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#1 Ddude58

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:02 AM

seeing that updates for avg will no longer happen after this month I was wondering if avast is as good as avg.
Never had problems with avg but can't afford to up grade to paid version . Or can you recommend another good free virus protector

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:41 PM

Are you aware of AVG 8.0 Free

Win2K/XP/Vista Users

24th April 2008 - AVG Technologies release AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0.100 the latest version of the company’s popular and widely-used free security software, which now incorporates protection against spyware through a new combined anti-virus and anti-spyware engine.

AVG Free Forum

How to download and install AVG 8.0 Free Edition

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:49 AM

seeing that updates for avg will no longer happen after this month

what do you wanna say?
from where did you get that information?

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:03 AM

seeing that updates for avg will no longer happen after this month I was wondering if avast is as good as avg.
Never had problems with avg but can't afford to up grade to paid version . Or can you recommend another good free virus protector

if I am correct your windows version is XP?

those of us who run windows 98se WILL have problems as support and updates for THAT OS will no longer happen ..we think...after September 08

however, with XP I THINK you are safe.....

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:13 AM

I got this info from a pop up from avg. I guess they want me to buy the 8.0 version
boopme I am downloading 8.0 from link you provided. Thank you

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:31 AM

avgav 7.5 version info

http://free.grisoft.com/ww.platforms?lic=l_aff

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Some older operating systems such as Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows NT and Microsoft Windows 98 will only be supported until August 2008 as a minimum.


this IS an issue for ME as one of my computers ON win 98se has avg 7.5 on it .......

when I open my avg from the system tray icon to update definitions I too have a note OF the upgrade BUT NOT a nag to buy it

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:43 AM

I got this info from a pop up from avg. I guess they want me to buy the 8.0 version


You don't have to buy it. You can get the free AVG 8 which offers AVG Anti-Virus and AVG Anti-Spyware in one :thumbsup:

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