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Cannot install AVG Free Edition

by teamconlon / April 2, 2011 5:16 AM PDT

I have same problem posted by goldfish320 on March 30, 2011

after clicking the download now button, running and extracting the files, an AVG windown popped up and says, "please wait"... after a few seconds the window closed and NOTHING Happens. No AVG folder, even tried saving exe to desktop and running directly.

I have logs to share, an AVG support post said "If the archive is smaller than 512 kilobytes, please attach it to your post (use the Attach file blue link when creating your post." But this dialog box/tool does not have an "attach" option. - Please advise - Thanks!

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by teamconlon / April 2, 2011 5:20 AM PDT

I also uninstalled Norton Antivirus (and restarted) which was a trial I had not even started. PC is a brand new HP Pavilion dv6-3250us Windows 7

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by teamconlon / April 2, 2011 5:58 PM PDT
In reply to: ps:

I downloaded the free version from the AVG site directly and it finally worked. I deleted the AVG exe from CNET I was trying to use but only gave me the "please wait" message box and then disappeared without any installation what so ever. Glad I kept trying and went to AVG directly.

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by teamconlon / April 2, 2011 6:00 PM PDT
In reply to: ps:

I downloaded the free version from the AVG site directly and it worked. The version I used from CNET only gave me the "please wait" message and did not do any installation what so ever. Glad I kept trying and went direct, esp since no one replied to these posts.

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RE: Update
by Dusan_AVG / April 2, 2011 9:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Update

Hello teamconlon,

Using full installation package instead of download manager often solves issues like you described.

Answers to the posts on forums may be delayed during weekends and holidays so that is why you did not receive response as fast as usual.

Thank you

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by dsobol / April 6, 2011 7:36 AM PDT
In reply to: RE: Update


Does anyone know what causes this problem and should we be concerned about what was installed as a result of trying to install that version os AVG?

Thank you.

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Re: update
by Ondrej_AVG / April 6, 2011 3:51 PM PDT
In reply to: update

Hello dsobol,

please be informed that for analysis of described situation we need more information from affected computers. Please gather AVG installation logs and MSinfo32 output, upload it in an archive (zip file) to favorite online storage and provide us with link to it, so we can analyze the situation.

Else according to description in previous posts is AVG installation wizard closed during startup phase (checking for newer version of online installer wizard or running Microsoft Windows Installer), no part of AVG 2011 Anti-Virus Free Edition is installed in such time period.

Thank you

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thank you!
by dsobol / April 7, 2011 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: update


Thank you for the prompt response.

I'm sorry I didn't save the files you were looking for. However, I was just paranoid that the file I tried to install was not in fact from AVG (I used the link on CNET downloads) and that it might have contained some kind of virus.

I assume based on part 2 of your reply that this would not be the case?


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by Dusan_AVG / April 7, 2011 7:49 AM PDT
In reply to: thank you!

Hello dsobol,

Cnet download link for AVG is clean and usually works correctly, there is nothing to be concerned about.

If you are still unable to install, please provide us with outputs requested above.

Thank you

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Thanks again!
by dsobol / April 7, 2011 1:23 PM PDT
In reply to: RE>

Thanks again! Greatly appreciated!

I downloaded from the AVG site & it installed just fine.

Note: the version I downloaded from AVG is, the version that CNET links to as of today is Version 10.0.1204.

Don't know if that means anything, but I figured I'd share the info.

Thanks again.



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Re: Thanks again!
by Ondrej_AVG / April 7, 2011 3:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks again!

Hello dsobol,

thank you for sharing the information about current state.

Version 1209 was released last week and it takes some time before the change is reflected at CNET portal as well. But please do not worry, during startup of online installer (from CNET, AVG or other partner's website), it checks for latest version of itself and if found, newer version is downloaded and used.

Currently has been replicated new version of AVG 2011 - 10.0.1321.

Thank you

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