Yeah... The malware removal is a problem... It told my friend it was unable to remove a test virus (Not sure where he got it from but it was a virus like eicar designed to test AVs)...AVG is average AV suitable for normal home users. i used it more then 1 & half year. The things i don't like that it's not so good at malware removal as i expected, false positive is a bit high on this AV plus it BB is not so strong, it's mostly depend on virus signatures. check AVG get owned by ransomware on this thread-
They can use it if they aren't download anything, but these are the thing I've learned through out the years.
That's great but if you can convince every average Joe to do these, he 'll simply say that he's bored to do it, it's complicated etc.They can use it if they aren't download anything, but these are the thing I've learned through out the years.
If they are doing any work like writing documents they can always write it & save the changes and upload it to online storage such as : MEGA, Dropbox, Google Drive.
As for visiting unknown sites you can always run the browser in sandboxed mode and have a look at the site.
That's great but if you can convince every average Joe to do these, he 'll simply say that he's bored to do it, it's complicated etc.
For me, an AV is considered good if it can protect the average Joe somewhat efficiently, whatever that means.
Anyway, it's nice to inform people about right steps towards security, as this is a main purpose of this awesome forum
95% of people under the roof of global network are laics at least when internet security is in question, unlike most of the members at this forum. So the advice's like 'don't download stuff from unknown sources and don't click here and there are not even considered'. Security Suite's are for these kind of users. For knowledgeable people IS software is almost obsolete.
As Nikos751 said this kind of programs are for average internet users and a good one is the one that protects them in their behavior, which AVG is failing to do on a regular basis.
You were a novice, but you were not the average ..JoeI was a average user with no knowledge in computers once, but everytime I got infected I learned new things from that.
You've got to learn one way or the other.
You were an average user, but you were not the average ..Joe
If anyone dealt with such incidents like you and me in a degree, the average user would be knowledgable.
Other people learn things in other fields, others learn few things in their life.
Hahaha correct! but you are simply not an average Joe. The first steps with computer knowledge are always very small, so this situation cannot describe an average Joe.I thought every average joe was a average user
I did test a lot of samples the last days on Panda cloud free, in both real system and Vm. One of them, after extracting some dozens of samples in a folder, I clicked to run samples and for a mysterious reason Panda did not react for all of them, as all the other times.People don't know how to test or review, Panda Cloud Free it is also "bad" but if you test it (for 3-4 days) with the PC online and try random samples, you will be amazed. With AVG it is the same, just because the "signatures" are not the best, AVG has ID Protect and that is very, very good. it will clean and protect you.
I will tell more in a future post about AV and detection.