downloading AVG free

  palinka 18:56 05 Feb 2008

Anyone else had probblems doing this? I use AVG and want to download a copy for a friend who has a dial-up connection.
First it took me all over the place to get the download (eventually to CN Net) and then it was going to take 40 mins or so - on a good broadband connection.
Something wrong, surely?

  howard64 18:57 05 Feb 2008

try again I got a copy for a friend this morning and it took about 2 minutes.

  Pineman100 18:59 05 Feb 2008

In my experience, the forecast download time shown in the download window is often very unreliable. Sometimes it'll start off showing perhaps 300 minutes, and the download will eventually take 10 minutes!

I downloaded AVG's Anti-Rootkit this morning in seconds.

  palinka 19:09 05 Feb 2008

thanks, folks; I'll try again.

  [email protected] 19:15 05 Feb 2008

try one below cnet it seems a bit quicker
click here

  iscanut 19:26 05 Feb 2008

Try this site in future..all the latest downloads of freebies
click here

  palinka 19:38 05 Feb 2008

tried a differnet site - Czech, much quicker - but got strange error message "The action cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open" and it gives error code 0x800704C8
What does this mean?

  [email protected] 19:47 05 Feb 2008

when do you get the error?
is it copying to another location?
Nuts d/l is very quick by the way.
An example of the error code
click here

  palinka 19:54 05 Feb 2008

thanks, *Raven*

I'm saving it to desktop (as I always do with such things). Happens at about 90 or 99% completed downloading.
new machine with Vista home premium.
I'll download on my laptop (XP) instead nd see what happens there.

  palinka 20:02 05 Feb 2008

downloaded from same site to XP; just over 2 mins.
No problems; no error messages.
thanks everyone.

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