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AVG going mainstream and no longer free??

by redeem4god / May 23, 2008 3:57 AM PDT

Well I never get answers to my email For BOL so I will pose the question here.

I am currently using (and loving) AVG free edition. However, I found there are two issues. One is the fact that what is suppose to be a non-expiring license is actually only 60 day license (possibly 90)when you look at the expiration date for the license it actually give you one.

The second is that as of late AVG is pushing version 8 throughout their updating scheme. Version 8 is not free nor is there a free version any longer. $54.99 for a one-year subscription just for antivirus?? C?mon, that is ludicrous.

Am I missing something or do I need to revert to Antivir?

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Re: AVG.
by Kees Bakker / May 23, 2008 4:02 AM PDT
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thanks Kees
by redeem4god / May 23, 2008 6:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: AVG.

I thought maybe I was missing it but I have been to their website and they sure as hell make it hard to find that free version.

As far as the updates AVG sent a message stating that May 31 is the last update cycle then I have to move up to 8.0. When I try to do it through the updater it only links to the paid version.

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Link to free AVG 8.0
by Kees Bakker / May 23, 2008 7:03 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks Kees
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But I'm getting the same messages
by milkky / May 26, 2008 10:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Link to free AVG 8.0

On 2 diff. systems--saying no more updates for 7.5 after 6-1.\

Also finally found the free 8.0, but they really buried it deep!

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Here's how to find it
by 4Denise / May 23, 2008 7:29 AM PDT

If you go to CNET and type in "AVG" in the search box, you will find that there are two versions listed. One is the paid version and the other is the free version. Look for the word "free" in the name. The paid version comes up higher in the list than the free one does. Just look lower in the list.


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redeem, it's not your fault
by Natronx / May 24, 2008 12:20 PM PDT

My recollection is that AVG 7.5 told me to upgrade to 8.0, but pointed me to a paid version of the software. Yes, the free version was still available, but yet they pointed me to the paid version anyway (if I remember correctly).

(As an aside, I downloaded and installed AVG 8.0. On my system it seems to slow my computer down noticeably, but maybe that's because it's checking more that 7.5 ever did.)

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by robert.allen / May 26, 2008 4:27 AM PDT

AVG is still free, however the new 8.0 really slowed down my system. After almost 2 years of using AVG I've decided to abandon it for Avast.

(I don't even know why I use an AV program to begin with. I am my own anti-virus.)

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