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Avast closes AVG buyout

News to me, but not that surprising

News to me, but not that surprising. I was forever getting the two of them confused before remembering Avast was the better one, least likely to download dodgy content without asking as part of its browser plug-in.

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Re: News to me, but not that surprising

Till it puts in some extra modules you didn't ask for or need...

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Re: News to me, but not that surprising

Ah, thank you, I keep getting them confused as well. I cannot keep straight which one is the bloated, useless, and obnoxious AV and which is the "meh" but quiet one.

Probably because the quiet one is the one who's name is an exclamation.

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So now Avast will ultimately be responsible for murdering the exchange transport service, good to know.

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curious to see

if they will start dumbing down (or even eliminating) the free version, now that there are fewer choices.

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Used to recommend one or the other to everyone (AVG less, latterly). Now they've dropped of the map. Bright folk can repurpose - good luck with that.

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Now they are one, Avast! will begin slurping your data like AVG does. Time to look at another offering if that happens.

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Does that mean you don't use ANY search engine, block El Reg's adverts (YOU MONSTER!), steal your neighbours internet and use a Nokia 3310 (Ok maybe that should have been some bean cans tied with string)?

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