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AVG free vs. full-blown version

by ctwenthe / October 11, 2013 3:09 AM PDT

I uninstalled MS Security Essentials after reading CNET's deflating review of it and installed AVG's AntiVirus 2014, intending AntiVirus Free 2014. Can I simply uninstall the full-blown version, which requires purchase in 30 days, and install the free version? The CNET review suggested to use this in place of MS S. Essentials.

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Re: AVG Free
by mchainmchain / October 12, 2013 5:29 PM PDT

Uninstall your 30-day trial version and then install the full-download package for AVG Free here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/ Best to avoid using c|net for the time being; this link is safe to use.

64-bit version comes to 144 MB in size. 32-bit version is 132 MB in size.

Also suggest running any removal tools for any old, including a/v's that came with your system when new, a/v programs no longer running on your system to prevent left-over drivers from uninstalled a/v programs from causing any potential conflicts with your new AVG Free version: http://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/

Doing so will ensure your system is clean and ready for your new installation.

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Re. AVG free vs. full-blown version
by Jan_AVG AVG Staff / October 13, 2013 6:27 PM PDT

Hi ctwenthe,

I recommend following this article to remove AVG trial popup and continue with free protection.

Let me know how it goes.


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