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Re: Standard Virus Protection From Dell - 01-22-2009, 01:15 AM
My refurb. also didn't come with the av trialware. Nice, saved me uninstalling it. I downloaded the free avast home edition av. I'm pleased with it.
There is a thread here somewhere dealing with "free" av downloads.
avast site link: http://www.avast.com/eng/free_virus_protectio.html
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Re: Standard Virus Protection From Dell - 01-22-2009, 02:19 AM
Thats what I put on it last night. AVG just has not impressed me lately, and I quit using them on my desktop about 7 months ago.
One thing I do need to look at though, Avast is an active av. That also means it should be using a little bit of the cpu at all times when you are running something. I have seen some choppy video playback when looking at 480p hi def video on Hulu. I need to see if removing Avast would give it enough headroom, that would stop the chop. I doubt it will, but it will be worth a shot. Even if it does, I doubt I will stop using it.
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