Beware of Latest version of Free aVG

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Pfsszxt@aol.com, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Guest

    The latest version does stuff that you probably won't like.
    It puts an AVG tool bar on every browser you have abd they're
    installed in some manner that even Hijack Pro can't remove them.
    (Does a BHO prefis mean something in this regard?)
    Also, it has disabled the really nice "Fix Performance" feature.
    In it's place, it downloads something names "CleanMyPC".
    It's one of many of these things that say something like "found 218
    errors on your machine and fixed 10 -- for $27 Ill fisx the rest.".
     
    , Sep 2, 2013
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  2. Ghostrider Guest

    On 9/2/2013 1:51 PM, wrote:
    > The latest version does stuff that you probably won't like.
    > It puts an AVG tool bar on every browser you have abd they're
    > installed in some manner that even Hijack Pro can't remove them.
    > (Does a BHO prefis mean something in this regard?)
    > Also, it has disabled the really nice "Fix Performance" feature.
    > In it's place, it downloads something names "CleanMyPC".
    > It's one of many of these things that say something like "found 218
    > errors on your machine and fixed 10 -- for $27 Ill fisx the rest.".
    >


    It is always silly for any user to download and let install
    any application without first deciding which options to delete.
    The AVG toolbar can be omitted by a "custom" install of Free
    AVG. Similarly, it is not necessary to initiate the "Fix
    Performance" button or activate the Free AVG firewall (if
    another is already functioning satisfactorily) or to dowload
    and install any of the other options being offered.

    If one wants to remove Free AVG when uninstall fails, Grisoft
    offers a complete uninstallation application that can be
    downloaded from its support site.

    GR
     
    Ghostrider, Sep 2, 2013
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  3. Ian Jackson Guest

    In message <>, Ghostrider
    <" <00>"@?.?.invalid> writes
    >On 9/2/2013 1:51 PM, wrote:
    >> The latest version does stuff that you probably won't like.
    >> It puts an AVG tool bar on every browser you have abd they're
    >> installed in some manner that even Hijack Pro can't remove them.
    >> (Does a BHO prefis mean something in this regard?)
    >> Also, it has disabled the really nice "Fix Performance" feature.
    >> In it's place, it downloads something names "CleanMyPC".
    >> It's one of many of these things that say something like "found 218
    >> errors on your machine and fixed 10 -- for $27 Ill fisx the rest.".
    >>

    >
    >It is always silly for any user to download and let install
    >any application without first deciding which options to delete.
    >The AVG toolbar can be omitted by a "custom" install of Free
    >AVG. Similarly, it is not necessary to initiate the "Fix
    >Performance" button or activate the Free AVG firewall (if
    >another is already functioning satisfactorily) or to dowload
    >and install any of the other options being offered.
    >
    >If one wants to remove Free AVG when uninstall fails, Grisoft
    >offers a complete uninstallation application that can be
    >downloaded from its support site.
    >

    Just a late followup........

    I've been refurbishing a computer with a fresh installation of Windows,
    followed by a lot of downloads and installation of freeware. These days,
    you've really got to have your wits about you. In many installations,
    doing a custom install and deselecting the 'extras' is not sufficient.
    You've also got to take note of what (and which) licences you then agree
    to, as the installer often makes a second attempt at slipping the
    nasties past you.
    --
    Ian
     
    Ian Jackson, Nov 28, 2013
    #3
  4. Mynews Guest

    <> wrote in message news:...
    > The latest version does stuff that you probably won't like.
    > It puts an AVG tool bar on every browser you have abd they're
    > installed in some manner that even Hijack Pro can't remove them.
    > (Does a BHO prefis mean something in this regard?)
    > Also, it has disabled the really nice "Fix Performance" feature.
    > In it's place, it downloads something names "CleanMyPC".
    > It's one of many of these things that say something like "found 218
    > errors on your machine and fixed 10 -- for $27 Ill fisx the rest.".


    Beware of any thing the is free
    or not Microsoft
     
    Mynews, Nov 30, 2013
    #4
  5. Mynews Guest

    Beware of Latest version SpyWare of Free AVG

    "Ghostrider" <" <00> wrote in message news:...
    > On 9/2/2013 1:51 PM, wrote:
    >> The latest version does stuff that you probably won't like.
    >> It puts an AVG tool bar on every browser you have abd they're
    >> installed in some manner that even Hijack Pro can't remove them.
    >> (Does a BHO prefis mean something in this regard?)
    >> Also, it has disabled the really nice "Fix Performance" feature.
    >> In it's place, it downloads something names "CleanMyPC".
    >> It's one of many of these things that say something like "found 218
    >> errors on your machine and fixed 10 -- for $27 Ill fisx the rest.".

    > It is always silly for any user to download and let install
    > any application without first deciding which options to delete.
    > The AVG toolbar can be omitted by a "custom" install of Free
    > AVG. Similarly, it is not necessary to initiate the "Fix
    > Performance" button or activate the Free AVG firewall (if
    > another is already functioning satisfactorily) or to dowload
    > and install any of the other options being offered.
    > If one wants to remove Free AVG when uninstall fails, Grisoft
    > offers a complete uninstallation application that can be
    > downloaded from its support site.
    >


    That way no one need to install Free AVG
    Because of the SpyWare offered options

    MSE come with no SpyWare and
    Free to Microsoft users
    The just that is was made for Win98 too
     
    Mynews, Nov 30, 2013
    #5
  6. Keith Nuttle Guest

    On 11/30/2013 7:47 AM, Mynews wrote:
    > <> wrote in message news:...
    >> The latest version does stuff that you probably won't like.
    >> It puts an AVG tool bar on every browser you have abd they're
    >> installed in some manner that even Hijack Pro can't remove them.
    >> (Does a BHO prefis mean something in this regard?)
    >> Also, it has disabled the really nice "Fix Performance" feature.
    >> In it's place, it downloads something names "CleanMyPC".
    >> It's one of many of these things that say something like "found 218
    >> errors on your machine and fixed 10 -- for $27 Ill fisx the rest.".

    >
    > Beware of any thing the is free
    > or not Microsoft
    >
    >

    Beware of Microsoft, It has more bugs and snooping software that any
    other source. ie skydrive, Microsoft Store, and others.
     
    Keith Nuttle, Nov 30, 2013
    #6
  7. Auric__ Guest

    Mynews wrote:

    > Beware of any thing the is free
    > or not Microsoft


    What are you, stupid? The vast majority of software available is free *and*
    not Microsoft. I have *thousands* of programs that are from non-MS sources.

    And on the subject of "not Microsoft", there are many software houses that
    are *at least* on par with MS. Adobe and Oracle both immediately come to
    mind, not to mention things like the Free Software Foundation and the Mozilla
    Foundation.

    --
    $7.83, four cans of Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli,
    and a framed photo of Betty White.
     
    Auric__, Nov 30, 2013
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