Since replacing AVG free 7.* with AVG free 8 I find I can't access video links that are embedded using [youtube]vid number[/youtube] as well as sites
that have been available before e.g. http://uk.geocities.com/davenhel_uk/spinners.html
Is there a decent free replacement for AVG free?
Just checked and that's what I've got here - or rather the AVG 7. At home I've got a different one that is just as good. I'll post it tonight. But, in the meantime, it must just be a setting. Does that one have a firewall too?
Support for AVG free 7 is being withdrawn and it is being replaced with version 8, so far it's a pain the ar$e, scans take twice as long, loading any app takes twice as long, linking to any sites on the net take at least twice as long and an excess of links is being blocked, because it's free there's no support so I'm looking to change my AV.
AV8 has a few extra features which if you don't need you can turn off.
Go to components and see what each one does- you can turn them off if you don't want them.
or go to the forum here
Thanks craig but that doesn't really answer my question.
I have Avira AntiVir Personal (free version) running on one of my PC's, feels fast enough.
Not many free AV's have a support forum, but they do.
CNet Video Review
Here is my one at home:-
I believe you John, honest.
why not just re-install avg7.5, it doesn't run out till december 31st,
by then all the little niggly bugs should have been fixed
Cos installing AVG 8 uninstalled and deleted AVG 7.5.
Then why not download and re-install 7.5?
thats ok, just download it from here (its a direct download)
uninstall avg8 and install avg7,
http://download.oldversion.com/avg441a944.exe (it is version 7.5)
from here if you want to have a look
Thank you gentlemen, I shall try that.
i forgot to mention that every now and then you get a stupid nag screen asking to update to v8, i've not hunted the source down yet - but i will,
(i reverted back to v7.5, but used a back up .exe to reinstall)
sos, its just a pop up generated from grisoft (the makers of avg) asking to upgrade to v8, just click on the red X to get rid of it - its not a problem - or a sign of infection, just an advisory
I'm still running 7.5 and can update either manually or automatically with no troubles.
Interestingly enough, the nags for AVG 8.0 only appear to point me to the fully paid version, so I've stayed with 7.5 until all support is withdrawn.
I'm running Avira's AntiVir on the lappy at the moment, and it seems
I'm also running Avast! on another 'puter, and again that seems ok too.
Still prefer my previous AV though, which was Eset's NOD32. But I can't afford the renewal ATM....
Am performing a manual update (Priority) as I type.
it did the same when i upgraded to v8, i just uninstalled 8 and re-installed 7.5, its been updating fine
only trying to help,
i really don't think there is a 'switch' somewhere to stop you using an older version, if there was why does mine run ok,
even tried on the vm's
its the end product and whether it works is what matters