried most free AV's. They all have their pluses and minuses so it boils down to personal choice I guess.

Thanks for the prompt feedback.

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