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AVG not to be free anymore? Dispite rumours it's still free!
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Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:41 am Reply and quote this post
AVG 7.1 free WILL be discontinued and replaced with AVG 7.5 which will still be FREE.
Its really misleading, especially when the popup when using 7.1 doesn't make it clear that there will still be a free version, 7.5...

In fact you can get 7.5 now if you so desire........in fact I've been using it for a few weeks

AVG 7.5 Free is available here: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/...g-anti-virus-free

The choice of products can be seen at the link above . There is a pro version which is a "paid for" application , however , the one at the bottom of the list is the free version.

Download for Windows: http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/...5free_430a848.exe

In AVG 7.5 Free....
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    * Improved virus detection based on better heuristics and NTFS data streams scanning
    * Smaller installation and update files
    * Improved user interface
    * Windows Vista ready
    * and more

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Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:57 am Reply and quote this post
While I did like the free AVG and all, it got to the point where it would stop updating its virus update database, period. This happened right after I upgraded to the new AVG. It's still a good virus protection suite for many, but I just find Avast to be a little better; it's harder to use, but protects quite a bit more than AVG, plus it's also free, just have to get a registration key which is also free to acquire via registration e-mail.


http://www.avast.com/


Not trying to force anyone to use it, but it's still nice if anyone wants to give it a try

Contributed by Pashune, iVirtua Active Member
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Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:07 pm Reply and quote this post
I'm still using AVG 6.1, and getting regular updates. But then, this machine is on Win98. AVG is one of several utilities (along with Adobe Reader and Flash) that keep popping up notices that I need to get newer versions -- which will not work on machines that aren't running WinME or later! Frustrating. I spend 15 minutes loading and installing an upgrade, and then it aborts. One program (PowerPoint Reader, I think it was) actually wiped out the older, still usable program first before checking and finding it couldn't work, and left me to scrounge around for hours trying to find a replacement for it!

Win98 still works fine (heck, I've still got my Win3.11 machine, and use it from time to time!), so I have no urge to spend bunches of $$$$ I don't have on yet another version. So far, about the only thing it can't do is play YouTube videos, which rescues me from scads of wasted hours!

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Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:54 pm Reply and quote this post
w00t, Norton Antivirus....... j/k LOL
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:15 pm Reply and quote this post
Avast is getting more popular, a guy at my college told me he used it, and me and Jose are not using it.

AVAST!! Maybe the next AVG? Spread the word
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play YouTube videos, which rescues me from scads of wasted hours

I want my Windows 98 machine back! I will get it out of the garege!    haha

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