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#1 philfil

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:20 AM

I keep getting a popup from the right hand corner at the bottom of my screen saying:"

 

"AVG Antivirus FREE needs to be updated

 

It's easy and only takes a couple of minutes to ensure your protection is up-to-date."

 

However, my AVG antivirus should update its definitions automatically and the version number (2014.0.4570) appears to be the most recent.

 

I haven't clicked on anything in this popup for obvious reasons.

 

Has anyone else experienced this?



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#2 philfil

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:18 AM

Apologies. I have since discovered that there is now a version 2014.0.4577. However, I am still surpised that a respected  antivirus producer would ask people to click on popups.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:01 AM

avast! anti-virus does the same thing. And you have to be careful as sometimes the pop ups prompt folks to upgrade to the paid versions.
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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:17 AM

avast! anti-virus does the same thing. And you have to be careful as sometimes the pop ups prompt folks to upgrade to the paid versions.

 

ahhh --- I hadn't thought of that one. 



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:19 AM

It's all about marketing strategies and ways to increase revenues which helps defray the cost of providing a free anti-virus.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:52 AM

Not to be beaten, Avira Anti-Vir also has the same daily pop-up now.

 

Seems that it is the price for a free Antivirus -



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:08 AM

Everyone wants a piece of the action.
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