Posted on 11 February 2009
AVG, my personal absolute best pick for Antivirus and Anti Spyware for Windows 7 / Vista suffered an attack on their website which as of this writing is still not repaired. I’ve attempted to reach the contacts their and let them know, but nobody is answering the technical contact telephone number.
In addition to modifying the home page, they have disabled all the downloads and insterted a . in front of the clickable links for trial download of AVG 8.
They are a high profile target to be sure and they are certainly not the first anti virus antispyware company to be hacked. Their products are still the best I’ve ever used and on Windows 7, not a single bug, not a single problem and all third party applications report the system as clean as well.
I still highly (yes my mother uses it) reccomend their AVG 8 for Windows Vista and Windows 7 Beta.
See if it’s still hacked and if not, download the NEW AVG 8 FREE TRIAL becuase it’s fantastic! AVG WEBSITE
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Posted on 21 January 2009
There are now three Antivirus / Anti-Spyware solutions approved by Microsoft for use with the Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1 test program:
- Avg 8 For Windows 7
- Kaspersky 8 Windows 7 Beta Preview
- Symantec Norton 360 v3 pre-release (beta)
After Hands on Testing Inlcuding Spyware and Virus Removal Here Are My Short Takes On Each:
AVG v8 for Windows 7 Beta and Windows Vista
This is the only one of the group that’s actually fully released. I trust this solution because it was able to find and resolve a few things that other products didn’t. It doesn’t feel like anything is running on your computer at all. It never bothers you and it does it’s job very well without needing you to manage it. It’s focused on protecting your PC and it does it very well. Read the full story
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Posted on 10 January 2009
A while back I posted on testing the Windows 7 Beta 1 release to developers and how incredibly great it is. Yes, It’s still much better than Microsoft’s Windows Vista SP2 Beta.
I got some good news from AVG on current owners of AVG Version 7. Many Current AVG 7 Anti-Virus and Internet Security customers will be able to upgrade for FREE to AVG 8 Anti-Virus including Microsoft Windows 7 Antivirus Compatibility. Read the full story
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Posted on 31 December 2008
After installing Windows 7 Beta I was unable to find any Windows 7 approved partners on the microsoft solutions page. Today they updated that page and advised that Kaspersky and AVG version 8 will both run on Windows 7 Beta.
I downloaded AVG 8 for Windows 7 Beta and installed it. Read the full story
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Posted on 19 December 2008
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In this article I am going to answer the following questions:
1) What is the nature of the threat?
2) What are the variations of that threat?
3) What are the underlying forces driving the threat?
4) What solutions are available?
5) How can you investigate the quality of those solutions?
6) What did I select for my office computers? Read the full story
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