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    Installing AVG Free on Staff laptops

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    Is it ok to install AVG free on staff laptops?
    Presume you can't install this on laptops or pcs on the network as you would need some sort of license?

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    I'm pretty sure it's only for domestic use,

    Don't you have AV on your network. It might be worth talking to your LEA, through ours we get a Sophos site licence for £70 a year.

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    The licence for AVG free states that is is not for educational use so you should't be using it on any school PC's!!!

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    Its for domestic use only and as the school own the laptops this would come under commercial use and therefore break the terms of use for it.

    As said before talk to your LEA and see what they offer.

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    As a AVG Partner I can confirm the FREE version if for home user ONLY, we can however supply you with discounted educational versions if you require, just send me your details over by pm and ill get you a quote sorted

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    Plus staff will often be flustered when it comes to the "buy me!/upgrade me!" popups AVG is prone to

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    Been at least one thread on here ref what is the best AV to use some swear by it and others at it but personally I suggested mcaffee or NOD32 ( lots on here saying how good NOD32 is ) also a few comments on sophos but personally im still against sophos.

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    We use NOD32 and it costs around £3-4 per licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    ... lots on here saying how good NOD32 is ...
    Not only here - I've seen it recommended on several fora. I've just upgraded my free AVG to v9 (for home use) and it doesn't play nicely with IE8. The pages are VERY slow to load. Roll back to v8.5 and they're perfectly fine.

    This experience has made me decide to shell out and get a NOD32 licence.

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    What about installing Microsoft Security Essentials instead?

    http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

    In my experience it's much better than the free version of AVG. In fact it's better than any other free and most AV products you have to pay for aswell IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    What about installing Microsoft Security Essentials instead?

    http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

    In my experience it's much better than the free version of AVG. In fact it's better than any other free and most AV products you have to pay for aswell IMO.
    isnt there steady state as well from ms ??

    Think its not an av but similiar to deep freeze but free

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    as a partner of both Nod32 and Avg , I wont be product biast here but for performance feedback Nod32 wins hands down but for popularity feedback AVG seems ahead by a mile, I think this is down to product awareness, I recently spoke to our account manager at Eset and proposed that we offer a special exclusive deal for edugeek members but they didnt want to know, I am however speaking with AVG next week and going to propose the same offer and see what they say , will obviously keep you guys updated ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    What about installing Microsoft Security Essentials instead?

    http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

    In my experience it's much better than the free version of AVG. In fact it's better than any other free and most AV products you have to pay for aswell IMO.

    from the licence agreement..


    INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    Use. You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices in your household for use by people who reside there or for use in your home-based small business.
    Only valid for home use - if they're school laptops its no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    from the licence agreement..




    Only valid for home use - if they're school laptops its no good.
    Fair Point. AVG (and Im guessing most other 'free' antivirus products) would have the same limitation though if that were the case.

    AVG Free Licence
    1. License Grant; Related Provisions
    a. Grant of a Single User License
    AVG Technologies, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, hereby grants to you a non-exclusive and non-transferable license during the Term to use the Software
    (i) solely in executable or object code form, on a single computer, and
    (ii) solely for your personal use and not for purchase, sale or delivery of any product or service to a third party or other commercial or business purpose, if not explicitly stated in the terms of using the Software otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    for popularity feedback AVG seems ahead by a mile, I think this is down to product awareness
    Which is fair enough - they do offer a decent product, which costs money to develop and maintain, free for personal use, obviously in the hope that when it gets to time for whoever buys the antivirus for a company to pick a product they'll have had a good experience with theirs already. It's got to beat having to employ an advertising department.

    I get the impression the original poster was referring to staff laptops as in personal laptops owned by the members of staff themselves, which as far as I can see would be no problem for us to install AVG Free on for them - i.e. the member of staff brings in a spyware-ridden laptop constantly churning the harddrive as the various dodgy apps it is running fight over control of the available resources, so you wipe-and-reinstall Windows XP along with AVG Free.

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