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    Hi

    I would just like to advise any Virgin Users who use PCGaurd anit-virus, it currently will not work with Windows 7, You must uninstall if you are upgrading. Virgin say they should have a Windows 7 version by February 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by braddy60 View Post
    I would just like to advise any Virgin Users who use PCGaurd anit-virus, it currently will not work with Windows 7, You must uninstall if you are upgrading. Virgin say they should have a Windows 7 version by February 2010.
    I'm not sure that very many people will have chosen to install Virgin Media's PCGuard, because there are far better (even free) products available. It doesn't say much for VM's planning to suddenly discover that their antivirus product didn't work with something that's been around in various beta formats for months and months...
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    Hi Batcher

    I would be interested to know why you think there are better free programmes, Ive been using PC Guard for some time and have never had a problem,it updates every 3 hours, and is designed by Kapersky. it has a great parental control and so far I have not been dissapointed till now. And best of all it has no advertising like AVG Free.

    Am I deluding myself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by braddy60 View Post
    I would be interested to know why you think there are better free programmes, Ive been using PC Guard for some time and have never had a problem, it updates every 3 hours, and is designed by Kaspersky. it has a great parental control and so far I have not been disappointed till now. And best of all it has no advertising like AVG Free.

    Am I deluding myself?
    I would have said that if there had been major input by Kaspersky then PCGuard would already be supporting Windows 7, because Kaspersky Internet Security has done so for a couple of months. In fact it comes from Radialpoint (who?!)...

    Maybe if you look at some of the Virgin Media forums you will get a feeling for the quantity of Rude Comments about its capabilities, but, hey, there are even people who regard McAfee as a Good Thing!
    Here's a Jack Schofield 'review' from about two years ago.

    With regard to Parental Control software, there's an interesting article in this month's PC Pro magazine on this topic - it's not made it onto the website yet (presumably because they want people to buy the mag!)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    [...]Maybe if you look at some of the Virgin Media forums you will get a feeling for the quantity of Rude Comments about its capabilities [...]
    Here's a PCGuard thread I've just come across in another semi-techie forum...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    I would have said that if there had been major input by Kaspersky then PCGuard would already be supporting Windows 7, because Kaspersky Internet Security has done so for a couple of months. In fact it comes from Radialpoint (who?!)...

    Maybe if you look at some of the Virgin Media forums you will get a feeling for the quantity of Rude Comments about its capabilities, but, hey, there are even people who regard McAfee as a Good Thing!
    Here's a Jack Schofield 'review' from about two years ago.

    With regard to Parental Control software, there's an interesting article in this month's PC Pro magazine on this topic - it's not made it onto the website yet (presumably because they want people to buy the mag!)...
    Hi

    it say's here http://www.virginmedia.com/myvirginm...find-out-more/ it is powered by Kapersky, How would you define this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by braddy60 View Post
    It says here http://www.virginmedia.com/myvirginm...find-out-more/ it is powered by Kaspersky, How would you define this?
    A desperate attempt to give it some authority?
    It has some old components that Kaspersky had no further use for?

    Seriously - there's no way of knowing what Kaspersky's involvement was in PCGuard without being on the inside, either of Virgin Media, Radialpoint, or Kaspersky themselves. All I can say that it looks to me as if Kaspersky's Windows 7 input into PCGuard was certainly delayed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    A desperate attempt to give it some authority?
    It has some old components that Kaspersky had no further use for?

    Seriously - there's no way of knowing what Kaspersky's involvement was in PCGuard without being on the inside, either of Virgin Media, Radialpoint, or Kaspersky themselves. All I can say that it looks to me as if Kaspersky's Windows 7 input into PCGuard was certainly delayed...

    If it works satisfactorily for you, I wouldn't worry much! <img src='/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='B)' />
    Hi Batcher

    I have an update the this thread, I decided to check out the value of PCGuard, so uninstalled it and loaded Avira AntiViral Personal, and discovered that I had a least 7 Trojan Viruses albeit low level,so on this basis I feel that I was deluding myself at the quality of PCGuard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by braddy60 View Post
    I have an update the this thread, I decided to check out the value of PCGuard, so uninstalled it and loaded Avira AntiViral Personal, and discovered that I had a least 7 Trojan Viruses albeit low level,so on this basis I feel that I was deluding myself at the quality of PCGuard.
    Good that you found this problem earlier than later...!
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