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Archive for April 2008

AVG releases Free 8.0

Thursday, 24th April 2008 11:03pm
Today AVG Technologies has released AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0 for home and non-commercial use.

I have used the free anti virus software for a very long time but the new version 8.0 now incorporates protection against spyware through a new combined anti-virus and anti-spyware engine and a safe search facility.

Version 8.0 sports a new user interface which I think is more user friendly compared to the previous one and the download has increased from just over 30 MB for version 7.5 to 46 MB because of the extra components.

I managed to install the new version over the old one without any problems but to complete the installation I had to reboot the machine.

Its good to have such a good anti-virus for free which updates everyday and does not take much resources from the local machine.

The commercial version of 8.0 was released some two months ago and its to see that AVG have been quick to release the free version.

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Category: Security | Comments : 0

Completely removing Comodo

Sunday, 6th April 2008 7:17am
This weekend I decided to uninstall the Comodo Firewall v2.4 and install the newer version 3.0 but the process did not proceed as smoothly as I thought it would do.

When I tried to install the new version I got a dialog box that said that : "COMODO Firewall Pro is already installed. Do you want to un-install it now?" and on pressing Yes nothing happened.

I realised that the 2.4 uninstalling process had not gone well but thankfully I got a solution from the Comodo forum that helped me to completely remove the previous 2.4 Comodo firewall version.

The batch file I got from the forum worked and I have now started using the new 3.0 version.

Its early days but the new version looks quite good even though its no longer straight forward to access functions like seeing the running applications which now fall under the firewall tab.

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Category: Security | Comments : 2