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Old 04-26-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I just received notification that there will no longer be updates available for AVG 7.5. Now it wants me to upgrade to AVG 8.5...and pay $44.99. Does anyone know of anything available for a free download that will do more or less the same thing?
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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I don't think this is anything new. Hasn't AVG always offered their basic virus protection for free, and their "upgraded" virus protection, with anti-spam, phishing, identity theft protection, etc., for a fee? I see no indication on their website that they are going to stop providing virus updates for the free version.

I run the free version of AVG and am at version 8.0.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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I agree just downlaod the newest free version of AVG.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Yep. Go to AVG Free - Download antivirus and antispyware software for Windows XP and Vista and download 8.5 Free.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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What they are saying is 7.5 is being discontinued and will no longer be supported, do what others have said and download the new free version.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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well they trick you into buying it, because many people dont read up..
smart to ask on here though! before you got scammed into paying for their upgrade
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