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    Gonzo District BOFH westin's Avatar
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    AVG Free Discontinued

    AVG Free is being discontinued as of 01.15.07 ... I was hoping I could get some suggestions for some other free AV software. I have tried a few, but I was wondering what AO would recommend. Thanks in advance.

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    My subscription to NAV ran out last month and I was never a fan of Norton, it really seemed to slow things down.

    I read a few reviews and found Avast which is free for the personal, non commercial user. I haven't got infected yet, it seems to the job.
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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    Hi Guys,

    The message from AVG was a little "economical"

    AVG 7.1 is going into honourable retirement..................... but, if you go to the site, you can get AVG 7.5 FREE EDITION

    Please post back if you have any problems

    It's just a new release that cannot be handled in an update..................
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    Yep, already got it 7.5.428

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    Gonzo District BOFH westin's Avatar
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    Thanks Nihil, I appreciate the info... I had just assumed that they were doing away with the free edition altogether.
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    Yeah I wondered about that for a moment .... I got the new release of AVG and am still enjoying a free version.
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    Well you could always switch to Antivir go to www.freeav.com

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    You could try CA E-Trust Antivir free for a year

    http://home3.ca.com/Microsoft/Default.aspx?lang=en-US

    Working fine for me for the last few months.

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    I've been using avast for a while now. (about 6 months)
    I've had no problems with it so far.
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    Avast is good - I have it installed on Vista and it's worked from even the earlier beta releases.
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