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I recently received a request from AVG to have an add-on - AVG Online Security - which will protect against phishing and malware sites. There was a note from Firefox that Firefox does not monitor this add-on.

I use AVG Virus Protection - free copy - and it seems to be doing its job; although, I have been thinking about buying the software.

Has anyone used this add-on? Is it all right to install? Is it necessary to install? Since I changed internet service providers, I have not seen much in the way of phishing and AVG Virus Protection prevented me from accessing two websites it said were questionable.

I recently received a request from AVG to have an add-on - AVG Online Security - which will protect against phishing and malware sites. There was a note from Firefox that Firefox does not monitor this add-on. I use AVG Virus Protection - free copy - and it seems to be doing its job; although, I have been thinking about buying the software. Has anyone used this add-on? Is it all right to install? Is it necessary to install? Since I changed internet service providers, I have not seen much in the way of phishing and AVG Virus Protection prevented me from accessing two websites it said were questionable.

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Normally, any decent antivirus will block connections to potentially unsafe sites because they scan every single page and file downloaded, before it is downloaded/opened/shown. So, using a browser plugin on top of the antivirus is totally redundant. Browser plugins should be avoided at all costs, by a general rule.

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الحل المُختار

Normally, any decent antivirus will block connections to potentially unsafe sites because they scan every single page and file downloaded, before it is downloaded/opened/shown. So, using a browser plugin on top of the antivirus is totally redundant. Browser plugins should be avoided at all costs, by a general rule.

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Thank you, Andrew. I will not do the add on. It sounds as if it might be one more thing to clutter my computer.