Post by Paul Post by Ed Cryer Post by Ed Cryer Post by Ed Cryer
I've stuck with AVG for years. It used to be good, but the free
version has been ganged-up on with nags, errors, mazes, annoying
spam and a degree of PITA that almost rivals MS' "telemetry" (I'm
also sick of euphemisms).
Anyway, I've ditched it and installed MSE, which seems quite
unobtrusive and malleable at the moment.
But does it protect?
Consumer Complaints and Reviews
I battled through all those over the months; I found a way to remove
Zen, avoid the pop-ups, keep intrusiveness to a minimum; but the
latest update defeated me.
It got me into a roundelay of "Reboot to cure this"; I rebooted, it
said "Reboot to cure this" ; I rebooted, it said "..". So I did a
repair install, which went okay, rebooted and it said "Reboot to ...".
No doubt I could have found a cure, but the thought hit me "Yet
another one! AVG are hell-bound on driving me to the paid-for version;
and I (silly fool) am spending time and energy in the fight. And I
have better things to do".
So, I installed MSE.
And if MSE drags me into a similar battle, I'll uninstall it, digitise
myself and dive into the bits and pieces of this bag of tricks and do
personal battle with the little buggers that reside there; like Iron
Man and Superman.
If you're having trouble with a commercial AV product,
look for the "removal tool" for the product.
(AVG_Remover.exe) exe March 1, 2017 7 MB
That removes the portion the "uninstaller" cannot remove.
The general idea, is first you run the product uninstaller,
and then you run the removal tool. It might be termed
a "removal" or a "cleanup" tool. It's best if the web page
that file is on, includes written instructions for usage
(i.e. they may not all work exactly the same way).
"AVG Remover is the last option to be used in case the
AVG uninstall / repair installation process has
I did just that.
I always look for an additional "remover".
I go one step further, as well.
and folders found.