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AVG 7.5 free updates end June 25

by Aotearoa / June 4, 2008 11:03 AM PDT
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AVG Free forum still has:
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 4, 2008 11:52 AM PDT
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That's right
by Aotearoa / June 4, 2008 1:42 PM PDT

I'm aware of that thanks. Their marketing dept doesn't seem to be however..time will tell, meanwhile the cat and mouse game continues throughout June it would appear.

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Awwww!! Would The "New AVG "Lie To Us.....
by tobeach / June 4, 2008 3:26 PM PDT

just to make even more money??
How far from the pinnacle is the pride of CZ willing to drop?? I wouldn't believe it if I wasn't living thru it !!
Why do I have the feeling that "Symantec Clone" is about to enter the web lexicon? Enjoy it while we can! Cry

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I have thought
by Tarq57 / June 5, 2008 6:07 PM PDT

for quite a while that Avast was the pinnacle of CZ. Happy
The introduction of AVG's latest offering just serves to confirm that thinking.
Would have been quite happy to use it once. No longer.

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Re: AVG Free updates not ending June 25th ..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 5:53 PM PDT

Aotearoa..

You wrote in your response to Marianna's post, "I'm aware of that thanks. Their marketing dept doesn't seem to be however..time will tell, meanwhile the cat and mouse game continues throughout June it would appear"

According to my sources, they are very well aware of it. They have a "method to their madness", albeit not to my liking. The pop ups will continue to appear each month (as I suspect the screen shots will), until such time the updates will end. The AVG Free Forum will give due notice of the official end of support and updates for AVG 7.5 Free.

Hope this helps..
Carol

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Method to their madness
by Aotearoa / June 5, 2008 8:10 PM PDT

Thanks for your reply Carol.
Fear seems to be the motivivating force these days in some parts of the world, even reaching down to this stupid level.lol

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the reason for this
by jay128k / June 5, 2008 3:00 AM PDT
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Just Remember Millions of Current AVG Users...
by tobeach / June 5, 2008 3:13 PM PDT
In reply to: the reason for this

SHOULD NOT & MUST NOT update to version 8 depending on OS! Happy

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bad wording
by jay128k / June 5, 2008 3:02 AM PDT

this pop up just has bad wording basically its saying upgrade from avg7.5free to avg8.0 free

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What we do know...
by glenn30 / June 5, 2008 3:38 AM PDT

(1) At some time in the future AVG 7.5 will be discontinued and no longer supported. When that will be is a bit unclear at this time but AFAIK AVG has officially placed the date as 12/31/2008... with further caveat if that changes they will give plenty of advance notice.

(2) That leaves users with the choice of continuing with AVG 7.5 until the above occurs or updating to AVG 8 now.

To me this is crystal clear and I see nothing to be gained by a continued speculation as to when this will happen. All users are free to update now if that is their preference.

As for me I will stay with AVG 7.5 which has all the definition updates until it is either discontinued or I feel AVG 8 has matured to the point where it is fully operation without conflicts.

Opinions are a dime a dozen... so this is mine! Wink

Glenn

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AVG 8.0 virus scanner is it tracking you every web movement
by X# / June 5, 2008 3:40 PM PDT
In reply to: What we do know...

Hi all

Loaded AVG 8.0 into a HP dual - 3 gigs ram 500gig drv running Vista home edition
today entered a very long internet address into the IE address line
and discovered AVG 8.0 puts their own string in front of my web location.

Check out the string!!

http://avg.urlseek.vmn.net/search.php?lg=en&mkt=en&type=404&tb=ff&tbn=avg&q=http://globefunddb.theglobeandmail.com/gishome/

Notice there are two http:// in the string

Does anyone know what this means?

Is AVG tracking every website that all their 8.0 users go to?

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The layout you see
by Tarq57 / June 5, 2008 8:20 PM PDT

is, in my experience, a site referral...a site found by going via another site. This would almost certainly be due to the linkscanner component within AVG8. A BHO, I believe, and one of the reasons I wouldn't want this suite. Apparently it can be installed without the linkscanner.

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Crystal clear?
by Aotearoa / June 5, 2008 10:50 PM PDT
In reply to: What we do know...

Hardly. The only reason that continued speculation has come into the equation is obvious. I get an official pop up squirted onto my desktop by AVG, a security company I trust telling me to upgrade by a certain date or else? I shouldn't have to doubt that. Thats all I'm saying on the matter.

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