Anti-virus - AVG

Dear Devona, and Fellow JAWS List Members,
I purchased my AVG at Office Max, orr Office Depot, or it could have been Staples. Any of the Office Supply Stores all sell Computer products, supplies including software.

I purchase all my computer supplies between these 3 stores, so I really forgot which one I purchased my AVG, but as I said, it was $10 less in the store than the AVG program and a two year definitions updates package for $29 as opposed to the $39 on the AVG Web Site.

I have no idea why.

With Best Regards,
Alan
Miami, Florida
Alan Dicey, President
United States Braille Chess Association - USBCA
"Yes, Blind or Visually Impaired People Can, and Do, Play Chess!!!"
United States Braille Chess Association Home Page: http://AmericanBlindChess.org


----- Original Message ----- From: "Devona" <djasister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: Anti-virus - AVG / MS Essentials


Where?

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From: "Lisle, Ted  (CHFS DMS)" <Ted.Lisle@xxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:47 AM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Anti-virus - AVG / MS Essentials

I've never seen AVG cause a slowdown, but running a multi-core system
might help.  I know Norton slows many machines to a crawl, and it even
ran fast on my present HP, for the little time I used it.



I didn't know AVG could be purchased over the counter, thanks.



Ted



From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Alan Dicey
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 4:20 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Anti-virus - AVG / MS Essentials



Dear Sam,

I have the paid version of AVG now, but I used the FREE version for many
years and it is true, it does slow down your computer a bit, depending
how much RAM you have I suppose, so yes, I set it to do a "Full System"
scan late at night when I am less active on my computer, reading a book
or listening to a dvs movie or whatever.



Yes you must use the jaws cursor, but very easy that way to negotiate
anything!



Most folks will not agree with me, but I simply do not trust the same
people who allowed such security holes or cracks in your Operating
System, (Microsoft) to give you something to stop viruses, mal ware, spy
ware!



And mark my words, it will not be "Free" forever, just till Microsoft
believe they have captured the market, destroyed the anti-virus program
manufacturers, then they shall drop the bomb shell that it will now cost
you!

LOL!

An old marketing trick!



I shall keep this message, so I can say "I told you so"!



AVG has never let me down,!

You can purchase a AVG Disk which comes with a 2 year subscription to
New definitions, Off-The-Shelf, in any computer store for $29, cheaper
than on their Web Site!

Why cheaper purchased in a store, I have no idea!

But it updates twice a day, and I trust it completely!



With Best Regards,
Alan
Miami, Florida
Alan Dicey, President
United States Braille Chess Association - USBCA
"Yes, Blind or Visually Impaired People Can, and Do, Play Chess!!!"
United States Braille Chess Association Home Page:
http://AmericanBlindChess.org



----- Original Message -----
From: Samara Raine <mailto:samararaine@xxxxxxxxx>

To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 3:54 PM

Subject: Anti-virus - AVG / MS Essentials



Hi. I have AVG 9.0 free on my computer. I've heard it's
accessible, and it is to a certain extent, but it's all jaws cursor. Is
that how it's supposed to be? I'd ask about it slowing down jaws, but I
think that's just because it makes the entire computer crawl.



I've also heard about MS Essentials. Some of you have
recommended it. I tried it on my laptop when one care was discontinued,
but windows security didn't seem to recognize that there was protection
on the computer and kept giving me warnings. I've a desktop now, windows
XP, jaws 10, and I just wanted to know before I made a decision to
either switch AVG scans to late at night when they won't interfere with
me or to switch completely to ms essentials, is that normal? For the
windows security manager not to recognize ms essentials? Does it run
that quietly? And how do I know for certain that it's working if I keep
getting warnings?



Thanks so much.



Sam






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