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Old 12-10-08, 08:51 PM   #13
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You get one popup when it updates.
Like most good AVs it updates often and therefore it popups often. I also found it would popup on boot as well and it wont auto close, you have to click the X ::

It's a good program, just too annoying for me, plus the lack of email scanning is a pain.
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Old 12-10-08, 08:55 PM   #14
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Like most good AVs it updates often and therefore it popups often. I also found it would popup on boot as well and it wont auto close, you have to click the X ::

It's a good program, just too annoying for me, plus the lack of email scanning is a pain.
You can change the schedule to update once per day at a set time, once per week, etc. If you're like many and leave your PC on 24/7, have it update during some late hour where you're like not on it, and you'll never see the popup. As for me, I manually update.
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For me the popup ads would appear overnight as hang around until you clicked the close button. ::
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Old 12-11-08, 07:07 AM   #16
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Yeah i have ESET Smart Security [NOD32]

Perfecto.
+1 - Very easy to use and doesn't use up a lot of resources.
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Old 12-11-08, 12:08 PM   #17
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For me the popup ads would appear overnight as hang around until you clicked the close button. ::
Negative Ghost Rider. They self close after 30 seconds But your concern over email scanning is still valid.
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Old 12-13-08, 07:16 PM   #18
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Negative Ghost Rider. They self close after 30 seconds But your concern over email scanning is still valid.
They do. Wonder why mine seemed to hang round. I'll try it again as I need an AV for my HTPC which doesn't do any emailing at all.
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WTF?

That's really cool. Any 30 days trials?

Oh there is a 15 day trial. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivir...-Edition.shtml

Ima try this.
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I forgot to add. Don't expect a swift reply. I forgot to test this. ::
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Old 12-16-08, 06:27 PM   #22
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I forgot to add. Don't expect a swift reply. I forgot to test this. ::
FYI, Avira Premium also offers a game mode, though I've never tried it or looked for any tests on it. Avira itself doesn't take up many resources, and while that may still be an issue on an old single-core, it's not even an afterthought on my quad-core.
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Old 12-16-08, 06:36 PM   #23
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Dang. I like AVG, but if my subscription were over in the near future (doesn't expire until 9/2010) I'd try it out.
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FYI, Avira Premium also offers a game mode, though I've never tried it or looked for any tests on it. Avira itself doesn't take up many resources, and while that may still be an issue on an old single-core, it's not even an afterthought on my quad-core.
I just use Avast and disable realtime scanning. I leave on the network scanning though. Seems to do a good job at intercepting things before they are downloaded.
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