For many years,i've used the AVG Anti-virus Free version - until June 2nd 2017. I used it along with Malwarebytes ''Anti-malware free'' & MS ''Security Essentials'' which is part of the Win.7 package without a single problem.
On June 2nd,i got an unwanted up-date to AVG - it automatically replaced the old version (version not known) with a new version - ''Zen''.
Having installed itself, AVG Zen then told me that as i was running 'Security Essentials' (SE) AVG was incompatible with it, & asked me to un-install SE, which i've no intention of doing.
I looked for another Free anti-virus & settled on 'Avast' - i downloaded & installed it - so far ,so good !. I ran a scan - no problems . I ran a scan to discover system problems & was told the i was vulnerable to the 'Wannacry' ransomware virus so i should download & install MS security patch
KB4012212 as protection. However - Avast also told me that it was incompatible with SE & that i should un-install SE ???.
What would be the point of installing the security patch into SE & then un-installing it ?. That's complete nonsense,so I've un-installed Avast.
There's a listing of older versions of AVG Free which are 'supposedly' still available for download - NOT !!. I've downloaded the install app.for several of them,installed them & without exception, AVG installs AVG 'Zen' .http://avg_antivirus_free.en.downloadastro.com/old_versions/
It seems as though AVG are 'doing a Microsoft' & forcing an un-wanted version of their anti-virus onto our PC's.
Is there an old version of AVG Free that will install & where do i find it ?. Is there an ''attachment'' function on here ie.the usual ''paper clip'' ?. It seems that the link to the old versions of AVG web page (above) don't work within Bleeping Computer either.
'Links don't work'' / no attachment function'' ???. Pretty frustrating IMHO. BC tells me that the webpage to which i've posted a link ''doesn't exist'' - i can assure you that it does !. Highlight the link,open a new search bar 'paste & go' & you'll find it.
Edited by Saska01, 05 June 2017 - 06:38 AM.