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downloading software- avg

by clarky0828 / June 28, 2008 6:50 AM PDT

I would like to know if I should open the file or save it, when I download any software. I am planning on downloading the avg 8.1 and would to know the best way...Thanks any help would be appreciated

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Save and then run
by damasta55r / June 28, 2008 8:07 AM PDT

once install is complete delete installation file.

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by clarky0828 / June 28, 2008 9:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Save and then run

Thanks again, I will do that. Bye now Rick

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Or you could keep
by Tarq57 / June 28, 2008 9:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

the installation file (and any other software downloaded) for future re-installation, if required. Up to you. I have a folder just for downloaded programs. Saves bandwidth should I ever need to re-install them, which happens occasionally.
1) Download (from a trusted, preferably Homepage, site.
2) Scan the install file with an AV/AS.
3) Set a system restore point (if applicable) (optional)OR
- Backup your registry
4) Uninstall the old/Install the new.
In the case of an AV, (or FW) the uninstall/new install should take place whilst disconnected from the net.

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by clarky0828 / June 28, 2008 10:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Or you could keep

Sounds good to me....Thanks

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