AVG Ultimate (2016.141.7998) – Paidware Review

February 23, 2017

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results
  • N/A – Not Available and or Not Applicable to this program

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V. 7.5 – “AVG Ultimate” PC Review Template

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Tested On A: Windows 7 **64 bit**

Price: $99.99 CAD (AVG Main Site)

A. Installation AVG Ultimate – 5.0 Excellent” – Very easy just click on AVG ZEN Link-and press Install.

B. Uninstalling AVG Ultimate – 5.0Excellent – It could be a little easier to remove. Just follow the steps below to un-install your AVG  Ultimate Program.

B1. Go to your “Control Panel

B2. Then go to “Programs And Features “.

B3. Then choose “AVG“.

B4. Then press on the Program

B5. There click uninstall.

B6. Wait a few seconds till the Program is fully uninstalled

B7. Then your good to go

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – No crashes or freezing. Since I downloaded the Program.

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AVG – Protection PRO – AVG Zen –

A1. Computer Protection – 5.0 Excellent” –

  • Anti-Virus
  • Data Safe

A2. Web – 4.5Great” –

  • Link Scanner
  • Online Shield

A3. Identity – 4.5Great” –

  • Identity Protection

A4. E-mail 3.5Average” –

  • E-mail Scanner
  • Anti-Spam

A5. Firewall – 5.0 Excellent” –

  • Enhanced Firewall

AVG -Performance PRO- AKA PC Tune Up/AVG Zen

  • Maintenance – 5.0 Excellent” –
  • Speed Up – 5.0 Excellent” –
  • Free Up Space 5.0 Excellent” –
  • Fix Problems 5.0 Excellent” –
  • All Functions 5.0 Excellent” –

HMA! Pro VPN

  • Not Available with AVG Ultimate – Cost An Extra $15.99 CAD for 1 month, $71.94 CAD for 6 months, $110.10 CAD for 12 months.

AVG Web TuneUp/AVG Zen

  • Browser Plugin 3.5Average” –
  • Site Safety 3.5Average” –
  • Do Not Track 3.5Average” –
  • Browser Cleaner 3.5Average” –
  • AVG Secure Search 3.5Average” –

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My Overall Score: 80/90

88.8 % = A

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My Final Verdict If you want the full epic-ness of AVG on your PC then I recommend you pick it up. Even with the hefty price tag this software suite carries. This program truly has everything a PC user would need or want and it can be used on as many devices as you want with no limits imposed. This can be install on a PC or Mac and any mobile device you have laying around. All you need to do is create profile and send out an e-mail invitation to whom every you want. So with just the cost of $99.99 CAD a year. You can cover all your computers and mobile devices.

So if you have the coin to put down on this program I highly recommend this program to any PC user that wants full anti-virus program with the addition of  a full PC optimization suite added in for the same price.

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Here is a link to download AVG Ultimate for PC’s and Mobile Devices

1.  http://www.avg.com/ca-en/ultimate (AVG Main Site)

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Remy “Se7en”


AVG Internet Security 2016 (2016.141.7998) – Paidware Review

February 22, 2017

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results

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Price$74.99 CAD / For Unlimited Devices

A. Installing AVG4.0 Great” – There is no doubt that AVG has improved in this area. But saying that we had very mixed results with some of our team getting AVG Internet Security installed the first go around. While other team members took 3 or 4 times to install AVG Internet Security 2016.

B. Un-installing AVG – 4.5 Great” – AVG Free Anti-Virus 2015 is a lot cleaner un-installer this time around. Much better compared to previous versions of AVG going back 5 or 6 years.

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C. Stability Of Program5.0 Excellent – The UI (User Interface) seems to have been completely fixed in AVG 2014. Along with the jenkey manual update option.

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D. Has AVG Free Been Compromised By Hackers Or Virus4.0Great” – No reports of AVG being compromised.

E. Speed of Scan5.0 Excellent – Very quick on most computers.

F. Updating – 5.0 Excellent – Automatic and manual updating is great. No more issues here compared to AVG 2014 manual update lag spikes.

G. Does AVG Free Do Automatic Updates By Itself Without Any Issue5.0 Excellent – Yes, you can now with, no doubt. But leave the manual update option alone unless you want to invite stability related issues.

H. Internet Browser Cookie Detection Rate And Removal Test2.0 Poor– You are way better off with something like SUPERAntiSpyware or CCleaner that is more dedicated to removal of Internet cookies. AVG Internet cookie detection rate is terrible even with the option active and checked off.

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1. Anti-Virus Detection Rate Test:

1A. Windows XP – 4.0Great

1B. Windows Vista – 4.0Great

1C. Windows 74.0Great

1D. Windows 8.14.0Great

1E. Windows 104.0Great

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2. Residential Shield Test 4.0Great – I still find SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware seems to grab the virus way before AVG does.

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Computers Protection

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3A. Anti-Virus Scanner – 4.0Great” – AVG has finally beaten their just average score. And that should tell you a lot.

3B. Anti-Rootkit Scanner4.0Great” – Great option. Works well.

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Web Browsing Protection

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4A. Link Scanner4.5 Great“ – Not a fan. But it can be very useful to some.

4B. Online Shield2.5Poor” – Completely in-effective and worthless.

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Identity Protection

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5A. Identity Protection 2.0Poor” – Completely in-effective and worthless.

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E-mail Protection

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6A. E-mail Scanner3.0Average” – Utterly baseline and average. I found no use for it.

6B. Anti-Spam3.0 Average” – Utterly baseline and average. Not even worth the setup.

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Firewall

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7. Firewall5.0 Excellent – By no means perfect. But way better then your standalone Windows built in Firewall

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Extra Features

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8. File Shredder4.0Great – I found this addition to be very useful. But lacking the multiple layer shredding options that Spybot – Search & Destroy or even Advance System Care 7 has.

9. PC Analyzer (AKA. PC TuneUp) – 0.5Abysmal“- If you don’t mind that this option just reports errors on your computer and does not even allow you to correct said error. Even once as was the case in the past.

Then your probably are like me and you probably feel this options is both somewhat misleading and out right bait to buy this expensive $39.99 CAD/USD add-on. Then you are probably with me on my conclusion. That it should not be there in the first place. Try giving us features that are fully functional and at least somewhat useful like the shredder option.

10. Tech Buddy Support0.0Abysmal” – This is just a cash grab. Completely worthless as well as falsely advertised and overally misleading to the end user.

11. AVG Direct Support0.5Abysmal” – With only a free forum and a phone number to call for support.

You will often find yourself ether being told to go to the free forum or they will recommend you go to further specialized support team via Tech Buddy. Which like I said above is an epic MONEY GRAB. Completely worthless as well as falsely advertised as well as overally misleading.

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My Overall Score: 91/130

70 % = B –

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My Final Verdict – AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 takes the same approach. That AVG 2015 took with regards to the UI (User-Interface) and streamlined interface.  It is very simple and easy to navigate. Just the way that an anti-virus program should be.

**As per the norm it is highly recommend that you upgrade to the newest version of AVG Internet Security 2016 when available and or prompted. 

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Remy “Se7en”


AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 (2016.141.7998) – Freeware Review

February 21, 2017

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results

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Price: Free

A. Installing AVG4.5 Great” – There is no doubt that AVG has improved yet again. I personally thank G-d that this time around it did not take me more then twice to install AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016. As oppose to AVG Internet Security 2016 (which we will talk about in that review tomorrow) took several attempts to install. So again, well done AVG for getting it right this time.

B. Un-installing AVG – 4.5 Great” – AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 is a lot cleaner un-installer this time around. Much better compared to previous versions of AVG going back 5 or 6 years.

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C. Stability Of Program5.0 Excellent – The UI (User Interface) got a beautiful HD makeover. No more glitchyness or jenkeyness in this version. As oppose to what we have seen in past versions of AVG.

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D. Has AVG Free Been Compromised By Hackers Or Virus – 5.0 Excellent – No reports of AVG being compromised.

E. Speed of Scan5.0 Excellent – Very quick on most computers.

F. Updating – 5.0 Excellent – Automatic updating is fine.

G. Does AVG Free Do Automatic Updates By Itself Without Any Issue5.0 Excellent – Yes, you can now with, no doubt. But leave the manual update option alone unless you want to invite stability related issues.

H. Internet Browser Cookie Detection Rate And Removal Test3.0Average” – You are way better off with something like SUPERAntiSpyware or CCleaner that is more dedicated to removal of Internet cookies. AVG Internet cookie detection rate is terrible even with the option active and checked off.

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1. Anti-Virus Detection Rate Test:

1A. Windows XP – 4.0Great

1B. Windows Vista – 4.0Great

1C. Windows 74.0Great

1D. Windows 8.14.0Great

1E. Window 104.0Great

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2. Residential Shield Test 4.0Great” – I still find SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware seems to grab the virus way before AVG does.

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Computers Protection

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3A. Anti-Virus Scanner – 4.0Great” – AVG has finally beaten their just average score. And that should tell you a lot.

3B. Anti-Rootkit Scanner4.0Great” – Great option. Works well.

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Web Browsing Protection

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4A. Link Scanner4.5Great – Not a fan. But it can be very useful to some.

4B. Online Shield – Not available In the Free Version

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Identity Protection

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5A. Identity Protection – Not available In the Free Version

5B. Identity Alert – Not available In the Free Version

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E-mail Protection

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6A. E-mail Scanner3.0Average” – Utterly baseline and average. I found no use for it at all.

6B. Anti-Spam – Not available In the Free Version

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Firewall

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7. Firewall – Not available In the Free Version

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Extra Features

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8. File Shredder – 4.0Great” – I found this addition to be very useful. But lacking the multiple layer shredding options that Spybot – Search & Destroy or even Advance System Care 8 has.

9. PC Analyzer (AKA. PC TuneUp) – 0.5Abysmal“- If you don’t mind that this option just reports errors on your computer and does not even allow you to correct said error. Even once as was the case in the past.

Then your probably are like me and you probably feel this options is both somewhat misleading and out right bait to buy this expensive $39.99 CAD/USD add-on on an annual bases. Then you are probably with me on my conclusion. That it should not be there in the first place. Try giving us features that are fully functional and at least somewhat useful like the shredder option.

10. AVG Direct Support0.5Abysmal” – With only a free forum and a phone number to call for support.

You will often find yourself ether being told to go to the free forum or they will recommend you go to further specialized support via Tech Buddy. Which like I said above is an epic MONEY GRAB. Completely worthless as well as falsely advertised and overally misleading to users.

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My Overall Score: 81.5/105

77.5 % = B +

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My Final Verdict – AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 takes the same approach. That AVG 2015 took with regards to the UI (User-Interface) and streamlined interface.  It is very simple and easy to navigate. Just the way that an anti-virus program should be.

**As per the norm it is highly recommend that you upgrade to the newest version of AVG Free Anti-Virus 2016 when available and or prompted. Also important is to update your AVG virus definitions as often as possible. Which in the case of this program there are new virus definitions everyday.

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Kirbe


Coded Arms – PSP Game Review

February 17, 2017

Genra: First Person Shooter (FPS)

About This Game: Coded Arms takes place in an abandoned virtual reality system inside a giant computer network. The VR system was originally created as a combat training simulator in the event of an alien invasion. However, during this program’s development, a major flaw was discovered and the project was scrapped. Though abandoned, the program kept evolving within the computer network and eventually turned into a vast and brutal VR world populated with virtual alien invaders, dangerous computer bugs, the VR system’s own security bots and huge boss enemies. Players take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the VR system. Gamers fight through five different game worlds with multiple gameplay levels. More than 30 different weapons are available to battle the horde of virtual creatures, including real world weapons such as sniper rifles, machine guns, grenades, and more fantastic armaments such as pulse rifles.

Gameplay: 7/10 – This game has some minor aiming issues

Learning Curve : Easy – Insane difficulty – There are control issues when looking up some elements take some getting use to like portal colours..and such and upgrade icons

Graphics/Sound: 8/10 – Looks great it pulls of the whole Metal Gear Solid VR sim experience and it is suppose to be a sim that has gotten infected by nasty Viruses so very well done.

Lasting Appeal: 8/10 – There are a lot of items and areas to unlock and there are always things you missed.

The Whole Package: 8.5/10 – Great game very easy to find and very affordable

Overall rating 8.5/10 – This game has really fast load times. Very Cool weapons and a difficulty level that increases after each zone

Till My Next PSP Game review,

Remy “Se7en”


BomberMan Classic – Gameboy Advanced Game Review –

February 17, 2017

Gameplay: 2/10 – You move Bomberman and it takes a few seconds to react compared to the original NES version and you feel you are moving in a black hole. You move so slow you can’t catch up to any bad guy making it really hard to beat a level. Very different compared to the original

Learning Curve : Easy difficulty – this game..is a cake walk once you figure out how it works….

Graphics: 1/10 – terrible it looks washed out and it hurts your eye to focus

Lasting Appeal: 2.5/10 It has the kewl save option..that helps it a bit..I always hated to have to complete the game in one sitting..or remember the stupid pass code

The Whole Package: 2/10 – save is kewl..other then that..even me..that has all Bomberman games…I fealt like…I just burned my money…..when I bough this game for $3  + shipping on e-Bay

Overall rating 2/10 – AVOID..it please guys…you may like the game..for like 30min..then your going to want to put it away..and never play it again..because how embarrassed you are..you got stuck..with such a sub-par game..

Extra Info: from the box art..you’d think you just bought a copy of a long lost Metroid game..I think that is really..funny how similar they look…

I hope you enjoyed yet another Gameboy SP Game review….

Remy “Se7en”


MegaMan Powered Up – PSP Game Review –

February 17, 2017

Gameplay: 7.5/10 -This game seems to have very tight controls and jumping and landing on edges can and is very frustrating to say the very least.

Learning Curve : Easy – Insane difficulty – You should have no real issue getting thought MegaMan’s powered up levels on easy with no real issue. But after that it can be a real ball buster.

Graphics: 9/10 – I was really impressed with the whole graphics experience way to go CAPCOM you did the PSP proud.

Lasting Appeal: 8/10There is tons to do is this game you can play as FlameMan , IceMan, and so on and each player add a new element to the game which is really great.

The Whole Package: 8/10 – I say it is a must have for PSP owners and with so much to do including 3 levels of difficulty and a few different other player other then MegaMan and the ability to create levels you won’t want to put this down anytime soon.

Overall rating 8/10 – This game is one of the cheaper PSP games even new and it is well worth the price. But my 2 main issues with it which are minor is that FlameMan is unbalanced next to the other characters and also the issues with super tight controls feeling you want to jump so high. But you can’t or want to stop on a dime and can’t.

Later Dayz,

Remy “Se7en”


The Untold Legends Franchise – PSP Review and Summary

February 17, 2017

As you may or not know I’m a heavy Action RPG fan. Saying that I am very familiar with a franchise first seen on the PSP called Untold Legends: Brother Hood Of The Blade. It had a lot going for it. It was like a portable Diablo on the go experience only with EXCESSIVE load screens at every turn.

The first game as I said above was called “Untold Legends: Brother Hood Of The Blade” a pretty basic Dungeon crawler (Action RPG)  that was released on 03/25/05 in North America. What made this game really great was that even a mouse a keyboard or even a PC by your side you could take on this whole very well built world. You could easily play this game with a very short learning curve.

The Story: Journey to a world beyond the realms of imagination and engage in battles to save Aven, a timeless city of safe haven and the last remaining stronghold of Good in a world of Evil. As a dark threat looms and a gathering of unknown forces grows stronger, heroes have been called and the Brotherhood of the Blade has been formed. It is up to you and your chosen brothers to unravel the mysteries of this looming peril.

At this time “Untold Legends: Brother Hood Of The Blade” is not a game compatible or enhanced in anyway for the Vita. But Sony says it is indeed coming soon. Perhaps we may even see it shortly there after E3.

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Untold Legends: Brother Hood Of The Blade” went on to produce a sequel also for the PSP called Untold Legends: The Warrior’s Code. This was a true squeal indeed with many improvements. As well as address the crazy long load times. and adding more character classes and shape shifting.

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The second game was called “Untold Legends: The Warrior’s Code” which was also a pretty basic Dungeon crawler (Action RPG)  that was released on 03/28/06 in North America. There were some notable improvements such as there were more than 45 areas featuring interactive objects, devious traps, destructible walls and ambient creatures.

The Story: In The Warrior’s Code, the realm is one of chaos and oppression as a powerful warlord’s horrific minions continue to slaughter and enslave the people. As one of five shape-changing characters, players will challenge their skills through an epic story line consisting of five chapters with in-game cinematics, voiceovers and an upgraded Quest Journal.

At this time “Untold Legends: The Warrior’s Code” is not a game compatible or enhanced in anyway for the Vita. But Sony says it is indeed coming soon. Perhaps we may even see it shortly there after E3.

The third game was called “Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom” which was a more advanced Dungeon crawler (Action RPG)  that was released on 11/15/06 in North America. There were some notable improvements both graphic and story wise as it was a PS3 game instead of a PSP game. This game came to little fan fair and had quite a few poor scores from big name sites.

The Story: After serving the King loyally for years in foreign conflicts, an elite unit of knights return home to find it a changed place. Appalled by the discovery that dark magic has corrupted their kingdom and that the King now plans to use them against their own people, the knights devise a plan to assassinate the malevolent ruler. When the attempt on the King’s life is foiled, the would-be assassins barely escape and are on the run from an army they once served, the assassins must survive in a kingdom they no longer recognize

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So now that the Vita is out and it would be very easy to add cross play or on the go dungeon crawling. I feel that is it a good possibility that Untold Legends franchise may indeed get a 4th kick a t the can. Whether it be for both Vita and PS3 or just the Vita.


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