So it looks like it's about time to uninstall the ol' AVG Free 7.5 A/V and A/S and install AVG Free 8.0 since the final date for 7.5 Free virus definition updates is (supposedly) at the end of the month. But this leaves me with a number of questions:
1a. What is the best way to uninstall AVG 7.5 A/V Free, AVG 7.5 A/S Free, and AVG Anti-rootkit Free? I've read different answers. AVG even has different answers in different places. Some say that you should uninstall those programs yourself, then install 8.0 Free. Others say that you just run the 8.0 Free installer and choose the "uninstall" option and it will uninstall all the old stuff (which sounds risky to me). What is the best way?
1b. If you are uninstalling those three programs yourself, what's the best way to do it? Do you just use add/remove programs (although AVG A/V Free has an "Uninstall" in its Program Folder in the start menu)? Or do you need to stop certain AVG-related services first or anything like that? It would be great if we could get a sticky post with exact uninstall/install instructions for all these AVG Free programs...?
I think that would help a lot of people!
2. Are all the bugs worked out for the most part with AVG Free 8.0? Or are people still having serious issues?
3. Do you still need to uninstall Spybot 1.4 and Ad-Aware SE 1.06r1 before installing AVG 8.0 Free?
4. Any special tips with installing AVG 8.0 Free? (It sounds like it's best to *not* install either the AVG Security Toolbar or the Linkscanner thing, which I read you now have the option to not install those if you do a custom install...?)
5. Does AVG 8.0 Free work okay with ZA Free 6.1.x?
My stats: Windows XP Home SP2; Firefox 3.0.14 w/ Ad-Block Plus; IE 6.0 (used only for monthly Windows Critical Updates); ZoneAlarm 6.1.744.001 Free; AVG 8.5 A/V Free; SuperAntispyware Free 4.28.1010