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Where has the Free Download of AVG 8 gone?

When I bought my laptop a couple of years ago I was able to run AVG 8 on my DVD thingee and download it for free. I am now trying to help a friend who has bought an Advent Notebook to download the free version from the internet but as his is a netbook he has no DVD thingee (sorry, I am not computer literate!)but it doesn't matter what site I try for the AVG download it always ends up wanting us to buy the 8.5. Help please

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  • dartmoormari Apr 16, 2009


    1. Yes but unfortunately I had already tried going on the "AVG Free" path with no results; however I did persevere all day yesterday and I cann assure you all that you cannot get any AVG 8 or 8.5 for free anymore. If you go onto the AVG site at the top of the internet page you only get the option of 8.5 if you pay for either 1 or 2 years subscription. Trying other sites they do not download, ownload and then say it is corrupt or offer 6 different "Free" offers which you must pick one or you cannot proceed and as I am trying to set up free protection for my friend who is Bi Polar, does not have a credit or debit card (neither do I by the way) and who would not be able to cope with lots of adverts for free etcss and who only wants to use the notebook in order to send emails to me. I am so afraid he will end up with a virus if I do not solve this problem before I hand back his netbook.

  • dartmoormari Apr 16, 2009

    Thankyou for all your advice but this too is one of the sites I tried before and have tried 4or5 times again this afternoon but it partly downloads and then says the file is corrupt. I guess I will have to find someone who will let me pay them the money and use their credit card and buy the AVG unless you could recommend another free virus control. On the security page of the notebook it shows that "Windows Firewall is on" and "Windows Automatic Updates are on" and "Virus Protection is Off" would this be enough protection for my friend to send me just emails or not?

  • dartmoormari Apr 16, 2009

    I use a mobile Vodaphone dongle myself and have had no problems so I got my friend one too so that it can be used anywhere and not just in the home. I will try turning off the firewall and try again on Saturday. Thank you so much for all your trouble

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The free version has upgraded to 8.5 as well. Just do a Goggole search for "Free AVG" and you'll get the download link

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  • smiththo2005 Apr 16, 2009

    I myself downloaded AVG 8.5 free yesterday. Use this link:



    http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-...



    AVG is pushing their "for sale" more and the free link is a little better hidden, but it's there. This should fix you up.

  • smiththo2005 Apr 16, 2009

    That's odd that it only partially downloads. What type of internet do you have? DSL, Cable, etc?



    The first thing I might try is turning off the Windows Firewall and try the download again. It's a large file or I would just send it to you.

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