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AVG Free Antivirus - attention all users

AVGLots of Oldies use the free version of AVG as an antivirus program, but Version 7.1 expired on February 18. Many of you have asked me what to do, and if you need to buy a new version.

It is an excellent programme, much simpler than Norton, and it’s free. However, even though the old version has died, the good news is that AVG is not discontinuing the free version, whatever impression they give in their pop up messages that have been, well, popping up.  It is just being updated to version 7.5.

Download symbolAll you need to do is click here and download it from the site that appears. When you get to that page, click on the green Download Now symbol (see right) and then click "Run" in the box that appears, and follow instructions.

Once installed, you do this:

  1. Run the AVG Free Edition 7.5 Setup program
  2. Click "Next >" on the AVG "Welcome!" screen
  3. Click "Accept" on the "License Agreement on Use of an AVG Free Edition" screen
  4. Select "Repair installation" on the "Select Setup Type" screen and click "Next >"
  5. Select "Restart the computer now" (pre-selected by the program automatically) and click "OK" on the "Installation Complete!" screen to restart your computer and complete the installation.

You can see all these on the AVG website by clicking here - and once that's done, you are back on the free ride.

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