How do you review a virus checker? I donít have a
virus, I didnít get a virus whilst I used this product. However
virus checkers are so much more than just that these days. They
usually also incorporate an e-mail scanner and a firewall and
various other tid-bits that do many and various things.
So the question is how user friendly is it? How
well does it seem to do the job that itís been asked to do? Are
there any obvious deficiencies?
I can only talk about my issues with AVG so here
they are. It changed all my e-mail settings, except it didnít tell
me it was going to do that and it meant Iíve been using webmail for
the last two weeks.
Other than that it seems fine. Oh except it leads
you astray with its control panel because it offers a ďPerformance
tune-upĒ so I clicked it and all the usual stuff, came up, yes my
registry is bloated, yes Iíd love someone to come and clean it out.
And then it told me that I had to pay more money for AVG to do that
and I politely declined. Hereís an idea donít put a service I donít
have on the control panel where all the services I do have are run
from. K? If I paid for this product I then expect everything I see
to be functional and I really donít expect to be lured into trying a
new product that lulls me into a false sense of security by seeming
to work and then asking for my credit card.
I have mostly gotten my e-mail back and working
and to be fair I did get a trial PC-tuneup for 24 hours for nothing
and I suppose that $51.99 is a reasonable price for a registry
cleaner. I am not however convinced that my media streaming is
faster since I installed AVG or that my games now have any less lag.
So there we are, itís a virus scanner and
firewall and it seems to work and if my Outlook worked and all the
buttons on the control panel were functional it would probably be
getting quite a high score.