Updating avg antivirus database
Better to ahev AVG 8 that is uypdated instead of AVG 7.5 with no updates few hours ago i had a pop up from avg that the end that for updates of 7.5 will be 31 May..i felt like bleep cuz i've seen people complaining about 8.0 installing toolbars blablaoh well, at least a bit better news now..
Better to ahev AVG 8 that is uypdated instead of AVG 7.5 with no updates "If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it.
In regards to A/V 7.5 Free, I've read different things (and all from the AVG forum).
One official post will say that you're supposed to uninstall 7.5 A/V Free completely before installing 8.0 Free (though it doesn't give specific instructions as to how to do this).
The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand Russell as I understand it; AVG's notification means that ALL support and , more importantly UPDATES for the 7.5 avg antivirus version will cease as from 31/12/2008we need to be watching the AVG site ( and any other that may give us any clues ) for any notifications of changes TO the specific date given BY AVG for the avg 7.5 version and put that information on this specifically pinned thread so we have that pool of information on THIS thread so that we do not get 'distracted' FROM that intent, it would help to keep this thread on track please if discussions and problems with the different avg 8.0 version were discussed on one of the many 8.0 avg threads that are appearing on here Edit: At first I agreed with Been There.
I also saw the popup mentioned and it basically stated that version 8 was not available for upgrade for existing users of the free version 7.5 until its expire date, and that the expire date was scheduled for May 31, 2008.
I'm thinking it might be good to have a sticky thread describing the proper order with exact step-by-step details as to how to properly and fully update to AVG Free 8.0 if you have AVG 7.5 A/V Free, 7.5 Antispyware Free, and Antirootkit Free (I know there are certain things you have to do with disabling parts of the various programs before uninstalling, and things like that -- but I don't know what they are.)Any thoughts or help with all this would be greatly appreciated! I was working on a Windows 98 computer and removed 7.5, but when I tried to replace it, I got the message that the operating system was too old. I can see why companies wouldn't want to use valuable resources to support old operating systems, but I can also see that a lot of people don't have resources to upgrade.
When the time comes for me to update and have to uninstall those three prior programs first, I want to make sure I do it right (and I'm sure others would as well). I reinstalled 7.5 from an old utilities disk and immediately got the message that I was using a VERY OLD version. How much would it take to keep a set of definitions current?
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For general information ;according to the AVG web site the date that support and updates END for the avg 7.5 antivirus program we are looking at31/12/2008 I suggest we need to keep this thread updated and informed of any change in this date "If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it.