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Avg 8.0 Help Please.


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#1 tiaralynn08

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:33 PM

Okay so I want AVG 8.0 cause it looks awesome and is great.
How do I go about getting version 8.0 without it having conflict with

Spyware Blaster & Spybot S&D?

Will it be safe to delete Spyware Blaster & Spybot S&D AND Just use AVG 8.0?

What do you recommend and what not?
I really want AVG 8.0 but the conflict scares me to be honest.

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#2 Alan D

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:20 PM

I would suggest waiting until they fix it. AVG already have a fix for this problem (according to an email they sent me, and also various posts around the web) and will include it in their Service Pack 1 which, they told me, is due to be released 'soon' (they told me this at the end of April). It can't be much longer, one would think!

Alternatively, you can install AVG8 and simply ignore the activeX warnings you get (there may be a very large number of them). I think most people who've upgraded to AVG8 are probably doing that. I would not myself remove Spywareblaster, because it's a program I trust, and it provides an additional layer of protection.


By the way, I've seen a number of recommendations NOT to accept the toolbar during the installation. When I eventually upgrade to AVG8 myself (after SP1 has come out), I shall be following that advice.

Edited by Alan D, 23 May 2008 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:21 PM

you have uninstalled avg 8.0 havent you?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/148335/what-virusspyware-do-you-reccommend/

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:31 AM

Yeah but i redownloaded it, cause AVG 7.5 wouldn't install cause it was out of date.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:54 PM

Hello tiaralynn08,

You have another thread about the same issue here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/148335/what-virusspyware-do-you-reccommend/ Posting more than one topic is called double-posting and is not allowed on this board. No harm done, just wanted to let you know. The reason is that posting multiple topics about the same issue confuses things for both the helpers and the one being helped.

To avoid further confusion, I am closing this topic. Please keep replies about this issue to the other topic which will remain open.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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