AVG Free download question - File Size

  Chris Webster 19:46 15 Dec 2010

Hi all,

I downloaded AVG Free to my keydrive so I could install it on a friends new W7 laptop so his children could just 'fire' it up on Christmas morning.

The file size was 4.29mb but when I came to install it from the exe file AVG said I needed to be online.

I connected to my wireless and it started to download a 138mb file, then it installed and all was ok.

My only concern about doing this was that while it downloaded 138mb I was online on his laptop with no Anti-Virus protection.

My question is this,

Is there a 'full' version of AVG Free that can be downloaded because I have got another laptop to 'sort out' ready for Christmas morning and I don't really want to go online with no AV protection.

Regards, Chris.

  Terry Brown 20:02 15 Dec 2010

As far as I am aware, the first part you download, (4.29mb) is just to initalise the main download, which checks your machine, (type of machine,operating system, other virus checkers).

The chances of getting a virus in the short time that AVG is downloading is very small, but I would guess there will be a lot of 'Malware' active on Christmas Day & New Years Day.

If you download the program then run the updates (there is always updates), then run the AVG you should have no problems.

  Chris Webster 22:32 15 Dec 2010

Thanks Terry,

I'm doing his laptop tomorrow (16th) so I'll do it the same way as I did my other friends lappy.

I scanned that one after installation and all was well.

Regards, Chris.

  Bapou 23:07 15 Dec 2010

I installed over the top of version 9 via the 4.29mb download without problem.

However,if still interested you can download the full program of 140.49mb (32bit) or 159.37mb (64bit), from File Hippo: click here

  Chris Webster 22:47 16 Dec 2010

Thank you for the link.

Now installed and running fine.

Regards, Chris.

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