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AVG Trial Version 8.0 to Free Edition download

by littleme / June 29, 2008 10:16 AM PDT

I am on O days of my trial for AVG 8.0 and I have tried 4 times to download the Free Edition of AVG 8.0 but always receive this error message a couple of hours into the download: (The Publisher could not be verified Error downloading) (Some installation files are corrupt, please download a fresh copy) I have done this and it just doesn't seem to want to work. Should I have removed the Trial Version files first before downloading the Free Edition? I am a bit lost at what to do to solve this problem.

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Ask a friend to go get it for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 10:20 AM PDT

I can't explain why that works better for some.

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I don't know either
by littleme / June 29, 2008 10:31 AM PDT

Thanks for reply, but I dont know either Happy

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What a friend is?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 11:16 AM PDT
In reply to: I don't know either

Someone you know well and will do you a favor.

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Re:AVG Trial Version
by Carol~ Moderator / June 29, 2008 12:56 PM PDT


When you created the below thread, you mentioned you originally had AVG 7.5. Did you also have AVG Anti-Spyware installed? If so, did you remove it, before trying to install AVG 8.0? If you did use the program and you haven't uninstalled it, it might help if you did. Just a thought.


Someone at another forum found "a friend" with AVG downloaded. They saved a copy to a flash drive, then installed it on their own computer. If you found such a friend, as Bob suggested, you might be able to install it on your computer. It helped them. It might help you. (They were trying to install AVG 7.5, but perhaps it will also work with the latest version)

Best of luck..

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Thanks Curcat
by littleme / June 29, 2008 2:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:AVG Trial Version

Thanks for the reply, I still have the spyware installed I think? I will give your idea a try. If I can find someone that is? Thanks again,cheers Carol.

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You're welcome, littleme
by Carol~ Moderator / June 29, 2008 2:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Curcat

If you have AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 installed, you should be able to find it by going to Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove. You'll see it there, if you have it installed. It's also where you would remove it from. If you have the trial version installed and it's trial time has run out, it's doing you no good at this point. You may as well uninstall that too, if you haven't already.

You might want to consider installing CCleaner and have it do some "clean up" work, before trying to install it again.


I'm not saying that it's the cause of your problems, only that it may help. You might also get some additional help here:



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