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AVG - no longer free - what now ?
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Old 10-05-2008, 4:54 PM
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Default AVG - no longer free - what now ?

does anyone have a free and excellent alternative to AVG computer virus checker which announced today that it will no longer be free ? thanks
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does anyone have a free and excellent alternative to AVG computer virus checker which announced today that it will no longer be free ? thanks
Have you tried the search feature of the forum?

AVG is still free and this has been asked daily.
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Old 10-05-2008, 5:06 PM
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You can still get AVG free here:

http://free.grisoft.com/

They seem to do the same thing with every new release: pop up a reminder that you need to upgrade, but point to the paid version.

Not that I blame them - if nobody paid for it, how would they pay their development staff?
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Old 10-05-2008, 5:29 PM
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Try Grisoft who do a free version.
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Old 10-05-2008, 5:36 PM
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Free AVG and other software here on Download.com
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.ht...0free&!!!!!srch
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Old 10-05-2008, 6:42 PM
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Apple Mac OS X
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That's your free alternative? Spend hundreds of quid on a completely new computer and replacement software?
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does anyone have a free and excellent alternative to AVG computer virus checker which announced today that it will no longer be free ? thanks

Where did you read this "announcement" ?
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Where did you read this "announcement" ?
I think he's taking the michael
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That's your free alternative? Spend hundreds of quid on a completely new computer and replacement software?
It take the sport out of spotting the closet fanboys when people are that blatant
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""Where did you read this "announcement""

on a pop up on my machine

many thanks for the suggestions everyone
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Old 11-05-2008, 9:29 AM
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nah its a pop up about the new AVG 8 release, there is still the free version as usual too.
http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download-...s-free-edition
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Use Avast 4.8 - http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html or Anti-Vir - http://www.free-av.com/ as alternatives.

Much better than AVG in my opinion.
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You can still get AVG free here:

http://free.grisoft.com/

They seem to do the same thing with every new release: pop up a reminder that you need to upgrade, but point to the paid version.

Not that I blame them - if nobody paid for it, how would they pay their development staff?
I have followed this link and it still directs me to the version 8, same with the link in the next post, download.com. I already have AVG free download as it happens but the icon at the bottom of my screen reads "the internal virus data base is out of date" and I can't work out why it is out of date and what I can do about it.
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""Where did you read this "announcement""

on a pop up on my machine

many thanks for the suggestions everyone
its advertising for the full version of avg
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I have followed this link and it still directs me to the version 8, same with the link in the next post, download.com.
That's what it's meant to, version 8 is the latest version of AVG for both free and subscription versions.
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Q. How do you confuse an idiot.
A. Send them an AVG update pop-up.

Works every time!
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AVG free 7.5 has been updated to version 8 (also available free). Support for 7.5 ends at the end of May, so you should really update.

As has been said the link to upgrade is worded to tempt you to purchase the full version. Just go for the free sawn-off version download, as you did before. ( there always have been more comprehensive versions of the "free" which you have to pay for)
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Q. How do you confuse an idiot.
A. Send them an AVG update pop-up.

Works every time!
It does happen every time they upgrade AVG, we suddenly get loads of threads of people "warning" everyone that AVG are no longer releasing the free app. I remember it happened exactly the same way from 7.0 to 7.5.
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AVG free 7.5 has been updated to version 8 (also available free). Support for 7.5 ends at the end of May, so you should really update.
Not according to Grisoft it doesn't! They say 31/12/08.

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