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Old 06-01-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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I have been using AVG (7.5 I think) up until now and have been very satisfied with it. But now my old version is out of date and I need to switch to 8.0.

Do they still offer AVG free or will I have to purchase it?

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Yes it is still free, but you do not get all the features.
Here is a link for the free version:
http://majorgeeks.com/AVG_AntiVirus_...tion_d886.html
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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Are the extra features really worth it? I have been using the free version and so far have had no problems.
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If you are happy with your firewall and spyware utilities the Free version will do. I personally use the free version along with just windows firewall, Spybot Search & Destroy and Windows Defender and have had no issues.
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Thanks!

I think that I will stick with the free version too.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:17 PM   #6
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One more thing... I am downloading the AVG 8.0 right now, how should I switch over? Uninstall 7.5 then install 8.0?
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The new version will uninstall the old version without any issues.
The new version does have a different "look" though.
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Thank you again, if I have any trouble, I post back.
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Let us know how it goes.
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