AVG AntiVirus Free 2013

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    "Beware AVG live support selling unneeded remote repair"

    December 2, 2012  |   By larzsubscribe


    Works well. Quick, relatively simple user interface.


    Had a problem with AVG User Interface on one desktop using 50% of CPU time. Live Support "believed" it was a virus, since it had just started suddenly, and said only way to fix was to allow them remote access to my laptop, so they could use their advanced programs to remove the virus. Cost was $59.95. I said no. I solved problem by deleting AVG Free 2013 and reinstalling it.


    Curious that a virus could infect AVG antivirus program. Suppose it's possible, with new viruses that haven't had signatures to defend against yet. Glad I didn't fall for the sales gimmick. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the standard "fix" AVG live support wants for the free version.

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