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AVG 8 and NIS 2008.

by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 14, 2008 1:35 AM PST

Hi all, I'm currently using AVG 7.5 (paid version) along with Norton Internet Security 2008 which has worked seamlessly for a few years. I have now had an e-mail from AVG stating that support for AVG 7.5 will stop on 31/12/2008 and suggesting that I upgrade to AVG 8. My question is, will AVG 8 play nicely with Norton because AVG 8 contains a firewall and antivirus, and will it conflict with NIS 2008.
Windows XP home, Packard Bell, 1 gig of ram, not sure of processor speed.
Seasons greetings to all, and thanks in advance for any replies.

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Prolonged support of AVG 7.5 Paid Version
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 14, 2008 1:43 AM PST
In reply to: AVG 8 and NIS 2008.

Full support for all paid AVG 7.5 products will be provided until April 30, 2009. This support covers all* home and SMB/enterprise solutions, and includes all updates and 24/7 technical and sales support.

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AVG 8 and NIS 2008
by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 14, 2008 1:54 AM PST

Thanks Marianna, but can I use AVG 8 with NIS 2008, or should I go with SAS which I think is an excellent programme.

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Re: AVG 8 and NIS 2008
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 14, 2008 2:01 AM PST
In reply to: AVG 8 and NIS 2008

I would wait with AVG8 - you now have some time left Wink

SAS is an Anti Spy\Malware program. IF you are looking for a very good one, I also would download MalwareBytes Anti Malware. Both free versions do NOT run at Startup.

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