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18 people found this helpful
on 7 July 2007
Used Norton and McAfee in the past, and more recently was an afficianado of Zone Alarm Internet Suite (used it for 4+ years). Swore by it because it seemed to do the job.
Had to reformat my HD last weekend, and after I'd reloaded everything, ZA was playing up. Anyone who's ever used it will know how much work actually goes into allowing/blocking all those question marks (groan)!! The other important thing was the way it was slowing down my system (even though it's high-spec). It was driving me nuts! Anyway, decided to take a look at other alternatives and read up on AVG.
Decided to give it a try, so ordered it from Amazon at a great price. Delivered within 48 hours, and the product comes with 2 year's updates and FREE email tech support. I'd read one review about a possible conflict with AOL, so was ready for that. Needn't have worried though. AVG loaded like a dream (no problem with AOL), and once I'd set options for downloading Updates and done all the scanning and stuff, my system was protected. One or two bits of shrapnel identified which were either healed or zapped. I downloaded the Eicar test file (as recommended) and, sure enough, Resident Shield reacted to it immediately with a warning.
As I'm sitting here typing this review, AVG Updates have downloaded with a gentle purr automatically - unlike ZA! Oh, and my system has speeded up no end! Magic!
Early days yet, but so far I've been SO impressed with this product. Thoroughly recommended and at Amazon's price, what have you got to lose?