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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Dec-11 08:56:03
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Re: AVG free or paid?


[re: GeoffB] [link to this post]
 
the risk of trojans is hyped up somewhat, lucky but not very lucky I would say.

I use the internet usually for many hours a day and for several years, the amount of trojans my AV has popped up with I can count on one hand. I think all on email not a single one over www.
Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Tue 06-Dec-11 14:35:30
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Re: AVG free or paid?


[re: GeoffB] [link to this post]
 
Just seems strange to ask after a decision had been made and acted upon. A free version could have been added to the machine with the option to purchase once the answers had been received.

Was Eclipse Home Option 1 & VM 2Mb
Now O2 standard
Standard User longedge
(member) Tue 06-Dec-11 15:47:56
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Re: AVG free or paid?


[re: GeoffB] [link to this post]
 
I used AVG free a while back. Whenever I have to give an email address, I include some sort of identifier, I used [email protected]_account_my_isp_domain and the address very soon became inundated with spam advertising all sorts of rubbish.

I've had similar problems with other companies but nothing as bad as this was.

Like others I now use MSE day to day.


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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Dec-11 16:04:53
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Re: AVG free or paid?


[re: longedge] [link to this post]
 
Can't say I have ever noticed that. Although for registering with AVG I used my throwaway hotmail address rather than a uniquified variant of my main email address which I only use for contacts with whom I have a closer, ongoing relationship such as my bank.

Only once has a uniquified address been spammed and since I no longer have any dealings with the company who let the cat out of the bag then a simple rule to Junk anything addressed to that that variant does the job.

O2 Standard (8Mbps LLU)

Edited by gomezz (Tue 06-Dec-11 16:07:26)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 06-Dec-11 17:29:32
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Re: AVG free or paid?


[re: Freedom86] [link to this post]
 
Perhaps he has not been lucky, but a good lad and kept away from porn sites! wink
Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Dec-11 20:27:43
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Re: AVG free or paid?


[re: micksharpe] [link to this post]
 
MSE here too with the free version of MBAM which I run periodically

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