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I tried it on my VPC, it had a lot of ads and bloat, sadly.  On-Demand scanner as well.  Stick with something awesome like Avast.

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So, do you think Avast > AVG? I'm downloading it right now and I'm going to test it out now.

In the past, my experience with AVG has been good, but lately it's been giving me troubles. Not to mention, the interface is hideous and will probably always remain that way...

I'll let you know what I think of Avast. :D

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I tried it on my VPC, it had a lot of ads and bloat, sadly.  On-Demand scanner as well.  Stick with something awesome like Avast.

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so sad... i thought AOL would make something nice this time...

will they ever learn...

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I've tried it, it's just an AOL-dumbed version of Kaspersky. Just use Kaspersky or NOD32. If you must go with freeware 9nothing wrong with that) use AntiVir (higher detection rate than Avast... and Symantec for that matter) or Avast.

www.av-comparatives.org, read for yourself. :love:

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The engine is pretty good since its Kaspersky.

But the software is dumb, ads and bloat.

Don't ever expect anything good from AOL. Ever!

First of all, before you condemn a piece of software, try understanding it first. The reason you get ads is because you 'didn't' 'De-select' the security AOL toolbar which is an option of your choice during the install process. I use it on 2 machines, declined the toolbar and have not received any spam or ads. It is a very generous freebie which achieves the same detection rates as Kaspersky 6.0 which means that it's on par with Antivir and has higher detection than both AVG & Avast.

Uninstall it, use a reg cleaner and re-install without the toolbar and you will see for yourself. I have the definition updater set for every '15 minutes' and receive updates 12-15 times per day. The other freebies can't touch that!

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The engine is pretty good since its Kaspersky.

But the software is dumb, ads and bloat.

Don't ever expect anything good from AOL. Ever!

First of all, before you condemn a piece of software, try understanding it first. The reason you get ads is because you 'didn't' 'De-select' the security AOL toolbar which is an option of your choice during the install process. I use it on 2 machines, declined the toolbar and have not received any spam or ads. It is a very generous freebie which achieves the same detection rates as Kaspersky 6.0 which means that it's on par with Antivir and has higher detection than both AVG & Avast.

Uninstall it, use a reg cleaner and re-install without the toolbar and you will see for yourself. I have the definition updater set for every '15 minutes' and receive updates 12-15 times per day. The other freebies can't touch that!

What on earth does a security toolbar has todo with ads?

"Oh install our great security toolbar...", "What does it do?", "It gives you ads", "Oh, I thought it was about security..."

When I install a software, I shouldn't need to deselect "Install Crap", or install it, then uninstall part of it, then run regcleaners. Ifyou think its okay for software to ship with junk, then you've been bamboozled.

It's amazing people think its okay for security software to come with junk and adware. Is it only me who goes "WTF?!" ?

The day I will install software (especially security software) that comes with adware, that is the day when hell will freeze over.

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funny thing is..whenever i hear AOL mentioned i think of ads, banners, popups, and what not. now if they can provide an actual anti-spyware product with out any of that crap i would be very surprised. essentialy thats their main source of revenue, adware and the like.

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Like i said, the toolbar is an option which can be declined and once declined, no ads and no spam. I would completely agree with you if the toolbar was forced upon users but it's not! The option of not to install it is there.

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I think it should not be the case that you have to de-select a toolbar or whatever companies choose to bundle with their software.

The option should be to select it if you do want it, or do what CCleaner does and have different builds.

It is kind of bad when a newbie who is just trying to clean up or protect their computer unwittingly ends up installing all kinds of other crap software at the same time.

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I think it should not be the case that you have to de-select a toolbar or whatever companies choose to bundle with their software.

The option should be to select it if you do want it, or do what CCleaner does and have different builds.

It is kind of bad when a newbie who is just trying to clean up or protect their computer unwittingly ends up installing all kinds of other crap software at the same time.

I agree.

It's kinda "Unless you tell me not to, I assume its okay for me to punch you in the face" instead of "I won't punch you in the face unless you really insist". :happybday:

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It's kinda "Unless you tell me not to, I assume its okay for me to punch you in the face" instead of "I won't punch you in the face unless you really insist". :happybday:

OOOOkay! Those 2 relate dizzy.png

In the past week, i've uploaded 3 pieces of Malware to both VirusTotal & Jotti's and in each instance, your wonderful 'Avast' failed detection. Think i'll stick with my Free KAV 6 which contains 'No Ads'.

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