Tuesday, 4 November 2008

AVG Security 2009

There is NO SUCH THING AS AVG SECURITY 2009. If you receive an email telling you to download it - DON'T CLICK ON ANY LINKS. This is a particularly nasty piece of spyware that will keep popping messages up on your computer telling you that you are infected with viruses.

This nasty piece of spyware has no connection with the real AVG antivirus software. The latest version is AVG 8. Don't be taken in by the hoax version.

If your computer does become infected, I highly recommend you use malwarebytes to remove it.

There are two versions of malwarebytes.  

A paid for one : This version provides realtime protection.  It will remove even the most pernicious malware and actively protect your computer in the future.  This is an excellent piece of software for use on a family computer - or any computer whose user(s) may be less than 100% vigilant or confident about which links they are clicking on!

A free one: The free version is not pro-active and doesn't provide real time protection.  You will have to tell it to update and scan your computer.


  1. Thnks for the warning. I just got the email you mentioned and thought I would check it out before installing.

  2. this happened to me ,annoying pop up messages,saying to buy the gold,with and wanting credit card info.I ran malware bytes twice and I got rid of it I think.