I have recently been having problems with my internet. Whenever I use 'internet explorer' several pop ups open up in new windows. My internet settings are the same as before any problems. i decided that what i needed was a spyware programme, AVG anti-spyware was what i downloaded of filehippo.com i then decided to download the AVG anti-virus free edition 8.0.175. however i am having trouble registering the programme and also unable to search for any updates. I've tried visiting the AVG website in an attempt to download direct from them, but did not succeed. When i try to update via the AVG user interface it says their is a problem with the connection. even when the connection is completely fine. please help me get rid off these irritating pop ups that are slowing my Internet and pc.
Ive just done some web browsing. Am i right in saying that i can't get updates for AVG free edition. up until now i have been using Nortan system works, but that has recently expired. what is a good anti-virus and anti-spyware package that will protect me from comman threats, and allow safe internet browsing?
for some reason i am unable of accessing that site. I think i may have got a corrupt file or virus that i have collected from somewhere that is blocking me from accessing certain sites. this is why i am now asking what package is good so that i can buy one and install it, because my internet is stopping me from accessing new updates and protection for my pc. thank you for helping so far
As others have said, AVG8 Free does allow you to get updates. But I've been finding recently that it often reports that it can't access the internet or the web site, even though I'm already on line at the time.
People here have told me it's simply due to the popularity of the program causing AVG's servers to be overloaded. Trying to update again a short time later always works for me.