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Old 03-30-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hi,
Can I just leave AVG free edition to run in the system tray. Will this offer some protection against viruses?

Do I have to run regular virus scans with it?

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Old 03-30-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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Well I use it as my main virus scanner and leave it running all the time. Whenever I go to a site that has potential viruses... it pops up asking me If I wanna heal or delete the files. I think its a real good scanner.
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:43 PM   #3
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So, I dont necessarily have to open the program and manually tell it to scan the whole system. Or should I do this every once in a while?
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: quick AVG question...

Well virus or no virus... its good to probably do scans using something like adaware, avg and whatever else once a week or so.

AVG does block stuff tho. If you come across a new virus... it usually pops up immediately.
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:52 PM   #5
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Ok thanks!
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:18 PM   #6
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AVG free works fine as resident AV, in the scheduler you can schedule scans and updates, just set it to load with windows and scan/ update times that are to your liking, set and forget.
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Default Re: quick AVG question...

I would personally leave AVG in your system tray, it adds another level of defense, the only time I disconnect, is if I am offline from the internet, for some hungry resource program or game.......but no leave it on all the time.....

Oh and Deathstar, there is a rule about the number of lines that your sig can be, a maximum of 5 lines.....
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Old 03-31-2006, 04:30 PM   #9
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...... Oh and Deathstar, there is a rule about the number of lines that your sig can be, a maximum of 5 lines.....
mmmmmm, I must have misread something, for some reason I had 7 in my mind, all fixed
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I have a problem with my AVG or is this normal??. I have zone alarm and AVG but AVG disables the email security and the real time security I think it maybe zone alarm because it protects you from those things anyway,
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