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Question About Old Vs. New Versions Of Avg A/v Free


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#1 bloomcounty

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:51 AM

Hi,

Probably stupid question time, but... :flowers:

I'm going to be getting a new replacement laptop and installing AVG anti-virus Free once again. I still have the old .exe installation file called avg75free_432a904.exe, which is 17.4 megs.

I see that the newest version is avg75free_476a1048.exe, and is 22megs.

When I check what version of the program I currently have installed, it says 7.5.476, which seems to match the new installation .exe, right?

I couldn't remember if I had seen anything about the new installation of AVG having stuff in it that's turned off or that it's problematic vs. older versions. But I'm guessing that I started off with 7.5.432 and did the various updates over the past x-number of months, which brought it up to 7.5.476, which is the newest version available for download. Does that sound right?

So is there any reason to *not* just download the newest avg75free_476a1048.exe and install that, as compared to installing my old avg75free_432a904.exe and updating it through the program itself?

(I'm guessing I should probably just download the newest version installation .exe, but I wanted to be sure there wasn't something in the newest version that would make using my old installation .exe and updating that better for some reason...)

Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 01:27 PM

Haven't heard of any problems with the latest download, so that's the one I would install.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 01:31 PM

Will do -- thanks!
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