Originally Posted by meateater
I've been keeping quiet about for some time and just have to speak my mind. SMF and Jeff and Co. have been 24/7 since the rollover addressing issues. Now I know many do not want to hear this but here goes. Freeware is exactly just that Free. There is a reason it's free, they cannot sell it in China if they tried. I have run the same computer with windows xp pro and norton internet security for almost 8 years now and this baby runs strong. I pay to get the new version every year about $60.00 for 3 computers. No Hacks, No Attacks, The best money spent every year. Not ranting, just spreading the wealth. P.S. AMD rocks.
+1 there, regardless of the fact that i'm less than normal in attendance here, i'm running XP Pro SP3 with all updates, Symantec End Point Protection (Gov't Issue since i'm military), Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D 1.6.2 and Firefox and I have YET to run into an issue with virus attacks from the site. I check this site from work (Military Maintained computer system and EXTREMELY TIGHT security policies) running IE8, Endpoint Protection and don't have any issues from there as well. If that doesn't tell you something, I don't know what it'll take to convince anyone else.
I would argue that a person stated in another thread that it was due to corrupt coding, however if that were the case, EVERYONE would be affected just not select individuals.
I'll echo one last point, Free is Free Gets. AVG has a HISTORY that you can look up and verify that they have consistently failed in comparison to other a/v softwares. They have more FALSE positives than any other a/v software on the market. Worst case scenario if you don't believe me, use a 3rd party evaluating party such as consumer reports and look at their unbiased testing results. Nuff said there.
To the admin group, notwithstanding anything, ya'll do a hellava bang up job around here, like the new facelift on the site, takes a bit getting used to but it's nice.