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Offline Go Pack Go

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No AVG 8 free edition?
« on: March 13, 2008, 10:48:56 PM »
I see that AVG Antvirus 8 is out, and I am pretty sure there is NO free edition.  Wouldn't this make avast! Home Edition the most popular free antivirus?
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 10:52:23 PM »
It's still there: you just have to have the link.

They did the same thing with AVG Free for Linux some time ago.
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 11:19:18 PM »
It's still there: you just have to have the link.

They did the same thing with AVG Free for Linux some time ago.

I can't find the free edition, all I can find is a free trial.
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 11:22:43 PM »
The new page doesn't mention the free version (only the free trial) but the old page is still up:

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/us/frt/0
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 11:28:30 PM »
Eh eh... seems that Grisoft is making a bad movement... hiding the free version ;D
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 03:43:19 AM »
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 05:19:48 AM »
who really cares about AVG when you have the best Avast! ;D
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008, 03:18:18 PM »
I never cared much about AVG...
What I DO mind though are the rumours(?) that free AVG AS (ewido) won't be around very long...

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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008, 03:27:10 PM »
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I never cared much about AVG...
I don't either but it's good to have "free" competition around.
It keeps all vendor on their toes.  ;D

Without competition, we may loose all "free" antivirus services.
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 03:44:19 PM »
I never cared much about AVG...
What I DO mind though are the rumours(?) that free AVG AS (ewido) won't be around very long...

It isn't a rumour, AVG will become an anti-malware incorporating the anti-spyware (a.k.a. Ewido) into the anti-virus from version 8. From that point I don't know how long support in the form of signature updates, etc. will be available for avg-as.
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 05:07:16 PM »
As I'd mentioned somewhere else here, AVG 8 has also "absorbed" the former free stand-alone anti-rootkit.  And Grisoft has explicitly said they will no longer offer updates for (or support) the stand-alone version.
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2008, 06:51:57 PM »
AVG 8 free edition will be available in the second quarter of 2008. It has an Anti-Virus / Anti-Spyware modul, but no Anti-Rootkit, no Webshield and only one update per day! ::)

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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2008, 07:36:26 PM »
I hope Alwil does not follow these steps... competition is good for freewares.
If avast become only a shareware (payed version), will we stay here in forums? ???
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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2008, 07:46:05 PM »
Dependant on the price - but I am sure that the forum will be well supported

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Re: No AVG 8 free edition?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2008, 07:49:43 PM »
Dependant on the price - but I am sure that the forum will be well supported
For sure, I won't be round... I'm here because avast is a freeware...
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