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#1 blessingbotha

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:47 AM

Hi I've lost my antivirus on my laptop, any suggestions on what should I do?

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:07 AM

What do you mean by "lost" exactly? Did your license expire?



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:09 AM

I mean my antivirus is outdated

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:16 AM

If you wish to change Google the correct removal process for your current AV, this is extremely important to rid system of left overs.  There are several paid and free offerings, which every you choose be very careful when down loading never use Express Setup you can almost guaranty junk ware will be attached look over any checked boxes.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:29 AM

I mean my antivirus is outdated

First step will be to cleanly remove the current AV. You can either use the standard Uninstaller that you'll find in Programs and Features inside of Control Panel, or go to the website for the brand of AV you have and download their uninstaller application. After that you can choose what you want as your new AV. I personally see no reason to pay for an AV, unless you really want the extra features they come with. So I'd recommend something like Avira Free. QuietMan has a comprehensive guide on choosing an AV here. Or, since I assume you have Windows 8, re-enable Windows Defender.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:53 AM

It is important to use the specific instructions and removal program for AV's, they dig very deep into the systems internals.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:42 AM

What is the antivirus you had been using?


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:53 AM

AVG antivirus

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:54 AM

AVG antivirus

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:56 PM

How did AVG become outdated?



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:03 PM

Download AVG's removal tool and run it to remove the antivirus.  I would suggest that you download another antivirus before you do this so that it can be installed before you go back online.

 

As far as a free antivirus, my preference is for Avast! free.


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