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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2010 08:56 am
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I keep getting a box for Avast coming up and saying its about to finnish. Asks me if i want to buy etc but no where for me to reload the free version. It still working but i am wanting to keep the frebie, any ideas guys.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2010 09:01 am
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I started using Avast, Phill but I have found their website difficult to navigate.  I'm slowly changing my computers over to AVG.  It's much easier.



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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2010 09:06 am
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Yeah i may go with them as well, cheers.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2010 09:23 am
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I've renewed my Avast free subscription twice so far, with no problems.

I did have a page come up asking if I wanted to by the "better version", but there has always been a button to click on to renew the free version.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2010 09:50 am
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I too use the freebie Avast and usually once a year I get a reminder that I have to renew the licence. Apart from that I don't have any problems with it.



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I use Microsoft Essentials.

It,s free too and is very easy to use.



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AUSSIETRAINS wrote: I use Microsoft Essentials.

It,s free too and is very easy to use.

And I too use Essentials.

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Wel for weeks i keep getting this pop up saying my avas is going to expire soon and then i have 2 box's one for the free and one to pay i click on free it goo's away but comes back later. Think i should delate the thing and start again or any other idea's

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I have used AVG , the free one, also the paid for one and now use Microsoft Essentials Free.

As I use Windows 7 I thought it would be best to use Microsoft Essentials.

Both have been no problem to use Phill, easy to navigate and very similar in the page layouts.

I think if you were to change it would be a good idea to totally remove Avast and immediately go to the Microsoft site and download the free Essentials.

I am no expert so suggest you talk to someone in computers for expert advice.

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AVG is driving me nuts at the moment.  All the emails from YMR have changed to font 2 and it keeps trying to send error messages to Microsoft.  I might have a go at Essentials as well.



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Personally I recommend a non-Windows based operating system, but that's a much bigger step ;)

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I have mentioned this before,as far as I am aware microsoft now own avg. and use it as their own ,
so that is likely Essentials, I could be wrong  of course !!!
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I use the paid for AVG and have had no problems at all over the last 3 years.  When I first signed up, I paid some PO Box in Cyprus so was a bit concerned.  In the event, everything turned out OK.

I don't like MS owning everything to do with computers but to change to something else (Linux for example) is a huge step too far for me so I'll just have to lump it.



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Have you thought about Ubuntu Peter. People on the ultraBB forum have been singing it's praises. I know nothing about it except that it's a free download. Martin knows what it's all about if you are interested.



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I've never heard of that one Bob - sounds like some unruly African country !!! :lol::lol:

As we also run our gite business on here, plus I'm a dummy when the thing doesn't work, it's critical that whatever I use is good, accurate and relieable.  That's why I paid for AVG - under the assumption that there's no such thing as a free lunch, I'm assuming I get more than is offfered by the free version.

If something gets in here, not only will my modelling "fix" go up the spout but also my means of paying for anything to do with it !!!

I may be spending money unnecessarily and I'm more than happy to take advice from "those who know about these things" :roll::roll::roll:



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Peter, the free version is a bare bones anti-virus job,
the paid one as a firewall,anti-virus, etc, so you are fully covered.
that`s the difference.

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Ubuntu is an operating system Peter that is said to have advantages over Windows.



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owen69 wrote: Peter, the free version is a bare bones anti-virus job,
the paid one as a firewall,anti-virus, etc, so you are fully covered.
that`s the difference.

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Interesting Owen, I too had a paid anti-vius, etc system & was told by those in the busines of computers, that modems have a good firewall them; the inbuilt Microsoft firewall also is effective. Virus protection, Microsoft do one for free which is constanyly being updated like all the others. In fact some anti-virus, etc systems are very aggressive even with programmes that gets loaded.

I have heard of Ubuntu but would need to see what programmes it works with but all said, I have no problems with existing Windows based programmes & in some case , even Microsoft packages.

 

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Robert wrote: Ubuntu is an operating system Peter that is said to have advantages over Windows.
:oops::oops::oops::oops::oops:


Told you I was IT illiterate - I thought it was a virus checker..............:???:



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Thanks Martin. :thumbs

I thought there must be something in return for my money and now I know.  As you say, my AVG is on constant scan/update whenever the computer is on and/or connected to the net.

I've just checked and my last scan was at 20.00 last night and my last update was at 07.02 this morning - just 4 minutes ago !!!  All done automatically in the background.

I've also got it set to do a full system scan every week - I can tell when it clicks in - the computer slows down so it's set to come on when I'm normally out !!!  (it's an old computer - around 6 years old now :oops::oops: )



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