AVG Security Toolbar…No Thanks…

FYI – AVG is OK is you’re a casual internet user. If you use the internet a lot or have kids that do then you NEED Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

I recently installed the free version AVG 8.0 and its security toolbar. While I like the protection AVG 8 offers (it’s malware detection and removal is pretty good) I’m not endorsing or installing their security toolbar for 2 reasons:

  1. It adds a yahoo search box to your browser (annoying)
  2. It labels sites distributing malware / rogue software as safe (see screenshot below)

Instead of using the AVG security toolbar I would install McAfee SiteAdvisor since its results are almost instant and more importantly…reliable.


In this screen shot we see that AVG security toolbar states that the site is safe, however McAfee SiteAdvisor says there are up to 28 “red” (bad) downloads (which there are).

Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus

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