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Seems To Do the Job
on 21 February 2013
I have tried and removed many different software products for the amazon vine programme. Please note the last phrase, removed, as many programs which have been tested were either useless, did not do what they were supposed to do, too complicated to be of any use or slowed the computer down so much it became inoperable. I have had AVG products in the past and have had mixed results using them. In the past I tested AVG on notebooks and have found them too RAM intensive to be used on the simple 1GB to 2GB computers. This product has been tested on a Dell XPS Ultrabook, 4GB Ram and 128 SSD.
Firstly it came with a CD, which when run linked you to AVG's web site. The actual programme is downloaded from the AVG server, which involves a long process of rubbing off codes supplied, emailing AVG who then email you a download number etc etc. The download could be simplified a great deal. Another tip, remove all other virus software, as AVG does not work with other virsus systems sitting on your hard drive. Be very careful not to sign up to the continuous mandate that allows AVG to charge you in 12 months for a renewal of the product, at an inflated price. Not happy this option is quite difficult to spot and turn off. Once downloaded it seems to work very well on the Ultrabook. There is no noticeable reduction in speed of the computer and it appears so far it is not letting anything through.
AVG products are good, but this software is cumbersome to download and involves a process I do not like. Once installed and running it is a good product.