Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Free Anti-Virus Software - AVG 7.5

Quite a while back, I posted in this blog that I was using AVG anti-virus software that I'd downloaded free. I've been using it for the past year with no problems, and it's caught a few viruses before they could do damage. It's a simple program to down-load, and doesn't take much space (like Norton), plus it adds automatic updates so you don't even have to think about whether yours is current or not.

Recently, AVG announced that the free version 7.1 will be discontinued.
Does that mean that you now have to pay? Nope - they still have a free version for personal use, and you can get it here.

This is the new 7.5 version, and you can easily download it. It's a large file, so it may take a few minutes if you are on dial-up. If you are using Firefox, choose "save to disk" so the file will end up on your desktop, which will allow you to double-click the icon to install it. If you are using Internet Explorer, you'll click on "Run" to install.

If you already have the 7.1 version of AVG, you do not have to remove it first before installing the 7.5 version.

When installing, just leave all the boxes unchecked under "Component Selection."

When it's finished downloading, you'll have to re-start your computer to install AVG. (Remember to save all your open files before you re-start!!)

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