AVG 7.1 free -> AVG 7.5 trial

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by Ioannis, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. Ioannis

    Ioannis Guest

    I've been using the free version of AVG with no problems for two years, but I
    now see the program popping up a notice saying that version 7.1 will expire on
    Jan 15.

    I went to the grisoft site and the new version, 7.5 seems to be offered as a
    "trial" version only.

    Is this right? Anybody has any recommendations for any other good AV programs?

    Thanks much,
    Ioannis, Dec 23, 2006
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  2. Yes, if you want to continue to use AVG, you will have to upgrade. You
    should probably uninstall the old version before installing the new one.
    There is a free version.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Dec 23, 2006
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  3. Ioannis

    Ioannis Guest

    Thanks very much for this link. They seem to keep this link obfuscated so that
    people can download their trial and professional versions. I'll continue with
    the free version for now.
    Ioannis, Dec 24, 2006
  4. Some time ago, they separated their web site, moving all the free stuff
    to the subdomain of http://free.grisoft.com/ . The pay stuff continues
    at http://grisoft.com/ and, no, there isn't any mention of *free* on the
    main site.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Dec 24, 2006
  5. Ioannis

    Luke Guest

    Sure there is :). Just click and *scroll*.
    Click "Products" on the main page. Takes you to:
    *Scroll* to the bottom of the page where it says:
    "AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
    Free virus protection for private and non-commercial use."
    Which is a link to:
    Where you can get to http://free.grisoft.com/ and download the free

    Luke, Dec 24, 2006
  6. Well, yer right. <g>

    Sure is hard to find, though.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Dec 24, 2006
  7. Ioannis

    Luke Guest

    Well...if you want somethin' for nothin' you gotta work for it ;-).
    Luke, Dec 24, 2006
  8. Ioannis

    William Guest

    Of course, for me, I always had trouble finding it on their website. If
    you have trouble locating the free version, there's always download.com
    (which is a reputable mirror site). They're already hosting the latest
    Grisoft AVG version (or at least one that's not going obsolete any time
    soon), 7.5.4.
    William, Dec 24, 2006
  9. Ioannis

    Dustbin Guest

    Get away from the free AV programs. Read this:

    If you want to be protected, the Free AV's are not the way to go.
    Dustbin, Dec 25, 2006
  10. Ioannis

    William Guest

    Bah!!! I'm not going to waste my time reading that article, but I would
    like to make a point. If you really want to be protected, than an AV
    should be your last line of defense anyway. Since it's your last line,
    what you really should be concerned about more is Network/Internet
    Security and just general safe-user precautions. Rather than relying on
    an AV for protection (because no AV can guarantee 100% protection, and
    least not without the caveat of lots of FPs), the user should ultimately
    rely on his/her own best judgment and other security precautions, with
    of course the AV as a last line of defense.

    I understand, however, that for corporate environments, it might make
    more sense to pay the big bucks, since the user cannot always be
    educated. With that said, however, the user should only have the bare
    minimum of Windows privileges that would be necessary to complete their
    job duties.
    William, Dec 25, 2006
  11. Ioannis

    Potblak Guest

    So you're not averse to free news, but you want to disparage free anti virus

    I've been using AVG almost since it was released and it's ever let me down.
    I got infected a couple of times and it quarantined the infection both

    And I practise safe hex.

    (Crossing fingers and toes.....)
    Potblak, Dec 25, 2006
  12. Ioannis

    Dustbin Guest

    Idiot. Apples and Oranges.
    Dustbin, Dec 25, 2006
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