AVG Free Upgrade

  thumbscrew 10:43 01 Jan 2009
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Anyone tried to upgrade their free AVG today? I had an on-screen warning that I had too, downloaded the file but it won't open???

  Technotiger 11:26 01 Jan 2009

My AVG Free is set to update automatically - no problems here, fully up-to-date.

  provider 2 11:34 01 Jan 2009

Has this anything to do with it?

click here=

  Sea Urchin 11:42 01 Jan 2009

You are presumably still using AVG 7.5 - if so it's easier to download 8.0 from here

click here

and during installing it will remove 7.5 for you.

  thumbscrew 12:03 01 Jan 2009

Thanks all, each time I try to upgrade to 8.0 antispyware I get the same thing...won't open

  provider 2 12:05 01 Jan 2009

This is the procedure recommended by AVG. Did you follow this or did you install by some other method?

click here

  fullyfitted 12:09 01 Jan 2009

thumbscrew,
I know its not much help or comfort but I've just downloaded and installed V 8 over V 7.5 with no problem,

FF

  thumbscrew 12:09 01 Jan 2009

Thanks provider, that's the anti-virus but I don't use that, I've got others...I'm trying to upgrade the antispyware.

  Sea Urchin 12:09 01 Jan 2009

If you are using the old AVG AntiSpyware then that program is no longer valid - see provider 2's link above. You need to uninstall that via Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, and then download and install AVG 8.0 as per my previous link. This new program also contains an anti-spyware element.

  Sea Urchin 12:11 01 Jan 2009

OK just seen your last post - you cannot upgrade AVG AntiSpyware - there is no such program. You say you've got otherS (referring to AntiVirus) but you should only have one.

  thumbscrew 12:23 01 Jan 2009

Thanks again, I'm completely confused re Sea Urchin's post.."No such program as AVG Antispyware". I've had it for a long time,it's on my screen now listed as AVG Antispyware, when I click, up comes the Antispyware screen with section for quick scan/full scan etc and this is the one telling me there's an upgrade that I can't open. When I attemped to download the AVG Anti-virus I had a message half way through warning me that other Antivirus programs were already installed. Quite correct as I've got Bullguard. Hope this is not too confusing!

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