Tiny scoop: AVG Free for ALL

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Paul Wilders, May 15, 2002.

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  1. Paul Wilders

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    For those interested: here's a copy and paste from (the relevant part of) an email from Grisoft, announcing AVG Free edition will be available for all, regardless where they reside:


    Nice news for many (non-UK) European interested ones, looking for a freeware anti-virus  ;).

    regards.

    paul
     
  2. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    It's nice to have an explanation of seemed to be an odd policy.  :)
     
  3. wizard

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    Good news. :) Maybe they made it because the german edition of AVG is now sold under a different brand name (Databecker Anti Virus).

    wizard
     
  4. Ledendo

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    Any news about the free version for non-UK European users? The website still doesn't mention it...
     
  5. Paul Wilders

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    Sorry; not ETA as of yet - to my knowledge.

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    Hi Paul!

    Functionates AVG in conjunction with Windows XP? o_O

    Quote of Grisoft:

    AVG Anti-Virus System is designed for MS Operating Systems - it works under MS DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000.

    Ciao,

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  8. Paul Wilders

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    Hi Smokey,

    Sorry to say: I wouldn't know. Didn't give it a try.

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  9. Technodrome

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    AVG works flawlessly under XP home and Pro (I tried it myself) ;)


    Technodrome
     
  10. Paul Wilders

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    Thanks, dear knowledgeable mod! ;)

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  11. Smokey

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    And your impression of AVG?

    Ciao,

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  12. Technodrome

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    I wasn't impress! Its a little bit under "middle" class AV scanner.

    There are better soulution... Much better!


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  13. Smokey

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    Yep, I know!

    But i'm always interested in every there is on the market.

    Ciao,

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  14. Ledendo

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    Hmm..thanks for the info...just in time...and I think AVG is a nice freeware solution for casual surfers etc then...
     
  15. crashandburn

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    I've just installed it on my machine (XPhome), no problem. I didn't give it many permissions though - I'm just going to use it as a back up secondary scanner. Norton is my main always on jobbie.
     
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