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Free Anti-Virus Programs

by mohammedsadi / November 20, 2006 5:35 AM PST

For the last couple of years I have been using AVG which is a free anti-virus program from Grisoft. I received a notice last week that their free version was being discontinued as of January 15, 2007. Can anyone recommend another free anti-virus program? I don't mind paying for a retail program but I stopped using Norton because I feel that you should only have to pay once for the program and not every year! Thanks to anyone that can recommend some free programs.

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You misread the notice. 7.1 ends. 7.5 remains free.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 6:07 AM PST

Don't fret about it. It seems we must have a few dozen posts like this.

Bob

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Hi R Proffit = So did you install the Free 7.5 version
by darbhc / November 23, 2006 11:17 AM PST

Yes I have and the 7.5 is going all OK!
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To further comfirm if it is FREE!!
This reference taken from AVG/Grisoft new version 7.5 Free Version Download Page
AVG Grisoft Quote!
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is a free anti-virus protection tool developed by GRISOFT for home use. We invite you to join the millions of satisfied customers worldwide who have downloaded the software and now enjoy the benefits of AVG Anti-Virus Free.
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Taken from AVG/Grisoft Web Page =
To Update the AVG 7.1 to 7.5
Run the AVG Free Edition 7.5 Setup program
Click "Next >" on the AVG "Welcome!" screen
Click "Accept" on the "License Agreement on Use of an AVG Free Edition" screen
Select "Repair installation" on the "Select Setup Type" screen and click "Next >"
Select "Restart the computer now" (pre-selected by the program automatically) and click "OK" on the "Installation Complete!" screen to restart your computer and complete the installation
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On a further subject
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I have installed the New Internet Explorer Ver.7 and all going Ok with the program except for a mouse issue = My Logitech Mouse was very unstable untill I updated same with a later driver [released about June 2006?] and now this update has made it more stable
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[2]
Found there is no "Log In" shown on the CNet Forums??
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[3]
My old Login of colindarby found not fully available??
Had to create a new ID [Email Address] plus Password

Regards Colin

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The Free New AVG 7.5 Version
by darbhc / November 23, 2006 6:08 AM PST

Hi,
Have a read of the copy taken from AVG Web Site;

Quote,

GRISOFT is announcing a new version of the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. This new 7.5 version with improved performance and full compatibility with the latest Windows Vista version is available. Users that are using AVG Free 7.1 will be provided with a specific dialog, within the next few weeks, with the opportunity to choose the right option fulfilling their needs. AVG Free 7.1 version will be discontinued on 15th of Jan 2007.

Regards

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Neat. So did you install the Free 7.5 version?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2006 8:36 AM PST

I can see why many are confused.

Bob

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