I need to get a free anti virus software for a friend. I myself have AVG 7.5 and its fine. But now I notice they're offering AVG 8 as the latest free download. Is it safe and reliable? I read a few issues about it.
He used to have Avast and I could get that, but it doesnt scan every day.
A couple of things you can do to avast! 1) Go to Display properties / Screen saver and select avast!antivirus from the drop down menu, avast will now run a sequential scan whenever the PC is idle. 2) Set a scan using Windows scheduler using the instructions here click here
OK i uninstalled McAfee for him, and installed Avast. however it hung for a while and perhaps wasnt installed perectly. Eventually it worked, but I couldnt help feeling things were running a bit slower. So I uninstalled it and installed AVG 7.5 for him. All seems to be ok now.
As regards daily scan, AVG scans my laptop every day....I thought I read that avast doesnt? Im not sure.
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